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Trayvon Martin in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:13am
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Northeast MLA
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Trayvon Martin's murder is the latest in a long string of unpunished assassinations and assaults–from Emmett Till to Medgar Evers to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell–that come to define a limit on the possibilities of Black life in the United States. Martin's death stands out from those that preceded it, however, by the solicitous reaction of the sitting president. This panel seeks to evaluate popular culture's reactions to this spectacular event.

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:47am
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Northeastern Modern Language Association
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While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

Capitalist Realist Fictions - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:38am
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:18pm
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Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 17th Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY (20 minutes north of Manhattan)
Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity

Featuring:
Roksana Badruddoja, member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Museum of Motherhood (MOM), Board Member of the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), and Professor of Sociology and Women's Gender Studies at Manhattan College

NEMLA 2015 Panel: Maternal Hauntings in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:53pm
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Jina Lee
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Avery Gordon in Ghostly Matters claims, 'The way of the ghost is haunting, and haunting is a particular way of knowing what has happened or is happening. Being haunted draws us affectively, sometimes against our will and always a bit magically, into the structure of feeling we come to experience, not as cold knowledge, but as a transformative recognition.'

Activist, Professor, or Scholar? Best Practices in Gender Scholarship

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:09pm
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Lisa Day
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University professors who "do gender" refuse to spend their careers in an ivory tower, but because of this choice, we are sometimes faced with a dilemma: How do we divide our time between teaching, research, and practice? How much of our own advocacy work do we mention in the classroom?

CEAMAGazine

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:50pm
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College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication book reviews and poems and short fiction related to literature or teaching.

College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group 2015 Conference

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:45pm
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College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2015
Call for Papers
"Imagination and Creation"
7 March 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Miller, Allegheny College
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

[update] Religion & the Environment in Contemp. Lit. (ALA Symp: God & the American Writer, TX, Feb 15); due 9/15/14

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:11pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for a proposed panel at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about the environment and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. Recent writing occupies various points on a spectrum of approaches to that relationship—examples include the acceptance of the degradation of the environment as a sign of the Second Coming in the apocalyptic tenor of popular "rapture fiction," the opposition of evangelical preaching to sociobiology and science in E.O.

How Can We Believe? The Death of God in Contemp. Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Am. Writer, TX), Feb 15, due 9/15/14

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:09pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. In his recent book Culture and the Death of God, Terry Eagleton argues that the Enlightenment never set out to do away with the almighty, that Idealism, Romanticism, and Nationalism all failed to replace him, and that Nietzsche was only able to imagine the death of God because he also envisioned the death of man.

[UPDATE] Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
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English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
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The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

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