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Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell
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In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American literature. As the predominant American myth of success states that class is but a transitory state, making work, labor, and social class an important part of the literary and academic conversation remains a struggle for scholars interested in these issues. The questions we are interested in posing in this session are: How can scholars emphasize a focus on issues of class, work, and labor in American literature? How can this emphasis be sustained as part of a larger conversation with American literary scholarship?

[Deadline Extended] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
http://posttheory2014.tumblr.com/

CFP: Wealth and the Commons

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
United States Association of Commonwealth Lit and Lang Studies
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"Wealth and the Commons"

A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)

October 12-13, 2014
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
near Houston, Texas

Call for papers:

Edith Wharton

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference, 2014
contact email: 

This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton. Ideas include but are not limited to the following topics: Wharton's narrative style, the appearance of New York society in her works, how time creates distance between the old and the new, social expectations concerning manners, the commodity of marriage, choices for women, sexuality, or Wharton's connection to Henry James.

Please submit all proposals to www.pamla.org. and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).

Please direct all questions to the email address above.

[UPDATE] Sri Lankan Literature [Essay Collection] Deadline 31/03/14

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 2:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
G R Taneja
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A proposed collection of critical articles needs additional contributions. The anthology focuses on Sri Lankan Literature written in English. All literary genres will be covered. Background studies of current socio-political developments will be accepted if they demonstrate substantial relevance to the focus of the anthology. Submissions should run to less than 6000 words, follow the MLA style sheet, and must be accompanied by 300-word abstract, a brief cv, and a hard copy mailed at the address indicated.

Interested scholars may contact the editor.

Connections 2: A Critical Thinking Conference

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
East Georgia State College

Join East Georgia State College for its second annual Critical Thinking Conference! Critical thinking is an important aspect of education across disciplines, and many institutions are working to promote and focus on integration of critical thinking exercises in their curriculum. Today it has moved beyond the traditional formal reasoning to incorporate the skills necessary to maneuver through modern information overload such as problem solving, communication, and creativity. This is arguably one of the most important skills students can learn, and it can be applied to every discipline.

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed, open access online journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

"Women's Voices in Poetry," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women's voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:

• How women poets address patriarchy.
• Social versus private poetry.
• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.
• Relationships (e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self) or rejection of relationships.
• Oppression and its manifestations.

Politics and Film Panel, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 1

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies Association / South Atlantic MLA
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This panel seeks papers which explore the intersection of film and politics, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but are not limited to censorship, the depiction of politicians or political events, interpersonal or studio politics, or film as a socio-political tool. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to John Littlejohn, Coastal Carolina University, at jlittlej@coastal.edu.

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