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[Update] Contemporary Medievalisms, NeMLA, Toronto 4/30-5/3

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:04pm
Emily Lauer

The proliferation of medievalism in popular culture - as Chaucer's Twitter account, Game of Thrones, and historical young adult novels set in Medieval Europe all attest - expresses varying ideas about what the Middle Ages could mean to our current historical moment. This panel seeks papers that explore contemporary ideas about the Middle Ages as they appear in a variety of popular culture venues. We especially welcome those that engage with global perspectives on the idea of the 'Middle Ages.'

Submit an abstract online by September 30:

The Aesthetics of Erasure (Journal Special Issue, Abstracts Due 11/15/14)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:01am
Paul Benzon, Temple University

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the spring 2015 edition: Vol. 11 – 01


The Aesthetics of Erasure


Paul Benzon, Temple University

Sarah Sweeney, Skidmore College

Pat Badani



2015 ACLA Seminar: Negotiating the Complementarity of Literature and Philosophy

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:49am
American Comparative Literature Association

3/26-3/29: Seattle, WA

We hope to use the occasion of this two-day or three-day seminar to sketch a genealogy of appeals to the literary as complement to/completion of philosophy, particularly with the intention of thinking past antithetical confrontations of these terms. The investigation might initially be organized around two questions: what aspects of the philosophical become problematic from the perspective of the literary, and what specific features of the literary allow it to complement/expand/augment philosophy?

ACLA 2015 CFP: Europe and Its Other(3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:52am
Hiroki Yoshikuni, University of Tokyo; Yoshiaki Mihara, Doshisha University

Although it was significantly eclipsed by the United States and the Soviet Union in the last century, Europe was once a name for total domination of the world, a name that not only commanded cultural and political authority but also was—and still is—tied up with memories of its violence and crime. Franz Fanon famously declared, "leave this Europe where they are never done talking of Man, yet murder men everywhere they find them, at the corner of every one of their own streets, in all the corners of the globe." On the other hand, however, there is a sense of incompleteness about this name.

Announcement & Invitation to Authors

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:51am
Scholoxy Publications

The publisher and Editor are pleased to announce the formation of a new publication, the Scholoxy Publications. The publisher is dedicated to covering all possible topics under science.
At this time, we invite researchers & authors to submit their manuscript for review.

Advantages of publishing your article in Scholoxy Publication:
• Online Publishing (e-publisher)
• Rapid Review
• Links, Added value
• Copyrights to the authors
We request to all the researchers & authors to make your contributions to the journal with your papers.

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4/30-5/2/2014 NeMLA conference, Toronto; submit by 9/30/2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Dealing with Academic Stress and Personal Crises
This board-sponsored roundtable aims to help NeMLA's members deal with academic stress and personal crises (e.g. divorce, death, serious health issues, caregiving, among other challenges). The goal of this roundtable is sharing helpful suggestions and strategies with the audience rather than telling personal stories. To ensure that participants represent different professional categories and that all types of crises are covered, interested participants are invited to submit their detailed 300- to 350-word proposals.
Chair: Josephine McQuail

please submit using link above

NEMLA 2015: Urban Ecology and the Postcolonial Global Subject

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:36pm
Vivek Freitas, Tufts University

This panel considers the specific role of urban environments in imagining postcolonial subjects' relationship to the world. How and why do cities function as the locus for a cosmopolitan identity, while villages remain the bearers of tradition? How have discourses of globalization and environmental justice changed considerations of postcolonial subjectivity and environments in our century? What literary innovations have helped represent the sedimented historical landscapes of colonialism, global capitalism, and histories of devastation?

Chair: Vivek Freitas

Area: Anglophone

Cross: Culture & Media Studies

Government / Literature - ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:18am
Nicholas Hengen Fox & Kevin Riordan / Portland Community College & Nanyang Technological University

"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.