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Irish Migrant Adaptations: Memory, Performance and Place (Deadline March 31st 2015)

updated: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 9:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Jason King, NUI Galway, Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway, Matthew Spangler, San Jose State University
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Irish Migrant Adaptations:
Memory, Performance and Place
CALL FOR PAPERS

The collection seeks to explore how immigration to Ireland has redefined perceptions of Irish communities and localities, performance traditions, and patterns of remembrance in the period between the mid-1990s and the present. Specifically, this collection will examine how adaptation, in its broadest sense, has been used as an avenue and strategy for cultural change.

[UPDATE] Call for Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Intersections" and "New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism," Due March 1, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 5:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for two new book projects, Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, due by March 1, 2015. Both books explore the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Current doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, though all proposals will be considered for both books.

Temporalities and Childhood

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2015--Dr. Markus Bohlmann

"Temporalities and Childhood" is a panel at the upcoming PAMLA 2015 conference, November 6-8, 2015, in Portland, USA.

The conference theme is "time and literature," and the panel will explore the various temporalities at play within the binary realms of childhood and adulthood with the aim of rethinking the teleology of 'growing up' from a temporal perspective.

[UPDATE] 2016 MLA Special Session: More-Than-Human Publics in 19th-Century English Lit

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/ Northeastern University

Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s). We are interested in papers that attend to the affective, everyday nature of more-than-huamn encounters and eco-spheres, as invoked/mediated in Romantic poetry and Victorian fiction. The extent to which representations of more-than-human publics in 19th-century English literature confound rather than confirm taxonomic thinking, or, more broadly, the ways in which more-than-human publics animate new relations/approaches to eco-criticism, (post-)colonial studies, body politics, posthumanism, more-than-humanism, etc., are of interest to us as well.

Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games, etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.

Call for Novel-Focused Blog Posts & Teaching Tools

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel, a scholarly journal in its 47th year, invites submissions of guest blog posts and teaching resources to be considered as content on our newly-launched website, studiesinthenovel.org. For the blog forum, we invite incisive, humorous, and intellectually speculative posts from the journal's readers, contributors, and the novel-loving community at large on issues of relevance to scholarship on the novel, new and noteworthy novels, or other novel topics. The selection and publication of blog posts will be at the discretion of the editor and the Studies in the Novel editorial advisory board.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Violent Feeling

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
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How might the study of violence shape debates in affect theory? Can affects be violent? Papers on representations of violence, affect theories of violence, and the violence of affective exchange in any time period.

Possible topics may include:
- Violence and the phenomenology of reading
- The role of violence in theories of disgust, rage, shock, etc.
- Structural violence, symbolic violence, or slow violence
- Affect and genres such as horror
- Trigger warnings

250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Anna Ioanes (asi7h@virginia.edu) by March 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

Our first round of Regular and Affiliated Group CFPs are now live on our website! Please visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-87-cfps to look through our weekly updated list of panel proposals.

We are still accepting CFP proposals as well.

SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts.

Literature and Politics (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:32am
full name / name of organization: 
South Central MLA (www.southcentralmla.org)
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This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods. Please e-mail abstracts to Ashley Bender by March 31.

For more on this year's SCMLA conference in Nashville, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/.

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