The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures
This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.
8thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES
October 14- 15, 2016 Kutaisi, Georgia
Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.
We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:
Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels
Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?
THEME: "THE FAMILIAR AND THE EXOTIC IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION AND REPRESENTATION"
The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre
A Symposium of the American Literature Association
J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University
A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Sexual Violence in Comics
Guest Editors: Rebecca Scherr (University of Oslo) and Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)
As a site of struggle, a target of discursive discipline, the seat of disruptive agency, and the material ground for various voluntary and imposed definitions of identity, the human body has long been the subject of interrogation in literary scholarship. The recent “material turn” in various fields of subfields, including the environmental humanities, has brought the figure renewed critical attention This panel seeks to examine representations of the body in the context of a particular relationship: one with the supposedly disembodied entity of the modern corporation. The panel invites papers that consider how modern authors articulate this relationship in various configurations for different effects and political purposes.
Edited Collection on Joe Brainard
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
A combined conference with the Michigan Writing Centers Association
Theme: Innovation and Tradition
Featured Luncheon Speaker on Fri. Oct. 21: Poet M. L. Liebler
Location: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Building K, Warren, MI 48088-3896
Poetry is something celestial, heavenly and God gifted. It enables and uplifts both its creator and readers. Through sublime poetry, a poet can reveal the spontaneous overflow of his emotions. In short, poetry has high and excellent seriousness. So, to enhance the poetic sensibilities, our group is publishing World poetry anthology. We will accept published, unpublished and also simultaneous creations, but Cyberwit does not publish anonymous writings. We provide the perfect platform to showcase your talent to the whole world. Come share your creativity...
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland: Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era”
Reassessing the Blues through Literary Performance
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016
Panel Chair: Dewey W. Hall, Professor of English
Affiliation: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Session Title: “The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as