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New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:41pm
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Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
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Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal. I wish to submit a proposal for a Special Topics issue on the literary works of Ernest J. Gaines. As you know, Gaines, at age 82, is a literary icon, still writing and living in the great state of Louisiana. From his first published short story, "The Turtles" (1956), to the 2006 publication of "Mozart and Leadbelly," he has not wavered from his love of all things "Point Coupee" and the memory of life on the plantation of his birth in 1933.

Global Urban Higher Education: the challenges and potentials of internationalisation, 16-17 September 2015. Deadline: 27 April

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:29pm
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Urban Lab+

In a world that is both rapidly urbanising and globalising, it is widely acknowledged that it is crucial to facilitate urban education that is based on global knowledge and addresses international issues. But it is not always clear how this can be best implemented in practice, especially to ensure urban education plays a constitutive role in addressing issues of urban inequality and global disparities in the production of urban knowledge, and in the application of expertise.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:19pm
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MLA Special Session

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life. Despite this claim, the hobo continues to exhibit a cultural unconscious onto American narratives well into the present. This session aims to explore the hobo as 'he' becomes a special kind of subject in the twentieth century, breaking apart from early-century labor politics to become a transitional figure of individualistic and opportunistic strategies.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA [UPDATE].

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:30am
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Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
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[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2/28/15]

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

Technical Writing Regular Panel - Theme: "Sound and Story: The Rythms of Language" (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:26am
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South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA)
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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:

Leticia Slabaugh Slabaugh@UHCL.edu or
Anne-Marie Womack Awomack1@tulane.edu.

Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2015

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:23am
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Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX
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MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

Papers might engage with critical race studies, queer studies, children's and YA literature, and/ or issues of public authorship and collaboration. 250-word abstracts; short bios by 8 March 2015; Kristen Proehl (kproehl_at_brockport.edu)

'Fashion & Art History', University of York, 29-30 June 2015 (Deadline: 27.3.2015)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:31am
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Tilo Reifenstein / Association of Art Historians (AAH)
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The Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate research. It takes place at a different university each year in early Summer.

'Fashion & Art History'
University of York
29 - 30 June 2015

Fashion and art often follow a shared trajectory of social, political, and historical circumstances. In collaboration with the University of York, the AAH's annual Student Summer Symposium will explore the relationship between fashion and art, by inviting papers that engage with this subject across a wide range of chronological and theoretical perspectives.

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:26am
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Eir-Anne Edgar
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Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution. Papers may choose to explore a wide variety of texts, such as film, novels, or others.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

Discourses of Development, Destruction and Desecration: Studies in the Manipulation of Nature

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:55am
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The Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University



"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money." —Alanis Obomsawin, 1972


DATE: October 31, 2015
DAY: Saturday
BUILDING: Shalom
CONTENT: Keynote Address, Panel Discussions, and Concurrent Sessions
LANGUAGES: English & Japanese

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:53am
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Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Date: 5-­‐6 June, 2015
Application deadline: 15 March, 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:42am
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Gordon College
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The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.

Second-Generation Cognitive Narratology (MLA 2016 Special Session)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 7:29am
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Daniel Irving (Stony Brook University)
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Seeking abstracts for a proposed special session at MLA 2016, next January 7-10 in Austin, Texas. This panel seeks to explore how 4E – embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended – and distributed cognition can illuminate the study of narrative. Send a 300-word abstract (or any inquiries) to danieljirving1@gmail.com by March 15.

CfP: The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies. Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Ponzanesi. 5 June 2015

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:59am
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OSL (Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies)
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Call for Papers
The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies
Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Sandra Ponzanesi
University of Amsterdam, University Theatre 1.01A
June 5, 2015
Organized by OSL (Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies), NOG (Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies) and PCI (Postcolonial Studies Initiative)

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