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ACLA 2016 - Aesthetics of Imprisonment

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:29pm
Yenna Wu: UC Riverside; Adhira Mangalagiri: UChicago


Proposal submissions due on September 23, 2015

This seminar asks for literary approaches to texts of and about imprisonment.

[UPDATE] What's Love Got to Do with it: Theory, Desire, and Performance (ACLA, Harvard, 3/17-3/20/16; deadline 9/23/15)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:48pm
Yomaira Figueroa (Michigan State University), Carolyn Ureña (Rutgers University)

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American Comparative Literature Association 2016 Conference
Harvard University
March 17-20, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: Sept 23, 2015
Submissions portal is live: http://www.acla.org/seminar/what%E2%80%99s-love-got-do-it-theory-desire-...

What does love make us do? How is love understood outside of hegemonic contexts?

Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29-30

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:16pm
The Acacia Group at California State University Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.

Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by December 1st, 2015. Submission email: dsandner@fullerton.edu

Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:10pm
Kathleen Alves/CUNY

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

How do two-year college instructors put feminist theory into pedagogical practice? This roundtable discusses forms of feminist pedagogy in the community college classroom. Participants are invited to share methods and ideas of pedagogy for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies across the disciplines. Papers should aim to address gender and sexuality issues, along with race and class, within and outside the rapidly transforming academic space of the two-year college.

The Literacy Boom and Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March 2016

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:55pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Recent work on world literary systems has done much to illuminate the history, geography, and politics of our present-day literary moment. We now know much about the uneven circulation of narrative forms across the globe; about the ethical and epistemological challenges facing translation; and about the impact that literary markets have had on literary and cultural production.

Seminar: Reading Visual Cultures (ACLA 2016 Seminar March 17-20 2016 at Harvard)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:40am
Co-Organizers: Margaret Galvan, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Leah Souffrant, New York University

It has been more than fifty years since Susan Sontag insisted: "What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more." To what extent has this lesson been learned? And how committed are we to teaching it? And through what methods? This seminar seeks to examine the possibilities and limitations of theoretical approaches that help us understand and assess Gloria Anzaldúa's claim that the "image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge; words are the cables that hold up the bridge. Images are more direct, more immediate than words, and closer to the unconscious. Picture language precedes thinking in words; the metaphorical mind precedes analytical consciousness."

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