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ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University

In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:51pm
Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

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.

[[UPDATE]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:03pm
Jami Carlacio / NEMLA Conference, Mar 17-20, 2016

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.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:34pm
Southwest PCA Conference [Pop Culture and American Culture]

Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association

37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Submit Paper Proposals Here: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area.

ACLA 2016 Seminar on Poetry and Forgiveness

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
Thomas Berenato

Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.

See details below and at http://www.acla.org/seminar/poetry-and-forgiveness.

Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness

Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016

Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper.

Serial Forms (ACLA Seminar)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:58am
ACLA 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

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