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EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 JANUARY The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:19am
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

ALA May 26-29, 2016 Yellowface: Performing and Occupying the Mind, Body, and Space in Asian American literature

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:55am
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

"…My life's spent / running an inept tour for my own sad swindle of a vacation / until every goddamned thing's reduced to botched captions / and dabs of misinformation in fractured, / not-quite-right English: …" excerpted from "The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve" by Yi-Fen Chou

In the Contributor's Notes and Comments in The Best American Poetry 2015 guest edited by Sherman Alexie, Michael Derrick Hudson unmasks his nom de plume, stirring outrage, and becomes the reviled face of appropriation. In his admission:

update -Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:56am
Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference CFP - April 22-23, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Ohio State University and Indiana University Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Organizations

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference
Embodied Expression: The Body in Academia, the Field, and In-Between
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
April 22-23, 2016

Keynote address by
Dr. Jeana Jorgensen

[UPDATED deadline] Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec between the Wars

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 4:54pm
Andrée Lafontaine and Louis Pelletier

Montréal – March 5, 2016 / Submission deadline extended to January 11, 2016

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.