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[UPDATE] Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:04pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

Reimagining the Survey Course - Columbus, Ohio November 12-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:54pm
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MMLA 2015 Convention
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Proposals invited for this MMLA roundtable session, which seeks innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys from a variety of perspectives. Proposals may explore practical, institutional, or theoretic/disciplinary matters. Practical concerns might include textual choices, examples of teaching strategies, including relevant assignments, syllabi, etc. Institutional matters might include possible ways of introducing innovation in the curriculum through surveys and/or assessment matters, as well as surveys from a range of institutions.

Consuming and Consumption: abstract due October 20, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.

CFP: Gothic Tourism

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:58pm
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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

In recent years, it has become clear that 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry. While there has been some interest in analysing examples of tourist experiences through a Gothic lens, this has mainly been limited to a small number of locations and disciplinary perspectives (London, Whitby and literary related subjects and approaches, for example). Thus, the topic of 'Gothic tourism' offers a new area that can be addressed from a number of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe, Paris, 16 October 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:50pm
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Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Université Champagne-Ardenne, Musée de l'Armée (Paris)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe

Friday 16 October 2015
Musée de l'Armée
(Auditorium Austerlitz - Hôtel National des Invalides, 129, rue de Grenelle, 75 007 Paris SP 07)

Organizers:
Juliette Allix (École du Louvre, Paris 1 Panthéon –Sorbonne)
Anne-Valérie Dulac (Université Paris 13)

Joint project between:
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (PRISMES - EA 4398)
Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (CIRLEP – EA 4299)
Musée de l'Armée, Paris

The Legacy of Performance: Oral storytelling and Music in Minority, Postcolonial, and Immigrant Literatures (6/10/15; 11/13/15)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:37pm
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MELUS at SAMLA
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People in ethnic/racial minority groups, those from colonized countries,
and immigrants often carry with them a rich heritage of oral story telling and musical performance—from the Ananci stories out of Africa to the Klezmer music of Jewish immigrants. This panel invites papers on literary texts that represent, celebrate, rework, or otherwise engage with the conference theme of creativity in all of its manifestations. Topics might include, but are not limited to: the use of trickster figures in literature, reworking/rewriting of oral myths/legends, the use of music in literature, and the use of visual and/or performing arts in literature. Presentations should run between 15 and 20 minutes and allow time for discussion.

Second NeuroHumanities Dialogue: Metaphors as source of creative thought

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Neuro Humanities Studies Research Group at University of Catania
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Second NeuroHumanities Dialogue
"Metaphors as source of creative thought"
4 - 6 June 2015
CATANIA- Italy

After an inspiring and groundbreaking First Neuro Humanities Dialogue about "Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics" at the University of Catania in 2014, the Neuro Humanities Research Group of the Department of Human Sciences in Catania will organize a second Dialogue between neuroscientists and humanists.

It will take place from the 4th to the 6th June 2015 at the Benedictine Monastery in Catania.

The topic of the 2015-Dialogue is: Metaphors as source of creative thought.

Summer 2015 Issue of Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination Seeking Submissions

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:46am
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Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination
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Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination http://luvah.org is seeking submissions for our Summer 2015 issue. We are looking for short stories, poetry, and critical articles. Regarding fiction, the sky is the limit, but for the critical articles, we desire pieces focused on Romanticism, classical art, and pieces that take a new and interesting stand on political, social, or philosophical issues. As a literary journal, we both desire fully creative pieces as well as articles which comment upon or interpret literature or philosophy.

ANIMAL SPIRITS (Geneva, 4-6 February 2016)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:36am
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Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon / Université Paris 8

Call For Papers: ANIMAL SPIRITS
International conference organised by
Micheline Louis-Courvoisier (UNIGE) and Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon (Université Paris 8)
4-5-6 February 2016, the Hardt Foundation, Geneva.

2015 Conference on the Black Experience

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:01am
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Paine College
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The theme of the 2015 Conference on the Black Experience (COBE) is: Civil Rights and Student Activism in America: Unfinished Business. The COBE Committee has selected this theme to mark the 50th anniversary of events, such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Bloody Sunday, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Such events are still very relevant and should be studied and discussed for insights into not just individuals, but ideas, organizations, and actions that changed the trajectory of America for the good.

Go West! Deadline: 1 June 2015

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:57pm
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Film & History: Western Area
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It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

MMLA Special Session: Earth's "Human Layer" --April 5 Deadline!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:24pm
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MMLA: Midwest Modern Language Association
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As both science and the arts engage in conversations about the proposed new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, this interdisciplinary panel seeks papers addressing the "human layer" in turn of the century and early twentieth century literatures. Currently, scientists measure the human layer quantitatively, defining the human in terms of geological impact. But how is the human layer conceived before such sophisticated scientific measurement was possible? Where does the human species—proven to be a geological agent —fit into the division of the Earth into spheres—the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere? How does the identification of these spheres affect the concept of the human, or does it?

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