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LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:35pm
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 Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:37pm
Western Literature Association

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repurposed in texts, broadly defined, with a transnational context. Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine by March 15th.

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:31pm
Western Literature Association

Looking beyond the common meaning of "profane" this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana. President Elect, Linda Karell, asks us to approach: "profane as that which is underrepresented, undervalued, censored, denied, shared in secret; unofficial and unsanctioned pleasures; profane as the necessary other side to sacred, as that which helps define sacred but undoes it, too; profane as in challenging rote and accepted ways of thinking about/defining/ celebrating the West, even though those ways might once have occupied the status of subversive.

"Literary Production in the Late Age of Print" MMLA Conference: Columbus, Ohio, November, 12-14, 2015

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:06am
Midwest MLA Conference: Permanent Panel on Literary Criticism

How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present? A number of recent literary-popular authors, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Z. Danielewski, Chris Ware, Anne Carson, have experimented with the form of the codex while at the same time exploiting the limits of the technologies available in publishing. How do we conceive of the fetishization of the book as commodity, on the one hand, and the auratic privilege that such texts assume? This panel will consider how scholars negotiate the form and content of the contemporary novel with shifts in print culture. Are their analyses materialist, queer, Marxist, sociological?

KEEP IT DIRTY

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:13am
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity

Content considered and published on a rolling basis.

Editors: Samuel Ray Jacobson + Eileen Joy

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:59pm
MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk)

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:10pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to sweil@centralia.edu. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.

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