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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.

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

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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

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

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

 

The Great Fire: Reconsidered

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gabriella Infante & Rebecca Rideal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers

3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral

 

The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.

The Digital Teaching Edition

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Panel - Dr. Mary Balkun (Seton Hall Univ.), Dr. Diana Polley (Southern New Hampshire Univ.)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This proposed roundtable session will consider the challenges—technological, pedagogical, and practical—of creating a digital edition of a text specifically for use in the classroom. The absence of teaching editions of some texts, in particular those by women writers and writers of color, has become a growing concern for those who specialize in these authors. Editions may have gone out of print or only be available in expensive scholarly versions; meanwhile, publishers are hesitant to invest in texts that may not have a wide readership. This situation has some instructors struggling to use online versions that may not be easy to read or use, are rarely annotated, and are usually lacking contextual information.

Immigration and Integration in German Popular Culture

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.

Call for Papers[July-September, 2016 Issue]

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:21pm
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International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for July-September, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.  

Deadline Extended - CFP: Queer Sinners and Saints at the Film and History Conference

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bridget Kies
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP: Queer Sinners and Saints
An Area of the 2016 Film and History Conference
Oct. 26-30, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI, USA

Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2016

 

The resurrection of discourses on morality, coupled with increasing legal and social acceptance for LGBT identities, makes this a ripe time to investigate how queerness, especially queer film and television, are understood in contemporary society.  This area seeks to investigate godly and heretical queerness not only in representation, but also in industrial practices, production, and reception. 

"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass. From Man of Steel to the CW’s Arrow and Flash series to the Avengers franchise, comic book characters are facing new ethical developments in their rejuvenation that both encompass and go beyond the idea of killing one’s enemy.

Technology: Salvation or Destruction?

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Hendricks
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This call is seeking papers with an interest in the way in which utopic/dystopic worlds in film, literature, and television (defined loosely) explore our relationship to technology. In the thoroughly technological 21st century, the terms utopia and dystopia are almost inextricably linked to ongoing technological advancements. In filmic explorations of the future technology and our dependence on it are often critiqued or otherwise explored.

Women's Writing Special Issue "Generations"

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
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Women's Writing
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Special Issue Call for Papers WOMEN’S WRITING“Generations”Winter 2017 Issue

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the British Women Writers Association in 2017, Women’s Writing invites submissions for a special issue on the theme of “Generations.” While generational transitions are often productive and even revolutionary, they are seldom ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. In this spirit, the editors especially welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in the field of women’s writing.

International Medieval Congress at Leeds

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Call for Papers: New Research in the Early Drama of the Low Countries

International Medieval Congress at Leeds

July 3-6, 2017

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society seeks three 20-minute presentations on

any aspect of medieval and early modern Dutch and Flemish drama for a session at the 2017

International Medieval Congress at Leeds.

We particularly encourage papers that focus on the 2017 IMC conference theme of

otherness. The Low Countries seems a particularly fruitful area of focus for this theme, as they

spent much of the Middle Ages as perpetual “others” with fluid boundaries and constant

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