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[UPDATE] The Contemporary Canon

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.

Triangular Atlantic Entanglements: Rights and Revolutions (U. S., France, Haiti), NeMLA 17-20 March 2016

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:32pm
Robert R. Daniel / Saint Joseph's University

This session seeks to discern and categorize some of the important "entanglements" between the U.S., France and Haiti. It will focus specifically on writers and works from these three countries who look to the different revolutions and their resulting cultures, thematizing human rights as a fundamental social principle and revolutionary thinking as a process. The panel is intended to be cross-cultural and comparative. Papers informed by post-colonial theory or by cultural and ethical frameworks are particularly welcome.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:02pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities: The Journal of Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)

Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2015

HERA is pleased to announce an upcoming issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities that focuses on noir visions in American culture (www.h-e-r-a.org).

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French couldn't help but notice their dark and emotionally bankrupt quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain feature moody, morally bankrupt characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

The University's Reception of Lacan

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 4:28am
Université de Bourgogne

The University's Reception of Lacan

One-day Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon
Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray

"Small Screen Fictions"

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:11pm
Paradoxa

Paradoxa, Issue in Preparation

Volume 29, "Small Screen Fictions"

Anticipated publication date: December, 2017

Editors:
Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University, Bangor, Wales)
Paweł Frelik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland)
Lisa Swanstrom (Florida-Atlantic, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

Twenty-First Century South African Literature: Combating Current Human Rights Abuses (ALA conference, April 6-9, 2016)

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
Renée Schatteman/ African Literature Association conference

Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.

[REMINDER] "The Critical 'I'" (9/30/2015; 3/17-20/2015) NEMLA roundtable

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:03pm
David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY

CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts on Philosophy and Poetry, January 29-30, 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:14pm
University of Dallas

"'Dear Homer, if you are not third from the truth about virtue, a craftsman of a phantom, just the one we defined as an imitator, but are also second and able to recognize what sorts of practices make human beings better or worse in private and in public, tell us which of the cities was better governed thanks to you?'" (Plato, Republic, X 599d)

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the second annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference will explore the relationship between philosophy and poetry through the various lenses of philosophy, theology, literature, political philosophy, and the human sciences generally. Related topics include but are not limited to:

The Teaching of Literature across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges: Comparative Perspectives @ACLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Cambridge MA

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016

Organizer: Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

This seminar seeks to bring into conversation a range of faculty – tenured and tenure-track professors, adjunct lecturers, and graduate students – teaching at two-year and four-year institutions.

We will aim to discuss the following pedagogical questions: What ways of reading, writing, and thinking should students be introduced to in their first two years of college, especially if they plan to study literature at a four-year college or university? What do we value most as teachers of literature? What concepts, skills, or texts do we find most fundamental to helping students to read literature deeply and to apply it to other realms of learning?

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