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PAMLA 2016 French & Francophone Sessions (Nov. 11-13, Pasadena)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:02pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers.

The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo: emcefalo@umd.edu

PAMLA 2016: British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author's life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

AULLA Conference 2016: 'Love and the Word', Melbourne December 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00am
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AULLA
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Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016. Its theme is 'Love and the Word' and our keynote speakers are Peter Cryle, Anne Freadman, and Kam Louie.
Already we have received papers focused on: the semantics of 'love' (in various languages); erotics and desire; performance; politics and rhetoric; poetry; prose fiction; pedagogy and teaching; colonial and postcolonial modalities; religion and the sacred; technology; and philosophy. This second Call for Proposals is open-themed, meaning we shall welcome any proposals that offer insightful research.

Goddess Studies Unit Call for Papers: Loyola Marymount University, March 2017

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Academy of Religion, Western Region

The Goddess Studies Unit seeks to retrieve the narrative importance of female figures in mythology and religion and works to infuse equity into the nature of exclusion. How does this year's theme, "Religion, Race, and Racism," intersect with female (cis/LGBTQ/inclusive) figures and the study of women in narrative and in culture? Are there goddesses, goddess scholarship, or goddess-centric worship that subvert racialization and/or colonization? Are there figures that have subverted demonization due to race or gender or who have been claimed to combat such "Othering"? Contrarily, are there figures that have been suppressed or marginalized due to race and/or gender that are currently being reclaimed, reinterpreted, or re-discovered? How?

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:44am
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Bowling Green State University Department of English
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Call for Papers: 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries

The 6th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Translation (26th – 27th October 2016)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:23pm
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Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan / Department of English
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The English Department at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
is honored to invite you to its 6th international conference, which will take place on 26th – 27th October 2016. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the exploration of a broad range of themes in linguistics, literature, and translation. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research outcomes in these fields.

We are calling for the submission of abstracts related to the
topic themes listed below. Proposals will go through a rigorous review by the Conference Academic Committee. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, and authors will be notified with the committee's decision.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:24pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

'Gender and Trauma': The Eighth International Conference on Iris Murdoch [1-2 September, 2017]

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 1:23pm
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Chichester University, UK
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This Eighth International Conference on Iris Murdoch celebrates a new collaboration between the University of Chichester, and the Iris Murdoch Archive Project at Kingston University London. It will take place in the new venue of the beautiful university city of Chichester in Sussex, an area of England rich in literary connections, and in easy reach of major transport hubs, which we hope delegates from abroad will enjoy discovering.

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures - PAMLA 2016

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
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Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jay Shelat / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster. Butler was a pioneer in science fiction writing with her groundbreaking integration of race, sexual politics, and religion with traditional elements of the genre. This panel aims to celebrate Butler's life and works by presenting on a variety of topics, particularly the conference's theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Other possible paper topics include a pedagogical study of Butler's work, a theological approach to Butler's most celebrated works (Kindred and the Parable series), and an analysis of Butler's treatment of space and migration throughout her oeuvre.

[UPDATE] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
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Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)

The veil's ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine arts. In Europe and the U.S., the veil is often presented through errors of conceptualizations. The media, in particular, seems to be obsessed with the role of the veil. Recurrently, these discussions run along essentialist and ahistorical lines associating Islam with the ideology of shame and honor. Moreover, the Muslim immigrant "problem" in Europe and the U.S. and the fear of Islam and Muslims in connection with terrorism has heightened the controversy on the issue of the veil.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:57am
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MMLA - St. Louis 2016
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In the spirit of MMLA's conference theme of "Border States," this roundtable seeks to explore new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses, though others will be considered. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how we introduce students to "world literature" in new and innovative ways, models that move from traditional surveys to the borders of world literature, and ways in which world literature, broadly speaking, can be effectively included in the curricula.

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Summer Issue Submission Deadline Approaching

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

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