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ACLA 2016 Seminar: Secularization and the Novel - Proposals Due Sept. 23rd

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:41pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge and Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?

John Steinbeck as an International Writer - San Jose, CA, May 4-6, 2016

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:26pm
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Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University
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The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars announces a conference, "John Steinbeck as an International Writer," to be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library at San José State University, May 4-6, 2016 (immediately preceding the 2016 Steinbeck Festival in Salinas/Monterey)

Submit Proposals: http://www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/conference

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Astro
Provost Emeritus and Professor of English at Drexel University
Author of many works of Steinbeck scholarship including John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts: The Shaping of a Novelist.

[UPDATE] American Literature Association Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature," Feb. 25-27, 2016

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:45pm
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American Literature Association
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Proposals are welcome for papers and panels on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, ethnic literatures, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction.

Send one page proposals or abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2015.

See American Literature Association website for further details on hotel accommodations.

William Faulkner

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:36pm
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American Literature Association
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The American Literature Association is sponsoring a panel on William Faulkner at the American Literature Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature" to be held from February 25-27, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Please send one page abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2016.

Herman Melville

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:34pm
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American Literature Association
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The American Literature Association is sponsoring a panel on Herman Melville at the American Literature Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature" to be held from February 25-27, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Please send one page abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2016.

Cormac McCarthy

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:32pm
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American Literature Association
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The American Literature Association is sponsoring a panel on Cormac McCarthy at the American Literature Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature" to be held from February 25-27, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Please send one page abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2016.

Ernest Hemingway

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:31pm
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American Literature Association
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The American Literature Association is sponsoring a panel on Ernest Hemingway at the American Literature Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature" to be held from February 25-27 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Please send one page abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2016

James Fenimore Cooper

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:27pm
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American Literature Association
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The American Literature Association is sponsoring a panel on James Fenimore Cooper at the American Literature Association Symposium "Frontiers and Borders in American Literature" to be held from Feb 25-27, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Please send abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu by December 1, 2015

redyns GREEN: Spatial Relationships e-Journal

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:47pm
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redyns GREEN

Call for content: As a multi-disciplinary and multi-medium e-Journal, we invite traditional and non-traditional content such as: narratives, articles, letters, proposals, research, literature reviews, viewpoints, conceptual, and general reviews of anything place or space related. We equally welcome poetry, travel logs, personal journal excepts, and photographs / digital images. Digital images of artwork, drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, environmental art or sculpture, murals, creative landscapes, built structures and mixed media are also encouraged. Let's not forget book reviews, film reviews, memoirs, graphic design, and information architecture.

JAMES BALDWIN AND THE PERFORMANCE OF RACE, GENDER, AND IDENTITY IN THE ARTS

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:42pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.

The Literature and Film of the Wars in Iraq

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:41pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Narrative representations of war have long been important culturally, having the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historical events. Susan Mackey-Kallis, a film studies scholar, observes that popular films, and I would add popular novels, help to "make sense retrospectively by storytelling in the present, drawing on events in the past," which then "shape[s] that past and make[s] it usable" (23). Literary and filmic representations of war are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. These representations stand alongside historical documents, news reports, journalism, and non-fiction to create a full perspective of war and the experience of serving in it.

ACLA 2016 - "Networking Modernisms"

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Melissa Dinsman
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This seminar invites scholars to mine the convergences of "networks"--a multifaceted conceptual, historical, and methodological term--and "modernisms"--a spectrum of aesthetic engagement with modernity's interrelated histories of empire, technology, and migration. Putting "network" into play as both noun and verb, we seek not only to parse modernism as a collection of networks but to uncover how modernist objects build networks. Questions we might begin to engage include: Can we see modernist texts not only as interacting with emerging transportation and media networks but also forging networks as a mode of literary, visual, and sonic representation? Can modernists' understanding of networked culture and society inform our own?

CFP: Globalizing the Human(ities) the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Intl. Region of the AAR

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:58am
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Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion
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CFP: Globalizing the Humanities - #EIRAAR

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"Globalizing the Human(ities)"Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2016 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Globalizing the Human(ities).

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