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Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens [SAMLA: Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA]

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:54pm
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English

Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: "Is art different from life?" He observes that "according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description of a house, person, or landscape in a novel or poem, and our experience of an actual house, person, or landscape, are not essentially different." Interdisciplinary approaches are not new. In fact, as Alan Richardson asserts in "Literature and the Cognitive Revolution," Poetics Today 23:1 (Spring 2002), "cognitive scientists . . .

MLA 2015: Place of South Asian Americans in Asian American Literary Studies (Jan. 8-11; Vancouver, Canada)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:27pm
Binod Paudyal

The place of South Asian Americans within the canon of Asian American studies is still peripheral. Although critics like Lisa Lowe and Kandice Chuh have strongly argued for redefining Asian American studies as more inclusive and heterogeneous, a majority of Asian Americanists still seem hesitant to include and acknowledge South Asians in Asian American literary studies.

CFP: Iris: A Magazine of New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults, 1.2: Histories (Deadline: 21 March 2014)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:39pm
Iris: A Magazine of New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults

Iris, a quarterly literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults, invites submissions for its second issue on the theme of histories. Iris features writing and artwork that challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. Iris welcomes work in all genres, from realistic fiction to fantasy. Poets may submit text and visual poems, and Iris accepts digital and scanned artwork. Work submitted to Iris must comply with our content policy as Iris is targeted to a young demographic, and is used as an educational tool in public and school libraries, school and public library-sponsored book clubs, and similar environments.

A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions, PAMLA, Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside CA

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 3:24pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Special Session examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic mobility. Please submit abstracts of 250 words by April 1 to lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 2:11pm
University of Wyoming

"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape" (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig's explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group, regardless of the size. For example, Edward Abbey's response to the commodification of a river through damming establishes his view as conflicting with that of developers.


Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:27pm
The Memory Network / University of Roehampton

Call for Papers

The Story of Memory Conference: Exploring New Perspectives on the Relationship between Storytelling and Memory in the Twenty-First Century

The University of Roehampton, UK: 4-5 September, 2014

Invited speakers include: Paul Bloom (Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale); Suzanne Corkin (Neuroscience, MIT); Mark Currie (English Literature, QMUL); Asifa Majid (Psycholinguistics, Radboud); Martijn Meeter (Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology, Durham)

Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora--RMMLA 2014, Oct. 9-11, Boise, ID

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:12pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This panel invites proposals for the Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora session for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of Caribbean literature, film and popular culture including theoretical explorations, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to Dr. Christina Lam at caribbeanlitdiasporarmmla@gmail.com by March 15, 2014. All applicants will be notified by March 30.

The Queer Roald Dahl Collection [Update]

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:54am
Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, Editor

The editor of this collection, per the feedback of the interested university press, solicits several more essays that tackle the subject of queerness in the Roald Dahl canon.

Roald Dahl has been the recipient of a slew of insults from anti-Semite to misogynist to general misanthrope. The controversies surrounding Dahl have focused primarily on these aspects of his work and his life, as well as the question of whether or not his texts, with their representations of violence, have been "appropriate" for young people. Yet, much of his work seems to possess the potential for radicalizing gender and sex--a subject that has remained remarkably overlooked by critics. This collection seeks 3-5 more contributions.

Cultures et valeurs 7-10 juillet 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:58am
Colloque International d'Albi Langages et Signification

Organisé par le C.A.L.S. et le C.P.S.T. (LERASS)
Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail
au Centre Saint-Amarand , 16 rue de la République 81000 ALBI.

7-10 juillet 2014

Cultures et valeurs :
La transmission des textes, des objets et des pratiques


Risk Modernism [MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA; Nov. 6-9, 2014]

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:52am
Jason Puskar

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

What is the modernism of risk? During the first half of the twentieth century an already massive apparatus of risk analysis and administration expanded dramatically, and new modes of risk consciousness came into being. Especially in the financial sector, new kinds of securities, new levels of speculation, new markets for insurance, and new complexities of the global financial system made the condition of being at-risk normative—even desirable—for many people living in western liberal societies.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14! Review, Reflect, Reimagine!: The 20th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conferenc

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:40am
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed

The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine. We are asking you to consider these questions and shape these important dialogues by submitting proposals, papers, discussions, performances, workshops, debates, you name it, for presentation at the conference. Share your techniques, report on your projects, explore ideas for the future, seek assistance in meeting challenges, get constructive critique of your efforts, and raise new questions about the where's and how's of the struggle against oppression through theatre and education.
We welcome proposals that address our theme as well as one (or more) of the following in some clear way:
•Pedagogy of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Paulo Freire.

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory -[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to February 14 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:29am
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Please note that the deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014.

MSMI Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Musical Screens"

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:18am
Liverpool University Press

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Music, Sound, and the Moving Image
Musical Screens: Musical Inventions, Digital Transitions, Cultural Critique

Special Issue Editor: James Tobias, Associate Professor, UC Riverside (james.tobias@ucr.edu)

Deadline for 300 word proposals: May 1 2014
Deadline for Full Papers: 1 November 2014
Publication Date: 2015

[UPDATE] Great Excursions: Travel and the Antebellum Literary Imagination

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:09am
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

Update: Deadline for Proposals Extended to Feb. 21

Great Excursions: Travel and the Antebellum Literary Imagination

A symposium sponsored by the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

June 5-8, 2014

Hilton St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis, MO

In honor of Sedgwick's 225th birthday and her 1854 Midwestern trip (the farthest west she ever traveled), the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society will convene its 7th symposium in St. Louis, featuring plenary speakers Melissa Homestead, Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kate Culkin, Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College.

Perversions of Paper: Symposium, 28 June 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:50am
Birkbeck Material Texts Network and the Archive Futures Network

Perversions of Paper
28 June 2014
Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, University of London

Perversions of Paper is a one-day symposium investigating the outer limits of our interactions with books and with paper. It considers unorthodox engagements with texts, from cherishing or hoarding them to mutilating and desecrating them, from wearing them to chewing them, and from inhaling their scent to erasing their content.