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Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 8:12pm
NeMLA 2016

Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel (9/30/2015; 3/17-3/20 2016) NeMLA Hartford, CT

Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel
Chair: Tara Harney-Mahajan

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016; Hartford, CT
Host Institution: University of Connecticut

[Deadline extended 1 week] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: August 7; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 4:54pm
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:54pm
Henri Peyre French Institute The Graduate Center of CUNY

The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:

Rosa Luxemburg and the Contemporary: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, Revolution

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:24pm
New Formations: A Journal of Culture / Theory / Politics

This issue of New Formations will propose a rethinking of the legacy of revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg in the twenty-first century. In particular, essays included in the issue will draw on Luxemburg's writings in order to address pressing issues of the contemporary world. At a time when neoliberal policies strengthen the smooth running of imperialist dispossession and continue to break the oppressed classes through new forms of precariat, debt, marginalisation, militarism and impoverishment, Luxemburg's inheritance seems to acquire an unexpected poignancy. Luxemburg's uncompromising commitment to socialism as only alternative to the violence of capitalism can inspire engaged movements fighting social justice in many contexts of the globe.

New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. Santiago de Compostela. 8 – 10 October, 2015.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:07am
New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. 20th Culture and Power International Conference. Santiago de Compostela. 8-10 October, 2015.

The 20th Culture and Power International Conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility, with particular emphasis on the new patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration that have emerged in the 21st century and their representation in literature, the media, and the visual arts. More than ever before, migration is nowadays one of the factors that most powerfully contributes to the configuration of our current transnational and transcultural contemporaneity. Transnational forms of migration have served to destabilise cultural barriers and frontiers, putting to the test the ways in which nations and national imaginaries have traditionally been constructed or defined.

Green Humanities Vol. 2 Call For Papers & Poems (due: 3 Aug 2015)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:03pm
Josh A. Weinstein / Green Humanities Journal

Green Humanities
A Journal of Ecological Thought in Literature, Philosophy & the Arts ( ISSN 2377-9977 )
Volume 2 CFP
Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment

Call for Papers:

Putting the Humanities on the Frontlines of Ecological Discourse…

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association. The purpose of the volume is to meet the needs of instructors seeking pedagogical strategies for teaching modernist women's writing in English and the ways in which women were vital creators and participants in the works and networks of modernism.

Shakespeare in the Arabian Gulf

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:13pm
Dr. James Lambert, American University of Kuwait; and Dr. Katherine Hennessey, University of Warwick

Call for Contributions to Edited Volume:

'Why Should This a Desert Be?'
Performing, Teaching, and Studying Shakespeare
in the Arabian Gulf

Contacts: Katherine Hennessey (Research Fellow, Global Shakespeare, University of Warwick/Queen Mary University of London) and James Lambert (Chair of the English Department, American University of Kuwait), and

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton's problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative diseases from outside its walls. Timon thus embodies a nightmarishly pathogenic force, sending forth plagues and venereal diseases to "thatch your poor thin roofs/With burthens of the dead" (V.iii.143-145), even as the city's gates bar his physical entrance. Although Timon of Athens has traditionally been regarded as an anti-corruption allegory, the play thus presents fruitful opportunities for examination through the lens of quarantine and urban containment.