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CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastrophes. Submit 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV by 13 March 2015 to Eden Wales Freedman (eden.w.freedman@gmail.com).

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
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Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 2016 presidential theme, and asks what "the public sphere" means for an age of globalization. How does contemporary literature contribute to public sphere theories that overspill the imagined and material borders of the nation-state? What kinds of publics do these texts address and envision? And how do these texts modify the language of deliberative democracy to incorporate multi-state political bodies?

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gwynn A. Dujardin
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Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys. Papers may encompass the practical (e.g., syllabus design, teaching strategies, assignments/assessment), the institutional (i.e., ways of introducing curricular innovation), and/or the theoretical (i.e., on place of the survey course in our curricula and the discipline). 250-page abstracts and brief CV to dujardin@queensu.ca by March 15.

Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:27am
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English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
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The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to consider our indispensable role in bringing texts and their audiences together. Papers and presentations might reflect on the current public status of literature and other kinds of texts in our society; address the nature of public reception according to period, genre, author, or otherwise; or imagine different futures.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 4:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 6:1
Call for Papers: 'Occupations'
Extended Deadline: 18th March 2015

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
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The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year's conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moments on May 29, 2015, for which Dr. Kevin Floyd (Kent State University) will be the keynote speaker.

Call for papers for albeit issue on Youth; Deadline March 15

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
albeit

Issue 2.1: Youth
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Youth."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The depiction of youth and aging in film, television, or literature
Nostalgia
The social construction of childhood
Youth and gender expression
Masculinity
Motherhood
Birth stories
College
Bildungsroman
Teenage rebellion
Creative fiction or personal essays investigating the concept of youth

Call for papers for albeit issue on War Narratives; Deadline March 15

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
albeit

Issue 2.1: War
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "War."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The depiction of battle and its aftermath in film, television, or literature
The disconnect between battle and the homefront
Women in war
LGBT soldiers
Aggression
Peace
Destruction
PTSD
Veterans
Terrorism/Terror
Creative fiction or personal essays investigating the concept of war

MLA Special Session, Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature; deadline March 20, 2015

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley
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Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American literature: This panel explores themes of ecophobia (i.e., fear and dread of nature), extinction, ecological crisis, unsettling (un)natural anomalies, and environmental injustice. Send abstracts of 300 words and a brief biography to Dawn Keetley at dek7@lehigh.edu by March 20, 2015.

CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: August 1st 2015 / OLH

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:56am
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Open Library of the Humanities
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The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship between literature and nationhood, the role of writing in international circuits of knowledge and commodity exchange, and the artistic labour of the author.

MLA Convention 2016 (due: 3/15) -- Counternarratives, History, Contemporary U.S. Ethnic fiction

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
S. Moon Cassinelli
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This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction. Papers can also consider the extent to which U.S. ethnic fiction has played a role in producing counternarratives to "offical" histories.

Please send 250-word abstract and 1-page c.v. by 15 March 2015 to cassine1@illinois.edu; S. Moon Cassinelli

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