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Debating (Ultra)Minor/Small and World Literatures in the Age of Cold War

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:58am
Yanli HE(Sichuan University),Iker Arranz(University of California, Santa Barbara)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.

Call for Papers: English for Specific Purposes (For November issue, 2018)

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:02am
ENCG Chouaib Doukkali University El Jadida, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:

Critique and the World Outside Us

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.

Whitman & Disability Studies (Special Issue of Commonplace)

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.

The Postcolonial Queer Body as Palimpsest (NeMLA Panel)

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.

[Call for Abstracts] Backreading Hong Kong Symposium 2019

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.

The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.

Decency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:49am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Decency
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.