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Figuring the Work of Maintenence

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts/2Leaf Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
LCCN: 2016944187
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017

NeMLA2017: The Aesthetics of Deception in Victorian Writing

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Sandra M. Leonard / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.”—Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE! Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

Anxious Forms 2016: Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, 28th October, 2016

Speakers: 

Professor Bradley Deane (University of Minnesota Morris)

Dr Patricia de Montfort (University of Glasgow)

 

‘Victorian manhood was by definition a state of permanent crisis, a site of anxiety and contradiction as much as a source of power.’

(Phillip Mallett, The Victorian Novel and Masculinity)

 

Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Center for Locality and Humanities of Korean Studies Institute at Pusan National University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Call for Local Stories

 

Comics Forum 2016 - Genre: A Conference on Comics

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Comics Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2016

Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers

Genre: A Conference on Comics

Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3rd – 4th November 2016

 

Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).

8th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Irakli Tskhvediani/Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

8thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES

 

October 14- 15, 2016 Kutaisi, Georgia

 

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.

We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:

Second CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

Dickens, Race, Empire (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society-sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland,  March 23-26, 2017:

Dickens, race, and empire. This session will explore the many facets of Dickens’s engagement with Victorian debates around race and empire. Open to proposals that examine any aspect of these issues and explore all parts of Dickens’s career, it seeks to consider Dickens within the context of both contemporary and current critical conversations around these key elements of Victorian culture and society.

The link to the NeMLA conference site is at

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

Sport in Italian Literature and Arts: NEMLA 2017, Baltimore MD

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Francesco Brenna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The panel is dedicated to the relationship between sport and Italian literature. How is sport portrayed in Italian literature? How does it function within a literary work? Is sport employed only as metaphors and to add a touch of color, or does it have deeper meanings? What can it tell us about an author? Papers on literary and artistic aspects of sport in journalism or various media, as well as on sport and the visual arts, cinema, etc., are welcome.

 

Please submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016:

 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16216

Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, Julie McCormick Weng, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)           

       The editors are seeking contributors for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period.            

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