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[UPDATE] Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:55pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

The ongoing events in Europe concerning the "migrant crisis" have made me rethink of the scope of my collection, "Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness." The edited volume already has a solid number of contributors, but given the very urgent nature of millions of refugees who seek hope and a new life in Europe, as an editor and a scholar I would be remiss if this volume did not invite scholars to reflect on the current situation in Europe. I seek 3 chapters that address this issue. The approach could be from a journalistic point of view and/or a personal, reflective essay. Please contact me at fflorescu@pace.edu or ravaseala@gmail.com

[[Last Call]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Folklore and Popular Culture

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:43pm
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Popular Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture. We seek to examine the connections between folklore and popular culture, and papers regarding any aspect of these intersections are encouraged. Full panel presentations are encouraged.

Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

2015 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:29am
full name / name of organization: 
The Philip Roth Society

The Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year.

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers, and welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

The deadline is October 31, 2015.

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:35am
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015

Submissions in PROSE

We accept editorial prose, traditional academic papers, book, film, and television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

-Ontology and identity
-Critical pedagogy
-Non-canonical literature
-The end of history and global capitalism
-Intersectional feminism
-Queer literature
-Biopolitics and neoliberalism
-Critical race theory

Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.

[REMINDER] CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 6:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 22-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.

[UPDATE] CFP: Global Dickens - NeMLA 2016 (deadline Sept. 30, 2015)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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Please note that the deadline is fast approaching for submission of proposals for the NeMLA panel sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please see CFP below and note that proposals should not be sent to the panel organizer but instead, please post directly on the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp
If you search for "Dickens," our panel will come up, and you can easily upload your proposal.

Thank you,

Diana Archibald
diana_archibald@uml.edu

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2016 Panel Still Laughing: Ancient Comedy and Its Descendants DUE 9/30

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 4:27pm
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Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barry Spence (University of Massachusetts)
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Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.

[MELUS] Religion and US Ethnic Literature

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 3:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson (University of North Georgia) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)
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We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Round Table will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Jubilee Hall 132, at Seton Hall Universi

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 1:17pm
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New Jersey College English Association Fall Roundtable

NJCEA invites you to attend our Annual Fall Roundtable for 2015 hosted by Seton Hall University.

Our topics of discussion are:

Knowledge Transfer in the Writing Classroom and Beyond

The first topic will be introduced by Dr. Gita Dasbender

"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations
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Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

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