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NeMLA 2018: An Elegy for Michelle Cliff

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:17pm
Camille Alexander / William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the depth of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?

CFP: Victorian Empire and Oceania for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Anna Feuerstein, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 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.

CFP: Global Media Ecologies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:43pm
Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel welcomes papers that address the topic of “Global Media Ecologies” in a broad sense. In an age defined simultaneously by increased media sharing across national lines and the retrenchment of perceived “clashes” of cultures, an analysis of media ecologies offers a unique window onto shifting notions of community and identity. Papers might reflect on contemporary ecologies created by new media platforms, softwares and marketing; on old media forms (radio, television, film) and their popularity in a variety of local and global spaces; on the limits and possibilities of translation; on the emergence of distinct popular narratives and tropes, etc. Papers may analyze these and/or other questions within one region or across regions.

CFP: Folklore and Mythology for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
John J. Thompson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on folklore and mythology 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 June 26, 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:

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:51pm
Elon University, Wake Forest University, HighPoint University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Call for Presentations: All proposals are due October 1st, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)

Sponsored by Elon University, High Point University and Wake Forest University

Visit our conference website for more details: http://meaningoffoodconference.com

 

The study of food—what we do or do not eat as well as how, when, where, why and with

whom we eat—is strongly linked to anthropological, cultural, social, political, and economic

Teaching Terrorism-- Roundtable at NeMLA 2018

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 NeMLA conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html

This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.

Vulnerabilities - An Interdisciplinary Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:56pm
Durham University (Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VULNERABILITIES

An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University

Supported by the

Matariki Network of Universities

and a Fragile Futures event

 

Durham University

19-22 September 2017

 

Keynote speaker:

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

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