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REIMAGINING MARGINALITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association - CELLA

The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.

Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 1:10pm
MLA 2016

Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

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.

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)

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).

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900

The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to davisc@tamug.edu

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