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MLA Special Session: American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions (1 March)

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:23pm
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Kristin J. Jacobson / Society for the Study of American Women Writers

SSAWW CFP for MLA 2017 Special Session

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions

Special Session

Boundaries that define/challenge the category of American women writers, any period/genre. Special session proposed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. 500 word abstract by 1 March 2016; Kristin J. Jacobson (kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu).

https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8849

Speculative Latin@: Histories of the Future

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:36pm
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Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University
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The Latina and Latino Forum of the MLA welcomes papers for a non-guaranteed session for the 2017 convention in Philadelphia.

Papers engaging speculative fiction by Latin@ authors: alternative archives; utopia/dystopia; futurity; disruption of nationhood, racial identity; historical violence; decolonial critiques.

300 word abstracts, CV, March 15; Maia Gil'Adi (mgiladi@email.gwu.edu).

MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, 2016, Pasadena CA)

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons

CFP for MSA 18 (Pasadena, CA): Modernism's Planets

Planets colliding: Spivak, Friedman, Dimock. The 'planet', as metaphor, object, method, problem, and more, has made multiple entries into the discipline of literary studies, all of which bear on the study of modernism, broadly conceived. Ecocritical, postcolonial, and comparative methods have been at the forefront of the planetary conversation, but, as the word 'planet' suggests, there is more than enough room for more planetary interventions.

York English Graduate Colloquium 2016: Shattered, 13-14 May 2016

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:54pm
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York University

"There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole." - Djuna Barnes

"As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them."
-Jeanette Winterson

[UPDATE] CFP-- The Cine-Files seeks essays for special issue on cinematic affect

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:42pm
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The Cine-Files, www.thecine-files.com
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Deadline Approaching-- March 1

The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions (4000-6000 words) for the "Featured Scholarship" segment of Issue 10 (Spring 2016), a special issue on cinematic affect.

The Spring 2016 special issue on cinematic affect will feature three components:

1. A dossier of solicited materials, curated by guest editor Anne Rutherford (author of What Makes a Film Tick? Cinematic Affect, Materiality and Mimetic Innervation, 2011). Contributors will include Jennifer Barker, Jennifer Biddle, Eugenie Brinkema, Jenny Chamarette, Robin Curtis, Lalitha Gopalan, Paul Gormley, Gertrud Koch, Laura Marks, Angela Ndalianis, Patricia Pisters, Anna Powell, Amit Rai, Elena de Rio, and Steven Shaviro.

"Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare:" Special Issue of The Journal of War and Culture Studies

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:43pm
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Rebecca A. Adelman (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and David Kieran (Washington and Jefferson College)
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We are now into the second century in which aerial warfare is commonplace in a range of forms, and the second decade in which drone warfare is routinized. As paradigm, strategy, and tactic, violence-at-a-distance has become a predominant model of military engagement.

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:31pm
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
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The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu
While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
"Where is my mind" – The Pixies
The Department of English at Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus will host its Fourteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May. The keynote speaker is Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University, Missouri).

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:11am
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MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
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The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to "writing resistance" or "writing rebellion". We construe the topic broadly to encompass the narrative construction of historical incidents of resistance, but also the practice of writing history as a form of resistance, or, in yet another vein, the resistance to historico-literary approaches in our discipline. Papers that problematize the location of historical practice (Global North or South, for example) are also of interest. Furthermore, we welcome papers that address different media, including film and the digital, as well as papers that address material from a broad historical span.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:53am
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

UPDATE - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:20am
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Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.

Space and Place

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Space and Place
The Space and Place Project: 7th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sleuths, Private Eyes, and Policemen: An International Compendium of the 100 Greatest Literary Detectives

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Eric Sandberg, University of Oulu
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I am looking for contributors for Sleuths, Private Eyes, and Policemen: An International Compendium of the 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, a new reference work under contract with Rowman & Littlefield for publication in late 2017.

This collection will focus on the investigators who lie at the heart of crime fiction (and who appear with surprising frequency in other genres), and will offer academics and general readers a rigorous, opinionated, and entertaining survey of the key figures in one of our richest literary traditions. The hundred entries will offer broad historical and international coverage, but must be based on books available in English.

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