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20th Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium November 9-11 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium

Accepting panel or individual paper proposals on topics relating to Jewish American and/or Holocaust Literature. We welcome proposals that discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film or other visual media, and which highlight new ways to think about the discipline.

The Jahlit Symposium is held yearly in exotic South Beach, Florida, at the majestic Betsy Hotel. 15-20 minute papers can be read or presented orally.

Legal Childhoods

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
SHCY Eighth Biennial Conference

Legal Childhoods
SHCY Panel Submission/CFP

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014) [REPOST}

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:58am
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

The Death of God in Contemp Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Amer Writer, TX, 2/26-28); due 9/15/14

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:36pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

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.

NeMLA Roundtable: Literature, Debt, and Economies of the Negative

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 5:26pm
Kyle Wanberg, New York University

This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.

NeMLA 2015 Roundtable: What's Law Got to Do With It?: Diasporic Literature Post-9/11

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:25pm
Justine Dymond/Northeast Modern Language Association

In her 2010 collection of essays, _Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work_, the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat writes, "There are many possible interpretations of what it means to create dangerously, and Albert Camus, like the poet Osip Mandelstam, suggests that it is creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings, disobedience to a directive" (11). This session focuses on the literature of diaspora communities that disobeys legal directives and constructions of personhood, citizenship and immigrant status in the post-9/11 era.

Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media - 25-27 September 2015

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:30am
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland

The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."

Eclectica Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc. Conference, Feb. 11-14, Albuquerque, NM

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:11am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.

This year's conference theme is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." Proposals relating to this theme are particularly encouraged.


Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:04am
Made possible by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, California, USA with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Participatory urban projects have been shown to foster 'real' democracy; enliven the public sphere; expand civic consciousness and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency (Baiocchi 2005]. Participatory art projects subvert the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience such that the artist is no longer an individual producer of discrete objects but a collaborator and producer of situations; the audience is a co-producer or participant; and the work of art is an ongoing happening rather than a commodifiable object (Bishop 2012).