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[UPDATE] CFP: Public Intellectuals Lecture Series DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:55pm
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Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan. 12)

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 11:53am
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Science Fiction Symposium

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:54am
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Tel-Aviv University
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The Department of English and American Studies is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium. We are seeking proposals in the following areas:

• Non-Western Science Fiction (anime, Soviet SF, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Genre Hybridity (Science-Fantasy, Science-Comedy, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Moral/Ethical Boundaries

• Science Fiction and Transhumanism

• Transmedia/Multimedia Science Fiction

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives as well.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio to superwriter@gmail.com by Feb. 28, 2015.

Conference Date: June 9, 2015

[UPDATE] Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:53am
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University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Jasbir K. Puar

Master class: Marlon Ross

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

SOCRATES 2015 : Publish with Socrates : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:24am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Publish with Us : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

Socrates Journal Promotes Proceedings/Summaries and Sponsored papers :

Proceedings paper:

The paper published/presented in a Conference/Symposium/Seminar/Workshops etc or summarization of all papers from conference proceedings.

Sponsored paper : The paper which does not belong to any of the disciplines/domains covered by the journal are published in the journal as a sponsored paper.The paper should be reviewed/refereed by potential reviewers/referees before submission. It would be mandatory for the principal author to upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.The paper may belong to any discipline.

Caroline M. Kirkland Revisited

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:40pm
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Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University
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Caroline M. Kirkland has been credited as a pioneering realist. Her writings about life in Michigan in the 1830s and 1840s provided some of the first realistic accounts of the frontier. She was an important literary journalist, an active social reformer, an outspoken abolitionist, and an influential magazine editor. Although her works are taught and written about frequently, conference panels devoted to her works have been surprisingly far and few between. This panel hopes to redress this by inviting proposals on any topic related to the study of Kirkland and her works. In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome especially papers that engage issues of liminality or hybridity.

White, Black, Yellow, Digital: Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 7:52pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

ESSAY COLLECTION SEEKING ABSTRACTS ON ACTION FIGURES

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Jonathan Alexandratos
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I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

Call for Special Session Proposals: 2015 PAMLA Conference (deadline 1/15/2015)

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:54pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm
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albeit

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

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