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Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016): Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:16pm
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Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
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Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.

Critical essays on all aspects of Caribbean Writers [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Previously unpublished poetry and literary nonfiction from Caribbean artists [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Visual art images and video links to performances by Caribbean artists [working from Canada] accompanied by artistic statements also will be accepted for publication consideration.

Interviews with Caribbean Artists [working from Canada] will be considered as a special feature of Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016).

Call for Submission

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Prachya Review
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For the winter issue our theme colors are blue and white and the theme of writing is expected to go according to the color. So, the theme for submission for the next issue is "Innocence with Alienation and Chaos". This time we are happy to include two more genres – short drama and flash fiction. As our webzine is a combination of literature and art, this time we would be happy to have photo stories and art pieces as well.

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University
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"Pleasure and Suspicion"

Conference Hosted by Duke University Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective.

Keynote addresses by Joan Copjec, Brown University & Eugenie Brinkema, MIT

February 26-27, 2016

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to pleasureandsuspicion@gmail.com

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture (NeMLA 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:25pm
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NeMLA; March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT; Abstracts Due Oct 5; Submissions online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802

Chairs: Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) and Allison Siehnel(University at Buffalo)
Contact email: NZeftel@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Submissions: online only at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802
Submission deadline extended: October 5, 2015

Proposed panel for CEA, March 31-April 2, 2016; panel deadline Oct. 25, 2015

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:13pm
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Questioning the Calls for Creativity in the Classroom

The CEA 2016 Call for Papers for its annual conference (March 31-April 2, 2016) invites submissions on the broad topic of creation (http://cea-web.org/) . That cfp includes a discussion of creation as an act which can "stimulate creativity or creation in others." As educators of literature or composition, what kinds of messages are we sent about incorporating "creativity" in our classrooms, and what kinds of concerns or frustrations does such championing of creativity in our pedagogy raise?

UPDATE: Longfellow, Writer of Books: New Deadline, 10/5/15; 3/17-3/20/16

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:31am
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NeMLA, Northeat Modern Language Association
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Longfellow, Writer of Books: Interpretations of the Single Volume or Collection

This panel for the NeMLA 2016 Annual Convention, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from March 17 to March 20, 2016, seeks papers that continue the renaissance in the study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The submission deadline has been extended to October 5, 2015.

[UPDATE--New Deadline: Oct. 5] Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:27am
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Justine Dymond, Springfield College

Submission Deadline Extended to October 5, 2015.

In "Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique," Viet Thanh Nguyen suggests that a category of refugee literatures outside of disciplinary borders of national literatures "allow[s] a different set of connections across time and space that point somewhere else besides assimilation into the nation and to affiliations with other people besides US citizens" (934). What connections are necessary to make, and what kinds of borders do we have to cross, in the teaching of refugee literatures? With Nguyen's words in mind, this roundtable session aims to explore our encounters with literatures of refugee experience in the classroom.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:10am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

Writing, Religion, and Enlightenment panel at BSECS 2016 (St Hugh's College, Oxford, UK 6th-8th January 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
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Laura Davies, University of Southampton
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The focus of this panel is the relationship between writing and religion in the period of the Enlightenment (broadly interpreted). We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on this theme in relation to texts, from the canonical to the unpublished, connected with or produced by different religious denominations and communities (Anglican, Dissenting, Catholic, Jewish, Baptist, Quaker and others).

Accessibility in the Middle Ages

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 8:31am
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Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
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The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-sixth annual Student Colloquium, which will take place on Saturday, February 20th at the A.D. White House. This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:45am
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Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016
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In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

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