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Ethnicity and Affect in American Literatures

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3 – 6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

How do readers experience characters' conflicting emotions? Are these emotions gendered or racially-defined; and if so, how or why?

Coctail Culture: A Conference

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:37pm
University of Louisville (KY) and Drake University (IA)

When Roland Barthes suggests that "the ideal drink would be rich in metonymies of all kinds," he might well have been speaking of cocktails and the drinking cultures they have helped to create. Whether in the 19th century saloon, the prohibition speakeasy, or the fictional realms of James Bond and Mad Men, the cocktail has functioned as cultural bellweather for issues of class, taste, and culture. In the last ten years, the so-called Cocktail Revival has produced a host of professional organizations, writings, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures.

Object Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Conference (October 4-5, 2013, Berkeley, CA)

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:02pm
Padma Maitland (UCB Architecture, SSEAS); Christopher P. Miller (UCB English); Marta Figlerowicz (Harvard Society of Fellows)

Object Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Conference (October 4-5, 2013, Berkeley, CA)

Co-sponsors: UC Berkeley English Department, UC Berkeley Architecture Department, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Co-organizers: Padma Maitland (UCB Architecture, SSEAS); Christopher P. Miller (UCB English); Marta Figlerowicz (Harvard Society of Fellows)

NeMLA 2014 cfp: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminism Context

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:18am
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cfp

Call for Papers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cfp
Session Title: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminism Context
Chair: Harney-Mahajan, Tara

[UPDATE] Call for Papers extended: drafts 1/ 10/ 13; final 1/ 1/ 14

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 3:36pm
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is soliciting contributions for 400 original entries ("headwords") on a wide range of topics relating to colonial/ postcolonial dynamics. Our coverage is global and ranges historically from cultures of contact (1492) through European colonization and imperialism to the present, with emphasis on movements of decolonization post WWII. With regional editors on three continents we ensure a wide geographical representation.

Cosmopolitismes locaux / Local Cosmopolitanisms, 20-22 February 2014

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:37pm
Joerg Esleben, University of Ottawa

Local Cosmopolitanisms

University of Ottawa – February 20th-22nd, 2014

Conceptions of cosmopolitanism have emerged as powerful political tools, particularly in responses to globalization, as productive aesthetic strategies across various arts, and as key theoretical prisms in many academic disciplines. This conference aims to take stock of these developments by examining local ideas about world citizenship, as well as their functions and effects in and across different national and cultural contexts. Some possible topics include:

UPDATE: "The Genre Turn." Literary Criticism permanent section, 2013 M/MLA Convention

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:44am
Michael Horton / University of Missouri

"The Genre Turn." This session will be devoted to assessing the state of the conversation about the genre turn in contemporary fiction epitomized by works like Colson Whitehead's zombie novel Zone One, Michael Chabon's alternate-history detective story The Yiddish Policemen's Union, much of Kelly Link's short fiction, Karen Russell's collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road. What are we saying about the modes, possibilities, problems, origins, meanings, and politics of the literary turn to genres (as opposed to the postmodern incorporation of genre elements)?

CFP deadline August 15 for the Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Sep. 27-28

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:51am
Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference (formerly Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissanc Scholars)

The Gulf Medieval and Renaissance (GulfMAR) Conference, formerly the Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars, will hold its annual meeting this fall at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on September 27-28, 2013. The Consortium welcomes scholars from across the gulf coast region, in addition to the initial core group from Louisiana universities and colleges.

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