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Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:58am
(2013 RMMLA Convention)

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2013 RMMLA Convention)
The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 67th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.
Topics include but are not limited to:
· Sub-Saharan Africa Literature, Culture, and Film
· Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
· Environmental questions in African / Caribbean Literature and film
· African Diaspora
· Maghreb Literature, Culture, and Film
· Creolité, Antillanité
· "Littérature monde"
· Feminist Theory and Women Writers

'Play', BSECS Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, 1-2 July 2013

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:29am
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

'Play'
1-2 July 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual postgraduate and early-career scholars conference provides a forum for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. In 2013 our conference will be held at Northumbria University.

We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions addressing any aspect of the long eighteenth century. We would also encourage proposals for workshops and presentations in other innovative formats.

CFP: 2013 International Conference: Migrants and Their Memories (Deadline extended to March 09)

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:32am
Research Center for Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.

CFP- Exploring British Film and Television Stardom

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:57am
Julie Lobalzo Wright and Adrian Garvey, Queen Mary, University of London

Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference
Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Queen Mary, University of London
Supported by Living British Cinema

Keynote speakers: Dr. Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) and Dr. Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England)

While British cinema and television history are thriving fields of scholarship, the issue of stardom has been insufficiently explored in national terms, and most British star images suggest that the dominant Hollywood model, associated with individualism, glamour, and consumption, sits uneasily in a British cultural context.

Literature & Ecology Colloquium 30 August-1 September 2013

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:14am
Department of English, Rhodes University

Literature & Ecology
Colloquium
Tenth Anniversary Edition
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
August 30-September 1, 2013

First call for papers

Diaries of the Young Girl: The Craft of Female Selfhood: MLA 2014

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:06am
June Cummins/San Diego State University

Panel for the MLA Chicago (January 9-12, 2014)

Diaries of the Young Girl: The Craft of Female Selfhood
Girls' diaries from diverse perspectives including feminism, the bildungsroman, constructions of adolescence, race, ethnicity, and gender, cultural theory, and new forms of the diary.
Send 500-word abstracts to: jcummins@mail.sdsu.edu AND rdavis@cityu.edu.hk by March 15.

[UPDATE] Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:41pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 15th
Conference Dates: JUNE 21st and 22nd, in Vancouver, B.C

Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Tally, Texas State University
"Utopia as Literary Cartography; or, the Other Spaces of the World System"

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

Another After Life: Coming of Age in a Post-Everything World

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:22pm
April Durham, UC Riverside, Tanya Rawal, UC Riverside

PAMLA Conference 2013
November 1-3, 2013
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, California

Special Session Call for Papers
Deadline April 15, 2013

Raising questions about what it means to "live" in a state of 'always
already after' begins to unravel new understandings of violence and life, especially relative to how communities and identities are formed and sustained. How can a dialogue between post-human and post-colonial studies expose the tensions embedded in being "post-"?

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