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New Directions in Native American Literary Criticism

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on the use of American Indian Literary Nationalism as a framework for reading texts by Native authors. We will examine the ways in which AILN has been employed and has created new spaces for interpretations of Native literature.  Since the 2006 publication of the groundbreaking American Indian Literary Nationalism, scholars in the field of Native American Literature are re-evaluating the ways in which texts by Native authors are read. As well, subsequent works analyzing Native literatures using the methods of AILN have been instrumental in creating new spaces for interpretation. This panel focuses on the influence of AILN and its contributions specifically to the field of Native American Literature.

SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
MELUS at SAMLA 88
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2016

In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

Utopia and Dystopia in 'Cannibal' Literature of the Black Atlantic

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 11:30am
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 88
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In The Tropics Bite Back, literary scholar Valérie Loichot highlights Maryse Condé’s urging of Caribbean writers to “bite back” (mordre en retour) at their respective colonial powers. One method, which Condé calls ‘literary cannibalism,’ has been employed by authors throughout the African diaspora. Examples include Zora Neale Hurston’s revisiting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in her short story “Spunk”, Condé’s own Windward Heights, a revision of Charlotte Brönte’s Victorian classic, and Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone.

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D ​

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
JSRD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D

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 editor@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that’s why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences. 

  1. Culture and theory

  2. Economics

Cuban Literature in the Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Belén Rodríguez Mourelo/ NeMLA 2017 in Baltimore
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks contributions discussing Cuban literature in the diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially after the 1959 Revolution. The goal is to discuss relevant aspects of Cuban diasporic writing, including, but not limited to, representations of exile, diaspora, memory, political denunciation, uprootedness, social fracture, transnationalism and postnationalism.

Please, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html to submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016.

"Was Student---Am Now Writer": The 14th International F Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
The F Scott Fitzgerald Society
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For only the second time in its history, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will gather in the author’s hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota, for a week-long celebration of his Midwestern roots and the importance of regionalism, home, and youth in his writing (June 25-July 1, 2017). Fitzgerald was, of course, born in Saint Paul and spent most of his formative years there. The conference theme, Was student – am now writer, comes from Fitzgerald’s military discharge interview, and marks the acknowledgement of his emergence in Saint Paul as a writer.

"A DREAM / TOO BAD TO SLEEP THROUGH": ON WYN COOPER'S DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVES

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

"A DREAM / TOO BAD TO SLEEP THROUGH": ON WYN COOPER'S DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVES

This panel welcomes papers about the use of dystopian narratives and imagery in the work of poet Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion. By June 10th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at arogers34@gsu.edu.

This year's SAMLA conference is in Jacksonville, FL from 11/4-11-6.

Welcome to Night Vale (Collection)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.

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The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise

Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
European Journal of American Culture
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The European Journal of American Culture (Intellect Ltd) is seeking reviewers for forthcoming issues of the interdisciplinary journal. 

We are particularly interested in expanding the journal's current scope, and are looking to review not only academic texts, but also new fiction, poetry and non-fiction; film and television; photography and art books; and video games. We want the interdisciplinarity of the journal's articles to be matched with an engagment of diverse materials and texts in the reviews. 

16123 Transgressing Political Correctness: the 1980s, 90s and Now

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Submit via http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

With student protests on campuses, activism in communities, and a divisive presidential campaign filled with hateful rhetoric presented under the guise of “authenticity,” there seems to be a renewed focus on the role of political correctness in American culture and on the world stage.

 

The Iron Cage of Work: Cultural Responses to the Institutions of Contemporary Capitalism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Gagliardi / Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.

Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era

March 23-26

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

 

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

 

This panel for the NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23 to March 26, 2017, seeks papers that examine the visions of history and the nation found in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

 

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