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MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu).

November 19-22, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:49pm
Modernist Studies Association

"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:37pm
Eir-Anne Edgar

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

CfP: The Robert Frost Review

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:05pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by June 15, 2015 for consideration.

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 5

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:09am
liquid blackness

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.

The Dirty Coast (MLA-Austin 2016)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:28am
Sharon O'Dair/MLA

From Texas to Florida, the Dirty Coast shifts, contains, nurtures, kills. Abstracts on the ecologies, economies, or peoples making this coast dirty and beautiful, alluring and disgusting. Papers may discuss work in any medium--literature, film, biography, cultural history. By 10 March 2015.

Adoption & Discourses of Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific (Edited Collection)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:09am
Tobias Hübinette, Multicultural Centre (Sweden); Indigo Willing, Griffith University (Australia); Jenny Wills, University of Winnipeg (Canada)

This edited collection will contain critical, interdisciplinary essays addressing the complexity of multicultural identity-making, politics and practices in relation to transnational and transracial adoption. Our collection aims to undo the image of a 'monolithic' Western adoption experience by exploring the particularities and commonalities of diverse adoptive countries, cultures, and contexts. We encourage essays that focus on adoption issues in places with highly contested to under-explored approaches to multiculturalism—including Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.

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