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"We'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements": Empire in popular culture

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:49am
College of St. Joseph

With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

#Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Africana Studies Conference

CFP:Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter

This year's conference will take place April 8-9, 2016 on the campus of Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.

Seventh International Conference on the Image - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:57am
Common Ground Publishing

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Energizing Communities: Congress 2016 (Deadline November 1, 2015)

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:47am
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2016 conference, which will take place 28 May – 31 May, 2016, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Calgary. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.

CFP Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited volume): 300-word abstract, including a brief bio, by Nove

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 6:16pm
Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature –

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