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MLA 2017 Special Session - "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:02pm
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MLA 2017 Special Session Proposal
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We are seeking proposals for a special session at the MLA 2017 conference. Our proposed session, "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination," will consider literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. We invite perspectives representing diverse fields and theoretical approaches, with possible subtopics including but not restricted to nationalism, taxation and reactions to it, democratic societies, populism, labor, and policing.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
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California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

CFP- Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 9th issue Fall 2016, Deadline 31st May

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:25am
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Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities
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estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):

Linguistics

Literature

Music

Cinema

Theology

Philosophy

History

Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.

Theme: non-thematic.

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:10am
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Arul Benito Gerard

Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.

This call seeks papers for a proposed special session panel for the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.

Submit 300 word abstract to Arul Benito Gerard (la14resch01002@iith.ac.in) on or before March 15 2016.

Please note that the panel is subject to acceptance by the MLA Program Committee and is not guaranteed.

- ROUNDTABLE - Teaching World Literature at the Borders

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:36pm
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MMLA 2016 St. Louis, MO
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In the spirit of MMLA's conference theme of "Border States," this roundtable seeks to explore new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses, though others will be considered. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how we introduce students to "world literature" in new and innovative ways, models that move from traditional surveys to the borders of world literature, and ways in which world literature, broadly speaking, can be effectively included in the curricula.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Lit Crit from a Left Perspective - St. John's University Humanities Review

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:15pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Fourteen, Issue 1/Spring 2016)

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, between theory and practice, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those scholars working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.

"Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents," 3-8 December 2016, deadline 15 June 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
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CFP: "Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents"
Mobile, AL, USA, 3-8 December 2016

Abstracts are invited for a conference on literature and the sea, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

Shakespeare and Fear

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:42am
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Société Française Shakespeare

Call for papers for the 2017 conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

12-14 January 2017

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Call for papers

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive (Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Johannes Schlegel / Ralf Haekel / Julia Kroll

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive
(Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

This year marks not only Michel Foucault's 90th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book Let Mots et les Choses, which made Foucault a prominent intellectual figure throughout Europe. We would like to commemorate this double anniversary with a one-day symposium organised by the Department of British Literature and Culture at Göttingen University in cooperation with the Göttingen Center for Genderstudies and the Center for Theory of Culture and Society.

NOSTALGIA - Deadline 20th April 2016

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:06am
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Dandelion Journal, Birkbeck College

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue.

Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump's campaign slogan 'Make America Great Again!' and Ken Loach's The Spirit of '45).

The Comics Work of Neil Gaiman: In Darkness, In Light, and In Shadow (essay abstracts due 15 May 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:47am
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Joseph Michael Sommers, CMU, and Kyle Eveleth, U-Kentucky
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Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher

Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, The Endless, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, etc. from adult graphic novels (Neverwhere) to voluminous amounts of children's graphic novels and illustrated texts (Coraline, Chu's Day, Fortunately, the Milk, Hansel and Gretel etc.), Neil Gaiman has established himself as one of the most prominent, if not prolific, writers in the medium of sequential art in the late twentieth and twenty-first century.

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present A Reader

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:35am
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Rachel May and Anna Brecke

Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
A Reader

"I make these lists [of books] but when on earth will I ever get a chance to read these? Since having kids, instead of reading I do something with them or for them or clean up. I always have this sense of domestic responsibility that makes reading feel self-indulgent but that's ridiculous,"- Jennifer Egan

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