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[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR

Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:18pm
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:13pm
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015. Please send presentation title and abstract via the online system at pamla.org/2015 no later than June 10, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:36pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 8th, 2015, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

The SAMLA 87 theme is: "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

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