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Phantom Grief, Prosthetic Mourning: Amputation and the Semiotics of "Loss" (Collection)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:08pm
Erik Grayson (Wartburg College) and Maren Scheurer (Goethe-Universität)


Contributions are sought for PHANTOM GRIEF, PROSTHETIC MOURNING: AMPUTATION AND THE SEMIOTICS OF "LOSS," a collection of essays edited by Erik Grayson (Wartburg College) and Maren Scheurer (Goethe-Universität).

Essays appearing in PHANTOM GRIEF, PROSTHETIC MOURNING: AMPUTATION AND THE SEMIOTICS OF "LOSS" will engage with the theme of amputation in literature from a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Open to discussions of texts from any era, language tradition, or geographical region, the collection seeks to be a repository of new, original scholarship that explores the many roles the figure of the amputee plays in literature.

MLA 2016: Contemporary Postcolonial Poets and Publics

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:56pm
Modern Language Association Special Session

How do contemporary poets envision their role in the public life of a postcolony? This is not a question of social value but of social relations. In what ways does poetry mediate the discourses which, in part, inform the coherency of any public?

"The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street": Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:21pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County

From Langston Hughes' 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman's 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negro Life in Harlem, and the infamous collaboration of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston in Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life, the Harlem Renaissance era was a time of flourishing inter-arts collaborations under-examined in contemporary criticism. This panel therefore welcomes papers about the inter-arts collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance inspired by the SAMLA 87 theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts.

Nation, Narration, and Revolution - MSA 17 "Modernism and Revolution", Boston, Nov. 19-22, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:34pm
Vaclav Paris / CUNY City College

The modernist period is characterized by national upheavals, from the Mexican Revolution, to the Russian Revolutions, to the controversial peace settlements of 1919, and the crises leading up to the Second World War. Modernist artists, writers and filmakers engaged with, and responded to these upheavals, adapting their media to narrate new kinds of national belonging and new versions of the national story. Exploring the connections between nation, narration, and revolution in its broadest sense, this panel seeks to bring together a variety of examples of modernist reactions to geopolitical upheaval.

MLA 2016 - Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:32pm
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University; Radost Rangelova, Gettysburg College

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Displaced Caribbean Sexual Minorities. Seeking papers on space and body politics of exiles, diasporas, and/or migrations of Caribbean LBTQIA. Co-sponsored by the Latina and Latino Forum and the Puerto Rican Literature and Culture Forum of MLA.

300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Maia Gil'Adi ( and Radost Rangelova (

Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:51am
MLA 2016 (1/7/2016 - 1/10/2016) - Austin, TX

There has been a striking turn towards the dystopic in contemporary American literature, often related to racial anxieties. In Native Speaker (1995), for instance, Chang-rae Lee describes an assembly of protestors outside of a Korean-American politician's house, demanding their "future back" (Lee 332). Similarly, in Almanac of the Dead (1990), Leslie Marmon Silko introduces us to men obsessed with racial purity in light of what they view as the process of "[b]rown people [inheriting] the earth like cockroaches" (Silko 561). This panel explores how racial tensions inform literary renderings of the future.

Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison - 31 May 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:12am
Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM

Dedalus Journal: Issue edited by Susana Araújo | Susana S. Martins | Carlos Garrido Castellano

CFP - InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching (March 1, 2015)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:50am
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.