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[UPDATE] DEADLINE to submit abstracts: SEPTEMBER 30, Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. Dates: November 5-6, 2015.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:42am
Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY, present the annual interdisciplinary conference, this year titled Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. The conference will be held on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 2015.

[UPDATE-DATE CHANGE] Transitions and Transactions III: Literature and Journalism Pedagogies in Community Colleges April 1-2,2016

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

We invite Community College faculty to send proposals for the April 1-2, 2016 conference presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, English Department.

Transitions and Transactions is dedicated to helping community college teachers flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population and the demands and constraints specific to our profession. The conference emphasizes teaching strategies intended to address and engage issues that concern community college teachers of literature, creative writing and journalism today.

Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing, March 17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:45pm
Nilgun Anadolu-Okur Northeast Modern Language Association

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Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing
(Roundtable)

Women's and Gender Studies / Cultural Studies and Media Studies

Chair: Nilgun Anadolu-Okur (Temple University)

As stones and shattered glass landed on the platform in Pennsylvania Hall on May 17, 1838, a newly-wed Angelina Grimké Weld bravely exclaimed, "Women of Philadelphia! Allow me as a Southern woman, with much attachment to the land of my birth, to entreat you to come up to this work…let me urge you to petition." This roundtable contributes to our understanding of women's leadership

Papers on the following authors are also invited: Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, Maria Stewart, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other authors.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Iconic Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Revisit, March 17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

For NemLA's 2016 Conference in Hartford, Conn. March 17-20

Submit an Abstract (15690)

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Iconic Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Revisit

The aim of this roundtable is to engage the audience in a renewal of Stowe's place in the Abolition Movement by re-investigating the power of Uncle Tom's Cabin as a corrosive against slavery. Three roundtable participants will share cultural, literary, and value orientations about the importance of Stowe's best-selling novel and its iconic role in teaching its own generation and the following generations about the brutality of enslaving Africans in the United States.

"Hauntings" / NeMLA panel, March 17-20, Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:50pm
Alla Ivanchikova (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Monika Giacoppe (Ramapo College)

Description: In recent years, haunting has been theorized as a temporal aberration, as a form of memory (involuntary memory), as spectrality, as an absence, and as a structure of feeling (affect). Haunting brings us in touch with a history that remains invisible, creating a channel of communication with an entity that remains foreclosed and inaccessible. The The structure of haunting thus is always paradoxical, and is similar to what Mckenzie Wark calls dark media—the "mediation of that which can't be mediated." Haunting can have different levels of intensity; and most texts, just like most places, can be seen as haunted in one way or another.

[REMINDER] American Literature Association Symposium: Frontiers and Borders in American Literature, February 25-27, 2016

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:23pm
Steven Frye/American Literature Association

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject.

Due date for proposals is October 1, 2015.

The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is downtown San Antonio, TX.

ACLA Seminar: "Forms of Passivity", March 17-20 2016, Harvard U; Abstracts due Sept 23

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association

In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?

CHLA 2016: Prizing Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:37pm
Mary Catherine Miller (Ohio State University)

Abstracts are currently being accepted for a proposed panel titled "Prizing Children's and Young Adult Literature" for the 2016 CHLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts are encouraged, but not required, to conform to the theme of the conference ("Animation"). Topics may include:

- award-winning graphic novels for young readers
- international prizing of children's literature
- award-winning electronic books and digital storytelling
- prize-winning children's or YA authors

Please submit abstracts of 300-350 words to prizingchildrenslit@gmail.com by October 1, 2015.

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