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Teaching 18th-century British Literature: Interdisciplinary Approaches

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 2:10pm
Tonya J. Moutray / NEMLA 2016

This roundtable explores interdisciplinary methods of approaching the teaching of 18th-century British and Anglophone literature, including Restoration and Romantic literatures. Participants will share innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies that bring students more fully into the literary, artistic, cultural, and historical worlds of these time periods. Discussion of the use of experiential and/or multimodal approaches in and outside of the classroom is particularly welcome. Abstracts should include a title and be no more than 300 words. Please submit abstracts through the nemla website at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html no later than Sep.

[UPDATE] What's Love Got to Do with it: Theory, Desire, and Performance (ACLA, Harvard, 3/17-3/20/16; deadline 9/23/15)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:48pm
Yomaira Figueroa (Michigan State University), Carolyn Ureña (Rutgers University)

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American Comparative Literature Association 2016 Conference
Harvard University
March 17-20, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: Sept 23, 2015
Submissions portal is live: http://www.acla.org/seminar/what%E2%80%99s-love-got-do-it-theory-desire-...

What does love make us do? How is love understood outside of hegemonic contexts?

Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29-30

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:16pm
The Acacia Group at California State University Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.

Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by December 1st, 2015. Submission email: dsandner@fullerton.edu

Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:16pm
Parsons Institute for Information Mapping, The New School

The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) is a quarterly publication of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping. PJIM focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualization and its disciplines.

With each issue, the Journal aims to present novel ideas and approaches that advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through visual, engineering, and cognitive methods. PJIM publishes original essays, academic manuscripts, interactive and non-interactive projects, and project documentation. Our goal—shared by those submitting to the publication—is to disseminate knowledge on the theories and applications of information mapping, design, and visualization.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:10pm
Kathleen Alves/CUNY

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

How do two-year college instructors put feminist theory into pedagogical practice? This roundtable discusses forms of feminist pedagogy in the community college classroom. Participants are invited to share methods and ideas of pedagogy for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies across the disciplines. Papers should aim to address gender and sexuality issues, along with race and class, within and outside the rapidly transforming academic space of the two-year college.

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology (NeMLA 2016) Sept 30 Deadline

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology. Referencing Rey Chow's notion of entanglement, i.e., a "condition of overlapping recurrences," the panel seeks to analyze the points of recursive coincidence that ensue between cultural manifestations, poetic production, and environmental thinking. Entanglement points to associations of spatial proximity, of overlaying, but also of resistance and tension between phenomena. It thus brings occurrences together through affinity and disjunction alike and offers a powerful paradigm to think about mediation in relation to complex networks and loop interactions.

The Literacy Boom and Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March 2016

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:55pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Recent work on world literary systems has done much to illuminate the history, geography, and politics of our present-day literary moment. We now know much about the uneven circulation of narrative forms across the globe; about the ethical and epistemological challenges facing translation; and about the impact that literary markets have had on literary and cultural production.

Seminar: Reading Visual Cultures (ACLA 2016 Seminar March 17-20 2016 at Harvard)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:40am
Co-Organizers: Margaret Galvan, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Leah Souffrant, New York University

It has been more than fifty years since Susan Sontag insisted: "What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more." To what extent has this lesson been learned? And how committed are we to teaching it? And through what methods? This seminar seeks to examine the possibilities and limitations of theoretical approaches that help us understand and assess Gloria Anzaldúa's claim that the "image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge; words are the cables that hold up the bridge. Images are more direct, more immediate than words, and closer to the unconscious. Picture language precedes thinking in words; the metaphorical mind precedes analytical consciousness."

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:58am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University

Online registration is now open for the following conference at:

http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for
Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre
for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester
England 19-21 November 2015

Poems Invited for Dec. 2015 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 27th Issue

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:10am
Cyberwit.net

Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

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