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Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, Julie McCormick Weng, eds.
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)           

       The editors are seeking contributors for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period.            

An August Occasion: National Conference on the Life and Legacy of August Wilson

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society of Howard University
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The onset of autumn is a solemn reminder that the world lost August Wilson in October 2005.  It is also the harvest season--a time for taking stock of his life's work and for promoting new ways of analyizing, teaching, discussing, researching, and, ultimately, safeguarding the rich legacy tht he bequeathed to us.

This much-anticipated event, AN AUGUST OCCASION and celebration of the August Wilson Society's 10th Anniversary, will feature an array of panels, roundtables, workshops, creative works, and performance pieces that test new theories and that introduce novel approacahes to Wilson's art and/or his activism or that reeal yet-undiscovered level of nuanced meaning in his ten-play American Century Cycle.

Poetic epistle. Canon, Variables, Functions.

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Carlo Tirinanzi De Medici - Permanent Seminar on Poetry - Trento University
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Permanent Seminar on Poetry (SEMPER) organizes its fourth international conference devoted to the topic of “The Poetic Epistle”. It may seem that a poem in letter form has had a limited diffusion through literary history, but it has, on the contrary, been an important part of Western literary traditions since Latin poetry, where, from Lucilius to Catullus, and Horace, the Epistola was established as a poetic genre on its own.

Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:42am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cybersecurity Ethics:

The Common Good and the Digital Commons

as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

 20-21 October 2016, University of Hull

 Venue:

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)

Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow)

CFP: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the American Short Story and the American Literature Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

A Symposium of the American Literature Association

 

Keynote Speaker:

J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University

Special Event:

A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:

The Politics of the Personal Narrative Essay

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt [2007]; Nowacek [2011]; or Russell [2002]) have often prioritized.

Heavy Metal at the Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Gerd Bayer
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased sub­stantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.

NEMLA 2017: Embodiment and the Modern Corporation

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Délice Williams-Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As a site of struggle, a target of discursive discipline, the seat of disruptive agency, and the material ground for various voluntary and imposed definitions of identity, the human body has long been the subject of interrogation in literary scholarship. The recent “material turn” in various fields of subfields, including the environmental humanities, has brought the figure renewed critical attention This panel seeks to examine representations of the body in the context of a particular relationship: one with the supposedly disembodied entity of the modern corporation. The panel invites papers that consider how modern authors articulate this relationship in various configurations for different effects and political purposes.

Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Johnson, Illinois State University
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Call for Papers (Symposium)

Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts

9-12 November 2016

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 Featured Speakers: Jen Bervin, Dianna Frid, and Cecilia Vicuña

Axxed: Public Censorship and the Academy (NeMLA, March 23-26, 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Queensborough Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Yasmine Shamma, Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

 

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