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Utopia and Dystopia in 'Cannibal' Literature of the Black Atlantic

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:39am
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 88
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deadline: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

In The Tropics Bite Back, literary scholar Valérie Loichot highlights Maryse Condé’s urging of Caribbean writers to “bite back” (mordre en retour) at their respective colonial powers. One method, which Condé calls ‘literary cannibalism,’ has been employed by authors throughout the African diaspora. Examples include Zora Neale Hurston’s revisiting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in her short story “Spunk”, Condé’s own Windward Heights, a revision of Charlotte Brönte’s Victorian classic, and Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone.

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

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 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. Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the "Age of Man", poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one "teach" the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon's "slow violence" or Christian Parenti's "catastrophic convergence" to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom?

Utopia/Dystopia in Faulkner (SAMLA 88, Nov 4-6, 2016)

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 6:01am
full name / name of organization: 
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

The William Faulkner Society welcomes presentations that approach Faulkner’s life and work in relation to this year’s SAMLA conference theme, "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?” By June 5, 2016, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Darton State College, at ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu.

Monsters: Theory, Translation, Transbiology

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Monsters and the Monstrous Journal
deadline: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to television series such as the anthology American Horror Story, world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create.  In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay) S.

Young Adult Literature @ PAMLA 2016 (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016) [Update]

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Young adult literature is home to a host of paradoxes. Inscribing the monstrous and yet rapturous, traumatizing and yet electrifying, self-alienated and yet self-conscious experience of adolescence, texts for and about young adults explore rich and radical liminalities. The Young Adult Literature session of PAMLA 2016 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to the vibrant field of YA literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of YA literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

 

Stereo&Immersive Media. Photography and Sound Research 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
deadline: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

Date: 27 - 29 October 2016  Lisbon Portugal

The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
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Layman Poupard Publishing
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deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are listed on our website: http://www.lpppub.com/contact/work-with-us/ 

Public Intellectuals in the Portuguese-Speaking World

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of  fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
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Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers - Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, year XII, No. 1-2 /2016 invites professors, researchers and phd students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 September 2016.

Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases.

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