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Immigration and Integration in German Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.

Queer at Queen’s 2016 Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Queen's University Belfast (with University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Queer at Queen’s 2016

Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Queen’s University, Belfast      

18th-19th November

 

                                                                            https://issuu.com/outburstarts/docs/q_q_call_out_2016/1

 

the First International Conference on Women and Urban Life

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Deputy office of Women Affairs - Tehran Municipality
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

 

We are absolutely impressed by the response to the Call for Papers, and are looking forward to presenting an exciting and varied program at the first Conference on Women and Urban Life, taking place in Tehran, Iran from December 11th through December 12th , 2016.

We welcome papers on the default themes of interest.

Our Most Difficult Translations (Readings From)

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Our Most Difficult Translations (Readings From)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: Translation, Readings, Language, Linguistic Theory, Interdisciplinary.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Our Most Difficult Translations

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: French, Francophone, Interdisciplinary, Humor, Satire.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity

Resolved: In Francophone literature of the last three centuries, Humor has constructed identity while Satire was used to deconstruct it.

Participants are invited to argue either side of this normative statement.

 

A More Stable Stance: Privileging the Working Class in the Academy

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14am
Katelynn DeLuca/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

What does it mean to be working class? How do languages spoken, values held, and cultural representations vary given one’s class position? Though 62% of the country is working class (Zweig), the answers to these questions are left largely unclear and unspoken. Among others, these questions will be addressed via reflection and exploration from individuals from the working class, or who many call “working-class academics.”

[UPDATED **Extended Submission**] CFP // Games and Literary Theory Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:27am
Timothy Welsh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

CFP // Games and Literary Theory Collection -- EXTENDED SUBMISSION

We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays at the intersection of game studies and literary theory.

This coming year will mark the fourth meeting of the International Conference Series on Games and Literary Theory at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Having hosted the previous two meetings, we have witnessed a rich diversity of scholarship claiming this interdisciplinary field. Yet, we have also noted in the breadth of approaches a lack of a shared disciplinary history or critical archive.

“Getting Medieval”: Medievalism in Contemporary Popular Culture / « Jouer à la flamme bien moyenâgeuse » : médiévisme dans la culture populaire contemporaine

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14am
TCF Research Group (Textes, Contextes, Frontières) - Champollion University, Albi, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

This conference, organized at the Jean-François Champollion National University Institute (“Champollion University”) in the historic episcopal city of Albi, France – site of the thirteenth-century Albigensian Crusades – will take place on 25-26 November 2016.  Please send proposals of 100-250 words for 20-minute papers (in English or French) to john.ford@univ-jfc.fr along with a brief CV before 31 July 2016 for full consideration.

 

CFP: Atwood and Ageism/Aging

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Margaret Atwood Studies invites submissions of articles that focus on ageism and aging in Atwood’s works or in the works of both Atwood and other authors, such as Doris Lessing, another prolific and influential woman writer who examines these themes. This special issue aims to explore the ways these writers present the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Articles might discuss the works’ depictions of what it means to come of age, how age and the aging process change how we see ourselves, when and how one becomes old, ways that gender affects the aging process, and how age discrimination shapes societies and individuals.Submissions due 1 September 2016.

Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:15am
Dr. Florian Cord, University of Leipzig (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right

Workshop, Leipzig University, 13-14 January 2017

 

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