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SAMLA 88 (Nov. 4-6, 2016, Jacksonville, FL) Post post-apartheid: Is Utopia Still Possible?

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:26pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

In the twenty plus years since independence, South Africa has been mired in economic struggles, social crises related to HIV and ADIS and xenophobia, and increasingly demanding political protest. Have the visions of a utopian future that were sparked with Mandela's release from prison evaporated under the weight of so much disillusionment, or is there still hope that the nation's unparalleled constitution can ever be brought to fruition? This panel welcomes papers examining contemporary works from South Africa that advance an idealistic image for the nation despite the many obstacles faced in building a democratic state. 

David Foster Wallace and the Fiction of the World (NeMLA 2017)

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
NeMLA 2017 Panel - Dr. Christopher McVey (Boston University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD March 23-26 David Foster Wallace has been one of the most influential American writers at the turn of the twentieth century, seeming to capture so perfectly the hallmark voice and style of a postmodernism that he ironically disdained. Twenty years after the publication of Infinite Jest, and nearly ten years since Wallace’s suicide, critics still find him to be an elusive figure.

Modern Technology in the Composition Classroom

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
John Misak/New York Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Modern Technology in the Composition Classroom Presiding Officer: John Misak, New York Institute of Technology

This session would focus on the implementation of modern technologies (digital texts, smart devices, social media, video games, etc.) in first-year writing and strategies to incorporate them in the classroom. It will explore research, empirical and theoretical, on technology as an aid to writing instruction, and ways to navigate common pitfalls with the practice.

 

Proposal link: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal

Race and Ethnicity in the Program Era, NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
Hardeep Sidhu (Worcester State University) / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

By recruiting minority writers and teaching them to "write what you know" and "find your voice," MFA programs have generated landmark works of fiction that perform and celebrate marginalized racial and ethnic identities. However, critics argue that the institution of Creative Writing and its aesthetic values are culturally specific and may fetishize racial and ethnic difference for white audiences. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about authors or texts that exemplify the intersection of—or friction between—MFA aesthetics and race/ethnicity.

 

This panel will be part of the 48th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore, MD (March 23-26 2017).

 

Evelyn Waugh Studies

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
Jonathan Pitcher (Bennington Collge), Patrick Query (USMA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Evelyn Waugh Studies, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, invites essay submissions about any aspect of the life or work of Evelyn Waugh. Evelyn Waugh Studies is published three times per year, indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, and is distributed by EBSCO Publishing, the Gale Group, and ProQuest. Submissions should follow MLA style and should generally be no more than 5,000 words in length.

The Shadow of Ethnography

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
Matt Reeck / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland

Northeast Modern Language Association

 

The Shadow of Ethnography

UC Riverside Disjunctions 2016: “Crude Matter”

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
University of California, Riverside's Disjunctions Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Disjunctions 2016: “Crude Matter”

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force flow around you. Here, between you, me…” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

Writing Beyond the Language Requirement

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
Kristen M. Turpin, Villanova University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 in Baltimore, MD

March 23-26

Writing Beyond the Language Requirement 

Recently, scholars have recognized that “L2 writing is not only an ability to acquire, teach, and assess—as is conventionally assumed—but L2 writing is also a means, context, and basis for learning, both of language and of writing” (Manchón, 2011, x). That is, second language writing involves both learning to write and writing to learn. What does this mean for our curricula?

European Film and Television: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis (edited volume)

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
University of Alabama / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

European Film and Television: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis (edited volume)

Call For Papers

In the introduction to his European Cinema collection of essays, Thomas Elsaesser (2005) firmly admits that “Any book about European cinema should start with the statement that there is no such thing as European cinema, and that yes, European cinema exists, and has existed since the beginning of cinema a little more than a hundred years ago.” Adopting Elsaesser’s thesis, we also argue that the question of what constitutes “European Cinema” is impossible to answer but at the same time a question with a variety of correct answers.

"Power and Identity": A Cross-Disciplinary Conference

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:20pm
The Graduate Program on Global Society, the University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

International Conference

“Power and Identity”

A Cross-Disciplinary Conference

The Graduate Program on Global Society (GSP), the University of Tokyo

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Abstract Submission: gspconference2017@gmail.com 

Monday 9 January, 2017 

New Directions in Native American Literary Criticism

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on the use of American Indian Literary Nationalism as a framework for reading texts by Native authors. We will examine the ways in which AILN has been employed and has created new spaces for interpretations of Native literature.  Since the 2006 publication of the groundbreaking American Indian Literary Nationalism, scholars in the field of Native American Literature are re-evaluating the ways in which texts by Native authors are read. As well, subsequent works analyzing Native literatures using the methods of AILN have been instrumental in creating new spaces for interpretation. This panel focuses on the influence of AILN and its contributions specifically to the field of Native American Literature.

Surveillance, Form, Affect: An international, multidisciplinary conference (Hong Kong, 7-9 December 2016)

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:53pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Call for Papers

Please distribute widely

 

SURVEILLANCE, FORM, AFFECT

An international, multidisciplinary conference

December 7-9, 2016

 

Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities

The Education University of Hong Kong

 

Keynotes by

Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown)

and Dr. Karen Fang (Houston)

 

http://www.surveillance-form-affect.com

 

SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51pm
MELUS at SAMLA 88
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2016

In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

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