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Peripheral Modernity and South Asian Literary-World

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), University of Warsaw, July, 2016

"Peripheral Modernity and the South Asian Literary-World" is a conference panel, jointly held by Sourit Bhattacharya (University of Warwick) and Priyanka Basu (SOAS, London), at the 24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), to take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland, July 27-30, 2016. Here is the proposal in short and long abstracts:

Short Abstract
How has South Asian literary and artistic work responded to the recent crisis in capitalist world-system? Papers sought that take "peripheral modernity" as analytical framework and focus on literary form, space, rights and activism, economic crisis, global literary marketplace, and comparativism.

Long Abstract

'When shall we live if not now?': Reassessing Shirley Jackson

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:50pm
American Literature Association

Shirley Jackson's work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment. Except for The Haunting of Hill House and the much-anthologized "The Lottery," Jackson's work has only seen sporadic scholarly activity. But with this year's publication of Let Me Tell You and a new biography set to be released in 2016, a reevaluation of Jackson's influential yet overlooked novels, plays, essays, and memoirs is more pertinent than ever. To that end, the theme of this proposed panel on Jackson's work is open-ended although preference will be given to scholars engaging with Jackson's lesser-known works.

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now [UPDATE]

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:59am
Clemson University English Department

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

Clemson University English Department

February 25-26, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:21am
IGI Global

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry
A book edited by Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia) and Kalaivanthan (Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort , Malaysia)
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1950
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[UPDATE] Call for Essays: Essays on Orhan Pamuk's Works – Edited Collection

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:32am
Dr. Taner Can, Dr. Berkan Ulu, Koray Melikoğlu

This book project aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Laureateship and will include essays on his major works to be published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart / Germany. The provisional title of the collection is Tales from His Father's Suitcase: Essays on Orhan Pamuk. We invite proposals for well-researched essays that address the major issues and themes in Pamuk's works, such as national identity, memory, historiography and ideology. We especially encourage contributions from scholars and academics working in the fields of comparative and translation studies. The collection is also open to other topics such as narratology and stylistics.

[UPDATE] Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology." NeMLA Hartford, CT

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:51am
NeMLA 03/17/2016 - 03/20/2016 Location: Hartford, CT

Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology."

NeMLA 03/17/2016 - 03/20/2016
Location: Hartford, CT

Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology."

[UPDATE] iPhoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:47am
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT
iPhoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory

Deadline: October 5, 2015

International James Joyce Foundation Panel, Twentieth-Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, February 18-20

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:45am
International James Joyce Foundation

Call for Joyce Papers (Graduate Students and New Ph.D.s Especially)

Papers on any Joycean topic are requested for the International James Joyce Foundation Panel at the Twentieth-Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to be held on February 18-20, 2016. For this particular panel, graduate students and new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply - priority will be given to graduate students and new faculty at the beginning of their careers. If you are directing a graduate student or if you know of a likely candidate who is keen to present their work, please forward this message to them and encourage them to apply.

Old age and aging in British theatre and drama - An edited collection

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:36pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

In contrast to the ongoing childhood studies, humanistic gerontology is still largely an unexplored research area, despite more and more attention being paid to old age by historians, sociologists and literary scholars. The latter have taken up the subject of aging and the elderly, trying to create something like an all-encompassing literary "meta-narrative old age" (Johnson and Thane, eds., Old age from antiquity to post-modernity, 17). Johnson and Thane suggest that this may be a fallacy and that one should rather focus on more contained historical and socio-cultural research areas when studying the processes and meaning of aging. This way, for instance, one can avoid interpretative mistakes attributed to Georges Minois.

Affective Ecocriticism

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:58pm
Jennifer Ladino / University of Idaho

Call for proposals: Affective Ecocriticism

Shakespeare's Italy (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Oct. 5)

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. Key areas of focus will be, among other things, the impact of the Italian Renaissance on England; early modern English translations of Italian works; Shakespeare's use of Italian texts for both direct source and indirect inspiration; Italian settings and characters in Shakespeare's plays; the influence of Italian genres, such as tragicomedy, in Shakespeare's drama; early modern English attitudes towards Italy in general and certain Italians (such as Machiavelli) in particular; and later Italian adaptations of Shakespeare, particularly for the opera and for the cinema.

Paris on Film (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Oct. 5)

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries. With the possible exception of New York, no city has been used as a setting as frequently as a setting as has Paris. However, the French capital is unique in that it has been featured not only in French films but in films from around the world. This transnational element will be emphasized by the panel, a panel that seeks to explore the contradictions inherent in filming such a contradictory city. For example, how can a city be seen as both the birthplace of the modern while also being so frequently being filmed - particularly in terms of its bohemianism - in such a nostalgic light?

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:20pm
University of Cambridge

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

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