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Gender, Sexuality and Power

updated: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago

Keynote Title: "On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.

Travel in Africa

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination? This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

TRAVELLING CON/TEXTS: COSMOPOLITANISMS OLD & NEW, EAST & WEST, November 20-22, 2014, Seoul, South Korea

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:09am
full name / name of organization: 
English Language and Literature Association of Korea

Call for Proposals

TRAVELLING CON/TEXTS: COSMOPOLITANISMS
OLD & NEW, EAST & WEST
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
November 20-22, 2014, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) invites proposals for the 2014 international conference marking the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:08am
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Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:58pm
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The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
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CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

City University of New York

April 23-25, 2015

Abstracts due: September 15, 2014

Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University
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Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

Panel Proposal for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2014 Conference – "Fluid" - Dallas, TX - Oct. 9-12, 2014

Send ~250 word abstract and a brief biographical note to Matthew Dodson at dodsonm@onid.orst.edu no later than April 5, 2014.

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Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.

The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.

Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com

Resisting Empire Through Humor - MLA 2015 (Vancouver) 8-11 January 2015

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Bishop and Adele Holoch

"A joke is a very serious thing." – Winston Churchill

Laughter can be a powerful weapon. It can be a tool of resistance, an assertion of superiority, or an outlet for relief. It can establish (or strengthen) a sense of community, or it can set an individual apart. This panel seeks to examine the use of humor in the context of empire. How do texts leverage these and other capacities of laughter to contest, undermine, create, or celebrate? We welcome papers addressing the intersections of laughter and imperial or post-colonial power in all geographic and historical contexts.

[Deadline Extended to March 1st] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
http://posttheory2014.tumblr.com/

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:31pm
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University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia

MLA Committee for the Community College

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susannah Chewning
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The MLA Committee for the Community College is sponsoring two sessions for the MLA Convention in January of 2015 in Vancouver. Visit www.mla.org for more information about the convention.

Session 2: Crossing Borders: Seeking papers that address literal borders (national, physical) and less obvious cultural and social borders. Special emphasis on the various Canada/US borders and margins (linguistic, literary, cultural, and imagined). Deadline for one-page abstracts is March 21.

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
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In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism and Decadence, 1860-1920

updated: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:14am
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Oxford University and University of Kent

Over the past twenty years, the term "cosmopolitanism" has been the focus of intense critical reflection and debate across the humanities. For some, it represents a potential remedy for oppressive and antagonistic models of national identity and a means of addressing the ethical, economic, and political dilemmas produced by globalisation. Others consider it a peculiarly insidious form of imperialism, and argue that it advocates an untenable ideal of a privileged, rootless observer, detached from — and disposed to romanticise or commodify — very real injustices and inequalities. Meanwhile, the "transatlantic" has emerged as a popular critical framework and field of inquiry for historians and literary scholars.

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