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The Contemporary Novel at Work (NeMLA Session)

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:33pm
NeMLA Panel

Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances that render them piecemeal and remote from their producers. The novel, itself a mode of creative work, has begun to respond to this shift in different ways throughout the world. In this panel we intend to examine portrayals of modes of intellectual labor – artistic labor, office work, academic endeavors – and consider how the representations of these modes depict the shifts surrounding creative work, and the possibilities that they offer for reconsidering the impact of that shift. How does the end result of creative labor change in these novels?

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:14pm
Bowling Green State University, Department of English

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, August 14, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

Animals in Literature and Film.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 6:33pm
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016. The topic for the 2016 conference is Animals in Literature and Film. The conference will explore the role of non-human animals in the literary imagination. Animals have had a ubiquitous role in literary representation from antiquity to the present. This role has acquired an important focus in recent critical theory, especially in posthumanism approaches.

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 5:53pm
The Scholar & Feminist Online

Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political cross-fertilizations that have taken shape among Africa's and Asia's diasporic communities and, in particular, between these continents' anti-colonial nationalist leaders, such as Chairman Mao, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh.

Reconstruction 16.3, Games and Determinism (Oct. 1, abstracts)

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:28am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 16.3: Game Studies and Determinism,
edited by Reconstruction staff
(Abstracts 250-500 words, due Oct. 1 2015, completed papers by Feb 1, 2016)

Conference Session on Detective Fiction

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:59am
NorthEastern Modern Language Association

Recent examinations of the functioning of the past within detective fiction – whether going back in time to reconstruct a crime or examine a larger criminal pattern/ trend in a past period – raise the question of how "dead," to borrow Faulkner's famous line, the past is. Whether considered from the standpoint of physics (time as a function of space and the expansion of the universe) or, as may seem more obvious, history, time is clearly neither dead/ finished nor objective, even indifferent, or perceived as such.

[Deadline extended 1 week] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: August 7; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 4:54pm
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.

[CFP] Powerful and Dangerous: Audre Lorde's Legacy Today - Aug 7 deadline

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:12pm
Lana Lin/Society for Cinema and Media Studies

The siting of the 2016 SCMS conference in Atlanta (3/30-4/3/16), where the Audre Lorde papers are housed at Spelman College, provides an ideal opportunity to convene a panel that addresses Lorde's investment in the intersections of race, gender, class, ability, age, and power. This panel seeks scholars, media makers, activists, and educators who have made use of the Audre Lorde archive, both at Spelman and at large, to examine the impact of the Black lesbian feminist poet's ideas on the contemporary moment.

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