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The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University
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We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
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NALS: Native American Literature Association
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This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)

CFP: "The Meaning of Modi"

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
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Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies

Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:

  • the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
  • the nature of Modi's support base;
  • analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
  • civil liberties in India;
  • the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
  • Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
  • settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
  • the collapse of the INC.

About Exemplar

EXTENDED DEADLINE - NEMLA 2015 Pedagogy Roundtable [UPDATE]

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
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This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: October 15, 2014 (extended deadline)

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:27pm
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
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Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference

Geek and Popular Culture at SW PCA/ACA. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture

Join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference Theme: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Slave Narratives from the Mediterranean and Middle East

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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
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Slave trade and slavery were settled practices in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern societies before slavery was established as a social, cultural, economical, and legal institution in the United States by male colonizers in the 17th Century. Viewing the slave experience from a single nation's point of view by focusing on a single time period restricts the understanding of the history of slavery. Challenging the settled notions of slavery based on a white oppressor/ruler and a black oppressed/ruled dichotomy, this panel seeks to explore the variety of slave experiences in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures and literatures.

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