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Comparing Literary Historiography

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:10am
MLA 2016, Special Session

Papers that theorize a construction of polylingual literary history in local, national, and global contexts are invited to imagine a manifesto for a transnational and transregional comparative literary historiography for this special session of MLA 2016 at Austin. We aim to examine literary historiography that takes into account more than one language tradition. Examples include world literary history, regional or imperial literary histories, literary histories of nations with a variety of literary languages (e.g., Belgium, Canada, India, Switzerland, the US), and histories that attempt to incorporate dialect with official versions of "a" language, or oral with written forms of literature.

Multicultural Futurism: Decolonizing the Future (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:43pm
Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of multicultural futurism with the scholarly aims of the WLA, particularly as they involve issues of colonialism and resistance to the colonization of depictions of the future. Possible subgenres include alternative history, science fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, new weird, and fantasy. Multicultural futurisms include Indigenous futurism, Afrofuturism, Chican@/Latin@ futurism, and Asian-American futurism.

Kaleidoscope Journal: Call for Peer Reviewers

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:38am
Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:28am
Monica Filimon/Romanian Studies Discussion Group

Romania stands apart from other Eastern European countries with respect to its Jewish ethnic minority. Before the Second World War, 800,000 Romanian Jews lived and thrived especially in the towns and cities of the country at the time; after 1945, more than half of the Jewish population was exterminated, and 350,000 more would eventually emigrate to Israel with the "help" of the communist authorities in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, the Romanian-Jewish community totals barely 10,000 people, the lowest number in Eastern Europe.

KEEP IT DIRTY

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:13am
Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity. Published by punctum books.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity

Content considered and published on a rolling basis.

Editors: Samuel Ray Jacobson + Eileen Joy

CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:59pm
MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk)

World Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:20pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
The World Literature area for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA's 2015 annual conference will be held from October 30-November 1, 2015 at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH.

UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association

For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to sweil@centralia.edu. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.

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