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MLA 2016 Special Session: Foucault and Queer of Color Critique (deadline 3/15/2015)

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:40pm
Modern Language Association

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique

Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.

Send 250-word abstract and CV to krusem@newschool.edu by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.

MLA 2016: Sounds of the South

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:02pm
Southern United States Forum

When we listen to the South, what do we hear?

Taking advantage of the MLA Convention's 2016 visit to Austin, the live music capital of the world, the Southern United States Forum (formerly the Southern Literature Discussion Group) is organizing a panel that aims to bring together sound studies and southern studies. We invite papers examining auditory depictions of the South in music, literature, film, or other media.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@ua.edu) by March 15, 2015.

Approaches drawing from emerging fields like sound studies and those employing more traditional methods are equally welcome.

PARASITES: Cambridge French Graduate Conference, 8-9 May 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:42am
Department of French, University of Cambridge

PARASITES: CAMBRIDGE FRENCH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2015
14-15 May 2015
Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Final deadline: 20 March 2015

_With keynote addresses from Professor Steven Connor (Cambridge) and
Professor Mairéad Hanrahan (UCL)_

The organisers of the Cambridge French Graduate Conference 2015 invite
proposals for papers on the theme of parasites.

ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:20am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future" (45). While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

[UPDATE] Reading Fantasy RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8-10 Oct., 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:19am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2015. *Conference dates corrected.*

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries,) Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, etc. Pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches to English-language fantasy literature are welcome.

Send 200-300 word proposals or inquiries to Mandy Taylor at mjhtaylor@gmail.com.

The Romantic Public | MLA 2016 | Special Session

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:28am
Matthew Borushko / Stonehill College

MLA 2016 (Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016)
Special Session: The Romantic Public

Forms, definitions, spheres, resistances, effects, legacies of "the public" – past, present, and future – as imagined or provoked by Romantic literature.

Abstracts by 15 March 2015

Matthew Borushko

mborushko@stonehill.edu

MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:06am
Luke Mueller / Tufts University

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.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
European Beat Studies Network

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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels-Belgium

CONFIRMED KEYNOTES:

Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)

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Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)

[REMINDER] George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:07am
Bishop Grossetste University, Lincoln, UK

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford

George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

This will be the first international conference on George Meredith's work and critical reputation, and therefore a landmark event in Meredith studies. The conference also highlights debates about the circulation and exchange of ideas between Meredith and his contemporaries, encompassing the wider resonances of legacy and literary community in the circulation of ideas in the second half of the long nineteenth century.

CfP for the Panel: Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:43am
Cristina Ciucurescu/Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel:
Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

(As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe', to be held in Krakow, Poland in 24th - 26th of April 2015, including a visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau on 26th of April 2015)

Deadline: 15th of March 2015

Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

Panel Description

Mothers without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World (due March 15, 2015)

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:16pm
MLA 2016

This panel opens a conversation about how motherhood is co-opted in the labor migration forces that are driving the current global culture. The participation of mothers in labor migration deserves reflection because it illuminates a turning point in modes of thinking about home, motherhood, geopolitical borders as territories of ideological stability. Traditionally, labor migration was a masculine practice that naturalized paternal duty to be exercised from outside the house, many times reduced to economic expression. For example, after World War II, Germany rebuilt the economy with massive labor imports from Turkey. Maghrebian workers were instrumental in France.

NEW - Journal of Student Research Deadline: March 26, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:45pm
Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is a digital multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes.

Representations of Giftedness in Black Youth (MLA 2016)

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:45pm
MLA 2016

Young, Gifted, and Black

Special Session
Seeking submissions that engage representations of Black youth related to genius, giftedness, and creative/intellectual risk-taking. 300-word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2015; Jennifer Griffiths (jgriff02@nyit.edu).

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