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ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:32pm
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

An abstract (~250 words) and a brief bio should be uploaded to the ACLA website at between September 1-23, 2015. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Raelene Wyse ( and Melissa Gelinas ( for questions or ideas.

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:25am
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literature Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to contemporary literature. In her recent book Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory, Deborah L. Madsen posits, "We are naturalizing inherited concepts of American cultural identity as being equivalent with the US. Not only the canon of 'American Literature' but perhaps especially the authors, texts, and traditions excluded from that dominant cultural category carry the burden of America's colonial history.

Sidneian Networks: Medieval to Post-Modern (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:14am
International Sidney Society

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, this conference session seeks to expand the traditional circumference of the "Sidney Circle" centered on the literary legacies of Philip and Mary Sidney. Work in the digital humanities, recent studies of manuscript circulation, revised understandings of authorship, and the ongoing work of recovering women's writing all contribute to current work re-imagining literary networks. We invite proposals that consider literary networks, from the vantages of recent digital work, editorial practice, the circulation of texts, patronage, and authorship.

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:11am
University of Oregon, Portland


Experience • Exploration • Emergence


What is media today? How is media studies defined? How have media technologies transformed media theory and practice? What are the futures of media and how are they evolving?

With media including a wider and wider range of concepts, products, services, and institutions, the definition of media continues to be in a state of flux. Important questions abound and we will address a sweeping range of issues at the What is Media? event next April in Portland.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:25am
North East Modern Language Association

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:52am
Daniel Steinbach / King's College London

Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Date: 21 – 23 January 2016

Place: London, United Kingdom

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King's College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King's College London

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:20am
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking. Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta) and Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will both present work from their research into the relationship between movement and text. Students, researchers, practitioners are welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information on the project:

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

ACLA 2016 - The Planet and the World: Postcolonial Horizons in World Literature and the Anthropocene

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
Rebecca Oh and Janet Zong / University of Chicago and Harvard University

Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.