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New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence (Panel NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence" at the 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Please follow this link to read the CFP on NeMLA webpage: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16481

“Ungelic is us”: Queer Old English Elegies

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elan Justice Pavlinich, University of South Florida
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

This panel focuses on the instability of meaning in Old English elegies. Because queerness bears nuanced connotations that require individual definition, this session is open to a broad understanding of the term “queer” and how queer theory enhances our understanding of the elegies in Anglo-Saxon culture. Approaches may include, but are not limited to, manuscript history and paleography, generic conventions and their reception, as well as literary innovations within specific texts.

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

Beyond Monogamy: Opening Out Adaptation Studies

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
PCA Conference/Popular Culture Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for PCA 2017 (San Diego, CA, 4/11-16)

Beyond Monogamy: Opening out Adaptation Studies

For a host of reasons, the basic structure of an adaptation study has been, historically, a one-to-one comparison of source and adaptation. And for a host of reasons, this has proven (potentially) problematic. Not that the one-to-one study, or singleton, can’t be well done, productive, and downright brilliant. Clearly, it can. But as adaptation studies moves toward conceiving and theorizing adaptation according to postmodern concepts of intertextuality, the singleton becomes less dependable and productive in developing forward-moving directions, strategies, and theories for the field.

Rethinking Early Modern Subjectivity (NeMLA 2017)

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Modernity is often defined as a series of political, social, and economic shifts related to the emergence of an autonomous subject. Nevertheless, there is a lack of consensus of how to measure the underlying forces driving this supposed change of paradigm. In light of recent approaches to subjectivity, we invite participants to circulate 5-8 pages papers (with theoretical or empirical foci on the topic) and discuss them after a brief presentation. The goal of the seminar is therefore to interrogate the condition of the “early modern subject” through the analysis of established binaries such as (but not limited to) unity/plurality, transcendence/immanence, individual/communal, East/West, local/global, medieval/modern, etc.

Philosophical Ruptures: The Counter-hegemonic Mission of Africana Literature

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
LaRose T. Parris/LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The literary productions of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African diasporic thinkers are widely acknowledged as the discursive corrective to African enslavement and colonization under Western hegemonic domination. Olaudah Equiano’s, David Walker’s, and Frederick Douglass’s works emphasize the significance of ancient African history and agitate for the abolition of chattel slavery; in the early twentieth-century, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935) and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins (1938) contest the Eurocentricity of traditional Marxian thought by highlighting the import of enslaved African labor to the development of the modern Western capitalism.

Mr.

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
muhammad ehsan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry

 

Muhammad Ehsan

Ph.M Scholar, Department of English Language and literature,

The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan

Mob: +92 3366317543

Email: ehsanlitterateur@gmail.com

Abstract

Philosophizing Performance, Performing Philosophy

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Performance philosophy has been in development for the past decade as an interdisciplinary approach to performance studies. The contemporary global reality and political-economic situations have called forth performances that operate within new frames of reference and use new technologies. Understanding the complex politics of these new performances requires a fresh theorizing, a specifically contemporary philosophy of performance. The ‘crossover’ of performance and philosophy hybridizes the spaces between and around the two ‘conceptual personae’ (Deleuze and Guattari). The present areas of conceptual interrogation include radical interventionist studies of existing philosophies to place performance into perspective.

Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life

updated: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Florida Atlantic University Center for Body, Mind, and Culture
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 26–27, 2017, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

& Media: Film & Media Graduate Student Conference UC Berkeley

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Film & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

& MEDIA

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley

 

Conference Date: September 23–24th, 2016

Location: University of California, Berkeley

 

Paper proposals due June 30th, 2016.

 

MSA 18 Pasadena, CA Nov. 17-20, 2016

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Sara Marzioli Bard College
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Seminar: “Modernism & Fascism”

 Organizers: Dr. Franco Baldasso, Bard College; Dr. Sara Marzioli, Penn State University

Guest Speakers: Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago; Laura Wittman, Stanford

JOMUDE: Call for Papers, Editorial, Reviewers (Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments)

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
JOMUDE
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

It is a pleasure for me to announce activation of a new academic journal: Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE): http://www.jomude.com Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments is a scientific journal, which published online Book Reviews, Work in Progress Papers, Short Research Papers, Regular Research Papers from a multidisciplinary view including Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Main objective of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE) is to support liteature of both Natural Sciences and Social Scie

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