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Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Diversity Committee, Children's Literature Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for Papers

ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel

Children's Literature Association Conference 2017

Tampa, Florida, June 22-24, 2017

http://www.childlitassn.org/2017

 

Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

 

Erich Auerbach's "Mimesis": The View from the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Schumaker Northeaset Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Erich Auerbach’s "Mimesis"—The Representation of Reality in Western Literature—was published in 1945 and had a tremendous influence in the middle part of the 20th century. Using a method of textual analysis to establish continuities from Homer to Virginia Woolf, Auerbach has been read by virtually every serious student of literature for seventy years now. Because of the scope and density of the book it is somewhat difficult to ready examine and evaluate Mimesis. This panel will examine Mimesis from two angles. First, we will study and reflect the overarching themes of this magisterial book. Second, we will look at his individual textual analyses to probe their validity and relevance in 2016.

CFP: Articles on Radicalism

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Imke Polland/International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers

 

Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture│Justus Liebig University Giessen

20 & 21 April 2017

“I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism.”

[Queen Margrethe II, Facebook Post on1 September 2014]

 

“But I see the world has changed. And one must modernise.”

[Helen Mirren, The Queen, 2006]

Staging the Undead

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Staging the Undead"

Migration, Transnationalism and the Cultural Logic of Global Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susan Flynn University of the Arts, London
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Extended deadline to September 1st to allow reflection on the recent 'Brexit'Migration, Transnationalism and the Cultural Logic of Global Identity A special issue of the American, British and Canadian Studies Journalfull name / name of organization: Academic Anglophone Society of Romaniacontact email: karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

Guest Editor: Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts, London

Overlooked, Forgotten, or Maligned: Bringing Minor Characters Into Focus

updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:04am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 - Baltimore, MD
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This panel seeks to investigate how we can (re)read classic American novels when analyzing them via secondary/minor characters. For example, how does the town of Maycomb change when read through Jack Finch? Does Jordan Baker give us insight into The Great Gatsby that no other character provides? Secondary characters are often overlooked when teaching and/or researching classic American novels, and this panel seeks to remedy that problem. By exhuming the often maligned supporting cast, we can see classic novels with fresh eyes, deepening our understanding of canonical stories while illuminating new ways of teaching these novels to our students.

 

Purim: Conventional and Not Readings

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Academy of Religion--Western Region
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

American Academy of Religion (AARWR), Western Region, Jewish Studies UnitLoyala Marymount University, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAddress: 1 LMU Drive, Lost Angeles, CA 90045March 10-12, 2017Conference Theme: 
Religion, Race, and Racism Jewish Studies Unit: ADDENDUM: Because of the recent death of Elie Wiesel, the Jewish Studies Unit also invites papers regarding his many contributions. 

A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL

International Conference organised by the Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Szczyrk, META Hotel, 20 – 23 September 2017

 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Sarah Le Fanu, author and broadcaster (S is for Samora: A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream,2012; Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer’s Journal, 2013)

Olga Tokarczuk, author (Księgi Jakubowe, 2014; Bieguni, 2007; Dom dzienny, dom nocny, 1998)

On Breath

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for the "On Breath"-Panel at the ACLA Convention 2017, University of Utrecht, June 6-9 2017

 

“Under these conditions, the individual’s breathing is an observed, an occupied breathing. It is a combat breathing.” (Frantz Fanon)

 “Das Gedicht bleibt [...] pneumatisch berührbar.” (Paul Celan)

“The HEART, by way of the BREATH, to the LINE.” (Charles Olson)

“Pas de parole sans air qui la véhicule.” (Luce Irigaray)

“Je suis un respirateur.” (Marcel Duchamp)

 

#rhetops

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jim Ridolfo
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for proposals

Demythologizing the Family Subject

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tatjana Aleksic, University of Michigan
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

 

 

Family is most often presented as a shelter from social disturbances that threaten its very existence, but in which individuals, assaulted by existential issues regain their balance and draw energy for each coming day. But family is likewise a breeding ground for social pathologies rather than their mere recepient. And if so, which one predates and influences the other? While this may be a chicken and egg dilemma, it is also a valid proposition for discussion.

 

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