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[UPDATE] - SCMLA - Nashville - Technical Writing

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:43pm
South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA)

Technical Writing Regular Panel
South Central Modern Languages Association Conference

WHERE: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

WHEN: October 31st - November 3rd, 2015

The South Central Modern Languages Association brings together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines, and this year the conference will focus around the theme of "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language." We welcome papers on the theory, pedagogy, or public applications of technical writing to help us explore the language and stories of this field.

To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:

Call for Articles on Radicalism

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:43pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

Marx and The Arts

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:34pm

According to Marx, man's aesthetic sense is socially acquired, rather than innate. As cultural producers, artists must labor in the system for the benefit of the market as well as be committed to the working-class cause. In keeping with the theme of SAMLA87, this panel will seek to explore the ways that social constructs can influence all mediums of art. Papers dealing with any aspect of Marxism will be considered as well. Please send abstracts, A/V requirements, and a brief bio to Emma Baughman, Georgia State University, at Deadline is 10 June 2015.

Migration & Marginalities: C21 Routes - deadline: 1st April 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:39pm
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:11am

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Studies in South Asian Film and Media: Special issue on 'The Region',

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:43am
Studies in South Asian Film & Media

The economic and political/cultural impact and transformation due to neoliberal policies and the globalizing agendas of capital are to be seen at the level of the region as much as they are at the national. Indeed, under the thrust of global financial and technological forces the region as a linguistic, geographical and political entity is at once sutured to and independent of the nation. The power of capital and corporations, often circumventing the national structures of power and governance, allows them to directly intervene into and shape the affective and ideological landscape of specific regions. The very process of integration into capital is disintegrative, heightening the region even as it dissolves its distance from capital.

The Berkeley Conference on Precarious Aesthetics, October 15-17, 2015 (Submission May 1)

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:26am
Berkeley Center for New Media

Confirmed speakers include:
Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Christine Ross, McGill University
Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley
Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley
Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University
W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago

Is it … always an advantage to replace an indistinct picture by a sharp one? Isn't the indistinct one often exactly what we need? (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §71)

[UPDATE] Literature & Politics Panel @ SCMLA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:54pm
South Central MLA (

Extended Deadline: April 6.

This is an open topic session. We seek papers exploring the intersections of literature and politics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words.

PAMLA 2015 113th Annual Convention: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:11pm
PAMLA 2015 113th Annual Convention: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

Proposals are invited on any aspect of Rhetorical Approaches to Literature. PAMLA 2015's special conference theme is "Literature and Time," so papers that consider Literature and Time will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to Rhetorical Approaches to Literature are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at

[UPDATE] SLSA 2015 Panel: 'The Biopolitics of Sensation'. With Patricia Clough + Orit Halpern

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 2:01pm
Mark Paterson

We have confirmed the participation of Patricia Clough (author, The Affective Turn, and Beyond Biopolitics) and Orit Halpern (author, Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945).

As in our previous post, we are still seeking submissions for our panel "The biopolitics of sensation" for SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) meeting, 'After Biopolitics', at Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 12 – 15, 2015.

Deadline is soon, March 30th. Please send c250 word abstracts to both organizers:

"Silence and Documentation," July 10-11 2015 — DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:41pm
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC

Call for Papers: Silence and Documentation
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference
July 10-11 2015
Keynote: TBA

"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
—Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology

UPDATE: Hearing Voices (4/6/15; MSA 17, 11/19-11/22, Boston)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:34pm
Reena Sastri; Modernist Studies Organization

Hearing Voices (panel, Modernist Studies Association annual conference, Boston, November 2015)

How do we hear poetic voice? How do poems reflect and respond to language as spoken and heard? Moving beyond habitual equations of voice with sincerity, what perspectives might we bring to bear on the phenomenon of hearing and the idea of voice in the poetry of modernism and after?

Between Nation and World: Modernist Communities in Crisis [MSA17 Boston]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:58am
Marius Hentea, Manchester Metropolitan University

Between Nation and World: Modernist Communities in Crisis

This proposed panel for MSA 17 explores the ways in which modernist writers, and the communities they form, navigate between the demands of national authorship and an imagined world 'republic of letters'. The panel is especially interested in how modernist communities are reshaped and reformed during moments of geopolitical crisis, when the boundaries of national and global citizenship are renegotiated and reimagined. What do fellow writers, critics, and the public expect in terms of national or global political belonging and attachment, and how can these expectations or duties inform (or deform) the literary?

Professional Reading: Art or Science?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:21am
Andrew Kopec/ Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)

Extending from the conference theme — Arts & Sciences — this special session for the 2015 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention in Columbus, OH seeks papers that engage the vibrant debates over critical "reading."

-To what extent do new modalities of reading imagine themselves as an art, a science, or both?

-What's at stake in the calls for new reading practices, from surface reading to distant reading, from zoomable reading to dialectical reading, and so on?

-To which specific conditions do new reading practices respond?

-To which rhetorical, theoretical (interpretive), and/or scientific traditions do these practices turn or, alternately, shun?