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Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, 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.

CFP--Edited Collection on Mothers and Daughters

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:09pm
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Demeter Press

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press

is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

Mothers and Daughters

Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,

Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva

Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at Community Colleges

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:05pm
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Annemarie Hamlin/MLA Committee on Community Colleges
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For MLA 2016 (Austin, Tx.) Seeking submissions on how collaborative/interdisciplinary learning and teaching at community colleges can be improved, including innovations in collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching that motivate CC students. Submit 250-word abstracts (Word or PDF) by 15 March 2015 to Annemarie E. Hamlin (ahamlin@cocc.edu).

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:59pm
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MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk)

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:10pm
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Jennifer Donahue

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (bwasserman@email.arizona.edu) and Jennifer Donahue (jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu) by March 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:10pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
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For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to sweil@centralia.edu. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.

[UPDATE-Deadline extended to 2/20] Performance, Praxis, Activism, and The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Riverside, CA-May 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:43pm
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Cultural Studies Association--Performance Working Group

The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2015 RMMLA Convention)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:29pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)

The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 69th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature, cultures and film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
African Diaspora
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
MELUS
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Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.

Suspicious Subjects

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:51am
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MLA
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Papers investigating how the Protestant Reformation affected conceptions and/or representations of the self. Topics might include religious doubt, communal vs. isolated selves, self-awareness, self-distrust, etc. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2015 to Chelsea McKelvey.

The Cultural Life of Suburbs: Global Perspectives (proposed collection of essays)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:35am
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Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk/)

This edited collection of original scholarly essays directs attention to the relationship between cultural practice and suburban life across diverse global, disciplinary, and historical contexts. Where many previous studies of suburbia have focused on sociological, anthropological, political, or architectural features, this collection is specifically interested in the hitherto hidden part played by culture in shaping our understanding and experience of the suburbs. The aim of the collection is to evaluate culture's role in constructing, mediating or critiquing particular suburban environments and identities.

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