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Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language, April 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:21pm
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
"The poet speaks on the threshold of being"—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language
Date: April 1-2, 2016

[REMINDER] CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 6:14pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 22-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.

[UPDATE] CFP: Global Dickens - NeMLA 2016 (deadline Sept. 30, 2015)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please note that the deadline is fast approaching for submission of proposals for the NeMLA panel sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please see CFP below and note that proposals should not be sent to the panel organizer but instead, please post directly on the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp
If you search for "Dickens," our panel will come up, and you can easily upload your proposal.

Thank you,

Diana Archibald
diana_archibald@uml.edu

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2016 Panel Still Laughing: Ancient Comedy and Its Descendants DUE 9/30

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 4:27pm
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barry Spence (University of Massachusetts)

Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.

[MELUS] Religion and US Ethnic Literature

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 3:14pm
J. Stephen Pearson (University of North Georgia) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.