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American Fiction after Postmodernism @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher K. Coffman
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For many readers, the notion that Cold War or pre-9/11 postmodernist fiction is essentially the same as post-9/11 fiction is a problematic one. Such notable critics of postmodernist writing as Linda Hutcheon and Brian McHale have suggested as much, and a wide variety of recent work (Green, 2005; Toth and Brooks, 2007; Burn, 2008; Nealon, 2012; Holland, 2014; and so forth) by other figures has bolstered their assertions. Consequently, the nature of post-postmodernist fiction has become a topic of significant interest.

All Hail the Queen: Teaching Agatha Christie Beyond the Mystery Story

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sylvia A. Pamboukian/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

            In recent years, texts once dismissed as lowbrow (such as Stoker’s Dracula and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories) have become staples in the university classroom. Despite worldwide fame as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie too often appears as only a generic example of classic detective fiction.

            This is at odds with a recent surge of critical interest, beginning, perhaps, with Pierre Bayard’s work on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. A recent edition of Clues (Vol. 34, No. 1) highlights current Christie scholarship and calls for irreverent re-readings, “teasing out the genuinely experimental and decidedly nonpatterned aspects of Christie’s writing” (Rolls and Guldal 8).

Spanish Historical Memory: Queering the Dictatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will reconstruct, evoke and study the traumatic event of the Spanish Civil War, and its consequences in different ways. We also will explore current efforts in Spain to recover what is referred to as an “historical memory” of both the war and the Franco dictatorship, which followed it. We will analyze issues of trauma, exile, memory, identity and gender. Panel’s goal is to include voices silenced during the dictatorship and the democracy because of a lack of an historical memory law and a male dominated society.

Flash Fiction: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145

Learning in the Digital Library

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Learning in the Digital Library (special session of the 114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016) 

The availability of online collections of digitized documents from institutions from around the world has profoundly changed our methods of research and publication. This session investigates the pedagogical innovations which this newfound wealth of original material can foster in the classroom.  

To submit proposal to extended deadline session, please go to 

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Call for poems for a book entitled Cuckoo in Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
IIT Roorkee, India
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 25, 2016

                                                                           Cfp
                                                                             for
                                                               CUCKOO IN CRISIS: Contemporary Indian English Women's Poetry
                                                                                        Editors: Charu Sheel Singh & Binod Mishra

Writing Spaces – Landscapes and/in German Travel Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CfP: Writing Spaces – Landscapes and/in German Travel Writing (Panel)

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)

March 23-26, 2017 

Baltimore, MD

submission deadline: Sept.30, 2016

"Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Erin Spampinato
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

  “Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative” elicits new perspectives on well-known texts that depict sexual violence. This panel seeks to curate a trans-historical discussion about new ways to approach representations of sexual violence. In her book Framing the Rape Victim, Carine Mardorossian argues that postmodern feminists of the 1990s ironically placed the onus of rape deterrence back on women when they “began locating the source of women’s sexual oppression in the representational and rhetorical codes of feminism rather than in societal norms” (42).

Conference on Inclusion & Diversity in Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University at Galveston/Department of Liberal Studies
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Department of Liberal Studies

Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

April 3-5, 2017

 

Kaiju and Pop Culture Anthology

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Camille D. G. Mustachio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Kaiju is a familiar trope in film and television that places giant monsters in direct conflict with fellow monsters and/or everyday citizens. While a larger-than-life creature that attacks Tokyo is likely the most familiar form of kaiju, additional iterations include apes, dragons, dinosaurs, and even robots.  Kaiju as a genre has evolved along with cinema; technical developments no longer require men stomping around in rubber costumes as CGI enables bigger and more frightening monsters to haunt our screens. With a timeless kitsch quality, kaiju is solidly placed within our collective pop culture psyche.

CFP Nemla Baltimore 23-26 March 2017: Fostering Global Competence Through Film

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Patrizia Comello Perry / Borough of Manhattan Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Nemla Baltimore March 23-26 2017

Call For Abstracts: Fostering Global Competence Through Film: Reimagining the Foreign Culture and Language Class

 

Dear Colleagues, 

Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed session below to be held at the NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017.

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