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Control: The 10th SLSAeu conference. Stockholm June 2016

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:09pm
Frida Beckman, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

The 10th SLSAeu conference, Stockholm, June 14-17, 2016

Theme: Control
Website: control2016.com

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam), Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago), Michael Dillon (Lancaster University), Alexander Galloway (New York University), Steven Hinchliffe (University of Exeter)

The Melancholy Islands?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:49am
C21 Literature Special Issue

'The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.' (Justine in Lars Von Trier's Melancholia)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE to submit abstracts: SEPTEMBER 30, Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. Dates: November 5-6, 2015.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:42am
Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY, present the annual interdisciplinary conference, this year titled Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. The conference will be held on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 2015.

Asian and African Encounters - March 17-20, 2016

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:13am
Tina Steiner & Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio

American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting
March 17-20, 2016, Cambridge Massachusetts

Asian and African Encounters
Organizers: Tina Steiner & Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio

ACLA 2016 Seminar: Technologies of Sexuality and Gender (DUE Sept 23)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:41am
ICLA Comparative Gender Studies Commitee

CALL FOR PAPERS
Technologies of Sexuality and Gender
A seminar proposal for ACLA 2016, March 17-20, at Harvard University
Sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association's Comparative Gender Studies Committee
Abstracts by September 23 and further details at http://www.acla.org/seminar/technologies-sexuality-and-gender-sponsored-...

[UPDATE-DATE CHANGE] Transitions and Transactions III: Literature and Journalism Pedagogies in Community Colleges April 1-2,2016

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

We invite Community College faculty to send proposals for the April 1-2, 2016 conference presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, English Department.

Transitions and Transactions is dedicated to helping community college teachers flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population and the demands and constraints specific to our profession. The conference emphasizes teaching strategies intended to address and engage issues that concern community college teachers of literature, creative writing and journalism today.

ALA Conference (April 6-9, Atlanta) Panel: Folklore in African Literature as a Tool in the Defense of Human Dignity and Justice

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:13pm
Allison Pine/ African Literature Association Conference 2016

This panel seeks to explore the ways that folklore interacts with the theme of justice and human dignity through the exploration of African literature. This definition of folklore includes all folk culture and orality, including folk song, proverbs, folk tales, folk art, etc. Folklore embodies human dignity and justice in its exploration of traditional ways and its insistence on the preservation or reclaiming of culture. One example is the exploration of traditional ways in contemporary literature and art as a way of preserving or reclaiming culture. Many African authors have utilized the folklore of their culture as a way of showing the depth and richness of their society.

"Hauntings" / NeMLA panel, March 17-20, Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:50pm
Alla Ivanchikova (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Monika Giacoppe (Ramapo College)

Description: In recent years, haunting has been theorized as a temporal aberration, as a form of memory (involuntary memory), as spectrality, as an absence, and as a structure of feeling (affect). Haunting brings us in touch with a history that remains invisible, creating a channel of communication with an entity that remains foreclosed and inaccessible. The The structure of haunting thus is always paradoxical, and is similar to what Mckenzie Wark calls dark media—the "mediation of that which can't be mediated." Haunting can have different levels of intensity; and most texts, just like most places, can be seen as haunted in one way or another.

"World Literature Assignment Exchange" /NeMLA roundtable / March 17-20 Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:45pm
Monika Giacoppe and Alla Ivanchikova

NB: NeMLA guidelines allow participants to present both at a roundtable AND at a regular panel/ seminar. You can therefore apply to present at the roundtable even if you are already accepted into a NeMLA panel.

"World Literature Assignment Exchange" -- a NeMLA roundtable by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group
March 17-20 Hartford, CT

Monika Giacoppe (mgiacopp@ramapo.edu) and Alla Ivanchikova (ivanchikova@hws.edu)

The Multigenerational Latino Novel: Structure and Nuance in the Latino Experience

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2016 DUE 9/30

When we explore and critique Latin@ novels, it is a common practice to do so from the perspective of race, class, gender, and colonial identities. While we recognize that these thematic concerns are pressing, we sometimes gloss over the space where thematic and structural forms come together. Interestingly, some of the most important Latin@ writers utilize very similar structural forms, specifically the multi-generational novel—as a way to tackle these issues.

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