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[UPDATE] Neoliberalism in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:19pm
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Michael Blouin / Milligan College
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During the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom above the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

Panel at SAMLA November 13 - 15

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Blouin / Milligan College
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During the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom above the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

[UPDATE] Edited Collection -- Into the Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect. [DEADLINE: AUG 15, 2015]

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Balaka Basu, Emily Lauer

There now exists a generation who have grown up in a culture thoroughly permeated by Harry Potter, from the books to the movies and beyond. Now that the series has come to a close, it is time to take stock: how exactly has this generation of new adults been shaped and constructed by the cultural zeitgeist that is the Harry Potter universe? What future is there for Harry Potter studies? Are we still in the Harry Potter Age, or have we entered a Post-Potter age?

We seek essays of 6,000 - 7,000 words for this collection that address the idea of a Harry Potter Generation broadly, with perspectives including fan studies, pedagogy, and traditional theoretical lenses.

Possible themes might include, but are not limited to:

American Criminology & Penology

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:33pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks to explore the 2015 MMLA Convention theme of "Arts and Sciences" by examining the intersection between artistic representation and scientific (or, pseudoscientific) inquiry into crime and punishment.

Journal of Applied Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:42am
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Journal of Applied Cultural Studies
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The Journal of Applied Cultural Studies is an international scientific journal directed at researchers representing all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The editorial board of the journal publishes original scientific articles, focused on the concept of applied cultural studies. Empirically oriented
social science, since its beginnings, has faced the problem of defining the aim of its studies.The social sciences have failed in their attempt to develop a logos out of the different forms of

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended: MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:09am
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Luke Mueller / Tufts University
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Modes of Relative Certainty

This panel will explore areas of "relative certainty" in modernism, where the supposed impossibility of knowing anything for certain meets the practical reality that things can be known well enough that readers and citizens can make use of them. In the wake of postmodernist criticism's essential disdain for certain knowledge and a general acceptance of modernists as ambiguous, ironic, enigmatical, interested in differance and lack, textual density and obscure allusions, we bring attention to the ways modernist texts celebrate positive knowledge--as contingent as that knowledge may be.

Call for video presentations/lectures and Growl Posts

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:55am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Premier Issue: The Politics of Home

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:44am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Issue 1: The Politics of Home

"Home is where one starts from." –T.S. Eliot

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CENSORSHIP IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND (1-3 December 2016)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:35am
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Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes (CERHAC, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
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New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England: Literature, Politics and Religion

Organizers:
Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes
(CERHAC, UMR 5037, French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
1-3 December 2016
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH)

Confirmed Keynotes:
Pr. Roger Chartier (Collège de France, Paris)
Pr. Line Cottegnies (Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Pr. Richard Dutton (The Ohio State University)
Dr. Thomas Freeman (University of Essex)

MMLA 2015: Pedagogy of Short Story (proposal submission by April 10)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Limitations in time and scope often prevent teachers from extending the reading list beyond the realm of canonical texts--this panel would like to explore ways to include non-canonical short stories.

In light of the 2015 MMLA Convention theme, we are especially interested in the use of science fiction in schools and colleges, but feel free to extend into further genres (in any literature/culture). Discussions on the influence of curricular and time limitations, or goals and methodologies are welcome, as are case studies of texts being taught outside of the expected/recommended reading list.

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