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Identity Across the Curriculum

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
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Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
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Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
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PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

MLA 2016: Black Women's Poetry and the Color Line (due 3/15)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:32pm
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MLA / Heidi Morse
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Special Session CFP: Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women's poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet's oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.

Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse (hemorse@umich.edu) by March 15, 2015 (extended deadline). The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, TX from January 7-10.

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:31pm
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

Academic Exchange Quarterly article submissions

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 5:22pm
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Academic Exchange Quarterly
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You are invited to submit your article to
Academic Exchange Quarterly, ISSN 1096-1453
print edition published continuously since 1997.
Use Six simple submission steps
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1b.htm
Thank you.
Steve Pec, Editor & Publisher
Academic Exchange Quarterly
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/willk.htm
E-mail: steve@rapidintellect.com

MLA 2016: Comparative Literature in the Age of Digital Humanities (Deadline March 15)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 4:57pm
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MLA 2016
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Proposals invited for MLA Special Session on Digital Humanities and Comparative Literature. Topics might include, but are not limited to, a critical reading of DH, its use, challenges, and opportunities in the practice and teaching of comparative literature.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a brief bio to ftarlaci@utexas.edu by 15 March 2015

[UPDATE] MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session:Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Jennifer Donahue

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (bwasserman@email.arizona.edu) and Jennifer Donahue (jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu) by March 30, 2015.

The Objects of Performance (MLA 2016)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:14pm
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Ashley Bender / Modern Language Association
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This special session will explore the role of objects in drama and other public spectacles of the long eighteenth century. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words by 20 March 2015.

Lamar Journal of the Humanities article submissions

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Lamar Journal of the Humanities
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The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish.

[UPDATE] The Counterpublics of Underground Comix: MLA 2016 Special Session

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57pm
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MLA/Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer



When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

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