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MLA 2016, Austin | The Somme and the Literary Memory of WWI, 1916-2016

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:22am
Modern Language Association 2016 Convention

Even after 100 years, debate continues over the meaning, consequences and legacy of the Somme Offensive of 1916.

The traditional view of it is that it was a catastrophe and a failure, but recent works by historians like Gary Sheffield and William Philpott have challenged this view and promoted alternate understandings of the campaign.

Papers should examine literary engagements with the Somme Offensive of 1916, with its legacy, or with its impact on writing about the First World War or war more generally. A 350-word abstract and a 50-word bio should be submitted by March 15, 2015; please send to Nicholas Milne-Walasek at nmiln013@uottawa.ca.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:12pm
MLA 2016

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 2016 presidential theme, and asks what "the public sphere" means for an age of globalization. How does contemporary literature contribute to public sphere theories that overspill the imagined and material borders of the nation-state? What kinds of publics do these texts address and envision? And how do these texts modify the language of deliberative democracy to incorporate multi-state political bodies?

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:35pm
Gwynn A. Dujardin

Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys. Papers may encompass the practical (e.g., syllabus design, teaching strategies, assignments/assessment), the institutional (i.e., ways of introducing curricular innovation), and/or the theoretical (i.e., on place of the survey course in our curricula and the discipline). 250-page abstracts and brief CV to dujardin@queensu.ca by March 15.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 4:19am
Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 6:1
Call for Papers: 'Occupations'
Extended Deadline: 18th March 2015

Egypt in/and Literature

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:06pm
Rocky Mountain MLA

In Fall 2014 we initiated a new panel entitled "Egypt in/and Literature" in the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. It was a success and we are planning on holding it for the Fall 2015 convention. The conference will be held in Santa Fe, New mexico state between 8th-10th October 2015.
This is definitely a good chance to participate in international academic dialogue. Good papers stand a good chance of being nominated for publication in the RMMLA convention journal and might be published. Here is the conference webpage
http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:53pm
Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference

The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year's conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moments on May 29, 2015, for which Dr. Kevin Floyd (Kent State University) will be the keynote speaker.

Call for papers for albeit issue on War Narratives; Deadline March 15

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:19pm
albeit

Issue 2.1: War
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "War."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The depiction of battle and its aftermath in film, television, or literature
The disconnect between battle and the homefront
Women in war
LGBT soldiers
Aggression
Peace
Destruction
PTSD
Veterans
Terrorism/Terror
Creative fiction or personal essays investigating the concept of war

CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: August 1st 2015 / OLH

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:56am
Open Library of the Humanities

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship between literature and nationhood, the role of writing in international circuits of knowledge and commodity exchange, and the artistic labour of the author.

MLA Convention 2016 (due: 3/15) -- Counternarratives, History, Contemporary U.S. Ethnic fiction

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:25am
S. Moon Cassinelli

This panel seeks papers to discuss counternarratives, their limits and possibilities, and their relationship to histories of national belonging in contemporary U.S. ethnic fiction. Papers can also consider the extent to which U.S. ethnic fiction has played a role in producing counternarratives to "offical" histories.

Please send 250-word abstract and 1-page c.v. by 15 March 2015 to cassine1@illinois.edu; S. Moon Cassinelli

Children's and Youth Culture on the Screen – SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:50pm
Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin

Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children's and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys. In line with this year's theme of In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, I welcome papers that examine adaptation, compare media (broadly defined), and/or explore transmedia storytelling. While papers on recent adaptations are particularly encouraged, this panel seeks a variety of new, productive perspectives on adapting children's and youth culture for various media, including film, television, and online media.

[UPDATE: EXTENSION & KEYNOTE] "Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & PossibilitieThe 9th Annual URI Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:54pm
University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference

The 9th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
Kingston, RI Campus

Event Date: Saturday April 18, 2015

Announcing Extended Abstract Deadline:
Friday, March 6th

The URI Graduate Conference gives graduate students the opportunity to present their research or clinical work while receiving interdisciplinary feedback from, and networking with, peers and faculty. We invite proposals for paper and poster presentations, strongly encouraging submissions from across all disciplines. We also consider proposals that extend beyond this year's theme:

"Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways & Possibilities"

CFP--Crime/Criminal/Criminality (Special Journal Issue)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:08pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in/

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

We seek submissions that explore the fluidity and the dynamics of this concept of crime/criminal/criminality from theoretical or interdisciplinary vantage points that transgress into the transgressive. The issue seeks submissions along, but not limited to, the following areas:

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