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The University's Reception of Lacan

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 4:28am
Université de Bourgogne

The University's Reception of Lacan

One-day Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon
Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray

French Literature after the Houellebecq Years - Please send your proposal by using the NeMLA link below by Sept. 30

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:58am
NeMLA conference (Hartford, Connecticut - March 17-20, 2016)

March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA French Literature after the Houellebecq Years

In 1998, Michel Houellebecq confirmed his promising debut, "Whatever", by publishing "Elementary Particles", arguably the fin de siècle masterpiece France had been seeking. With it ended the last derivations of the Nouveau Roman.

At the core of his writing, dark realism evidenced the disenchantment seeping in Western civilization. His depiction of the 1968, his harsh critiques of feminism, as well as other unresolvable aspects of his texts, were deemed disturbing.

[Reminder] Contemporary Literature as Digital Literature - NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:27am
Timothy Wilcox / Stony Brook University

Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, ever-increasing recording and broadcasting possibilities, and so on. Even in areas where cell phones and Internet access are absent, lives are still shaped by new forms of globalization building off possibilities - or new needs - opened up by digital technology. This panel seeks papers which examine the relationship between literature and digital technology.

"Small Screen Fictions"

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:11pm
Paradoxa

Paradoxa, Issue in Preparation

Volume 29, "Small Screen Fictions"

Anticipated publication date: December, 2017

Editors:
Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University, Bangor, Wales)
Paweł Frelik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland)
Lisa Swanstrom (Florida-Atlantic, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

Call for Papers 2016 National Black Writers Conference "Writing Race, Embracing Difference

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:46pm
Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

CALL FOR PAPERS
13th National Black Writers Conference
"Writing Race, Embracing Difference"
March 31, 2016 – April 3, 2016
Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
In her classic essay Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, Toni Morrison writes that although the habit of ignoring race may be desirable and generous, "A criticism that needs to insist that literature is not only 'universal' but also 'race-free' risks lobotomizing that literature and diminishes both the art and the artist."

Twenty-First Century South African Literature: Combating Current Human Rights Abuses (ALA conference, April 6-9, 2016)

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
Renée Schatteman/ African Literature Association conference

Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.

[REMINDER] "The Critical 'I'" (9/30/2015; 3/17-20/2015) NEMLA roundtable

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:03pm
David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY

CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts on Philosophy and Poetry, January 29-30, 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:14pm
University of Dallas

"'Dear Homer, if you are not third from the truth about virtue, a craftsman of a phantom, just the one we defined as an imitator, but are also second and able to recognize what sorts of practices make human beings better or worse in private and in public, tell us which of the cities was better governed thanks to you?'" (Plato, Republic, X 599d)

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the second annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference will explore the relationship between philosophy and poetry through the various lenses of philosophy, theology, literature, political philosophy, and the human sciences generally. Related topics include but are not limited to:

The Teaching of Literature across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges: Comparative Perspectives @ACLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Cambridge MA

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016

Organizer: Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

This seminar seeks to bring into conversation a range of faculty – tenured and tenure-track professors, adjunct lecturers, and graduate students – teaching at two-year and four-year institutions.

We will aim to discuss the following pedagogical questions: What ways of reading, writing, and thinking should students be introduced to in their first two years of college, especially if they plan to study literature at a four-year college or university? What do we value most as teachers of literature? What concepts, skills, or texts do we find most fundamental to helping students to read literature deeply and to apply it to other realms of learning?

Misremembering

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:02pm
Ameer Sohrawardy, Rutgers University

This is a collection of essays that will revolve around the idea of misremembering in literature. A diversity of approaches are welcome (eg: historicist, cognitive science, theories of temporality, narrative theory, animal studies.)

Several questions will guide the collection: What does it mean to 'misremember'? What does the 'mis' of 'misremembering' refer to? Something 'not remembered'? Something re-membered differently than the 'original' memory? What are the ontologies of misremembering?

Star Trek and Gender Studies

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:44pm
Nadine Farghaly

Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek has become one of the icons of science fiction. With the 50th anniversary coming up this collection will focus on gender representations within the Star Trek universe throughout these five decades.

[UPDATE] Queer Deviation: Complicating Heteronormative Endings in Early Modern Literature / NeMLA / Hartford, March 17-20, 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:51am
Kelsey Norwood / NeMLA

Critical inquiry into early modern English literature over the last few decades has attended to a proliferation of heteronormative endings in literary texts. These appear, for example, in the form of dramas that end in socially acceptable marriages, such as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, or sonnet sequences like Sidney's Astrophil & Stella, in which a male protagonist is denied a happy ending because his interest lies with a woman who is already engaged or married to another man.

Transnational Lives CFP | disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory Volume 25

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:36am
The Committee on Social Theory at The University of Kentucky

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 December 2015, by 5pm EST

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender & Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:44am
North East Modern Language Association

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

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