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[UPDATE] NeMLA (ASLE Session): Climate Change Pedagogy (deadline 9/30/15; Hartford, CT, 3/17-3/20/16)

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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Climate Change Pedagogy: Literature, Arts, Interdisciplinarity, Action (Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment [ASLE])

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

Deadline extended to Oct. 15: Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. Oct. 20 - 22, 2016, University of Calgary

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see discoursedynamics.ca). As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

UPDATE-- ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.

Sindiwe Magona: Writer/Advocate for Human Rights in South Africa, ALA conference (April 6-9, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ African Literature Association
contact email: 

The highly-prolific and well-acclaimed South African author Sindiwe Magona has been a voice for human rights and justice throughout her three decades as a writer. Her many works (including two novels, four plays, two collections of stories, two autobiographies, over 120 children's books, one biography, and one collection of poetry) demonstrate a common preoccupation with the injustices and indignities faced by South Africans both during and after apartheid. Whatever the genre, Magona focuses primarily on the experiences of women and children and provides a glimpse into domestic and familial side of life in South Africa.

"Cities of the Future" - 2016 NeMLA - Hartford, CT

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
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This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums. In particular, it seeks papers responding to one or more of the following questions: In what ways have American writers and filmmakers envisioned future urban landscapes? In what ways have these visions changed over the course of American history and why? How have urban theorists, critics, and reformers as well as particular ideologies (Christian, technocratic, socialist, libertarian, environmentalist, etc.) shaped them? In what ways do the past and present (or the erasure of the past and/or present) affect their depictions?

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"
Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

1616 Symposium (Rhodes College, April 21-22, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare at Rhodes
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2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Rhodes College, through the bequest of Dr. Iris Annette Pearce, celebrates Shakespeare's quatercentenary anniversary with a free public symposium on the year 1616 on April 21-22, 2016:

www.rhodes.edu/1616

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 12/1/2015

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The conference theme is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear."

Abstract deadline: December 1, 2015.

CFP: SWPACA Myth and Fairy Tales Area (11/1/15; 2/10-13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Abstracts/Proposals Due: 1 November 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM
Conference information available at http://southwestpca.org

CFP: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/15; 2/10-13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 9:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

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