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Queer at Queen’s 2016 Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast (with University College Dublin
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Queer at Queen’s 2016

Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Queen’s University, Belfast      

18th-19th November

 

                                                                            https://issuu.com/outburstarts/docs/q_q_call_out_2016/1

 

The Shadow of Ethnography

updated: 
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

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
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.

Creative Session, NeMLA: The Hybrid Form

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Llana Carroll / University at Albany, SUNY
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Creative Session NeMLA: The Hybrid Form

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Full name / name of organization

Llana Carroll / University at Albany, SUNY

Rae Muhlstock / University at Albany, SUNY

Contact email: lcarroll3@albany.edu

NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26

Creative Session: The Hybrid Form:

Description:

We will each present a hybrid-form piece that draws on our interdisciplinary creative and scholarly work.  

Tours & Detours (special issue) -- Textshop Experiments

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
full name / name of organization: 
K. A. Wisniewski & Felix Burgos / Textshop Experiments
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics and approaches.  For some, it seeks to examine the interplay between identity, space, history, and memory, exploring the ways in which identities and communities are created, formed, and informed by spatial and temporal contexts.  For others, it conjures up ideas of travel, tourism, and critical heritage, seeking to actively exchange, share, and challenge ideas on information technologies, place-making, and digital economy.  Yet another group of scholars and artists might interpret the topic as rhetorical strategies around impasses of knowledge (what Barthes called the punctum and the situationists referred to as détournement).

The Iron Cage of Work: Cultural Responses to the Institutions of Contemporary Capitalism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Gagliardi / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.

Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era

March 23-26

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

 

Human-Animal Boundary Symposium III

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Mario Wenning and Nandita Batra
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

A Symposium to be held in Mumbai (India), January 2018 (6-7 January)

Coordinators: Mario Wenning (University of Macao) and Nandita Batra (University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez)

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Panel for the 2017 NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Marriott Waterfront, March 23-26, 2017). Deadline Sept. 30, notification no later than October 15, 2016.

Abstracts must be submitted online to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/Dashboard

Membership in NeMLA required.

Description of Panel:

Reimagining the Future - Utopian Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
full name / name of organization: 
ANTAE
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Call for Papers

Reimagining the Future: Utopian Perspectives 

The postgraduate journal antae is pleased to announce a special issue around the idea of alternative futures, in particular ones that can be described as “utopian”. This issue shall be published in conjunction with the Institute of Utopian Studies—for the time being, a utopian institution seeking to provide a platform for debate on ideas of radical social change and alternative concepts of living together, which aims to facilitate debate about departures from hegemonic ‘realism’: alternative futures, alternative spaces.

*Deadline Extension* Marxist Literary Group @ SAMLA88

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Panel @ SAMLA88
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by June 9, 2016. 

Revised Deadline: EMIGRATION LITERATURE IN THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Priya Menon/ SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines.  Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates.  Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Representation and Interpretation

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Independent
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

2001: A Space Odyssey
Representation and Interpretation

Chapters are sought for an edited collection on 2001: A Space Odyssey, with post-graduates and ECRs in particular encouraged to submit.

Kubrick Studies in recent years has come to be dominated by historical approaches, informed largely by the Stanley Kubrick Archive. Though these new methodologies have progressed our understanding of Kubrick’s operations as a film director, it does not resolve the intellectual, formal and aesthetic motivations that underpin his work.

CFP NeMLA 2017: "Queer and Now": Queerness in the Mainstream

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.

Literary Totalities

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

One legacy of literary studies’ long love affair with post-structuralism has been a continuing reluctance to engage the concept of totality except in order to contest or deconstruct it. Two exceptions that prove this general trend are capitalism and ecology, and one could argue that it is precisely because both are still arguably acceptable as totalizing concepts that they continue to serve as productive sites of inquiry. Beyond these two instances, however, totality seems to have gone the way of closely related relics of Western metaphysics such as universality, objectivity, and the absolute: a conceptual category to be taken seriously only by the naive, dogmatic, or otherwise insufficiently critical reader.

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