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Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature: SAMLA Nov. 3-Nov. 5 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
SAMLA Conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

 Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature

This panel seeks papers that explore the depiction of time and space in hemispheric American Literature and the ways in which traditional conceptualizations may be read as a form of epistemic violence. How do the depictions of physical spaces in works from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States interact with complex configurations of time as progressive, circular, or even anti-linear and irregular—narrative time as composed of a randomized trail of apexes and abysses? How does this literature address/redress/move beyond the concepts of time and space and the harm caused by the imposition of Western paradigms?

Truthiness: The 2017 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature

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Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
UC Berkeley Department of English & Stanford University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 3, 2017

The Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature welcomes papers on this year’s theme:

TRUTHINESS

April 29, 2017 @ Stanford University 

“Fiction must stick to facts, and the truer the facts the better the fiction...” -Virginia Woolf

Nietzsche defines truth as “a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations…which, after lengthy use, seem firm, canonical and binding to a people.” For whom is it binding, and in what sense are they bound?

Religion and Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2017)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Arts and Activism,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and activism intersect. Papers may ask questions such as (but not limited to): How do writers address the social and/or political forces that encourage either religious conversion or loss of faith? How do writers examine radical disbelief? What are the influences of religious conservatism on social movements? How do religious movements shape secular culture and vice versa? How do religious movements influence secular social and civil rights movements and vice versa? How do race, ethnicity, gender and/or sexuality influence religious activist movements?

Invisible Republic: Music, Lettrism, Avant-Gardes, 25-27 October 2017

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
University of Lisbon and University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

In Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (1997), Greil Marcus charts a countercultural sound map, a kind of laboratory where a new language is being forged. This is where, Marcus argues, we can locate the true voice of the century, a new consciousness, the alchemy of an undiscovered country. From this starting-point, we propose a journey into the tangled relationship between music, the avant-gardes and counterculture.

"Writing Classroom in the Trump Era" (MLA 2018)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Jewon Woo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

 The new president did not show any interest in higher education until the late stage of the campaign. His pick to lead the Education Department, Betsy DeVos also does not have any background in higher education. In addition to his impulsive and popularist policies that horrify experts, his connivance of white supremacy and anti-intellectualism especially put academe in jeopardy. We have already witnessed unpromising changes on campuses in the U.S. since his appearance for the election. Racial and religious minority groups became targets of hate-motivated incidents. White-supremacist posters and fliers, swastikas, and racial epithets, which were once believed as taboo, cause constant controversies on campus.

Political Biographies in Literature and Cinema

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:25pm
Biography journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Biographers have a strong impact on our perception of history. They offer narratives of the lives of political leaders that necessarily defend a thesis of one sort or another, whether they pretend to strive to comprehend how politicians’ individual characters have underpinned their political responses to particular crises, or present an overtly biased portrait of historical figures.

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Roger W. Hecht/Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 27 – 30, 2017

SUNY College at Oneonta   Oneonta, NY

Watershed:

       1.  A region that drains into a river system

       2.  A critical point that marks a change of course

Thinking Palestine

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
MLA LLC 19th Century American Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MLA panel in formation: How can contemporary scholarship on Palestine inform work in c19 American studies? And how can c19 Americanist scholarship contribute to thinking about Palestine? 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Dana Luciano: dl234@georgetown.edu

https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_10669

The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Art of Artertainment:

Nobrow, American Style

 

  Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for papers.

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