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NEMLA 2015 CFP: Reading Indigenous Literatures of North America in the Absence of Western Theory

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 2:01pm
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Carrie Louise Sheffield University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Reading Indigenous Literatures of North America in the Absence of Western Theory

This panel invites papers that read Indigenous texts via Indigenous theoretical lenses. Key questions to consider are "how can Indigenous texts be read and analyzed without falling back on Western theoretical traditions?" And "what is Indigenous theory?" This panel welcomes various paper topics including:

1. The state of Indigenous theory/theories—present and future;
2. Commentary on important moments/critics from the past;
3. Application of Indigenous theory to Indigenous American texts (literature, art, music, pop-culture, etc.).

New Visualities: Hybrid Media in Post-National Digital Spaces (Toronto, Canada, April 30-3, 2015)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:36pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that examine how hybrid, multimodal, and new media forms influence visual culture in a time when the popular mode of creation, distribution, and consumption is gradually shifting from print to digital displays.

In addition to the upheaval caused to traditional media by the current transition from print to digital technologies, the simultaneous emergence of hybrid and new media forms necessitates closer analysis, especially as it regards representations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and disability across media platforms and in new forms appropriating tropes from other print or screen-based media.

Centennial Study of My Ántonia, 2-page proposals due 1 February 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:14pm
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Holly Blackford, Rutgers University-Camden
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Proposals are sought for a collection that will offer readers an in-depth study of the 100-year life and legacy of My Ántonia, in the context of up-to-date research. The collection intends to situate My Ántonia in its original sociocultural and literary context; explore the core themes and perspectives in the novel; and mark its legacy in a variety of ways. It aims to convey the full complexity of the novel and its issues by drawing upon historical and contemporary frameworks of understanding. The following list of topics is suggestive but not prescriptive.

The 2015 International Conference on Narrative - March 5-8, 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:02pm
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The International Society for the Study of Narrative

We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium.

Proposals for Individual Papers. Please provide a title and a 300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, and email address; and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) about your work and your publications.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World, 9/30/14; 4/30 - 5/3/15

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:58pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World

This panel for the NeMLA 2015 Annual Convention, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from April 30 to May 3, 2015, seeks papers that continue the renaissance in the study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The panel will focus on Longfellow's engagement with a circle of friends, correspondents, fellow artists, and admirers who made up an integral portion of the intellectual life of the United States in the nineteenth century. Papers should consider Longfellow's relationships, whether personal, artistic, or intellectual, with important nineteenth-century figures and perhaps lesser-known persons. The panel will imagine Longfellow's world and milieu.

[UPDATE] The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/13/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:07am
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Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair
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UPDATE 6/4/14:
PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/

2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 5 PM EST on 13 June 2014

Literary Science? The Science of Literature?: Thoughts Toward an Evolving Field, NeMLA 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:57am
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Jamie Carr, Niagara University
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In recent years, the function of literature and the purpose of reading have become the focus of studies in a number of fields beyond literature—including cognitive psychology, neuroscience and management and organization. In some respects, it is reassuring that some outside the discipline of literary studies have taken up literature's defense, conducting empirical studies to prove that reading fiction does indeed have value. Such inquiries may be due in part to a marked decline in leisure reading in the 1980s and 1990s and in part to a broader trend in higher education in which the humanities have lost significant funding and support due to a presumed lack of "practical" value.

Request for Abstracts for Canadian Literature Roundtable at NEMLA 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:19am
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Ellen Rosner Feig
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I will be running at panel on Canadian Literary Identity at the NEMLA Conference in late April 2015 in Toronto and would like to put out the request for abstracts to all of your members.

Chair: Ellen Feig
Session ID: 15068
Session Format: Roundtable
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15068
Title: The Search for Self: Canadian Literary Identity in 'American' Novels
Board Contact: Jennifer Harris

Asst Professor, English
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ

Interactions in the History of Philosophy

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:44am
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PHILHIST'14: History of Philosophy Conference

Interactions in the History of Philosophy
Philosophy can be described as an interaction center of an infinite number of dynamics that progressed and differentiated by affecting each other throughout the history. Although the history of philosophy examines philosophers, texts and periods individually, it has also been the history of interactions, i.e. affecting and being affected. The historical and multifaceted identity of the philosophy was also shaped by the correlations in between the philosophy to other disciplines as well as among the philosophers, themselves.

The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:56am
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PRESDA

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:

The Versatile Genius: Renaissance Women Artists and the Canon (NeMLA 2015.Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015).

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:15am
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Elisa Modolo / Northeast Modern Language Association
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This session seeks papers on pioneering women whose innovative work opened new fields of expression in literature, theater, music or the visual arts; on female artists who created or re-wrote the artistic canon; versatile talents who crossed genres and disciplines; women who resisted or rebelled against the coeval limitations of their gender or socio-economical condition through art. Areas of interest: European female artists between the 15th and 17th centuries.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Elisa Modolo by September 30th, 2014 through the NeMLA website: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.

"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism"

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:12am
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Brock University, St. Catharines
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Call for Papers
"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism"
Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.

Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.
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