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Revisiting the Concepts, Politics and Cultures of Multitude

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 7:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
contact email: 
deadline: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Networks of protest and dissent, actual and virtual, were understood to have become increasingly centreless and leaderless across the 1990s, and beyond. Even the nature of protest and dissent fell away from previous models, as aligned to pragmatic demands and manifestos, single issues and norms of controlled civil disobedience. Now the masses were understood not to assemble behind any one position, or rally to one slogan, but more to stand in a kind of collective negative correlation to the faltering status quo: a crowd of singularities.

EMIGRATION LITERATURE IN THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Priya Menon/ SAMLA
deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines.  Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates.  Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

Call for Papers: PAMLA 2016 Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite submissions for the Rhetorical Approaches to Literature panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

This year's conference theme is "Archives, Libraries, Properties." However, papers on any topics related to literature from a rhetorical analysis and perspective are welcome.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system, which requires a PAMLA website user account for access. Click on "Online Proposal Submission Form" on this page:

Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
contact email: 
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cybersecurity Ethics:

The Common Good and the Digital Commons

as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

 

20-21 October 2016, University of Hull

 

Venue:

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)

Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK

 

 

 

 

"The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Digital Minds: Latin(o) Americans in Cyberspace

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This session explores the emergent field of digital narratives with a focus on productions originated in Latin America; the panel will also analyze digital works produced by Latin@s in the United States. As the scholarship of élika Ortega, Scott Weintraub, Luis Correa-Díaz, Osvaldo Cleger, Carolina Gaínza, and Phillip Penix-Tadsen thoroughly demonstrate, Latin America is currently having an avant-garde role in the production of digital narratives in cyberspace. Interactive novels and poems, as well as online artistic platforms and the creation of video games count among the wide range of cultural artifacts produced in the region to be shared in cyberspace.

SEDITIOUS ATHEISM: AUTHORS PROSECUTED FOR DENYING PARADISE

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Faktorovich, PhD/ SAMLA Conference
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

George IV fined Leigh Hunt, the Editor, £100 for publishing Lord Byron’s anonymous satire, “The Vision of Judgment,” in their new independent journal, “The Liberal,” about George III not exactly having gone to heaven in 1823. Earlier, on September 3, 1811, Byron wrote in a letter to Hodgson, a friend, “I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another. If men are to live, why die at all? And if they die, why disturb the sweet and sound sleep that ‘knows no waking’?...

Through a Glass Darkly: Utopia/Dystopia and the Avant-garde [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016)
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Marxist critics from Adorno to Fredric Jameson have emphasized the revolutionary potential of modernism in its effort to project viable alternatives to capitalism. Indeed, one of the central goals of avant-garde artistic production is the radical break from existing norms, with experimentation serving as a means of liberation from artistic values and institutions deemed both oppressive and outmoded. But it is also, to varying degrees, a rhetoric of reform.

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016

Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan). 

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Diana Shaffer/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

 

This special session will explore the evolution of ekphrasis from its roots in the Homeric period to the present day. Papers on any aspect of ekphrasis, theoretical or applied, are welcome.

 

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2016

 

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website

(http://www.pamla.org/2016).

 

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at

diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

 

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind 26-28 September 2016

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE CONFERENCE CALL

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind – Second international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the Department of English Studies at the University of Bielsko-Biala.

 

26-28 September 2016

 

Keynote Speakers:

Patricia Pisters,  Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Fernando Vidal, Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies).

 

Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeare

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Literary London Journal
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', the Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
·       How are ‘Londoners’ (Henry VIII, 1.2.155) constructed in Shakespeare’s plays?
·       What role did – or do – London audiences play in constructing Shakespeare?
·       In what ways can we rethink Shakespeare’s anatopism, ie. his staging of London as other cities?

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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