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Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
NeMLA 2016

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures. Germain Bazin termed the nineteenth century the "Museum Age" for the myriad ways the new phenomenon of the public museum redefined the social status of art. This session investigates how this development was received by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone authors writing during and immediately following the rise of the modern museum.

Prison Media Networks (SCMS 2016 Panel)

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
Daniel Grinberg (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Joshua Mitchell (University of Southern California)

We seek papers that address the complex historical or contemporary interactions between media and carceral institutions through approaches beyond textual analysis, including exhibition, production, reception, distribution, and ethnography.

Fostering Liberal Arts in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA (Hartford): March 17-20, 2016

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:42pm
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College

As explained by Michael S. Roth in his 2014 book _Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters_, the Founding Fathers endorsed liberal learning. Thomas Jefferson promoted a university ideal of freedom, education, and responsible citizenry to ensure democratic efficacy. However, centuries later, many American universities struggle to sustain these ideals. Liberal arts education is often overshadowed by career-centered professional studies and STEM programs, which downplay the importance of whole person pedagogy and democratic involvement.

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:45am
Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the "other" creatures, with whom we share our world. In the meantime, our material existence has been reconfigured by the human genome project, in-vitro meat, custom-made pharmacology, bioart and other scientific developments.

Call for chapter proposals: Soundwriting Pedagogies

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:13am
Kyle Stedman, Rockford University; Courtney Danforth, College of Southern Nevada

Learn more and hear an audio version of the CFP at

The availability of digital tools has made it easier than ever to record and edit sound, and teachers of composition have noticed. We record sonic texts for our students, and we give aural assignments in many genres: audio essays, podcasts, sonic remediations, interviews, radio shows, think-alouds, experimental pieces, and much more. We're entering an age of soundwriting, where the affordances of sound intersect the pedagogies and practices of writing and rhetoric.

Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War: PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:45pm
The Ohio State University

Responsibility, Morality and The Costs of War:
PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond

Deadline: August 3, 2015

Symposium, Exhibition and Performances
November 12-14, 2015

This symposium is a three-day interdisciplinary event that speaks to key issues facing our nation today: namely the challenges that confront veterans from the numerous, ongoing sites of combat and conflict around the globe. The symposium will include panel discussions by a range of scholars, artists, and veterans, keynote lectures, an art installation, an exhibition, a film screening, a short film exhibition, a solo performance, and a staged reading of a new play.

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology (NeMLA 2016) Sept 30 Deadline

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology. Referencing Rey Chow's notion of entanglement, i.e., a "condition of overlapping recurrences," the panel seeks to analyze the points of recursive coincidence that ensue between cultural manifestations, poetic production, and environmental thinking. Entanglement points to associations of spatial proximity, of overlaying, but also of resistance and tension between phenomena. It thus brings occurrences together through affinity and disjunction alike and offers a powerful paradigm to think about mediation in relation to complex networks and loop interactions.

3rd Annual SF Symposium: The Timescapes of Science Fiction

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:21am
Tel-Aviv University

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium!

From the earliest days of science fiction, the subject of Time has provided fertile ground for exploration and imagination. Divergent histories, time travel, chronoclasms and the manipulation of past and future events are prevalent tropes of the genre.

We are seeking proposals relating to representations and discussions of Time in Science Fiction, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).