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Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
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Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi
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Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:54pm
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18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
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Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University

The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:59pm
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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
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The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

****DEADLINE EXTENDED****
Submissions due July 15, 2015 to aciswest2015@gmail.com

The Hartford Wits and Their Legacy (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Ethan Bumas
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NEMLA might start its annual meeting in Hartford with Hartford, historically with the Algonquians, Dutch and English settlers, or as I propose, the Hartford Wits who met and wrote there in the Revolutionary period. The Hartford Wits are most interesting for their intertwined poetic and national faith: the country and their poetry could accomplish anything. At that time, a new nation, short on army, navy, and cash, could hope to be recognized as a great nation thanks to the glory still accorded to respected art, especially to classics. Sometimes critics convinced themselves the U.S. already had achieved the literary glories of antiquity.

Nabokov International Conference - Biarritz, France - April 28-May 1, 2016

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
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French Vladimir Nabokov Society

"Do the Senses Make Sense?": The Five Senses in Nabokov's Work

International Conference organized by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society

Biarritz, France April 28-May 1, 2016

After the 2013 Conference on "Nabokov and France" in Paris, the Enchanted Researchers – The French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars to reflect upon the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov's work, poetics and aesthetics, for its next International Conference. Keynotes Speakers are Brian Boyd (University of Auckland) and Maurice Couturier (University of Nice).

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT,

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:43am
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Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Disability in Postcolonial Literature and Film due Sept 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:26am
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NEMLA, The Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel invites submissions on the subject of disability as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How do these texts represent, complicate, and undermine the concept of disability? How do disabled characters function in these narratives and to what effect? How does disability intersect with issues of gender, class, race, and ethnicity? How does it inform the construction of citizenship?

Papers might address but are not limited to:

- Disability and war

- Disability, gender, and/or sexuality

- Disability on screen

- Disability and care

- Disability and international aid

- Disability and prostheses

Call for book proposals: Global Exploitation Cinemas

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 3:37am
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Dr Johnny Walker / Northumbria University

CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

New series from Bloomsbury:

GLOBAL EXPLOITATION CINEMAS

Series editors:
Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria, UK) / Dr Austin Fisher (Bournemouth, UK)

Global Exploitation Cinemas is a new book series from Bloomsbury Academic which publishes original monographs and edited volumes of around 80-100,000 words that explore the highly dynamic area of international "exploitation" film production. Encompassing a broad range of contexts, from industry to audiences to cultural history, it considers filmic trends and traditions, the work of specific directors, producers, stars and audiences.

Eco-narratives of the French Caribbean

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:40pm
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Lisa Connell/NeMLA
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Ecological readings of French Caribbean literature provide valuable insight into the relations between the landscape and subjectivity at the same time as they foreground crucial epistemological and aesthetic underpinnings of the region's cultural production. From the metaphorical stance exemplified by Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant and the Créolistes to the gendered spaces of knowledge formation illustrated by Gisèle Pineau and Maryse Condé, the connections between the land and identity, historical coercion and individual empowerment, invite readers to reassess notions of how the land inscribes the experience of colonization.

Translation, Translators, and Untold Literary Histories

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:26pm
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Andrea Ennis-Booth / University of Toronto
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This panel, taking place at the NeMLA Convention 2016 in Hartford, CT, specifically examines two interrelated topics: works whose literary histories have been distinctly shaped by their translation(s) and ways in which literary translations have influenced target cultures. Please submit abstracts (300 words maximum online http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15830) providing unique artistic and cultural perspectives on literary translation, cultural exchange through literary translation, and/or revealing untold stories behind modern-day and historical literary translations. Submission deadline: 30 September 2015.

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