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UPDATE: Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle (MLA in Austin, TX, 2016; Deadline 3.15.15)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and/or naturalism, the bachelor dandy, the femme fatale, the New Woman, degeneration, vampirism, hysteria, art nouveau, other fin-de-siècle writers, and so on. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bio to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by 15 March 2015. At the time of the conference, all panelists must be members of the Edith Wharton Society.

The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s, submissions due Feb. 18th

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:12am
National Women's Studies Association

The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions for a sponsored session on "The Revolutionary Lesbians of the 1970s," to be held at the annual conference in Milwaukee, WI on November 12-15, 2015.

Panel Title: The Revolutionary Lesbian 1970s
Conference Sub-Theme: Precarity, Distortion/Dispossession

The Life and Legacy of Leslie Feinberg (DEADLINE FEB. 2ND)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 8:57am
Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the NWSA

The Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the National Women Studies Association invites submissions for a special sponsored session on the life and legacy of Leslie Feinberg, to be held at the national conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015.

Problematizing East Asia: Theory and Engagement (CFP closes 30 June 2015)

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:40am
Special Issue of Tamkang Review

Anglo-American neo-liberalism is a double-edged sword that at once consolidates and weakens the long-term Western dominance. On the one hand, global capitalism establishes new parameters for modernization and its universalized logic, as Fredric Jameson has argued, effectively penetrates "all these excluded or neglected, 'undeveloped' vacant lots" on the planet. The irrevocable subjection of Third World countries to the global economic system, in other words, testifies to the soft yet indomitable power of Western dominance, which is continuing under new guises in the wake of the Cold War.

Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women (SSAWW)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 7:41pm
Suha Kudsieh

Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Panel on: "Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women"

This panel welcomes papers that examine how Arab American women are represented in women's writing and in particular how Arab American women authors subvert, negotiate or overturn ethnic and gender stereotypes.

Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 7:24pm
Suha Kudsieh

Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention
2016 7–10 January, Austin

CFP for a special panel:

*Russia and the Middle East in the Premodern Period*

Description: The panel examines cultural interaction between pre-modern Russia and the Middle East in the areas of travel/pilgrimage; diplomatic and religious missions; trade; knowledge exchange (incl. book translations). Papers on Arabic sources are especially welcome.

Please submit your 25-35- word proposal by March 9, 2015 to: Kudsieh - at - gmail.com (please remove spaces and underscores from e-mail address).

Please remember to include your name, affiliation, e-mail, and A/V requirements.

The Edwidge Danticat Society-The 29th Annual MELUS Conference, April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, Georgia

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 6:31pm
The Edwidge Danticat Society

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 1/7-1/10) Special Session "Cervantes on the Early Modern English Stage"

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:47pm
Josephine Hardman

MLA special session invites papers exploring the influence of Cervantes on early modern English drama. How did English playwrights in the seventeenth century translate, adapt, rewrite, and transport Cervantes onto the London stage? Papers that investigate theatrical adaptations of Cervantes's work beyond Don Quijote are especially welcome, as are papers that redefine and/or broaden our understanding of "translation." This session will consider questions such as: what do English translations or adaptations of Cervantes reveal about Anglo-Spanish relations during the period, about cross-cultural textual exchange, and about the political and ideological uses of translation?

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:10pm
MLA Forum on Language Change

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin. We seek papers that examine how language change relates to linguistic identity construction and crossing borderlands (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious). Papers that address the theoretical and empirical relevance of the concept of border to research in language variation and change from interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome. Please send 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Tara Williams (tara.williams@oregonstate.edu).

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:08pm
MLA Forum on Language Change

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on "Rethinking the 'L' in MLA." Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language? What value do linguistic issues and less-commonly taught languages have in the MLA? How can they inform literary studies?

The Modern Language Association convention will be held in Austin, TX on January 7-10, 2016. Please send 300-word abstracts to Tara Williams (tara.williams@oregonstate.edu) by 15 March 2015.

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