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Maghreb and Modernity- Deadline: September 30, 2015

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:54am
NeMLA-Northeast Modern Language Association

Inspired by Sophie Bessis' La double impasse, this panel invites papers that explore the complex meaning and practice of modernity in the Maghreb, as represented and envisioned in contemporary literature written by women. Some questions to consider: what forms does modernity take and what role does it play in fictional and autobiographical narratives? Are traditions and modernity in some way compatible? Is there a good and a bad way to be modern? Are women able to escape or to embrace modernity? What are the obstacles and associations to it? What are its social and political implications? Who is benefiting from the lack or presence of modernity? Are women proposing new forms of modernity? Which ones?

Where the World Ends (ACLA2016 3/17-3/20, Harvard University)

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:48am
Elizabeth Wijaya / Cornell University

Volume 2 of Jacques Derrida's The Beast and the Sovereign begins with "I am alone," which can be taken to mean "I am alone in my world, I end with my world, and my world ends with me." Beyond the ends and limits of my world, I remember, anticipate, and imagine other worlds and the worlds of the other; beyond the end and death of my world, I am remembered, anticipated, and imagined in the world of the other. But what of the distance between these worlds? What hospitality does one world show another? How will what was me and mine alone carry on in the care of the other?

Africa: From Migration to Homecoming- Deadline: September 30, 2015

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:44am
NeMLA-Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel explores literary, artistic, and cinematic representations of Francophone African migrants' fictional or autobiographical homecoming narratives since the 1990s. Particular attention will be given to works that emphasize the representation of real or imagined returns. What are the factors, feelings, and challenges determining the actual or symbolic return process? Are returning migrants agents of change in traditional societies? What forms do take the self-reflection process implicit in the returning migrants' readjustments? All interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:14am
Gylphi Press

SF Storyworlds is an interdisciplinary series devoted to the study of science fiction. We take as our starting-point that the genre boundaries surrounding sf have not only evaporated but that, in so doing, sf has also become entangled with the world as it is lived and experienced. Sf is not only good to think with, but it also shapes and informs many of the ways in which we think about the world.

Many Africas In/Of Imagination

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:26am
Glocal Colloquies: An International Journal of World Literatures & Cultures

Many Africas In/Of Imagination

[UPDATE] The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 7:44am
University of Maine (Le Mans, France) and University of Akron

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with the support of the regional program EnJeu(x).

Université du Mans, June 23rd and 24th, 2016
[Please note that the dates have been changed)

Postcolonial Lawrence: Politics, Perspective and Production

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:37pm
Feroza Jussawalla

Scholarly/theoretical essays, written so that they may also be read by the lay reader, solicited for a collection of essays on D.H. Lawrence's representation and treatment of peoples in the countries he travelled to : Ceylon/ Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, particularly New Mexico, and Mexico. How can we receive and read Lawrence's portrayals of indigenous peoples from our current context and interpretive perspectives? Relevant also is his treatment of the lower classes in the British contexts he writes about. What new theoretical approaches can we use to read, teach and explain Lawrence? In New Mexico, there is a great lay interest in D.H.

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