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16123 Transgressing Political Correctness: the 1980s, 90s and Now

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Submit via http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

With student protests on campuses, activism in communities, and a divisive presidential campaign filled with hateful rhetoric presented under the guise of “authenticity,” there seems to be a renewed focus on the role of political correctness in American culture and on the world stage.

 

The Iron Cage of Work: Cultural Responses to the Institutions of Contemporary Capitalism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:53am
Paul Gagliardi / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.

Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era

March 23-26

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

 

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

 

This panel for the NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23 to March 26, 2017, seeks papers that examine the visions of history and the nation found in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

Special Issue "Democratizing the Black Public Intellectual: The Writings of Ta-Nehesi Coates"

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:54am
College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ascendancy carries the hallmarks of a Horatio Alger tale.  With his 2015 recognition as a MacArthur Genius and a National Book Award winner, his rise from humble beginnings to illustrious acclaim acquired a nearly storybook sheen.  A “rags to riches” account of his success holds immense charm; however, such an explanation does not offer a full picture of his significance.  Coates’ path from brief attendance at Howard University to star blogger, renowned Atlantic feature reporter, and worldwide phenomenon intersects with fascinating developments in 21st century literature and intellectual history.  Unfolding in a post-9/11 world, his career limns several trends in contemporary culture, chief among them the democratization of blac

Duality and Duplicity in African-American Literature

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
Bruce Plourde/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The idea that African-Americans are actual and full-fledged citizens of the United States is not a new one; the racism that prevents that idea to flourish is also not new.  Recent events, including the death of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr. in Baltimore, have brought to the fore the question of whether or not the United States values its black citizens, and extends to them the same rights as it does to its non-black citizens.  The historical record has much to say on this point, but the literary record also is instructive in perceptions of race in the United States. 

2016 John R. Milton Writers' Conference

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CALLS FOR PAPERS AND CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS

JOHN R. MILTON WRITERS' CONFERENCE:

POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBILITIES / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBILITIES:

GEOGRAPHIC, AESTHETIC, GENDERED, RACIAL, AND HISTORICAL FRONTIERS

OCTOBER 27-29, 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

CFP: Possible Impossibilities / Impossible Possibilities: Geographic, Aesthetic, Gendered, Racial, and Historical Frontiers (7/15/16; The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, October 27-29, 2016) 

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Panel for the 2017 NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Marriott Waterfront, March 23-26, 2017). Deadline Sept. 30, notification no later than October 15, 2016.

Abstracts must be submitted online to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/Dashboard

Membership in NeMLA required.

Description of Panel:

Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 3-5, 2016) - DEADLINE June 30, 2016

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

*Deadline Extension* Marxist Literary Group @ SAMLA88

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:47am
Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Panel @ SAMLA88
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by June 9, 2016. 

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