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CFP: Mid-Twentieth Century Poetry (co-sponsored by the Robert Lowell Society) for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to mid-twentieth century poetry, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:21am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

This session seeks papers on representations of "crisis" in literature, broadly defined. A non-exhaustive list of the questions raised by this panel may include: what happens when images of crises, disasters, or ruins are mediated through literature? How do images connect to understanding and knowledge? How does ekphrasis limit or enhance the possibilities of empathy? What are the obligations of our conscience as readers? What are the ethics of writing or reading about cruelties and atrocities? Areas of inquiry encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

Peter Manson Symposium

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PETER MANSON SYMPOSIUM

The University of Glasgow, 27th-28th October 2017

 

The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select Chapters Needed

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:24pm
Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.

Food Transformations: Eating and Wasting in the Anthropocene

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:39pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Food in the 21st century would be unrecognizable to our great grandparents. Canadian ecocritic Susie O’Brien has recently explained in an interview in ARIEL that “food is a rich site through which to think about a number of things: environment, colonialism, culture, affect, subjectivity, among others.” There is an urgency to theorizing about food, especially given the fact that hunger is seriously at odds with the promises of industrial agriculture. Indeed, according to Vandana Shiva, “industrial agriculture has not produced more food.

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

The Voyeur in (and of) Fiction

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Voyeurism functions in fiction in many ways: as state surveillance, as individual stalking, and even, arguably, in the acts of reading and writing. This panel will consider voyeurism through voyeur-tinged original fiction and critical papers both on voyeuristic works of fiction and on the voyeurism of the reader/writer/character relationship.

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