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[UPDATE] Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:12pm
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College, CUNY

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due February 1, 2016 to
fictionaleconomies@gmail.com
Full articles due September 1, 2016
Projected publication January 2017

UPDATE Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 8:03pm
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA)

The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.

The Female Fantastic, 1860-1930: On the Gendered Supernatural in Texts by Women

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:04pm
Dr. Elizabeth McCormick, Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, and Dr. Rebecca Soares

Where realism was the signature feature of earlier Victorian fiction, mid-to-late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century writers increasingly embraced fantastic modes. Rosemary Jackson, in her 1981 Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, inaugurated the now-ubiquitous truism of literary studies that late Victorian fantastic narratives frequently hold strong - and often covertly revolutionary - metaphorical relations to social concerns. Supernatural and symbolic texts are ideal sites for encryption of radical queries and pervasive anxieties related to gender, sexuality, religion, medicine, science, ethnicity, substance abuse and colonialism (to name a few).

"Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence" Conference

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:28pm
Race and Yoga Working Group

The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its third annual conference on Friday, April 22, 2016. The theme of the conference is "Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence." Yoga can be a tool to promote social justice. Yet, it can also be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. This conference invites a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically examine justice and violence in yoga communities.

What is yoga justice? How is "justice" defined and by whom? How do we rethink narratives that promote justice through yoga? Conversely, what kinds of violence occur in yoga spaces? How are people responding and/or resisting forms of yoga violence?

Navigating the Metamodern

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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9:25pm
York University Art History Graduate Student Association

CFP: Navigating the Metamodern
York University
15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium
March 19-20, 2016

"Pynchon and Music," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 26-29, 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:44pm
John Miller

Proposals are being solicited for a panel to be proposed for the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016, on the topic of "Pynchon and Music." Music and musicians have figured importantly in Thomas Pynchon's fiction; songs, often silly but sometimes not, have punctuated them; allusions to music in many genres, including the imaginary, abound. This panel invites investigations into the roles music plays in Pynchon's fiction and of the ways in which the fiction reflects on music.

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