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Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:51am
MLA 2016 (1/7/2016 - 1/10/2016) - Austin, TX

There has been a striking turn towards the dystopic in contemporary American literature, often related to racial anxieties. In Native Speaker (1995), for instance, Chang-rae Lee describes an assembly of protestors outside of a Korean-American politician's house, demanding their "future back" (Lee 332). Similarly, in Almanac of the Dead (1990), Leslie Marmon Silko introduces us to men obsessed with racial purity in light of what they view as the process of "[b]rown people [inheriting] the earth like cockroaches" (Silko 561). This panel explores how racial tensions inform literary renderings of the future.

Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison - 31 May 2015

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:12am
Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM

CULTURES OF (IN)SECURITY IN COMPARISON
Dedalus Journal: Issue edited by Susana Araújo | Susana S. Martins | Carlos Garrido Castellano

Wunderkino 5 Moving Images of War and Peace CFP: April 20, 2015 July 23 – July 25, 2015

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:11am
16th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, Maine, USA

Wunderkino ("wonder-cinema") are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings of amateur and non-commercial films.

CFP - InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching (March 1, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:50am
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

[update deadline/corrected] Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Force in the Real World

updated: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:20am
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Call for Papers (deadline, September 1, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World
I am issuing a call for papers for a collection to be called Playing Offstage: The Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World. I have proposed an edition of some 8-10 essays (along with an introduction). This collection would complement an earlier issue of Comparative Drama I had the privilege of editing: The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years. There the issue was the real-life audience's leaving the house and, as actors, entering the illusory world onstage. Here, the theatre moves offstage and into the larger, everyday world.

MSA 2015, Boston, November 19-22

updated: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:49pm
Modernist Studies Association

"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

Some of the questions to be addressed include:

[update Sept. 15]: Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World

updated: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:22pm
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Call for Papers (deadline, September 1, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World
I am issuing a call for papers for a collection to be called Playing Offstage: The Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World. I have proposed an edition of some 8-10 essays (along with an introduction). This collection would complement an earlier issue of Comparative Drama I had the privilege of editing: The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years. There the issue was the real-life audience's leaving the house and, as actors, entering the illusory world onstage. Here, the theatre moves offstage and into the larger, everyday world.

[UPDATE] - Tufts Grad Conference - Radical Kinship

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

CFP for MLA 2016: Teaching Animal Studies

updated: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:26pm
Thomas Doran

How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.

CFP for MLA 2016 Special Session:
Teaching Animal Studies
(Austin, 7-10 January 2016)

Those using or developing creative methods or methods that engage with the public humanities are strongly encouraged. Examples may include but are not limited to service learning, animal ethnographies, creative writing, public history, open access, activism, and projects exploring the intersections between animal and environmental protection.

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