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Update Prospero - Unforgiving Memory

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:24am
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Marilena Parlati

Call for Papers: Prospero XX (2015), edited by Marilena Parlati (University of Calabria)
Unforgiving Memory. Dynamics, Rhetorics, Paradoxa in Literary Representations of Trauma

Memory says: Want to do right? Don't count on me.
(A. Rich, An Atlas of the Difficult World)

Modernism and the Mind Sciences, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3:12pm
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Rebecah Pulsifer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Modernism grew up alongside a range of revolutionary mind sciences. While modernism's engagements with what Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached term the "psy disciplines"—including psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry—have captivated literary critics for decades, recent critical inquiry has demonstrated how modernist texts inform or push against contemporary theories of cognition, including embodied and extended cognition. These approaches suggest that modernism's interest in subjectivity continues to inform and/or resist current scientific approaches to the mind.

Islamophobia: The Public Muslim and the Critical Muslim (Special Session)

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:22pm
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MLA 2016

We are all too familiar with news channels reporting the threat of ISIS and debates around Islam's relevance in the modern world. The daily dose of graphic images of ISIS beheadings reinforces the anathema for Islam and its followers. In such fraught times, anti-Muslim racism reigns. Arun Kundnani contends that "Anti-Muslim racism ... appears as the most recent layer in this longer history, a reworking and recycling of older logics of oppression. From this perspective, Islamophobia, like other forms of racism, should not be seen only as a problem of hate crimes committed by lone extremists.

Is postcolonial theory passé? Recuperating habits of reading and print in the early realm of print culture in colonial India.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:20am
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Lies and Big Feet.
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Is postcolonial theory passé? Recuperating habits of reading, printing and print culture in the early realm of print in colonial Bengal, India (1780-1820).

This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at new theoretical interventions on dominant notions of postcolonial theory.

International Conference on Arts & Humanities

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:35am
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The International Institute of Knowledge Management Pvt Ltd
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From 2014, ICOAH continues its momentum to capture the emerging areas in arts and humanities. Based on the theme, " Transformation Vs. Adaptation " the 2nd Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015 will use a keynote forum, paper sessions, an exhibition, an executive round table and a social networking dinner to explore new avenues and traditions in the arts and humanities.

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:26pm
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its next open issue, Winter 2016.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Romanticism and the South West -- Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:15pm
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University of Bristol

This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

- Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
-The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery;
-The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism;
-Romantic afterlives in the South West.

Please submit a 250-word proposal by 18 March to: southwest.romanticism@gmail.com

[UPDATE] SCMLA Comparative Literature deadline extension

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:08pm
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Amy Smith, Lamar University
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Deadline extended until March 30.

Abstracts are being accepted for the regular Comparative Literature session at the South Central MLA meeting in Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015. The conference theme is "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" but papers on any topic are encouraged. Successful papers may be considered for publication in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. Please submit abstracts to the session chair, Amy Smith, at amy.smith@lamar.edu by March 30, 2015.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:52am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:47am
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Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
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2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

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