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'When shall we live if not now?': Reassessing Shirley Jackson

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:50pm
American Literature Association

Shirley Jackson's work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment. Except for The Haunting of Hill House and the much-anthologized "The Lottery," Jackson's work has only seen sporadic scholarly activity. But with this year's publication of Let Me Tell You and a new biography set to be released in 2016, a reevaluation of Jackson's influential yet overlooked novels, plays, essays, and memoirs is more pertinent than ever. To that end, the theme of this proposed panel on Jackson's work is open-ended although preference will be given to scholars engaging with Jackson's lesser-known works.

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:20pm
University of Cambridge

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:48pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is October 26.

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:40am
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

**Deadline extended until October 5th**
Submit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15723

This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

CfP for the Panel: Art as Cultural Diplomacy, Prague, 27 – 28 November 2015

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:42am
Euroacademia & Anglo-American University, Prague

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'The European Union and the Politicization of Europe' to be held at Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 November 2015

Deadline: October 15, 2015
Panel Proposed by Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel Description:
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation. Conversations in the humanities regarding online learning typically address the challenges facing educators in transforming their face to face techniques into an online environment. This panel would seek to gather scholars who are have been leading the conversation in their home institutions about how to leverage digital learning environments to implement their best cyber pedagogy strategies. In particular, this panel asks that these scholars think of the ways that the digital archive, in its many iterations, influences and impacts virtual learning environment.

Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:18pm
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA)

The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.

Call for Submission

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:18pm
Prachya Review

For the winter issue our theme colors are blue and white and the theme of writing is expected to go according to the color. So, the theme for submission for the next issue is "Innocence with Alienation and Chaos". This time we are happy to include two more genres – short drama and flash fiction. As our webzine is a combination of literature and art, this time we would be happy to have photo stories and art pieces as well.

33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts – Reims, France (June 29/July 4 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:36am
PsyArt Foundation / CIRLEP - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

We are pleased to announce that the 33rd PSYART International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, June 29-July 4, 2016. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the Université de Reims. Our host is the CIRLEP research department (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Langues Et la Pensée).

Teaching 18th-C Lit: Interdisciplinary Approaches [10/5/15; 3/17-20/16]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:00pm
NEMLA / Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College

This roundtable gives instructors an opportunity to share innovative and interdisciplinary strategies used in teaching British and Anglophone literature and culture from the long eighteenth century. Teaching literature from the eighteenth century can be truly challenging, steeped as it is in culturally specific references, place names, and intertextual allusions to other writers, ancient mythology and the Bible. Syntax and vocabulary also pose barriers to new readers. The political, imperial, and colonial histories of the long eighteenth century are equally complex.

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