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Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX [UPDATE]

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.

300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.

The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)

CFP Extension: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)

Information should be sent(by Word attachment)to: lillie.brown@famu.edu

Please include the following in response to this extension:

> Name
> Degree, Rank and Academic Affiliation
> Title of Paper
> Abstract (300-500 words)
> Vita

Hard copies may also be sent to:

Dr. Lillie Anne Brown
Department of English and Modern Languages
Florida A&M University
418 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin
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In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselves (and to be seen by students) as producing an education that molds future workers rather than augmented civic subjects.

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions | www.coldnoon.com

To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about

In addition to following the notice below.

[Update] MLA 2016 "Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:40am
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MLA 2016, Proposed Special Session
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Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

CFP: PAMLA 2015, Special Session, "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland)

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College
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We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Call for Papers: Christianity and Literature

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Master Instructor Garnet Branch University of Louisiana Lafayette
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The Christianity and Literature Session welcomes papers that address the presence of the Christian faith in literature across genres. Papers and presentations may concern courses successfully taught, analysis of literature, historical themes, etc.
Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to
Ms Garnet Branch @ glb1176@louisiana.edu by August 1, 2015.

The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British-Jewish Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
The Open University

The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary
British-Jewish Culture

One-Day Conference, Thursday 23 July
Open University Regional Centre, Camden, London

The conference is hosted and funded by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group of the Open University, with additional support from the British Jewish Contemporary Culture research network, Bangor University and the University of Winchester.

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51am
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices
**CORRECTION: This conference is open to scholars at ALL levels and from ALL disciplines. This conference is NOT limited to graduate students, though graduate students are more than welcome!
lemoyne.edu/slsr
October 1-3, 2015
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Syracuse University

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015

[UPDATE] "A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth E. Tavares / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paper abstract deadline extended to 10 March!

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"A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre
A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ACES Library
24-25 April 2015
Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)

Diplomacy and Letters: The Role of Literary Ambassadors

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:28am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Austin 2016

What is the role of diplomats as writers? And conversely, what is the role of the writer, when he or she has been 'appropriated' by the State?
This MLA session aims to investigate the literary and extra-literary practices which have played a crucial part in politics and negotiations, whether that be in the 20th-21st century or much earlier, medieval to fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.

HKU Film Symposium, May 30-31: Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Tim Gruenewald, The University of Hong Kong
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HKU American Studies Symposium May 30-31, 2015
East Goes West – Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

Like many successful filmmakers from Greater China, King Hu was drawn to the United States. He spent much of the last years of his life in the United States working on several film projects. None of his projects made it beyond pre-production and he died without realizing his dream to produce an American film.

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

16th Annual International Conference of the European Utopian Studies Society, 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle University, UK.

http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/utopianstudies/

Confirmed plenary speakers include Annette Giesecke (Delaware), Ruth Levitas (Bristol) and Mark Shucksmith (Newcastle).
"Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall" (Yevgeny Zamyatin, We).

Due to the high volume of interest we are extending the proposal deadline to 15 March.

Call for book chapters: Anti-Portraits: beyond likeness and identity

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Fiona Johnstone & Kirstie Imber, Birkbeck, University of London

Chapter proposals are invited for a new volume on Anti-Portraits: portraiture beyond likeness and identity (I.B. Tauris).

Interested authors should send a 200-300 word abstract and brief biography to the editors (theantiportrait@gmail.com) by 27th March 2015. If we accept your abstract, you will then be invited to submit a draft of your proposed chapter, which will be sent out for peer review. First drafts of chapters will be due by 1st July 2015, and final drafts by 1st October.

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