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The Canadian Fantastic: Special Issue: Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 10:35pm
Graham J. Murphy; Chrissie Mains

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts: The 'Canadian Fantastic" Call for Papers

Towards the end of "We Have Met the Alien (And It Is Us)" (1985), Judith Merril concludes "after months of immersion in Canadian futures, that there is something one just might call a Canadian consciousness, and that this unique sensibility of accepting-and-coping might just have something of value to offerto the uncertain future of a planet in perilous pain" (23).

"John Clare: Nature and the Self"- due March 15, 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 9:31pm
MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

Papers can address any aspect of the poetry and prose of John Clare and his contemporaries, especially regarding the representation of the human and nonhuman worlds. A 300-500 word abstract and professional affiliation should be sent by 15 March to Samantha Harvey at samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu

papers interplay of alcohol consumption, auto fatalities & medical marijuana laws

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:02pm
Physicians for Public Safety

Physicians for Public Safety
59 Morning Sun Avenue, # A
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415.888.8289
Call for papers
Physicians for Public Safety is calling for papers, credible anecdotal data and other information on the interplay of medical marijuana laws, traffic fatalities, and alcohol consumption.
A November 2011 paper authored by D. Mark Anderson at Montana State University and Daniel Rees at the University of Colorado Denver* suggests that legalization of medical marijuana is associated with:
 dramatic decrease in high blood alcohol count fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers;
 overall decrease in alcohol consumption, especially among 20 to 30 year olds; and
 reduced beer sales. **

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics [Update]

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:22pm
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Keynote Speaker:
K.L. Evans
Yeshiva University
Stern College of Women

[UPDATE] "Curiosities" Grad Conference - Deadline Extended to Dec. 18th

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:49pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Barzakh Journal-"The Between" CFP due February 28, 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 5:28pm
Barzakh Magazine

*Barzakh*, a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance, run by graduate students in the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY is open to submissions for its next issue to be published in May of 2012. "Barzakh" is a word / concept that names the connecting link, the "between" of something, such as different spheres of existence. In light of the current global occupy movements *Barzakh* is seeking innovative creative, critical and collaborative writing as well as writing in translation that specifically addresses the political implications of

'Theoretical Matter(s)'

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 4:24pm
PROSTHESIS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory and Critcism

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PROSTHESIS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory and Critcism
CFP: 'Theoretical Matter(s)'.

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5th International Deleuze Studies Conference (June 25-27, 2012), themed panel "Deleuze and Modernist Literature"

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 4:10pm
Deleuze Studies Conference

We seek papers that examine the ways Deleuze's reading of modernist literature influenced his philosophy for a proposed themed panel at the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, hosted by Tulane University. Particularly interesting would be papers that undertake a study of modernist writers who have been comparatively neglected (alongside those like Kafka, Proust, and Beckett) in the field of Deleuze studies, such as Alfred Jarry, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, D.H. Lawrence, H.P. Lovecraft, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, William Faulkner, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.

Medieval Multilingualism in the British Isles, July 21st, 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 1:39pm
Magdalene Medievalists Society

Medieval Multilingualism in the British Isles

The Graduate Conference of Magdalene Medievalists Society

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Saturday 21st July 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Tony Hunt, St Peter's College, Oxford

The phenomenon of multilingualism in the Middle Ages has received an increasing amount of scholarly attention in recent years, with at least two major essay collections and one conference devoted to the topic since the Millennium, and numerous articles and book chapters. This graduate and early career conference aims to give those new to the field an opportunity to contribute to what has become an important site of critical debate.

The Spectrum - University of Cambridge French Graduate Conference, 11th - 12th May 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 1:16pm
Maria Flood, Francesca Hardy, Philippa Lewis

Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 29th February 2012

Conference website: http://thespectrum2012cambridgefrenchgraduateconference.wordpress.com/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr Jane Hiddleston (University of Oxford)
Professor Michael Moriarty (University of Cambridge)
Professor Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)

A spectrum is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.

[DEADLINE REMINDER] Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media (abstracts by Jan.1, 2012)

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 1:16pm
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[UPDATE] Graduate Conference The Violence of the Image, April 26-27, 2012

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 12:40pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo

Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.

Special Issue on Information Fusion in Medical Image Computing and Systems

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:51am
Information Fusion Journal

http://www.elsevierscitech.com/cfp/IFJ_MIC_CFP.pdf
Call for papers for a special issue of
Information Fusion
An International Journal on Multi-Sensor, Multi-Source Information Fusion
An Elsevier Publication
On
"Special Issue on Information Fusion in Medical Image Computing and Systems"
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Belur V. Dasarathy, FIEEE
belurd@gmail.com http://belur.no-ip.com

TRANSITIONS AND DISSOLVING BOUNDARIES IN THE FANTASTIC

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Friday, December 9, 2011 - 10:04am
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung

CALL FOR PAPERS
TRANSITIONS AND DISSOLVING BOUNDARIES IN THE FANTASTIC

Third Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
at the University of Zurich from 13th to 16th September 2012

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