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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:50am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)

Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."

APRIL 10-11, 2015: (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)

The Failed Individual - International Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:46pm
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American Studies Department, University of Mannheim

"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture: B/Orders Unbound 7-8 May 2015 Isparta/Turkey

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
keynote speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent
Selected papers will be published in a volume
For further details please visit: http://mtb.cankaya.edu.tr
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.

Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:15pm
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Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.

The Opposites of Modernism, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
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Robert Baines, University of Evansville
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In keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel will consider one of the necessary preconditions for revolution: opposition. The idea of opposition is central to the concept of Modernism because Modernism is so often characterized as uniting antithetical notions. To offer only a few examples, Modernism is regularly described as being old and new, objective and subjective, timely and timeless, conservative and progressive, coherent and fragmented. This panel will explore the oppositions inherent in the notion of Modernism by examining Modernist works that represent and dramatize those oppositions. The depiction of the opposition may be carried out through character, narrative, image or allusion.

Modernism's Child Conference - 20th April 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:46am
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Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Modernism's Child

One-Day Conference
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).

4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended to February 21st 2015!

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision of American Culture [UPDATE] - Submission Deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association (www.h-e-r-a.org)

Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

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