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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
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Feminist Media Histories
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal

Special Issue on “Data”

Guest Editors: Miriam Posner (UCLA) and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech)

African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
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Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/ArtsActivismConference

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to https://griotinstituteforafricanastudiesbucknell.submittable.com/submit

Ezra Pound's Vision of Paradise in The Cantos

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at grienej@scf.edu.

Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
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Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?

The Culture of Experience: A Conference on Pragmatism and Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:45am
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Rutgers--Nicholas Gaskill and Jeffrey Lawrence
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Monday, August 15, 2016

This conference will bring together scholars from literary studies and history to investigate how pragmatist thought shaped the styles, narratives, and institutions of U.S. literature in the first half of the twentieth century. From the publication of William James’s Pragmatism in 1907 to the death of John Dewey in 1952, pragmatism was the American philosophy. Its insistence that ideas must be grounded in experience, and that experience was a dynamic process, not only dominated the major philosophy departments but also influenced the course of education, social reform, politics, literature, and the arts. Yet despite the wide influence of pragmatist philosophy during these decades, there has not been an adequate account of how U.S.

Utopia/Dystopia in Faulkner (SAMLA 88, Nov 4-6, 2016)

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
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The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The William Faulkner Society welcomes presentations that approach Faulkner’s life and work in relation to this year’s SAMLA conference theme, "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?” By June 1, 2016, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Darton State College, at ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu.

Muslims in America

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.

EMIGRATION LITERATURE IN THE ARABIAN GULF

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
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Priya Menon/ SAMLA
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines.  Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates.  Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
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SAMLA
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

This panel invites papers that focus on any aspect of contemporary Spanish American literature and popular culture. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to co-chairs Elisabeth Austin, Virginia Tech (elaustin@vt.edu) and Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Rutgers University, Newark (el431@rutgers.edu).

Call for Papers: LiNQ 2016 Place, Past, Perspective issue

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
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Literature in North Queensland (LiNQ)
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perspective, in the context of time or place, is one of the primary orienting tools of narrative.  In life and story, new or different perspectives can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of realty, and differences in perspective lead to misunderstanding or conflict. In literature ranging from the English poet William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to the Australian novelist’s Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, readers are exposed to the possibilities and problems that emerge from differences of perspective. In the very act of reading and writing, readers and authors alike are forced to confront the points of contact between their own perspective and those of others.

Young Adult Literature and the Postsecular [Update]

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14am
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Jacob Stratman
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am interested in collecting essays that explore religious belief and practice in contemporary young adult fiction (written after 2001).  There are several questions that each chapter will address:  How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature?  What is the relationship between the characters’ religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)?  How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?  How does contemporary young adult literature place itself into the larger conversation regarding the postsecular? 

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
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Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

CFP - Apollon Undergraduate Humanities eJournal

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
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Apollon, Humanities' Only Hope
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Apollona peer-reviewed undergraduate eJournal in the humanities, announces the call for papers for its seventh issue. The sixth issue is online with six peer-reviewed research contributions from undergraduate scholars across the US, and expanded features such as audio and video interviews, material and art history videos, and editorial pieces. Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is July 01, 2016. Interested faculty should contact us with interest or inquiries as well. Go ahead -- you know you want to.

Vernacular Practices across East Asia: The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
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The University of Chicago
deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for Papers:

 

Vernacular Practices across East Asia

The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th

 

Keynote Speaker: Bao Weihong, Assistant Professor in the Chinese Program and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley 

 

Special Event“Kagawa Ryo Live in Chicago,” a performance of Japanese folk music

 

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