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MLA 2016 Special Session: Foucault and Queer of Color Critique (deadline 3/15/2015)

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:40pm
Modern Language Association

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique

Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.

Send 250-word abstract and CV to krusem@newschool.edu by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.

MLA 2016: Sounds of the South

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:02pm
Southern United States Forum

When we listen to the South, what do we hear?

Taking advantage of the MLA Convention's 2016 visit to Austin, the live music capital of the world, the Southern United States Forum (formerly the Southern Literature Discussion Group) is organizing a panel that aims to bring together sound studies and southern studies. We invite papers examining auditory depictions of the South in music, literature, film, or other media.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@ua.edu) by March 15, 2015.

Approaches drawing from emerging fields like sound studies and those employing more traditional methods are equally welcome.

ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:20am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future" (45). While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

[UPDATE] Reading Fantasy RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8-10 Oct., 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:19am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2015. *Conference dates corrected.*

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries,) Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, etc. Pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches to English-language fantasy literature are welcome.

Send 200-300 word proposals or inquiries to Mandy Taylor at mjhtaylor@gmail.com.

MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:06am
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.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
European Beat Studies Network

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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels-Belgium

CONFIRMED KEYNOTES:

Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)

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Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)

[REMINDER] George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:07am
Bishop Grossetste University, Lincoln, UK

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford

George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

This will be the first international conference on George Meredith's work and critical reputation, and therefore a landmark event in Meredith studies. The conference also highlights debates about the circulation and exchange of ideas between Meredith and his contemporaries, encompassing the wider resonances of legacy and literary community in the circulation of ideas in the second half of the long nineteenth century.

NEW - Journal of Student Research Deadline: March 26, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:45pm
Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is a digital multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes.

MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:33pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016. In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions: Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost's s public persona coincide with the public's perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at vsmith@usna.edu by March 23rd, 2015.

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