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The Teaching of Literature across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges: Comparative Perspectives @ACLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Cambridge MA

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016

Organizer: Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

This seminar seeks to bring into conversation a range of faculty – tenured and tenure-track professors, adjunct lecturers, and graduate students – teaching at two-year and four-year institutions.

We will aim to discuss the following pedagogical questions: What ways of reading, writing, and thinking should students be introduced to in their first two years of college, especially if they plan to study literature at a four-year college or university? What do we value most as teachers of literature? What concepts, skills, or texts do we find most fundamental to helping students to read literature deeply and to apply it to other realms of learning?

Star Trek and Gender Studies

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:44pm
Nadine Farghaly

Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek has become one of the icons of science fiction. With the 50th anniversary coming up this collection will focus on gender representations within the Star Trek universe throughout these five decades.

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

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:44am
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?

The Wenshan Review (ISSN: 2077-1218): Launch of its new website & call for submissions

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:01am
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture

The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, issued both in print and online versions, is excited to announce the launch of its new website: . Authors are warmly invited to submit articles and book reviews via "Online Submissions." Also, the call remains open for submissions to the special issue on Affective Perspectives from East Asia (which can be found in News). Members of the editorial board are based at top universities in the UK, US, and East Asia and cover almost all research areas of literary and cultural studies. Normally, reviews of articles are completed in 3 months.

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NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature & Literary Theory Print ISSN 2277-3967 E- ISSN: 2347-2073

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 6:47am
Interactions Forum Pune


NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967) (Online ISSN: 2347-2073)

VOl. IV Issue IV OCT. 2015

Deadline for submission: 30 Sept. 2015

New Academia is a refereed and indexed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum.

Editing Requirements:

The main paper should contain the Name, Affiliation and Email address of the author. The above information should be placed in the right corner under the Title of the paper.

CFP: Honors Education: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (12/4/15;3/9/16-3/11/16)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:17pm
National Society for Minorities in Honors

Call for Papers

Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11 2016
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), Oakland University's Honors College is hosting a two day conference, offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

The focus of the inaugural conference will be on topics concerned with the support of diversity, equity and inclusion in college honors programs and honors colleges.

We now invite proposals

[UPDATE] ACLA 2016, Harvard: Images of Science in Literature

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

This seminar investigates the views man has expressed about the impact of technology and science across recorded history. Questions that might be addressed include: What is the relationship between religion and technology? Has man always viewed technological innovations as positive? What relationship is there between man's vision of utopian society and technology? The seminar promotes awareness of the importance of literature in creating and maintaining the social, political, ethical and religious systems by which we live. The seminar also considers how humans have discussed the impact of technology and science on society. Suggested primary works may include, but are not limited to, T. More's Utopia; A.Huxley's Brave New World; H.

Call for Panelists - Bodies Out of Work: Staging the Experience of Unemployment (ATHE 2016)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:13pm
Laura Farrell-Wortman

We are seeking participants for a proposed panel on the staging of unemployment for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2016 conference in Chicago, IL.

Bodies Out of Work: Staging the Experience of Unemployment

In considering this year's conference theme of "bodies at work," we must simultaneously reconcile the precarity of contemporary labor: "bodies at work" also occur alongside "bodies out of work." Moreover, the un- and under-employed body has increasingly garnered attention in both performance and academic circles via discourses of faculty adjunctification, the limits of non-profit funding models in supporting theatre-making, and the shifting landscape of labor in both classrooms and on stages.

Secularization and the Novel, a Seminar for ACLA 2016 at Harvard, March 17-20 - Proposals Due Sept 23rd [UPDATE]

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:31pm
American Comparative Literature Association

The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's _Love's Knowledge_ and Lynn Hunt's _Inventing Human Rights_, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—-through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?

America's Contradictory Promise (Nov. 1)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:46pm
ACCUTE / Congress 2016 (28-31 May 2016)

"Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free." These words inscribed on founding father and slave-owner Thomas Jefferson's Memorial speak to the essential principles of equality and freedom in the new American nation. Over 200 years later, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in Between the World and Me (2015), "In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage." This contradiction between laudable ideals and material reality forms the heart of the American ethos. This panel welcomes papers on U.S. literary or filmic narratives, historical or current, that attempt to expose, expand, or resolve this contradiction.