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A Change of (s)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch, Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2016 [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Poland / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland

ASLE-UKI POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE

31ST August – 2nd September 2016

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)

The Cultural Revolution Today: Literature, Film, and Cultural Debates

updated: 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:31am
full name / name of organization: 
CEFC and the Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
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May 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of China's "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution." Historiography continues to debate the periodization of the Cultural Revolution, its impact among the urban elite, the political incentives of the Red Guard movement, the long-term influence of the rustication movement, and the mass violence that took place in the countryside.

Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry (MLA, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8, 2017)

updated: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
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Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry

This panel invites papers to explore connections between Hemingway's formative years in Paris, the discovery of his craft, and his developed sense of style, under the influence of Imagism, the poetic movement that shaped modern poetry and, in particular, Hemingway's prose. Many of the founding poets of Imagism came of age in the city of Philadelphia and environs: Pound, H.D., Williams, Marianne Moore, and others. Thus, Hemingway and Imagism at MLA 2017 presents a unique opportunity to consider closely the influences and resonances of poetry in Hemingway's work.

"Civilized Survivalism as Cultural Narrative in the 21st Century"

updated: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 4:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Garrett Jeter/College English Assn (allied organization to the MLA)
contact email: 

ISIS. Mass shootings. Refugee crises. Terrorism. Race riots. Illegal immigration. American and Western cultures are coping—or attempting to cope—with numerous social upheavals and disturbances as well as threats to social cohesion, safety, and security. Such things might invite or even use a great amount of brute force to resist and suppress these things, but there is less than could be. So we handle these things, at least to some extent, peacefully despite the threats they offer to individuals and the collective.

NWSA2016 Conference Panel on Colonialism & Digital Games (Nov 10-12) DUE 15 FEB 2016

updated: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 2:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Bezio, University of Richmond
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Seeing paper proposals for a panel entitled "(De)Colonizing Digital Gamespaces: Games, Gender, and (De)Colonial Praxis" at the NWSA 2016 Meeting in Montreal, Canada Nov. 10-12, 2016. Proposals due to kbezio@richmond.edu by 15 Feb. 2016.

Digital spaces are frequently referred to as a "new frontier," discourse which explicitly links digital media and colonial praxis. Similarly, digital games are encoded by deeply colonial—and imperial—ideologies which marginalize and often victimize women and people of color. Although the games industry has, in recent years, begun to be more inclusive of women and people of color in roles other than that of victim, most digital games and gaming spaces remain colonized.

Gender in Art: Production, Collection, Display (AAH Summer Symposium) (8–9 June 2016, Loughborough) (CfP 23 March 2016)

updated: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 5:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
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Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2016
Gender in art: production, collection, display

Loughborough University
8-9 June 2016

Keynote speaker: Professor Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University), more tba.

Call for Papers

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rajender Kaur
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Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

The South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum of the MLA invites proposals on theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger in South Asian literatures and cultures. Presentations may focus on hunger in a range of contexts including food insecurity and globalization; class, gender, imperial, postcolonial contexts; on memory, and memorialization, and the historiography of hunger. Among other contexts/aspects, papers may focus on hunger and the state; hunger and violence; hunger and migration; philanthropy/famine relief: a fundamental right or charity? Visual representations of hunger.

"Feeling Real": Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities - May 5-6, 2016 (Deadline Feb. 29)

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 8:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
British Modernities Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University
Professor Steven LaValle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group (BMG) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its eleventh annual interdisciplinary conference, "'Feeling Real': Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities," on May 5-6, 2016.

The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression (University of Illinois, 2-4 June 2016)

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies
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The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be "The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression." Our keynote speakers will be Berber Bevernage (Ghent), Jodi A. Byrd (Illinois), and Françoise Vergès (Paris). Submissions are open to all graduate students interested in memory studies.

Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--3/24

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home," it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. We're seeking a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.
Here are some possible issues that the collection might explore:

[UPDATE] Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline February 15, 2016

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: February 15, 2016
full name / name of organization:
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
contact email:
bmclaugh@southalabama.edu

The editor seeks one paper to round out the collection.

LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980

updated: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS (ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

CONVOCATORIA
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: manuel.medina@louisville.edu

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