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"'Hysteria Beyond Freud': Nineteenth-Century Nerves" -- Due September 30, 2014; Conference April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:38pm
NeMLA 2015

Showalter's definition of the fin de siècle as the 'golden age of hysteria' in her seminal work, The Female Malady, bolstered late-twentieth-century theory and criticism's association between 'hysteria' and European fin de siècle culture and medicine. Literary critics, historians, and cultural theorists are reopening the discussion of 'hysteria' and, in effect, shifting our understandings of its role in gender ideology, literary form, and politics beyond the turn of the century. This roundtable takes up the title of the authoritative, cultural history, Hysteria Beyond Freud, in order to foster and take part in this new discussion.

ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:34pm
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:32pm
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th [UPDATE]

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

UPDATE James Hogg Conference 9-12 April Toronto - Abstracts due Sept 15

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:32pm
James Hogg Society

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

REMINDER: Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
NEMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death?

In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed "Malcolm's sons and daughters." This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

[Update] Graduate Conference at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:08pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

**The deadline for submissions has been extended**
We will accept abstracts until Monday, September 15. All applicants will be notified by Friday, September 19.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

IRIE, Vol. 23 (06/2015) - Global Citizenship

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:23am
International Review of Information Ethics

Globalization via the digital age is upon us, demanding a new ethics and an intercultural aware-ness while the dialectics of globalism and cyberspace mandate a committed reflection on what the synthesis between the digital realm and global citizenship entails.

Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA National Conference April 1-4, 2015 New Orleans

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:14am
Popular Culture Association

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
FAN CULTURE AND THEORY
APRIL 1-14, NEW ORLEANS
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
•Fan Fiction
•Fan/Creator interaction
•Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
•Music Fandom
•Reality Television Fandom
•The Internet and Fandom – Live Journal, IMDB and beyond
•Fan Communities
•Fan Media Production – icons, fanvids, fan art and filk.
•Fans as Critics
•Fan videos
•Fan crafts
•Fan pilgrimages

Towards a Diasporic Imagination of the Present: an eternal sense of Homelessness.

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:27am
Tapati Bharadwaj

Towards a diasporic imagination of the present: an eternal sense of Homelessness.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays that examines and theorizes the notion of diaspora, imagined communities and cultures, and trans-national/ ethnic identities. The collection will be published by Lies and Big Feet, an independent publishing house in India.

For more information, please write to:
Tapati Bharadwaj: tbharadwaj@yahoo.com.

Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:45pm
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller's classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nation-hood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

UPDATE, Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:33pm
The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

REVISED DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
www.thelouisvilleconference.com
February 26-28, 2015

The 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

"World Literature, World Religion": A proposed seminar for ACLA 2015

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 6:50pm
Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design

This is a call for papers for a proposed panel "World Literature, World Religion" at the American Comparative Literature Association 2015 annual meeting to be held at Seattle, Washington, on March 26-29, 2015.

Our panel propose to look at the intersections between religion and literature through the lens of World Literature, which had allowed literary criticism to expand its inquiry into new realms such as the question of scale in the practice of comparative literature, the circulation and migration of literary and religious texts beyond their points of origin, and 'the universal' in aesthetics and ethics.

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