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Blues, Jazz, and the African American Literary Canon

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:05am
SAMLA / November 13 - 15 2015 - Durham, NC

Houston Baker Jr. describes the American blues as the Derridean "always already" of African American culture. In Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature, Baker states, "They [blues] are the multiplex enabling script in which Afro-American cultural discourse is inscribed." The blues document the violent history and traumas endured while affirming the "somebodiness of black people" (James Cone).

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS, 18-20 September 2015- cf. Call extended April 6th

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:13am
The Affect Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference
Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am.
https://affectproject.ca/index.php/home/events

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa

Featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8:03pm
Interdisciplinary Press Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies series

Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty, and Style, part of the Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies series, Oxford, UK, is a triple blind peer reviewed inter- and trans-disciplinary academic journal, published twice a year that emphasizes theoretical and methodological analyses of fashion, beauty, style. Lavishly illustrated in color and black/white with high production values, Catwalk publishes articles focused on the historical, social, cultural, psychological, political, business, media, technology, performance, representational, and artistic dimensions of fashion, beauty, and style.

Special Session Panel: Religion in American Literature (PAMLA), Portland, OR, 11/6-8, 2015

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:21pm
2015 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Portland, Oregon

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history. In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do literary texts represent the connection between suffering and faith? How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized and responded to suffering? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Homeliness, Domesticity and Security in American Culture. September 23-25, 2015.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:38am
Polish Association for American Studies

Recent academic interests and explorations within the field of broadly understood American Studies have been largely concentrating on the unusual and exceptional aspects of American literature, art and life, such as wildness, transgression, excess, violence, sublimity, greatness, intemperance, extraordinariness. The questions which the conference is going to address will focus on the constructions and the place of the "ordinary" viewed from the perspective of various "home"-inspired discourses, from housing to domestic policy, through questions of family values, ethics of modesty, simplicity of living, unpretentiousness, individual and domestic security, American communities, localities and neighborhoods.

Revenge Conference

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:23am
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Reflections for Revenge Conference at the University of Leicester – only two weeks left to submit your abstract!
Please can I remind you all of the exciting new conference we are holding in September at the University of Leicester. The Call for Papers is open but will close on the 2nd April. For more details about the conference, and the wider collaboration into the study of revenge, please visit our website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/research/current-projects/r... or contact us on revenge@le.ac.uk.

Digital Public Feeds or Is Twitter Literature a Thing? CFP Special Session MLA 2016

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:44am
Leisha Jones

Is twitter fiction a new/emergent literary form, or is it a derivative shorthand narrative for a generation who won't/can't read long works? Looking for a paper to round out a panel on the role of Twitter in contemporary literature, and in particular an excavation of the publics producing/produced by it. Send a 250 word abstract and brief bio to ljj4@psu.edu by March 25, 2015.

[UPDATE] Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:04pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, 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.

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