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Fourteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.

 

Pre-Modernisms

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY

12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Disability in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:11am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Combining disability and modernist studies, this panel engages in current discourses on disability in modernist texts. The modernist moment, marked by war trauma, advances in psychology, and eugenics, is a rich area of inquiry for disability theory. Recent disability theory argues that representing disability is an effort to engage with the unknowable, which we also see in the modernist preoccupation with connection. Papers may address representations of disability in modernist texts and/ or how authors negotiated their disabilities.

For a full description and to submit an abstract, please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16375.

Encountering Shakespeare

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Inviting proposals for

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 20–22, 2016

Wright State University Dayton, Ohio

Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University  

Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Call for Book Articles: Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature at the Post-Secondary Level

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
John Pruitt / University of Wisconsin-Rock County
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In 1995, George Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman’s landmark volume Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (MLA), followed by William Spurlin’s Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English (NCTE, 2000), began addressing the esoteric discussions that complicate intersections among gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs within the English classroom.

Wise Latinas: Expressions of Subversion in Latina Writings

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.

Special Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

Comparative American Ethnic Literature

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Kitt Seidman/Linfield College
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Proposal submissions are welcome for the standing panel on Comparative American Ethnic Literature in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) being held Nov. 11-13 in Pasadena, CA. 

The extended deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.

This year's conferencee theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties" (to align with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area).  However, the Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel is NOT restricted to discussions related to the conference theme.  All topics relevant to the standing panel focus on American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.

Is There A Working Class In This Literature Class?

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Dan Bender/neMLA 2017 Baltimore
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcomed.  The purpose of this roundtable is  first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to  propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing  working class experience within a traditional literary canon?  This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.

Narratives of the (Un)self: American Autothanatographers, 17th-21st centuries

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
E-Rea, peer-reviewed journal of Aix-Marseille University's English and American Studies Unit, France
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Since the 1980s-1990s, the terms “autopathography” and “autothanatography” have increasingly been used by the theorists of autobiography. Defined by Thomas Couser as “life writing that focuses on the single experience of critical illness” (“Introduction: The Embodied Self”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol.6, no 1, Spring 1991, 1), autopathography often— but not always—envisions death. The aporic term autothanatography, the writing of one’s own death, has provided a useful framework for the theorists interested in the relationships between writing, the self and death.

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Book -- Menstruation Now

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    Demeter Press

                     Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:

                                          Menstruation Now

                                          Editor: Berkeley Kaite

                      Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

 

Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: World Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: seminar on "Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes"

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