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Mark Twain, Then and Now

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:44am
NeMLA, the Northeast Modern Language Association

Mark Twain was a prolific writer whose career spanned a tumultuous time in American history. Beyond being prolific, Twain was also comfortable experimenting with a variety of genres of writing from fiction to non-fiction travel essays and humorous sketches that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction. This panel would look at a variety of works and ask questions such as: How did Twain treat themes like race, gender, the environment and income inequality? Also, in what ways was Twain a product of his time, how were his works shaped by the world around him and how do they resonate today?

This panel will take place at NeMLA's 2016 convention in Hartford, CT between March 17 and March 20.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:42am
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association




Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire

Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015

Proposals no later than by 15 July 2015

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:04pm
Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: "As Poe's story 'The Purloined Letter' continues to teach us," they write, "what lies in plain sight is worthy of attention but often eludes observation." Of perhaps of more immediate relevance to the members of C19, for Russ Castronovo, in his recent J19 essay "Occupy Bartleby," Occupy Wall Street's appropriation of "Bartleby, the Scrivener" invites a series of meditations on the transtemporal unsettlings of Melville's powerful story, the differences between professional criticism and public reading practices, and whether or not the public's commitment to reading Melville analogically unsettles critiq

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:26am
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content.

Managing the Adviser-Graduate Student Relationship

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association

How are advisers best prepared to work with graduate students? How can we prepare graduate students to be, to borrow Leonard Cassuto's language, "the CEOs of their own graduate education"? What personal, professional, and institutional shifts are required to ensure that graduate students aren't infantilized and demoralized, but instead are professionalized and empowered, and ultimately prepared for diverse careers? This roundtable invites papers from graduate students and their mentors that propose answers to these and other related questions.

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices
10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Traces of the erotic are all around us, embodied in images, music, advertising, stories, inter-personal interactions, dreams and desires. Whether expressed in symbolic or literal form, the erotic has captured human imagination across time and cultures, shaping our understanding and experience of pleasure and intimacy along the way. While there is no denying that the erotic has an irresistible appeal, it is also viewed as a taboo to be suppressed or hidden.

Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:49pm
47th **Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States. While authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Hannah Rosin focus on women in the professional ranks to argue for women's prominence in U.S. culture and stories of professional women dominate the media, few stories of working-class women have emerged to challenge the symbolic dominance of the white male worker and breadwinner. As work, families, and genders have changed, how has this symbolism been reinforced or challenged in literature and film?