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On the Period Formerly Known as the Program Era (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In The Program Era and “On The Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” Mark McGurl and Amy Hungerford have offered compelling narratives for periodizing and framing the post-45 literary field. But despite Hungerford’s acknowledgment that global watershed events are difficult to perceive, it it simultaneously difficult not to think that, in the past two years, “everything has changed.” In fact, as cataloged by the Post45 group, over ¾ of the proposals for the recent Princeton conference “The Contemporary” involved “post-” as a concept. If these shifts are real, then an important new question emerges: In what ways has the post-2016 moment changed, revised, or even departed from these previously guiding understandings of post-45?

Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

updated: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

Moderating: CFP: Psychedelics and Radicalism - Deadline 15 January 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

The Shape of the City: Urban Space and Identity in American Writing (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017


Cities occupy physical, psychological, and cultural spaces that function, as Henri Lefebvre argues in The Production of Space, “in the establishment, on the basis of an underlying logic and with the help of knowledge and technical expertise, of a ‘system’” (11). More recently, Stephen Graham’s Vertical (2016) proposes a multi-layered matrix of spatial effects that examines how inequality is built, reinforced, and exhibited in the modern city space. American writers as disparate as Ralph Ellison and Herman Melville have explored urban spaces as psychologically daunting.

2017 MSI Convening - Call for Graduate Poster Session Proposals (Deadline Extended to July 17)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:33pm
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Convening - Richland College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 17, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program, Richland College will host a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Convening on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  The theme of these annual convenings is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.”  Whether you attended last year or are hearing about this conference for the first time, we are contacting you to request that you help us make this year’s convening a success by submitting a proposal before the upcoming June 5th deadline.

“living said”: Modernist Rhythm, Visual Form, and Cummings' Cultural Aesthetics

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Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:18am
E.E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).  Taking up what Cummings means by “my specialty is living said,” this session explores Cummings’ various modernist/avant-gardist experiments with rhythm and sound that came to shape his new art and new poetry.

Deadline Extended: Learning to Teach: Women of Color Reflect on Graduate School Pedagogical Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:34pm
Kimberly McKee and Adrienne Winans, editors for a special issue of Feminist Teacher
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 

Editors: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University

Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University

 

We are soliciting submissions for a special issue in Feminist Teacher focusing on pedagogies employed by women of color while in graduate school. Often, we do not critically engage with the formative processes and experiences that shape our future teaching praxis. This issue focuses on how we learn from our successes and failures in the classroom including women of color’s creation of supportive mentoring and peer networks. We envision these essays serving as touchstone in the ongoing conversations on how women of color survive and thrive in the academy.

Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Ethnic American Literatures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Françoise Lionnet and Shumei Shi define transnational “as a space of exchange and participation wherever processes of hybridization occur and where it is still possible for cultures to be produced and performed without necessary mediation by center” (Minor Transnationalism 5). Yogita Goyal sees transnationalism “as a replacement for the outdated category of multicultural literature, and as an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of the United States with the rest of the world through circuits of capital and culture” (Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature 7).

NeMLA 2018: Language is Migrant: A Cross-Genre Reading

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:36pm
BK Fischer & Daniela Kukrechtova
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Seeking writers to present work at a creative session at the NeMLA convention in Pittburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018

Selling Out the Rejects: Adapting the Transgressive 'Other' for the Mainstream

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

It’s been more than 20 years since the release of Danny Boyle’s cult classic adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s gritty novel about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Trainspotting, but the 2017 release of the follow-up, T2: Trainspotting, begs the question found in more than one headline “but did we really need a sequel?” Welsh’ oeuvre with and since Trainspotting has situated his work within the category of being what James Gardner describes as “transgressive fiction” or that which “violently attacks the center of culture” and is “literature of self-defined immorality, anguish, and degradation.” With this mission of transgression in mind, it seems odd that work by transgressive authors like Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and

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