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Crossings & Intersections

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:30pm
Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University

CROSSINGS & INTERSECTIONS

CSSA at FAU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 8-9, 2016
Boca Raton, FL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016
EMAIL: FAUCSSAConference@gmail.com
WEB: FAU.edu/comparativestudies

The Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University invites academic submissions for the April 8-9, 2016 CSSA conference in Boca Raton, FL.

[UPDATE] Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:39pm
Natures 2016: an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference

Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and/or hazards of any aspect of humanities studies. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•Close readings of texts (written, physical, and/or visual), from any period
•Domesticity, urbanity, public/private, setting in literature, history, art, and popular culture
•Pollution, scarcity, competition over resources

Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:22am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:49am
Editors Dr Blossom N. Fondo (foreverblossom@gmail.com) Dr Adamu Pangmeshi (pangmeshi@gmail.com)

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Second Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:27pm
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization - University of Houston

The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.

The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.

The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Second Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:42pm
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (University of Houston)

The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.

The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.

The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Call for Papers and Creative Writing

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:13pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:34pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

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