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Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:47pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games, etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.

Call for Novel-Focused Blog Posts & Teaching Tools

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:07pm
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Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel, a scholarly journal in its 47th year, invites submissions of guest blog posts and teaching resources to be considered as content on our newly-launched website, studiesinthenovel.org. For the blog forum, we invite incisive, humorous, and intellectually speculative posts from the journal's readers, contributors, and the novel-loving community at large on issues of relevance to scholarship on the novel, new and noteworthy novels, or other novel topics. The selection and publication of blog posts will be at the discretion of the editor and the Studies in the Novel editorial advisory board.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Violent Feeling

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:20pm
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MLA 2016
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How might the study of violence shape debates in affect theory? Can affects be violent? Papers on representations of violence, affect theories of violence, and the violence of affective exchange in any time period.

Possible topics may include:
- Violence and the phenomenology of reading
- The role of violence in theories of disgust, rage, shock, etc.
- Structural violence, symbolic violence, or slow violence
- Affect and genres such as horror
- Trigger warnings

250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Anna Ioanes (asi7h@virginia.edu) by March 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:54pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

Our first round of Regular and Affiliated Group CFPs are now live on our website! Please visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-87-cfps to look through our weekly updated list of panel proposals.

We are still accepting CFP proposals as well.

SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts.

Literature and Politics (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:32am
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South Central MLA (www.southcentralmla.org)
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This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods. Please e-mail abstracts to Ashley Bender by March 31.

For more on this year's SCMLA conference in Nashville, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/.

[UPDATE] Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th c. to the present. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:58am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present."

Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans through Writing - 3/22; 5/8

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:55pm
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Brooklyn College English Graduate Program

‪Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans Through Writing‬
Friday, May 8th 2015‪
Eighth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University

The Brooklyn College English department invites proposals for the eighth annual graduate student conference. This year's conference aims to consider what the prefix trans means to us as critical thinkers.‬

Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries (SAMLA 87)

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:44pm
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SAMLA 87
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American Literature (Pre-1900) Session A
Beyond the Word: Textual Images and Imagination in American Literature of the Late 18th through 19th Centuries.
This year's theme for SAMLA is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-In writing on the natural environment, how did nature writers incorporate ekphrasis into their texts to bring the reader closer to the nature?
-What influence did America's visual artists (such as Audubon and Thomas Cole) have on American literature throughout the 19th century?

UPDATE call for papers and creative writing the quint Deadline 25/2/15

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:43pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty-sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25 February 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

Picturing Childhood in American Literature and Culture - SAMLA - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:21am
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Laura Hakala / SAMLA: Graduate Students' Forum in English

In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, "The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, political, national, and ethnic structures, allows us to rethink the very foundations underlying these structures." This panel will explore how children play central roles in "social, political, national, and ethnic structures" and consider the ways in which literary representations of childhood participate in this process. When we study child characters and fictional depictions of childhood, what new insights are revealed about social and cultural institutions? How have those roles shifted over time throughout American literature and culture?

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