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Panel at SAMLA November 13 - 15

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:12pm
Michael Blouin / Milligan College

During the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom above the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

American Criminology & Penology

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore the 2015 MMLA Convention theme of "Arts and Sciences" by examining the intersection between artistic representation and scientific (or, pseudoscientific) inquiry into crime and punishment.

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended: MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:09am
Luke Mueller / Tufts University

Modes of Relative Certainty

This panel will explore areas of "relative certainty" in modernism, where the supposed impossibility of knowing anything for certain meets the practical reality that things can be known well enough that readers and citizens can make use of them. In the wake of postmodernist criticism's essential disdain for certain knowledge and a general acceptance of modernists as ambiguous, ironic, enigmatical, interested in differance and lack, textual density and obscure allusions, we bring attention to the ways modernist texts celebrate positive knowledge--as contingent as that knowledge may be.

Call for video presentations/lectures and Growl Posts

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:55am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Premier Issue: The Politics of Home

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:44am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Issue 1: The Politics of Home

"Home is where one starts from." –T.S. Eliot

MMLA 2015: Pedagogy of Short Story (proposal submission by April 10)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Limitations in time and scope often prevent teachers from extending the reading list beyond the realm of canonical texts--this panel would like to explore ways to include non-canonical short stories.

In light of the 2015 MMLA Convention theme, we are especially interested in the use of science fiction in schools and colleges, but feel free to extend into further genres (in any literature/culture). Discussions on the influence of curricular and time limitations, or goals and methodologies are welcome, as are case studies of texts being taught outside of the expected/recommended reading list.

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