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Call for Papers 2016 National Black Writers Conference "Writing Race, Embracing Difference

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:46pm
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Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
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CALL FOR PAPERS
13th National Black Writers Conference
"Writing Race, Embracing Difference"
March 31, 2016 – April 3, 2016
Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
In her classic essay Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, Toni Morrison writes that although the habit of ignoring race may be desirable and generous, "A criticism that needs to insist that literature is not only 'universal' but also 'race-free' risks lobotomizing that literature and diminishes both the art and the artist."

Twenty-First Century South African Literature: Combating Current Human Rights Abuses (ALA conference, April 6-9, 2016)

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:47pm
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Renée Schatteman/ African Literature Association conference
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Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.

[UPDATE] The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture NeMLA, March 17-20, Abstracts Due Sept 30

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:08pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

Chairs: Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) and Allison Siehnel (University at Buffalo)

Submit Abstracts Here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802

[REMINDER] "The Critical 'I'" (9/30/2015; 3/17-20/2015) NEMLA roundtable

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:03pm
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David Bahr, BMCC-CUNY
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CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts on Philosophy and Poetry, January 29-30, 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:14pm
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University of Dallas

"'Dear Homer, if you are not third from the truth about virtue, a craftsman of a phantom, just the one we defined as an imitator, but are also second and able to recognize what sorts of practices make human beings better or worse in private and in public, tell us which of the cities was better governed thanks to you?'" (Plato, Republic, X 599d)

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the second annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference will explore the relationship between philosophy and poetry through the various lenses of philosophy, theology, literature, political philosophy, and the human sciences generally. Related topics include but are not limited to:

The Teaching of Literature across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges: Comparative Perspectives @ACLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Cambridge MA

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
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American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016
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Organizer: Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

This seminar seeks to bring into conversation a range of faculty – tenured and tenure-track professors, adjunct lecturers, and graduate students – teaching at two-year and four-year institutions.

We will aim to discuss the following pedagogical questions: What ways of reading, writing, and thinking should students be introduced to in their first two years of college, especially if they plan to study literature at a four-year college or university? What do we value most as teachers of literature? What concepts, skills, or texts do we find most fundamental to helping students to read literature deeply and to apply it to other realms of learning?

Misremembering

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:02pm
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Ameer Sohrawardy, Rutgers University
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This is a collection of essays that will revolve around the idea of misremembering in literature. A diversity of approaches are welcome (eg: historicist, cognitive science, theories of temporality, narrative theory, animal studies.)

Several questions will guide the collection: What does it mean to 'misremember'? What does the 'mis' of 'misremembering' refer to? Something 'not remembered'? Something re-membered differently than the 'original' memory? What are the ontologies of misremembering?

Star Trek and Gender Studies

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:44pm
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Nadine Farghaly
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Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek has become one of the icons of science fiction. With the 50th anniversary coming up this collection will focus on gender representations within the Star Trek universe throughout these five decades.

[UPDATE] Queer Deviation: Complicating Heteronormative Endings in Early Modern Literature / NeMLA / Hartford, March 17-20, 2016

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:51am
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Kelsey Norwood / NeMLA

Critical inquiry into early modern English literature over the last few decades has attended to a proliferation of heteronormative endings in literary texts. These appear, for example, in the form of dramas that end in socially acceptable marriages, such as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, or sonnet sequences like Sidney's Astrophil & Stella, in which a male protagonist is denied a happy ending because his interest lies with a woman who is already engaged or married to another man.

Transnational Lives CFP | disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory Volume 25

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:36am
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The Committee on Social Theory at The University of Kentucky

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 December 2015, by 5pm EST

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender & Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:44am
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North East Modern Language Association

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

The Wenshan Review (ISSN: 2077-1218): Launch of its new website & call for submissions

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:01am
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The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
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The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, issued both in print and online versions, is excited to announce the launch of its new website: www.wreview.org . Authors are warmly invited to submit articles and book reviews via "Online Submissions." Also, the call remains open for submissions to the special issue on Affective Perspectives from East Asia (which can be found in News). Members of the editorial board are based at top universities in the UK, US, and East Asia and cover almost all research areas of literary and cultural studies. Normally, reviews of articles are completed in 3 months.

Contact Email:
wsreview@nccu.edu.tw

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature & Literary Theory Print ISSN 2277-3967 E- ISSN: 2347-2073

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 6:47am
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Interactions Forum Pune
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967) (Online ISSN: 2347-2073)

VOl. IV Issue IV OCT. 2015

Deadline for submission: 30 Sept. 2015

New Academia is a refereed and indexed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum.

Editing Requirements:

The main paper should contain the Name, Affiliation and Email address of the author. The above information should be placed in the right corner under the Title of the paper.

Image and Information - 8 December 2015, University of St Andrews

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:56am
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The Art of Identification Network

Identification has historically been ratified via the production of paper documents and the presentation of visual images. This workshop will be based upon the premise that the representation of identity formed by such documents and images can be constructively read/viewed alongside the representations offered by literary texts and visual art. The workshop will thus concentrate on the aesthetic dimension of identity documents and the information they contain, and will seek to elucidate the various strategies and theories which, historically, have underwritten the truth-claims made for and by identifying practices.

CFP - GRETA Journal (vol. 21) - Dec. 15th 2015

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:13am
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GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés
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GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 21st volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.

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