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Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance--ASA 2015 Toronto

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
American Studies Association

Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2014 American Studies Association conference ( Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Don DeLillo: The State of Fiction, 10 June 2015 (Deadline: 19 March 2015)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:59pm
University of Sussex

Wednesday 10 June 2015
University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: John Duvall (Purdue University) [Provisional]

Writing also means trying to advance the art. Fiction hasn't quite been filled in or done in or worked out. We make our small leaps.
Don DeLillo, 1982

The Failed Individual - International Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:46pm
American Studies Department, University of Mannheim

"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture: B/Orders Unbound 7-8 May 2015 Isparta/Turkey

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:20pm
Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
keynote speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent
Selected papers will be published in a volume
For further details please visit:
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.

ASAP/7: Arts & the Public (September 24-27, 2015)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:48pm
The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

ASAP/7: Arts & the Public
September 24-27, 2015
Hosted by Clemson University at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC

Call for Papers

Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions (15/10/2015-17/10/2015)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:24pm
Institute of Culture and Society, University of Navarra (Spain)

Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions
October 15-17, 2015
Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra (Spain)

Plenary Speakers:
Professor Suzanne Keen, Washington and Lee University
Professor Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College
Professor Arthur Frank, University of Alberta

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:15pm
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.

The Opposites of Modernism, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
Robert Baines, University of Evansville

In keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel will consider one of the necessary preconditions for revolution: opposition. The idea of opposition is central to the concept of Modernism because Modernism is so often characterized as uniting antithetical notions. To offer only a few examples, Modernism is regularly described as being old and new, objective and subjective, timely and timeless, conservative and progressive, coherent and fragmented. This panel will explore the oppositions inherent in the notion of Modernism by examining Modernist works that represent and dramatize those oppositions. The depiction of the opposition may be carried out through character, narrative, image or allusion.

Modernism's Child Conference - 20th April 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:46am
Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Modernism's Child

One-Day Conference
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).