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MLA 2017 Boundaries of College Ready Writing

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miles McCrimmon/MLA
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Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. Explorations of college "readiness" or examinations of specific state reactions to the developmental education "crisis". 500-word abstracts by 18 March 2016

Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 2:52pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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Deadline for 2016 RMMLA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (October 6-9, 2016) extended to April 1, 2016. Now accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora. Please submit proposals directly to session chair:
Malinda Williams, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
See the RMMLA CFP page for more information about the convention: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Religion and Literature permanent section panel, MMLA, November 10-13, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 1:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme "Border States," the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands between religion/spirituality and secular life. Papers might consider questions such as: How do race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality shape the religious imagination (or vice versa)? How do writers belonging to religious minorities address cultural hegemony? How do these writers counter the perceived threats they pose to the dominant social/political culture? How does a writer/character negotiate the relationship between aspects of her spiritual and secular lives? How do religious and spiritual concerns shape the formal choices that writers make?

CFP Forms of Puerto Rican Debt: Critique and Conditions MLA 2017

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Puerto Rican Language Literature and Culture

For the upcoming Modern Language Association conference (2017):

How do literature and art imagine past/current Puerto Rican economic crises? Reflections on aesthetic interventions into conditions of capital and debt. 300-word abstracts due by 15 March 2016.

UCAmI 2016 - Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 29/11/2016, 02/12/2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:45am
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10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (IWAAL & AmIHEALTH included)
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10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (IWAAL & AmIHEALTH included)

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Canary Islands (Spain), November 29th to December 2nd, 2016

http://mami.uclm.es/ucami-2016
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Selected papers will be published in the following journals:

• Sensors Journal (IF(2014) = 2.245)
• Journal of Mobile Information Systems (IF 2014 = 0.949) • Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing (IF 2015 = 1.0) (More Journals to be announced)

Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences, Shanghai, 19.-22. July 2017

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:52am
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Convened by Fudan University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Universität Hamburg (Germany)

Modernism has often been critiqued for being homogenising and Eurocentric. Yet, modernity was experienced differently by different societies and cultures, each pursuing their own specific historical trajectory. Across the world in societies as different as China, Australia, the US and Europe, modernist literature and art were, in very different ways, crucial mediators of modernity. This conference will survey diverse experiences of modernity and the place of modernist art and aesthetics in those experiences. Implicit in this discussion is the question of what survives of modernist practices and modernity as a project beyond the known debates around modernism and postmodernism towards a new relevance in the era of globalisation and climate change.

Poetics/Politics

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:20am
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Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil
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Poetics/Politics:
Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

[UPDATE] Vile Visions: Representing Evil

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:52am
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University of Southampton
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The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):
•Physical representations of evil
•The changing role of evil in narratives
•Blurred lines between good and evil
•The celebration of evil
•History of evil
•Evil protagonists and their stories

[UPDATE] MLA 2017 Special Session: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (deadline 3/15/2016)

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Elsky / Loyola University Chicago
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This is a call for a proposed panel, which will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century. We invite proposals for papers that rethink these movements in light of recent scholarship related to gender, race, ecology, transnationalism, and immigration. We welcome papers that rethink issues at the heart of these two movements: the category of the Other, the search for meaning in the world and its environment, freedom and oppression, the political and the private. We are also interested in how these movements have been in dialogue with each other.

Politics, Civic Life and Culture

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 4:24pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
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​The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2016 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students (jointly authored papers with advanced undergraduates are also welcome).This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Keene State University in Keene, NH during the weekend of October 21-22, 2016. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/

Creative Writing and Military Experience-- Inaugural Issue

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
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Collateral is a newly launching literary magazine affiliated with the Writing Studies Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. We are currently open for submissions for our inaugural issue, forthcoming Summer 2016. We seek to provide a creative forum to showcase the voices of those who exist in the spaces around military service and military personnel, i.e., spouses, children, parents, co workers, etc...

Please see our mission statement below and the link to our site with full submission guidelines.

http://collateraljournal.com

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Open Field: Gender, Sexuality, and the Black Athlete

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:50am
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Portland State Univ./Univ. of Louisville
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Sport operates as a social and cultural institution that allows for hegemonic ideals about masculinity to be preserved and reproduced. Moreover, these ideals have historically been decidedly white and heteronormative. However, sport is also a contested terrain where the battle for the maintenance and redistribution of power and privilege is constantly being waged, won, and lost. The black athlete, then, is always/already linked to the questions of race, gender, sexuality, sport, and power.

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