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[UPDATE] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 1/1/2016; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:11am
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UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
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***Submission deadline extended to 1/1/16***
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

CFP Modernity & the European Mind: Writing the Past, Constructing Identities. 16 & 17 June 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:07am
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Centre for Studies in Literature; University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Modernity & the European Mind: Writing the Past, Constructing Identities.
A two-day international symposium hosted by the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth.
Thursday, 16th June & Friday, 17th June 2016

Persons and Sexualities

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:14am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Persons and Sexualities
Call for Participation 2016

A Sexuality Project
9th Global Meeting

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

Diasporas

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:09am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Diasporas
8th Global Meeting of the Diasporas Research Stream
A Culture, Traditions, Societies Project

Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

[Update—Deadline Extended to January 5, 2016]

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:34am
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PRESUMED AUTONOMY: LITERATURE AND ART IN THEORY AND PRACTICE 10–13 MAY 2016
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Deadline for paper proposals extended: 5 January, 2016

Confirmed Keynotes:
Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University)
Nicholas Brown (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Anne A. Cheng (Princeton University)
Peter Kalliney (University of Kentucky)
Gisèle Sapiro (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS, Paris)
Lisa Siraganian (Southern Methodist University)

Imperialism in Heart of Darkness as a metaphor for the human condition

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:30pm
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Maria Montemayor
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The following critical essay attempts to analyze the use of colonialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a critique to human nature. It argues that Conrad uses Europe's conquering over Africa to explore the depths of the human heart and the darkness that lies within it. It seems that no matter the altruism or morality of a person, there is always the potential to succumb to one's deepest desires when maintained in a hostile and isolated environment. This essay argues that in Heart of Darkness, Conrad condemns human nature as fragile and susceptible to its environment. He also stresses the need of social cues and norms to restrain the darkness in men's hearts, which is the key to an orderly and functional civilization.

Border Disputes: Global Modernism and World Literature - MadLit Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:56pm
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Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium (MMC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Recently scholars of modernism have advocated for a "global turn". Accordingly, the field of modernist studies has expanded to encompass times and places, authors and texts, which have been overlooked by traditional, canonical accounts of modernism. Extending the spatial and temporal boundaries of modernism has opened new avenues of inquiry and discovery. The decentering of modernist studies from its European focus has led to the inclusion of many non-European traditions and literatures. However, some argue that a global approach to the study of modernism ignores the particularities of history, culture, and language.

The Nightmare of History: Modernism and Con/Text - MadLit Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:53pm
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Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium (MMC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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This panel will explore new directions within the field of modernist studies that reconsider the boundary between text and context. The early New Critical reception of modernism often privileged form at the expense of context, whether biographical, socio-political, or historical. More recently, a historicist turn in modernist studies has reintroduced context as crucial to the study of modernist texts. In yet another dialectical swing of the pendulum, "new formalism" has attempted to renovate the concept of form by rethinking its relation to context.

[REMINDER] The Pains of Language

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 7:56pm
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NYU GERMAN
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THE PAINS OF LANGUAGE

Graduate Conference at NYU German

Keynote: WERNER HAMACHER (Frankfurt am Main)

April 15-16, 2016
Deutsches Haus at New York University, New York City

"Schmerz versteinerte die Schwelle." TRAKL

Border Crossings:Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific (5–8 July 2017))

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:52pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers and Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Border Crossings:Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific

Society for the Study of American Women Writers & Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Dates: 5th – 8th July 2017

Venue: Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France

Conference director: Stéphanie Durrans

To maintain a continuity with our previous conference (in Philadelphia, November 2015) on liminality and hybrid lives, we would like this first SSAWW conference in Europe to address the significance of "border crossing[s]" in the lives and works of American women writers.

"Flows and Undercurrents: Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America", June 2-4, 2016 [Deadline: February 7, 2016]

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:23pm
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Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

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From lived realities to theoretical discourses, issues of mobility are at the core of many contemporary debates both within North America and globally. (Im)mobility transcends disciplinary boundaries and topics, generating disparate perspectives surrounding movements of people, capital and ideas. Migration, in particular, has become the focus of much recent analytical attention. As movements of people continue to gain focus, practices of immobility and exclusion are underscored.

Call for Carson McCullers papers and panels at ALA 2016. Deadline 1/20/16

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 2:39pm
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The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite proposals for individual papers or complete panels about any aspect of Carson McCullers' life or work for the American Literature Association's 27th Annual Conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016. Abstracts of no more than 250 words, should be sent to Alison Bertolini, Vice President, The Carson McCullers Society, at alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu no later than January 20, 2016. Preliminary inquiries are welcome.

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