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New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:41pm
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University

Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal. I wish to submit a proposal for a Special Topics issue on the literary works of Ernest J. Gaines. As you know, Gaines, at age 82, is a literary icon, still writing and living in the great state of Louisiana. From his first published short story, "The Turtles" (1956), to the 2006 publication of "Mozart and Leadbelly," he has not wavered from his love of all things "Point Coupee" and the memory of life on the plantation of his birth in 1933.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:19pm
MLA Special Session

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life. Despite this claim, the hobo continues to exhibit a cultural unconscious onto American narratives well into the present. This session aims to explore the hobo as 'he' becomes a special kind of subject in the twentieth century, breaking apart from early-century labor politics to become a transitional figure of individualistic and opportunistic strategies.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA [UPDATE].

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:30am
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2/28/15]

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:23am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

Papers might engage with critical race studies, queer studies, children's and YA literature, and/ or issues of public authorship and collaboration. 250-word abstracts; short bios by 8 March 2015; Kristen Proehl (kproehl_at_brockport.edu)

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

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:26am
Eir-Anne Edgar

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution. Papers may choose to explore a wide variety of texts, such as film, novels, or others.

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.

Discourses of Development, Destruction and Desecration: Studies in the Manipulation of Nature

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:55am
The Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University



"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money." —Alanis Obomsawin, 1972


DATE: October 31, 2015
DAY: Saturday
BUILDING: Shalom
CONTENT: Keynote Address, Panel Discussions, and Concurrent Sessions
LANGUAGES: English & Japanese

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:42am
Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.

Second-Generation Cognitive Narratology (MLA 2016 Special Session)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 7:29am
Daniel Irving (Stony Brook University)

Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas. This panel seeks to explore how 4E – embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended – and distributed cognition can illuminate the study of narrative. Send a 300-word abstract (or any inquiries) to danieljirving1@gmail.com by March 15.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [UPDATE]

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 4:20am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

VOL. 2, ISSUE 1 | MARCH-APRIL 2015

http://theapollonian.in/

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality
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"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

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