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[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In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his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).

[UPDATE] The (Native) American University - Deadline Extended (10/5/15)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:09pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

UPDATE: Lacan and Literature submission deadline 9/30/2015 -- NeMLA, Hartford CT 3/18-20/2016

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Correction to an earlier CFP

Papers are invited for a panel on Lacan and Literature at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Hartford, CT. 3/18-20 2016. Papers may be on specific literary figures like Poe and Joyce who Lacan explored, or consist of an in-depth analysis of Lacan's own writings and style. Lacanian analysis of works by authors not specifically examined by Lacan are also welcome. Please send an abstract or completed papers to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15863

by 9/30/2015. Papers should be 15-20 minutes maximum.

[UPDATE] Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 1/1/16

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:42pm
Comparative Drama

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs) between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. We seek submissions that engage both disciplines, either by combining methodologies or by taking the relationship between fields as a subject. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

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