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Poetry and Labour (for MLA 2017)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:44am
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Nandini Ramesh Sankar
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Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.

This cfp seeks paper proposals that might form a special session panel for MLA 2017. The session is not guaranteed acceptance. If you propose to present a paper, please get in touch with the organizer before the deadline if possible.

Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2016

Contact person information
Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini [at] iith [dot] ac [dot] in)

[UPDATE] Originality (4/3/2016)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:43pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

Please consider submitting to Originality in a Digital Culture, a special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online.

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
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New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
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Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University
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The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
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Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

International Conference on Space and Cinema, Lisbon, November 28-30, 2016 (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:57pm
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University of Lisbon School of Arts of Humanities

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.

Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.

Alternative Culture "Industries" MSA 18 Pasadena

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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Raymond Williams, in his Sociology of Culture, articulates a model of cultural production that operates outside the culture industry as monolithic institutional force. Distinguishing between institutions and what he calls formations, Williams argues, "is a working distinction, to make possible some variety of approach to the question of the effective social relations of culture" ("Institutions" 35). This quote proves suggestive for exploring and theorizing possible alternative cultural industries, outside the authoring institutions of the publishing firm and the university, which played a central role in the early construction of modernism.

The Harlem Renaissance After the Transnational Turn

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:35pm
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Special Session: MLA 2017 Panel
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This proposed special session will explore how the transnational turn in literary studies has impacted the ways we research and write about the New Negro Renaissance. Publications like Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem and the 2013 special edition of Modernism/modernity "The Harlem Renaissance and the New Modernist Studies" (20.3) have pushed us to expand the boundaries of the New Negro Renaissance. As a result of works like these, scholars have begun to accept that what we call the "Harlem Renaissance" was not limited to Harlem's urban locale; the term signifies a global uptick in black cultural production encompassing the Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 2:23pm
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Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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The 8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2016 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Sacred Louisiana."

Tenth Global Studies Conference - National University of Singapore

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:16pm
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Global Studies Knowledge Community

TENTH GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE

National University of Singapore, Singapore
8-9 June 2017
http://onglobalization.com/2017-conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Tenth Global Studies Conference will be held at the - National University of Singapore in Singapore, Singapore, 8-9 June 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:50pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what "The Future" might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism. Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

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