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Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:25am
North East Modern Language Association

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:52am
Daniel Steinbach / King's College London

Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Date: 21 – 23 January 2016

Place: London, United Kingdom

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King's College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King's College London

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:20am
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking. Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta) and Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will both present work from their research into the relationship between movement and text. Students, researchers, practitioners are welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information on the project: http://www.danceandliterature.com/

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:02pm
Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

ACLA 2016 - The Planet and the World: Postcolonial Horizons in World Literature and the Anthropocene

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
Rebecca Oh and Janet Zong / University of Chicago and Harvard University

Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:37pm
H. G. Wells Society

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. His early scientific romances featured time travel, mad scientists, alien invasion, space travel, invisibility, utopia, future war and histories of the future: his mappings of the shape of things to come was an overture to over a century of science fiction.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:53am
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal

We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.

Soundscapes of American Literature

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:43am
Northeast MLA

Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes. This panel hopes to explore sound in text in greater detail, raising questions of structure, as well as nationality, individuality, culture, and memory within the American literary realm and American history more broadly. The category "soundscape" could include music, narrative explorations of sound, sonic landscapes, and dialogue, among others, and papers might discuss technical or structural renderings of sound, symbolic usages of sound, or sound as a contributor to other theoretical concepts.

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:23am
Roxanne Harde

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

Submissions are invited for chapters on the theme of the embodied child in relation to children's literature and other media. The collection will reflect the growing interest in the embodied nature of child both as the reader or consumer of various media and as represented within those media.

Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as literature, postcolonial studies, literacy education, historical and cultural studies, film and media studies, and education.

Possible areas of investigation:

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:11am
TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida

The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. TRACE Innovation Initiative's second call for papers, "Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric," focuses on digital games and asks how play contributes to ecological thought.

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