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ALA May 26-29, 2016 Yellowface: Performing and Occupying the Mind, Body, and Space in Asian American literature

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:55am
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Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

"…My life's spent / running an inept tour for my own sad swindle of a vacation / until every goddamned thing's reduced to botched captions / and dabs of misinformation in fractured, / not-quite-right English: …" excerpted from "The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve" by Yi-Fen Chou

In the Contributor's Notes and Comments in The Best American Poetry 2015 guest edited by Sherman Alexie, Michael Derrick Hudson unmasks his nom de plume, stirring outrage, and becomes the reviled face of appropriation. In his admission:

[REMINDER] Death, Thou Shalt Die—Decay and the Body in Early Modern England

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 8:56am
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Sixteenth Century Society Conference

Seeking collaborators to propose a panel session for the upcoming Sixteenth Century Society Conference 18-20 August, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium. Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted to Eileen Sperry at eileen.sperry@stonybrook.edu by February 1st.

update -Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:56am
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Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference CFP - April 22-23, 2016

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
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The Ohio State University and Indiana University Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Organizations

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference
Embodied Expression: The Body in Academia, the Field, and In-Between
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
April 22-23, 2016

Keynote address by
Dr. Jeana Jorgensen

[UPDATED deadline] Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec between the Wars

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 4:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrée Lafontaine and Louis Pelletier

Montréal – March 5, 2016 / Submission deadline extended to January 11, 2016

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.

Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 2:37pm
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St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

The purpose of this conference is to gather scholars interested in the study of women and gender inequities in education throughout the world. We hope to stimulate discussion surrounding the social, political and economic factors that impede the progressive role of women around the world. We intend to gather scholars of gender inequities and human rights in order to provoke discussion and thought surrounding these areas.

Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:
-The eradication of gender-based violence and its effect on social growth

-The transformative power of education and its effect on women's social, political and economic opportunities in developing nations

"James Purdy in Context," San Francisco ALA, May 26-29, 2016

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 1:11pm
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James Purdy Society
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The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the 2016 American Literature Association in San Francisco, California, 26-29 May 2016.

We are planning a session titled "James Purdy in Context." We are interested in papers that situate Purdy's work in literary, cultural, historical, biographical, and other contexts. We are interested in work that investigates sexuality, representations of ethnicity, adaptations, and other topics. Papers might compare Purdy and his milieu to the work of modern and contemporary authors such as Bellow, Philip Roth, Salinger, Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Vidal, Capote, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, and Albee.

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