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ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
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In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

updated: 
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 

In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th [UPDATE]

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
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Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

REMINDER: Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
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NEMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death?

In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed "Malcolm's sons and daughters." This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

[Update] Graduate Conference at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

**The deadline for submissions has been extended**
We will accept abstracts until Monday, September 15. All applicants will be notified by Friday, September 19.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

IRIE, Vol. 23 (06/2015) - Global Citizenship

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:23am
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International Review of Information Ethics
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Globalization via the digital age is upon us, demanding a new ethics and an intercultural aware-ness while the dialectics of globalism and cyberspace mandate a committed reflection on what the synthesis between the digital realm and global citizenship entails.

Towards a Diasporic Imagination of the Present: an eternal sense of Homelessness.

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:27am
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Tapati Bharadwaj
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Towards a diasporic imagination of the present: an eternal sense of Homelessness.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays that examines and theorizes the notion of diaspora, imagined communities and cultures, and trans-national/ ethnic identities. The collection will be published by Lies and Big Feet, an independent publishing house in India.

For more information, please write to:
Tapati Bharadwaj: tbharadwaj@yahoo.com.

Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:45pm
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Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
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Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller's classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nation-hood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

UPDATE, Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:33pm
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The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
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REVISED DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
www.thelouisvilleconference.com
February 26-28, 2015

The 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

"World Literature, World Religion": A proposed seminar for ACLA 2015

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 6:50pm
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Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design

This is a call for papers for a proposed panel "World Literature, World Religion" at the American Comparative Literature Association 2015 annual meeting to be held at Seattle, Washington, on March 26-29, 2015.

Our panel propose to look at the intersections between religion and literature through the lens of World Literature, which had allowed literary criticism to expand its inquiry into new realms such as the question of scale in the practice of comparative literature, the circulation and migration of literary and religious texts beyond their points of origin, and 'the universal' in aesthetics and ethics.

Neoliberalism and American Literature (20-21 February 2015)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:04pm
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University College Dublin
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Neoliberalism and American Literature

Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin
20-21 February 2015

How has American literature responded to the political, economic and cultural dominance of neoliberalism? What does neoliberalism mean for practices of writing, reading, and selling books? This conference will focus on the production, form and consumption of literature under conditions of neoliberalism.

Speakers include:

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University)
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)
Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Donald Pease (Dartmouth College)
Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)

NEMLA 2015: Oceanic Turns The Politics of Hemispheric American Studies

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 7:20pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.

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