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Homeliness, Domesticity and Security in American Culture. September 23-25, 2015.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:38am
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Polish Association for American Studies
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Recent academic interests and explorations within the field of broadly understood American Studies have been largely concentrating on the unusual and exceptional aspects of American literature, art and life, such as wildness, transgression, excess, violence, sublimity, greatness, intemperance, extraordinariness. The questions which the conference is going to address will focus on the constructions and the place of the "ordinary" viewed from the perspective of various "home"-inspired discourses, from housing to domestic policy, through questions of family values, ethics of modesty, simplicity of living, unpretentiousness, individual and domestic security, American communities, localities and neighborhoods.

Revenge Conference

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:23am
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Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
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Reflections for Revenge Conference at the University of Leicester – only two weeks left to submit your abstract!
Please can I remind you all of the exciting new conference we are holding in September at the University of Leicester. The Call for Papers is open but will close on the 2nd April. For more details about the conference, and the wider collaboration into the study of revenge, please visit our website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/research/current-projects/r... or contact us on revenge@le.ac.uk.

Latin American Jewish Studies panel

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:01am
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Joanna L. Mitchell: The Mezzuzah and the Mestizaje
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Latin American Jewish Studies panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association

We invite paper proposals for the panel "The Mezzuzah and the Mestizaje: Jewish Latin America" at the Midwest Modern Language. Presentations of original research regarding all aspects of Jewish life in Latin America are welcome.

The conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio, November 12-15, 2015. Presentation should be 20 minutes in length and may be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Please send proposals of no more than 200 words to Dr. Joanna Mitchell at mitchej2@ohio.edu by April 5, 2015.

Digital Public Feeds or Is Twitter Literature a Thing? CFP Special Session MLA 2016

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:44am
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Leisha Jones
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Is twitter fiction a new/emergent literary form, or is it a derivative shorthand narrative for a generation who won't/can't read long works? Looking for a paper to round out a panel on the role of Twitter in contemporary literature, and in particular an excavation of the publics producing/produced by it. Send a 250 word abstract and brief bio to ljj4@psu.edu by March 25, 2015.

"The News from Poems" - William Carlos Williams Society Biennial Conference: June 18-

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:10pm
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William Carlos Williams Society
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The News from Poems

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the
William Carlos Williams Society

William Paterson University
June 18-20, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Paul Mariani
Author of William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked

The year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Williams' Journey to Love by Random House and a sort of midpoint in Williams' late career renaissance culminating in Pictures from Breughel. In Journey to Love, Williams continues a lyrical reaffirmation of his identity as a poet and of poetry as a necessary response to the vicissitudes of life—especially the vicissitudes of ageing and the diminishment of time, which is recuperated through poetry, made new:

[UPDATE] Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:04pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

Reimagining the Survey Course - Columbus, Ohio November 12-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:54pm
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MMLA 2015 Convention
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Proposals invited for this MMLA roundtable session, which seeks innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys from a variety of perspectives. Proposals may explore practical, institutional, or theoretic/disciplinary matters. Practical concerns might include textual choices, examples of teaching strategies, including relevant assignments, syllabi, etc. Institutional matters might include possible ways of introducing innovation in the curriculum through surveys and/or assessment matters, as well as surveys from a range of institutions.

Consuming and Consumption: abstract due October 20, 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.

CFP: Gothic Tourism

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:58pm
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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

In recent years, it has become clear that 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry. While there has been some interest in analysing examples of tourist experiences through a Gothic lens, this has mainly been limited to a small number of locations and disciplinary perspectives (London, Whitby and literary related subjects and approaches, for example). Thus, the topic of 'Gothic tourism' offers a new area that can be addressed from a number of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Pedagogies in the Flesh: Teaching, Learning, and the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:53pm
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Editors: Sarah Travis, Amelia M. Kraehe, Emily Jean Hood, and Tyson E. Lewis
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Current discourses surrounding education rely heavily upon developmental psychology and cognitive theory as the primary tools for depicting and explaining human experience and subjectivity. However, these tools prove to be inadequate, as they fail to account for the historicity and materiality of human development and personhood. Alternate approaches are needed if we are to understand the making of the self as a process through which socially and culturally situated bodies are construed and experienced within and against histories of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, ableism, and class inequality. Certainly the histories of oppression based on social hierarchies are addressed in social foundations literature as well as anti-oppressive pedagogies.

Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe, Paris, 16 October 2015

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:50pm
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Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Université Champagne-Ardenne, Musée de l'Armée (Paris)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe

Friday 16 October 2015
Musée de l'Armée
(Auditorium Austerlitz - Hôtel National des Invalides, 129, rue de Grenelle, 75 007 Paris SP 07)

Organizers:
Juliette Allix (École du Louvre, Paris 1 Panthéon –Sorbonne)
Anne-Valérie Dulac (Université Paris 13)

Joint project between:
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (PRISMES - EA 4398)
Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (CIRLEP – EA 4299)
Musée de l'Armée, Paris

The Legacy of Performance: Oral storytelling and Music in Minority, Postcolonial, and Immigrant Literatures (6/10/15; 11/13/15)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:37pm
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MELUS at SAMLA
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People in ethnic/racial minority groups, those from colonized countries,
and immigrants often carry with them a rich heritage of oral story telling and musical performance—from the Ananci stories out of Africa to the Klezmer music of Jewish immigrants. This panel invites papers on literary texts that represent, celebrate, rework, or otherwise engage with the conference theme of creativity in all of its manifestations. Topics might include, but are not limited to: the use of trickster figures in literature, reworking/rewriting of oral myths/legends, the use of music in literature, and the use of visual and/or performing arts in literature. Presentations should run between 15 and 20 minutes and allow time for discussion.

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