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"Pleasure and Suspicion"

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:37pm
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

Conference Hosted by Duke University Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective.

Keynote addresses by Joan Copjec, Brown University & Eugenie Brinkema, MIT

February 26-27, 2016

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to pleasureandsuspicion@gmail.com

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture (NeMLA 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:25pm
NeMLA; March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT; Abstracts Due Oct 5; Submissions online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802

Chairs: Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) and Allison Siehnel(University at Buffalo)
Contact email: NZeftel@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Submissions: online only at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802
Submission deadline extended: October 5, 2015

UPDATE: Longfellow, Writer of Books: New Deadline, 10/5/15; 3/17-3/20/16

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:31am
NeMLA, Northeat Modern Language Association

Longfellow, Writer of Books: Interpretations of the Single Volume or Collection

This panel for the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016, seeks papers that continue the renaissance in the study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The submission deadline has been extended to October 5, 2015.

[UPDATE--New Deadline: Oct. 5] Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:27am
Justine Dymond, Springfield College

Submission Deadline Extended to October 5, 2015.

In "Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique," Viet Thanh Nguyen suggests that a category of refugee literatures outside of disciplinary borders of national literatures "allow[s] a different set of connections across time and space that point somewhere else besides assimilation into the nation and to affiliations with other people besides US citizens" (934). What connections are necessary to make, and what kinds of borders do we have to cross, in the teaching of refugee literatures? With Nguyen's words in mind, this roundtable session aims to explore our encounters with literatures of refugee experience in the classroom.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:10am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016

In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts – Reims, France (June 29/July 4 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:36am
PsyArt Foundation / CIRLEP - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

We are pleased to announce that the 33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, June 29-July 4, 2016. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the Université de Reims. Our host is the CIRLEP research department (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Langues Et la Pensée).

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