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PAMLA 2016: Creative Writing (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:06am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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"Creative Writing: 'A Shimmer of Possibility': Short Fiction and the Question of Closure"

In a 2003 interview with The Paris Review, Tobias Wolff, reflecting on Chekhov's stories, remarked: "a good story somehow continues in a shimmer of possibility." Should a short story embrace that "possibility" or strive for a degree of closure? And is one approach better suited to the form of short fiction?

Call for Contributions: THE AESTHETICS OF NECROPOLITICS Deadline June 10th 2016.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:13am
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Dr. Natasha Lushetich, University of Exeter
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As a conscious and unconscious, sustained, even efficient effort at 'making and letting die' (Mbembe), necropolitics is systemic to capitalism. The grand-scale destruction of the earth's ecosystems, the overt and covert forms of genocide (the so-called 'war on terror' or the 'refugee crisis'), the feeding of dead poultry to genetically modified legless pigs, or the more recent 'ecological' inventions such as biocremation in which human remains are used to produce heat for leisure centres (Rumble) are only some of the familiar examples.

CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline May 15, 2016)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:20am
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry Vol 3 No 1

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.

Queer Sinners and Saints - Area of 2016 Film & History Conference - Deadline June 1, 2016

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:14am
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Bridget Kies and Carla Bernava, Area Chairs

CFP: Queer Sinners and Saints
An Area of the 2016 Film and History Conference
Conference Theme: Gods & Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film & Television
26-30 October 2016
The Hilton Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI, USA

Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2016

Call for Papers - Gender and Textual Mobility, ANZAMEMS conference 7-10 February 2017

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:12am
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Early Modern Women's Research Network

The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) is convening panels on Gender and Textual Mobility at the upcoming ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Society) conference in Wellington, 7-10 February, 2017.

This is the 11th biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and three keynote speakers have an interest in gender in the medieval and early modern world: Professor Lorna Hutson (English, St Andrews, sponsored by EMWRN), Professor Martha Howell (History, Columbia), and Dr Erin Griffey (Art History, Auckland).

SLSA 2016 – Creating Accounts of Creative Bodies: the Narrative Work of Fertility

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:57pm
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Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
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Babies perform a lot of narrative work. George Eliot's Middlemarch narrator playfully quips that "where there was a baby, things were right enough," and that "error, in general, was a mere lack of that central poising force," and this is often as true for narratives themselves as for the characters therein. Babies often serve as forces of disruption or normatization in literary texts, and this panel seeks to explore the narrative work that the (pro)creative and (pro)created bodies of mothers and babies perform. This panel seeks to situate the creative work of female reproduction in the context of its narrative creation, taking seriously the textual creation and performance of fertility in literary texts.

PAMLA 2016: Television Studies(abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:11pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Proposals are invited that explore, and engage with, any aspect of television. Especially interested in papers that deal with television fandom, ideological criticisms, aesthetics, and production. Papers that attend to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Film Studies (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:04pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of film. Interested in papers that respond to, and engage with, issues of adaptation, transnational production and reception, poetics and form as tied to culture, and material culture. Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Teaching with Media and Technology (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:38pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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The "Teaching with Media and Technology" session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the use of media and technology in any modern language, composition, or literature classroom. However, due to this year's theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties," we are particularly interested in papers that explore the use of digital archives in the literature, language, or rhetoric and composition classroom. Further, we invite papers on a range of topics, including multimodal techniques in the composition classroom, the use of computers and the internet in literature and linguistics classes, and the way technology changes the revision or research process.

PAMLA 2016: Beyond the Children's Paper Book (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:35pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

With the rise of the internet, computers, ipads, and other new media, children's books have begun to transform into post-books, new book-game or book-movie hybrids that are changing the nature of the children's book in the 21st century. In this session, we will theorize the roots of the change (how the new technological post-paper books are different from or similar to other earlier book-hybrids like pop-up books, book-toy hybrids, and book-game hybrids) and the ramifications (material, political, pedagogic, and aesthetic) of the new media.
Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016:Creative Writing: Poetry and Sonnets and Centos, Oh Boy! - See more (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:26pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Please submit a brief bio in the abstract spot, and a longer bio and a poem or two in the proposal spot. Should you need more space, please email me. I welcome submissions by both established and beginning poets.

Proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA online system: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal. You can find out more regarding PAMLA sessions and topic areas here: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas.

PAMLA 2016: Western American Literature (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:07pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This special session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose, and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematize, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:55pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This session, co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society, is looking for any papers dealing with mid-twentieth century poets or poetry, including papers exploring the works of Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, Charles Olson, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Creeley, Mitsuye Yamada, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Anne Sexton, or John Ashbery.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

PAMLA 2016: Disney and Its Worlds (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, Feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

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