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Producing War: The Militarization of Culture, DUE 10/15/14, [3/26-3/29/15]

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:45pm
ACLA 2015, Seattle, 3/26-3/29/15

Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes. While militarism may seem evident in cultural artifacts like war films, recruitment materials, memorials, or in the popularity of military-themed video games, we also want to examine how the wars of the past century have militarized the ways in which we produce, consume, and understand contemporary culture and social order. How might we, for instance, think of war not only as having material consequences but also as constituting "the secret motor of institutions, laws, and order" (Foucault, "Society Must Be Defended"). In what ways is the basis of social order and "perpetual peace" constituted by war and violence?


Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA

Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 1 June 2015

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Pleasures and Dangers of Disguise: Heteronyms and Pseudonyms in Art and Literature (Seattle, 3/26-3/29)

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:34am
Christine Marks, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Heteronyms and pseudonyms highlight the gaps between authorship and personal identity. Kierkegaard's imaginary personas, nineteenth-century British women writer's male pseudonyms, and Fernando Pessoa's literary alter egos are just a few prominent examples that illustrate the ways in which a work's reception is shaped by the creative mask through which it is published. The impact of such creative identities has recently been spotlighted in two events: During this year's Whitney Biennial, the Yams, a collective of black artists, withdrew their work in protest of the museum's inclusion of Joe Scanlan's Donnelle Woolford project.

[UPDATE] New deadline, Oct. 10. A Wind Freshened and an Anchor Weighed: Reflections on the Career of Seamus Heaney; 4/30-5/3, 15

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:39am
Northeast Modern Language Association

When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:34am
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia


Dr Charles Ivan Armstrong, University of Agder, Norway
Dr Nóra Sélle,University of Debrecen, Hungary (HUSSE president)
Dr Stipe Grgas,University of Zagreb, Croatia

Another international keynote speaker TBA

Hosting institutions:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
English Department

November 6th 2014 - Ottawa Ontario - Language/Discourse

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:04am
Carleton University - School of Linguistics and Language Studies

As a part of an interactive poster session, students across disciplines will join in conversation and showcase their research in the areas of language, linguistics, pedagogy, discourse and/or writing studies.

Submit abstracts by Monday, October 21st 2014 for...
A multi-voiced dialogue: 10th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium.
1pm to 3pm - Thursday November 6 2014
Room 2017, Dunton Tower (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Eudora Welty Society at ALA 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:52am
Julia Eichelberger

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for two sessions (Welty and War; Welty and Social Class) at the 2015 American Literature Association, May 21-24, Boston, MA.

CFP for Panel on Language and Culture in Modern Asia

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:49am
Panel for AAS-in-Asia Conference (June 2015)

A fourth and final presenter is being sought for a panel proposal for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, to take place in June 2015. The panel deals with transformations in language culture in Asia under modernization, from the late 19th century and on. We invite papers that deal with any region within Asia (e.g., Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia) and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (e.g., history, economics, linguistics).

Please submit a paper abstract or an email of inquiry as soon as possible, and by latest Tuesday, October 14.
In addition, we are also seeking an individual interested in serving as discussant for the panel. Please send an email if you are interested.

Seeing Animals, ACLA, Seattle 3/26-3/29 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:05am
David Coughlan and Elizabeth Wijaya/ University of Limerick and Cornell University

Jacques Derrida's influential The Animal That Therefore I Am begins with a scene of seeing, as he stands exposed before "a cat that looks at [him] without moving, just to see." For Donna Haraway, in When Species Meet, it's key that Derrida "understood that actual animals look back at actual human beings." This seminar strays onto this scene also in order to consider this face-to-face encounter, and to consider, in particular, the representation of these human and non-human seeing animals and what they see. Or, what they perceive, because the sight of these faces is surely asymmetrical and must touch also on scent, sound, and taste.

ACLA Gendered Bodies in Literature and Medicine

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:51pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Organizer: Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
Co-Organizer: Stephanie Hilger, Co-Organizer Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign