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"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:53pm
SAMLA 88 (Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

"Trojan Horse" Pedagogy: Southern Studies in a Terrain of Struggle

SSSL'S Emerging Scholars Organization

SAMLA 88 - Jacksonville, FL - November 4 - 6, 2016)


Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:26pm
PAMLA 2016 Special Session - Stephanie Hankinson (University of Washington)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016


2016 PAMLA 114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, CA 

Friday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov 13, 2016

CFP SPECIAL SESSION: Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures

Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
Drs. Abigail Scheg and Melanie Shaw
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2016
Submission Date: January 30, 2017

Revisiting the Concepts, Politics and Cultures of Multitude

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 7:56am
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Networks of protest and dissent, actual and virtual, were understood to have become increasingly centreless and leaderless across the 1990s, and beyond. Even the nature of protest and dissent fell away from previous models, as aligned to pragmatic demands and manifestos, single issues and norms of controlled civil disobedience. Now the masses were understood not to assemble behind any one position, or rally to one slogan, but more to stand in a kind of collective negative correlation to the faltering status quo: a crowd of singularities.

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
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?


Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:59am
Priya Menon/ SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 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.

Muslims in America

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
deadline for submissions: 
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.

Young Adult Literature and the Postsecular [Update]

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14am
Jacob Stratman
deadline for submissions: 
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? 

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
The University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
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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