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Neoliberalism and American Literature (20-21 February 2015)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:04pm
University College Dublin

Neoliberalism and American Literature

Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin
20-21 February 2015

How has American literature responded to the political, economic and cultural dominance of neoliberalism? What does neoliberalism mean for practices of writing, reading, and selling books? This conference will focus on the production, form and consumption of literature under conditions of neoliberalism.

Speakers include:

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University)
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)
Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Donald Pease (Dartmouth College)
Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)

NEMLA 2015: Oceanic Turns The Politics of Hemispheric American Studies

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 7:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.

BREAKING THE RULES! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.

The Aesthetics and Politics of Irony

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture

Call for articles
Book publication
THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF IRONY

Organizers: Elsa Alves (University of Copenhagen / CECC) and Ana Dinger (CECC, Catholic University of Portugal)

Urban Studies Area (Abstracts due November 1, 2014)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:53pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (New Orleans)

The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.

Children's Rights and Children's Literature

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
Matthew B. Prickett

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors:
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

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

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization

Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History 9-10 October, 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:35am
All Saints' College, Trivandrum

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History
9-10 October, 2014

Life writing is an area that invites a lot of introspection and research in terms of its socio-cultural and political value.
from biographies, autobiographies to Facebook and Twitter and Selfies, the process of self writing and self righting is everywhere.
The seminar is a good avenue to discuss these and many more issues.
the last date for receiving abstracts is 5 September, 2014.
Second Class train Fare will be provided for outstation participants

Registration details

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