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The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:14am
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

"The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street": Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:23am
Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County

From Langston Hughes' 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman's 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negro Life in Harlem, and the infamous collaboration of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston in Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life, the Harlem Renaissance era was a time of flourishing inter-arts collaborations under-examined in contemporary criticism. This panel therefore welcomes papers about the inter-arts collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance inspired by the SAMLA 87 theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts.

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "Discovery" and related topics.

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
Peter Leman

Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

Call for Papers: Essays on the Practice and Teaching of Creative Writing

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:58pm
Writing Commons

Writing Commons is a free, global, peer-reviewed, award winning Open Text for college level writers, college faculty, and the everyday writer. Think of it as an ever-growing handbook on writing studies, broadly defined. Currently, Writing Commons seeks submissions for the Creative Writing section of the journal. Editorial interests in this area are broad; however, keeping in line with the purview of the journal, articles submitted for publication should have depth, details, and provide concrete examples, such as hyperlinks or other methods that provide readers quick access to the important information discussed in the article itself.

Identity Across the Curriculum

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

MLA 2016: Black Women's Poetry and the Color Line (due 3/15)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:32pm
MLA / Heidi Morse

Special Session CFP: Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women's poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet's oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.

Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse (hemorse@umich.edu) by March 15, 2015 (extended deadline). The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, TX from January 7-10.

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