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American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 8, 2016

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm
Yale University

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:40am
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

**Deadline extended until October 5th**
Submit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15723

This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

CfP for the Panel: Art as Cultural Diplomacy, Prague, 27 – 28 November 2015

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:42am
Euroacademia & Anglo-American University, Prague

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'The European Union and the Politicization of Europe' to be held at Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 November 2015

Deadline: October 15, 2015
Panel Proposed by Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel Description:
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation. Conversations in the humanities regarding online learning typically address the challenges facing educators in transforming their face to face techniques into an online environment. This panel would seek to gather scholars who are have been leading the conversation in their home institutions about how to leverage digital learning environments to implement their best cyber pedagogy strategies. In particular, this panel asks that these scholars think of the ways that the digital archive, in its many iterations, influences and impacts virtual learning environment.

Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:18pm
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA)

The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.

[[Deadline Extended]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016,

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:18pm
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:37pm
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

Conference Hosted by Duke University Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective.

Keynote addresses by Joan Copjec, Brown University & Eugenie Brinkema, MIT

February 26-27, 2016

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to pleasureandsuspicion@gmail.com

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:10am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

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