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The Iron Cage of Work: Cultural Responses to the Institutions of Contemporary Capitalism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Gagliardi / Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.

Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era

March 23-26

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

 

Women, Video Games, and Modding

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***

Edited Collection on Korean Dramas

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016

With the proliferation of global media on the internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

Narrating the Self in Self-translation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the literary practices of multilingual writers have gained increasing interest among researchers and have been discussed in terms of translingual literature (see Kellman 2000), language memoirs (see Nic Craith 2012) and questions of identity (see Besemeres 2002). An increasing number of multilingual writers have chosen to self-translate their works, thus writing the same text in different languages. While the practice of self-translation has a very long and rich tradition and continues to be widespread around the globe, for a long time it did not receive much critical attention within literary and translation studies.

4th Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking--Oct. 28, 2016

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

CCRWT will present its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, October 28, 2016. The primary objectives of this year's conference are to explore innovative pedagogical practices that both enrich and transcend traditional teaching methods, and to inspire a contemplative, cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding higher education in the twenty-first century.

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

 

This panel for the NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23 to March 26, 2017, seeks papers that examine the visions of history and the nation found in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:58am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

"Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 7:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

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Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

Nomadic Objects

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Universities of Paris 3, Paris 7, Paris 10 and Paris 13
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Nomadic Objects:

Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities

in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)

 

International Conference – March 2-4, 2017

 

Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),

Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)

 

[UPDATE] Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Film and History Conference 2016
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA) 

[EXTENDED] DEADLINE for abstracts: July 15, 2016 

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