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The Pedagogical (Re)Turn (9/30/15)

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.

Women, Democracy, and the Ideology of Exclusion (Volume of Collected Essays) [UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:12am
The University of Alabama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A VOLUME OF COLLECTED ESSAYS

Women, Democracy, and the Ideology of Exclusion
From the Birth of Democracy through the Early 20th Century

Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, The University of Alabama (Editor)
Katerina Kitsi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Co-Editor)

Update: Lacan and Literature 18-20 March 2016 NeMLA Hartford CT by 9/30/2015

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:32pm
J. A. McQuail -- NeMLA

Papers are invited for a panel on Lacan and Literature at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Hartford, CT. 3/18-20 2015. Papers may be on specific literary figures like Poe and Joyce who Lacan explored, or consist of an in-depth analysis of Lacan's own writings and style. Lacanian analysis of works by authors not specifically examined by Lacan are also welcome. Please send an abstract or completed papers to jmcquail@tntech.edu by 9/30/2015; put NeMLA Lacan in subject heading. Papers should be 15-20 minutes maximum.

[UPDATE] Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology." NeMLA Hartford, CT DEADLINE: 9/30

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers 46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology." The video essay represents an active place where the barriers between disciplines is merged and converging, and where pedagogical practices, as well as analytical examination, can take place across academic borders.

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference 31 March–2 April 2016 University of Washington, Seattle

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 9:03pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2016 Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, 31 March – 2 April 2016. Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand, and South Pacific literary, film, and cultural studies are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori or other indigenous topics are especially welcome. Proposals from graduate students are strongly encouraged. Presentations are generally 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats will be considered. Please send a paper title and 250-word proposal (or alternate format description) by 15 November 2015 to Brenda Machosky (machosky@hawaii.edu).

NeMLA 17-20 March 2016 cfp: Triangular Atlantic Entanglements: Rights and Revolutions (U. S., France, Haiti)

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 4:15pm
Robert R. Daniel / Saint Joseph's U

Over about three decades, three distinct political revolutions took place in three distinct places. Inspired by Enlightenment-era notions (including human equality, the necessity of respecting rights and the state's legitimacy being determined in some measure by the consent of the governed), these revolutions generated radically different results. Each displayed significant internal tensions and cognitive dissonances (e.g. the proclamation of human rights coexisting with the institution of slavery and/or the practice of genocide or mass homicide).

Neo -Victorianism and Steampunk - The 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:50pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk
The 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

February 10th – 13th, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Submission Deadline: November 1st 2015 at conference2016.southwestpca.org

[UPDATE] The Contemporary Canon

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]

This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.

Triangular Atlantic Entanglements: Rights and Revolutions (U. S., France, Haiti), NeMLA 17-20 March 2016

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:32pm
Robert R. Daniel / Saint Joseph's University

This session seeks to discern and categorize some of the important "entanglements" between the U.S., France and Haiti. It will focus specifically on writers and works from these three countries who look to the different revolutions and their resulting cultures, thematizing human rights as a fundamental social principle and revolutionary thinking as a process. The panel is intended to be cross-cultural and comparative. Papers informed by post-colonial theory or by cultural and ethical frameworks are particularly welcome.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:02pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities: The Journal of Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)

Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2015

HERA is pleased to announce an upcoming issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities that focuses on noir visions in American culture (www.h-e-r-a.org).

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French couldn't help but notice their dark and emotionally bankrupt quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain feature moody, morally bankrupt characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

The University's Reception of Lacan

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 4:28am
Université de Bourgogne

The University's Reception of Lacan

One-day Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon
Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray

French Literature after the Houellebecq Years - Please send your proposal by using the NeMLA link below by Sept. 30

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:58am
NeMLA conference (Hartford, Connecticut - March 17-20, 2016)

March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA French Literature after the Houellebecq Years

In 1998, Michel Houellebecq confirmed his promising debut, "Whatever", by publishing "Elementary Particles", arguably the fin de siècle masterpiece France had been seeking. With it ended the last derivations of the Nouveau Roman.

At the core of his writing, dark realism evidenced the disenchantment seeping in Western civilization. His depiction of the 1968, his harsh critiques of feminism, as well as other unresolvable aspects of his texts, were deemed disturbing.

[Reminder] Contemporary Literature as Digital Literature - NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:27am
Timothy Wilcox / Stony Brook University

Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, ever-increasing recording and broadcasting possibilities, and so on. Even in areas where cell phones and Internet access are absent, lives are still shaped by new forms of globalization building off possibilities - or new needs - opened up by digital technology. This panel seeks papers which examine the relationship between literature and digital technology.

"Small Screen Fictions"

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:11pm
Paradoxa

Paradoxa, Issue in Preparation

Volume 29, "Small Screen Fictions"

Anticipated publication date: December, 2017

Editors:
Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University, Bangor, Wales)
Paweł Frelik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland)
Lisa Swanstrom (Florida-Atlantic, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

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