This panel opens a conversation about how motherhood is co-opted in the labor migration forces that are driving the current global culture. The participation of mothers in labor migration deserves reflection because it illuminates a turning point in modes of thinking about home, motherhood, geopolitical borders as territories of ideological stability. Traditionally, labor migration was a masculine practice that naturalized paternal duty to be exercised from outside the house, many times reduced to economic expression. For example, after World War II, Germany rebuilt the economy with massive labor imports from Turkey. Maghrebian workers were instrumental in France.
The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016. In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions: Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost's s public persona coincide with the public's perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at email@example.com by March 23rd, 2015.
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We seek theory- and practice-based presentations on application of digital technologies in language/literature fields. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. 300-500-word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at email@example.com. You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.
time and place: March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
deadline for proposals: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015
The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to email@example.com by May 8, 2015.
Plenary Speakers will be:
Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!
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Asia and the Historical Imagination invites papers that are concerned with representations of Asia's past. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The workshop aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in English and other languages.
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The Korean Society for Literature and Religion(KSLR)
General Topic: The Story of Gender and Religion
Date: July 8-9, 2015
Venue: Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: "Rage"
Call for Submissions
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities
"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)
"Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"
3-4 December 2015
Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal