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CFP: MLA 2015, deadline March 15, Division of American Literature to 1800

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:33pm
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Kathleen Donegan/University of California, Berkeley
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Dear friends and colleagues,

The Executive Committee for Division of American Literature to 1800 invites submissions to the following calls for papers for the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas.

Linguistics and Translation in Early America
Cross-cultural communication, literacies, knowledge, and indigenous adaptations. What shapes language and translation in the Americas from 1492 – 1836? CV; 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015: Sarah Rivett (srivett@princeton.edu)

Special Journal Section: The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:39pm
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Kinitra Brooks, guest editor / Transnational Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Feature: Volume 8, no. 1, November 2015
Guest Editor: Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio

The New Black and The New Negro: Generational Tensions between Blackness, Colorlessness, and Post-Black

A class of colored people, the 'New Negro', ... have arisen since the War, with education, refinement, and money. – Cleveland Gazette, 28 June 1895

MLA 2016 Special Session: The Counterpublics of Underground Comix

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:33am
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MLA / Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer
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When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

4th Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) 28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels-Belgiu

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:30am
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European Beat Studies Network
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Call for Papers

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels-Belgium

Papers are invited for the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network. In keeping with the inclusive spirit of the EBSN, we are open to submissions of scholarly papers, panels, and roundtables, as well as artistic/creative dialogues and performances devoted to any aspect of the Beat Generation.

Comparing Literary Historiography

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:10am
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MLA 2016, Special Session

Papers that theorize a construction of polylingual literary history in local, national, and global contexts are invited to imagine a manifesto for a transnational and transregional comparative literary historiography for this special session of MLA 2016 at Austin. We aim to examine literary historiography that takes into account more than one language tradition. Examples include world literary history, regional or imperial literary histories, literary histories of nations with a variety of literary languages (e.g., Belgium, Canada, India, Switzerland, the US), and histories that attempt to incorporate dialect with official versions of "a" language, or oral with written forms of literature.

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:35pm
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liquid blackness
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liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.

Multicultural Futurism: Decolonizing the Future (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:43pm
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Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of multicultural futurism with the scholarly aims of the WLA, particularly as they involve issues of colonialism and resistance to the colonization of depictions of the future. Possible subgenres include alternative history, science fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, new weird, and fantasy. Multicultural futurisms include Indigenous futurism, Afrofuturism, Chican@/Latin@ futurism, and Asian-American futurism.

Kaleidoscope Journal: Call for Peer Reviewers

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:38am
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Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.

KEEP IT DIRTY

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:13am
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Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity

Content considered and published on a rolling basis.

Editors: Samuel Ray Jacobson + Eileen Joy

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:59pm
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MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk)

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:10pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
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For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to sweil@centralia.edu. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:43pm
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Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

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