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Government / Literature - ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Hengen Fox & Kevin Riordan / Portland Community College & Nanyang Technological University
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"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

[REMINDER] World Literature/Immigrant Literature (NeMLA 2015) — DUE 9/30

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:35am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, 'I don't know what to make of the term 'immigrant fiction.' […] If certain books are to be termed immigrant fiction, what do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?

Science and/of the Word: Alter-humanisms in Caribbean Poetry and Philosophy [NeMLA Toronto 2015]

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:56pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario

Science and/of the Word: Alter-humanisms in Caribbean Poetry and Philosophy

This session proposes to explore and assess the contributions of Caribbean poets and philosophers both to the postcolonial/ecocritical/feminist/queer polemics against Enlightenment modernity and (neo)liberal humanism and to the invention of alternative modes of being, thinking, and figuring the human. We welcome papers which engage the artistic and intellectual productions of Caribbean writers in the broad context of post-, anti-, and alter-humanisms. How do Caribbean texts unsettle and (re)invent relations between the Sciences & the Humanities?

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:28pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:

https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

[UPDATE] Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature (NEMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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From Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine to Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera to Toni Morrison's Home, symbolic representations of "home" mediate between the individual and the various geographies of home, both physical and metaphysical. How do literary works employ the tropes of location and dislocation, of belonging and exile, of inside(r) and outside(r), to highlight the complex relationship we have to the "place" that shapes our identities and destinies? We seek papers from any theoretical or critical perspective that interrogate the notion of home and belonging in gendered, aesthetic, political, and/or social dimensions in contemporary ethnic American women's literature.

Nobody's Disease: Theorizing Syphilis and Subjectivity

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 1:46pm
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Carrie Johnston, Quincy University
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Dear Colleagues:

Please consider submitting a proposal by November 1 for the collection described below.

Nobody's Disease: Theorizing Syphilis and Subjectivity

Last call: Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

chair: Alla Ivanchikova

contact email:
ivanchikova@hws.edu

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:40pm
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New Voices
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held winter 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

[UPDATE]: What's Law Got to Do With It?: Diasporic Literature Post-9/11

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond/Northeast Modern Language Association

In her 2010 collection of essays, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat writes, "There are many possible interpretations of what it means to create dangerously, and Albert Camus, like the poet Osip Mandelstam, suggests that it is creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings, disobedience to a directive" (11). This session focuses on the literature of diasporic communities that disobey legal directives and constructions of personhood, citizenship and immigrant status in the post-9/11 era.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology, NeMLA April 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:14pm
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South Asia Research Group at York Centre for Asian Research, York University
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Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop
FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 2015

Call For Participation
2015 Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop: Questions of Method in South Asian Studies

York University, Toronto

Workshop dates: February 26th & 27th, 2015
CFP deadline: October 15, 2014

The Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies (CASAS) Workshop will take place on February 26th and 27th, 2015. CASAS offers a forum for exploring research on and critical discussions about the study of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Building on previous years, the third annual workshop will provide a space for scholars to share works in progress and engage with new ideas.

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