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Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral's Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 5:33pm
Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide variety of purposes during the long nineteenth century. A feminine personification of the new republic signifying liberty and progress was named Columbia in his honor; the exploits of a newly recovered historical Columbus were invoked in support of western expansionism and Manifest Destiny; and the naturalization of various ethnic groups was a process of Columbianism, whereby the Admiral's status as an immigrant to the New World rhetorically sanctioned the integration of Italians, Jews, and other groups into the American body politic.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:31pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

VI Annual UConn Languages Graduate Student Assoc. Conference

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:09pm
Languages Graduate Student Association--University of Connecticut

VI Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

At the Crossroads: Mapping Dichotomies in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Date: November 6, 2015
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:30pm
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The idea is to examine Modernist narratives that theorize, explore, or trouble notions of the "local." If you have a project that might fit this theme please write up a 250 word abstract and send it to ktmacdonnell@gmail.com by July 14th. I have included our panel's abstract (which will be amended once a third contributor is added), as well as the general conference CFP below.

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UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 5:29am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

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