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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Emily Butler-Probst, University of Colorado, Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

Intersecting Spaces, Mobility, and Language in the ‘Uncommon Community’

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The notion of “community” sometimes centers unquestioningly on whatever it is shared by a given group of people without pausing to study the emergence of the uncommon, the disparate or the disjointed among its members. Thus, certain practices underlying distinctiveness, differentiation, and separation are manifested in ways that may become as equally meaningful to them as their common cultural, political, religious, material, and any other structures, values, and characteristics representing them and their community.

Afrocentricity in Visionary Conversation with Black/African Radical Intellectualism and Afro-Futurism

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

AFROCENTRICITY IN VISIONARY CONVERSATION WITH BLACK/AFRICAN RADICAL INTELLECTUALISM AND AFRO-FUTURISM

Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017

The Wyndham Historic District

Philadelphia, PA

The African world is thriving in spite of bearing witness to dystopic and threatening political, social, and cultural change and upheaval.  Society is responding to reassertions of supremacist thought, ethos, insanity, and regression, and there is a caution to avoid a pessimist trap.  In challenging chronophobia, known as a fear of the future, African people continue to maintain and pursue not only optimum liberation but also a technological awareness updated from past ingenuity to present creative consciousness.  

Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografías Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and Topographies Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTANDCALL FOR PAPERS Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografíasCalibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and TopographiesCalibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies April 5-7th, 2018Department of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesMarquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Playing with the metaphor of the rebellious Calibán as protagonist, this interdisciplinary conference is guided by the following questions: How has the Caribbean been constructed historically as a geographic place and an imagined space both from within and without?

Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors (Panel)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Writers, and women writers in particular, long for space to write for many reasons. Whether writers wish to be away from the burden of children or partners, or whether they simply seek (a) room wherein the solitary act of writing can be accomplished, physical and psychological spaces matter. This session seeks to examine literary interiors, such as depictions of home design, architecture, furniture, the study, the bedroom, or the kitchen from different cultural and linguistic perspectives. We also seek to analyze writers' interiors metaphorically, in order to explore what is happening within the writer and their protagonists' minds and bodies in their homes.

 

Becoming Dystopian? How Readers Respond when Dystopia Looks like their Lives

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

What purpose do dystopian novels serve?  What is their effect on readers?  Are they meant to change readers’ behavior, to call them to action, or are they meant to be read for entertainment?  How do readers typically respond to reading them?  When dystopian works become so popular that they flood the markets, do they lose their impact becoming merely white noise?

Summer School

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
Intermezzo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

CFP: Summer School

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address the profession and summer.

Truths, Lies, Fictions

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Southern Humanities Council
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Southern Humanities Council Conference

Truths, Lies, Fictions

Hilton Savannah Desoto February 1-4, 2018

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