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The Student as Writer: Embodiment, Mindfulness, and Disability in the Composition Classroom [NEMLA 2016, March 17-20; Hartford]

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:26am
Heather Urbanski, Fitchburg State

In this session, we review ways to approach the First Year Composition and other writing classrooms by focusing on the students as embodied writers, taking student-centered pedagogy to a new level. Areas of interest for papers include, but are not limited to, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and disability studies. A combination of theoretical and practical perspectives will be employed to locate the student as embodied writer within the disciplinary tradition.

Abstracts should be submitted to the NEMLA database available at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/ViewProposals

The Text as Being: Ontologies of Redemption, Repair, and Regret, ICLA Congress, 21-27 July 2016

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:56pm
ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

For the upcoming conference of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), the Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature, invites submissions for the following panel, "The Text as Being: Ontologies of Redemption, Repair, and Regret." The conference will take place at the University of Vienna, Vienna Austria.

Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2016 (Seattle, WA; March 21-25)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:13pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for our annual conference. We seek proposals for scholarly discussions on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends. We welcome a wide range of topics and approaches, but ask that proposals go beyond plot summary, extending existing scholarship in new directions. We seek proposals that have a clear and focused argument that can be developed adequately in a 15-minute presentation.

Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art / Oct 15-17, 2015 NYC

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:54pm
Afghan American Artists and Writers Association (AAAWA)

The Series
The Afghan American Artists and Writers Association (AAAWA) invites artists and writers from the Afghan diaspora in North America to participate in Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art, a three-day series of literary, visual, and performance art responding to the different relationships, connections, detachments, and dispositions one can have to "the homeland" in one's creative work. The program is designed to critically engage with the question of what kinds of expectations and creative freedom does being called upon as a member of a diaspora place on artists, writers, and intellectuals.

Expanded Horizons: New Approaches to CinemaScope Aesthetics (SCMS 2016 Atlanta, Submit by 7/29)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:01pm
Anthony Coman, University of Florida; Sam Roggen, University of Antwerp


This panel invites papers exploring the production history, aesthetics, and legacy of CinemaScope films. The anamorphic technology, seized upon by Twentieth Century-Fox in an effort to revitalize studio finances, presented technical and formal challenges to Hollywood's established methods of filmmaking and spurred the creativity of many filmmakers. The early CinemaScope years therefore offer a prime case for studying how a phase of technological change might have influenced the work of classical studio directors.

Race and Comics: The Politics of Representation in Sequential Art | NeMLA 2016

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 3:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015

This panel welcomes papers that examine the treatment of race and racial relations in comic books, whether in superhero narratives, graphic memoirs, web comics, or other forms of sequential art both inside and outside the United States. How are comics used to document and represent racialized identities? How have the medium and its surrounding fan communities adapted earlier content to speak to current topics?

Update to CFP for Barzakh's Spring 2015 Issue (3/5/2015)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 3:42pm
Barzakh Magazine

The editors of Barzakh Magazine are proud to present our new RAGE issue, featuring new work by Lydia Davis and other talented writers! Our writers approach the question of RAGE in its varied iterations and demonstrate that creative inquiries into the topic can be as diverse as the contentious history of the word.

We'd like to thank all UAlbany's faculty, our staff, and our contributors for helping us to put together the issue. You can find it at barzakh.net under the "Current Issue" heading!

Best,
The Editors at Barzakh Magazine

2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:48pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

Utopia on the Margins (NeMLA 3/17-3/20/16; deadline 9/30/15)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:32pm
Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College

"Utopia on the Margins"
Northeast Modern Language Association
Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

Utopian discourse has been a powerful tool for disempowered groups to critique the social norms of the present and imagine future equality. Yet recent scholarship has critiqued the limits of utopia itself. This panel will examine utopian, dystopian, and anti-utopian texts by people of color, women, and members of other disempowered groups in order to consider how writers on the margins continue, reimagine, or reject utopian traditions. Papers may address recent fiction or previously overlooked texts that engage with utopian conventions.

Cities, Centers, and Limits in Post-1945 American Literature (March 17-20, NeMLA 2016)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:22pm
Tim Clarke, Caroline Holland

The city is a frequent topos in the literature of modernism and post-modernism, traceable from T. S. Eliot's "Unreal City" of The Waste Land to the imagined Guadalajara of John Ashbery's "The Instruction Manual," and yet, our sense of urban space grows less certain after 1945, when both the city and its literature change rapidly in step with the new post-war world. These times of mounting anxiety over city space and its expanding limits--from suburbs and slums to the growing insularity of neighborhoods--also give rise to a problem of literary periodization: where does modernism end, and what succeeds it? Should we speak of a "long modernism" (Amy Hungerford 2008), or do the aesthetics of the period demand another name altogether?

"The Autobiographical bande dessinée: When Art Imitates Life".

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:48pm
47th Annual NeMLA Convention in Hartford, CT (March 17-20, 2016)

In recent years, the critical discourse surrounding the personal narrative has increasingly recognized autobiography as an important literary genre that is developed within a continuously evolving framework. The recent inclusion of unconventional modes of personal writing within discussions on autobiography reflects the latest development in autobiography studies from a highly conventional genre to an open, changing, and ever-expanding practice that connects writing with other modes of representation.

"The Autobiographical bande dessinée: When Art Imitates Life".

updated: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:47pm
47th Annual NeMLA Convention in Hartford, CT (March 17-20, 2016)

In recent years, the critical discourse surrounding the personal narrative has increasingly recognized autobiography as an important literary genre that is developed within a continuously evolving framework. The recent inclusion of unconventional modes of personal writing within discussions on autobiography reflects the latest development in autobiography studies from a highly conventional genre to an open, changing, and ever-expanding practice that connects writing with other modes of representation.

Call for book essays, Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:30pm
Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila

Call for papers for Book Essays in edited collection

Traditionally defined by an individual's membership and level of participation within a community, scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm describe how "citizenship" results in access to benefits or rights. Yet citizenship moves beyond political framings. According to Aiwha Ong, cultural citizenship is a "dual process of self-making and being-made" but done so "within webs of power linked to the nation-state and civil society." Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this book seeks essays that examine the role of art and visual culture in the Modern and Contemporary eras.

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