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Power and the Mediterranean, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:59pm
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

CFP [UPDATE] - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm
Susan Arndt/Mariam Popal/Rinaldo Walcott - University of Bayreuth/University of Toronto

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to rinaldo.walcott@utoronto.ca, Susan.Arndt@uni-bayreuth.de, popal.mariam@uni-bayreuth.de

Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:33pm
Ethan King, International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Issues in Critical Inquiry Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora (Sept. 25-26, 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:06pm
Issues in Critical Inquiry

ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."

The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15

This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

PAMLA 2015: 21st-Century Literature (Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:41pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Fifteen years in, our twenty-first century literary traditions are beginning to take shape, and, indeed, it may be time to bring the poorly-named "contemporary" period to a close after its 70-year reign. Questions remain, however. Have we noticeably shifted into a new literary period? Or, is the defining crisis that will launch a new literary period just on the horizon? The 9-11 Attacks, globalization/neoliberalism, the Anthropocene, the collapse of a post-Cold War détente with the resultant repolarization of world powers and many other cultural shifts may serve as useful markers of an incipient yet-to-be-labeled era.

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