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Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Locality and Humanities of Korean Studies Institute at Pusan National University
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Call for Local Stories

 

Dickens, Race, Empire (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society-sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland,  March 23-26, 2017:

Dickens, race, and empire. This session will explore the many facets of Dickens’s engagement with Victorian debates around race and empire. Open to proposals that examine any aspect of these issues and explore all parts of Dickens’s career, it seeks to consider Dickens within the context of both contemporary and current critical conversations around these key elements of Victorian culture and society.

The link to the NeMLA conference site is at

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

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.

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: French, Francophone, Interdisciplinary, Humor, Satire.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity

Resolved: In Francophone literature of the last three centuries, Humor has constructed identity while Satire was used to deconstruct it.

Participants are invited to argue either side of this normative statement.

 

[UPDATE] Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene - PAMLA 2016

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 11:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

SAMLA 88 (Nov. 4-6, 2016, Jacksonville, FL) Post post-apartheid: Is Utopia Still Possible?

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

In the twenty plus years since independence, South Africa has been mired in economic struggles, social crises related to HIV and ADIS and xenophobia, and increasingly demanding political protest. Have the visions of a utopian future that were sparked with Mandela's release from prison evaporated under the weight of so much disillusionment, or is there still hope that the nation's unparalleled constitution can ever be brought to fruition? This panel welcomes papers examining contemporary works from South Africa that advance an idealistic image for the nation despite the many obstacles faced in building a democratic state. 

The Shadow of Ethnography

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matt Reeck / UCLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland

Northeast Modern Language Association

 

The Shadow of Ethnography

New Directions in Native American Literary Criticism

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on the use of American Indian Literary Nationalism as a framework for reading texts by Native authors. We will examine the ways in which AILN has been employed and has created new spaces for interpretations of Native literature.  Since the 2006 publication of the groundbreaking American Indian Literary Nationalism, scholars in the field of Native American Literature are re-evaluating the ways in which texts by Native authors are read. As well, subsequent works analyzing Native literatures using the methods of AILN have been instrumental in creating new spaces for interpretation. This panel focuses on the influence of AILN and its contributions specifically to the field of Native American Literature.

SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
MELUS at SAMLA 88
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2016

In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

"Sincerity" -- *Deadline Extended* (July 10) -- Special Issue

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Christianity & Literature
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity" full name / name of organization: Christianity & Literature contact email: mjsmith@apu.edu 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
"SINCERITY" 

Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer 

Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2016 Special Session - Stephanie Hankinson (University of Washington)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

DEADLINE FRIDAY JUNE 10 -- SUBMIT ASAP

2016 PAMLA 114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, CA 

Friday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov 13, 2016

CFP SPECIAL SESSION: Transdisciplinary and Transnational Approaches to Caribbean Literatures

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