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Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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(Trans)gender identity in digital culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference panel
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A growing awareness of transgender issues exploded in 2015, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against transgender issues, and much of this activism has occurred within digital culture. For the SAMLA 88 Conference, held in Jacksonville, Fl from Nov 4-6, we are seeking abstracts exploring gender-identity issues as expressed through digital mediums, with special emphasis on transgender identity (although any abstract addressing gender identity and digital culture will be considered) for a panel to be held during the conference. Any methodological approach will be considered.

Realisms in American Detective Fiction

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel invites papers that question and expand the critical discussion on the issue of realism in American detective fiction. Where does detective fiction fit within the tradition of American realism? To what extent does the detective story endorse, critique, or push back against the latter genre’s perceived conservatism? In what ways do realist detective fiction adhere to, or differ from, other genre fiction’s attempts at authenticity? How does the genre codify authenticity and how does the codification change historically? We seek presentations that touch on questions such as these as well as others that uncover novel aspects of realism in American detective fiction.

NEMLA 2017. March 23-26. Baltimore, MD.

Abstract: 300 words

THE GOOD LIFE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE: UNCOVERING UTOPIA IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CANON

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, dabitz1@gsu.edu.

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism.  Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

PAMLA 2016: "Queering Terror" (Abstract Due 6/10/16; Conference 11/11/16-11/13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA 2016, Special Session

Institutional sponsor: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Chair: Stephanie Gibbons, Independent Scholar; Aaron DeRosa, Assistant Professor of 20th/21st C. American Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Title: Queering Terror

Abstract (50 words): If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

PAMLA 2016: Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Ancient-Modern relations and the classical tradition. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Autobiography (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Autobiogrpahy. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Gothic (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference: October 13-16, 2016 - CFP due June 20

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.

PAMLA 2016: Trandisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Caribbean Literatures and transdisciplinary approachs. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

UTOPIAN/DYSTOPIAN VISIONS IN THE WORK OF DONALD BARTHELME

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring utopian and dystopian visions in the works of Donald Barthelme. By June 1st, please send a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Susan wood, University of Mississippi, at swood1@go.olemiss.edu.

PAMLA 2016: Civic Engagement and the Languages (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Are language departments at your institution engaging students in service learning? Do you teach classes that combine civic engagement and language learning? Come share ideas on what we can do to enhance student learning outcomes through experiential learning in the languages. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Nordic Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel is broadly inclusive and interested in papers from scholars working in fields related to Nordic literatures and cultures (Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Aland Islands), at home and abroad. This year, we are particularly interested in papers related to any aspect of Folklore, Mythology, and Old Norse Literature, on the one hand, and those related to the genre of the Nordic Noir or Detective Fiction, on the other. All papers, however, are welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

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