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[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE!! "YOU ARE HERE" CONFERENCE 2016

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:59pm
Creighton University Department of English

"YOU ARE HERE": AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University

Overview

At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.

The Apollonian--Guest Editor Proposals

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:28am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Guest Editors Invited—The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian--Submissions and Proposals for Vol. III

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian—Call for Papers for Vol. III, Issue 1 and Issue 2
For our Vol. III, Issue 1, to be published in March, 2016 we seek essays on the following issues:
The Syrian refugee crisis
The Paris attacks
Mass killings in the USA
Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

UPDATE Symposium "Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives", 18 March 2016

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 6:04am
Helene Charlery / University of Toulouse 2, France

In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".

[ image here ] Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
Film and Visual Studies PhD Program and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

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Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016

Not simply a blank, [image here] functions as a placeholder—a formatted but unpopulated space. A page under construction, a refusal to show or be shown, an empty frame. Marking what is indicated but not given, [image here] simultaneously exposes and withdraws from the logic of representation.

This conference seeks to elaborate the turn to non-representation in recent philosophy, media theory, art, and related fields. We invite contributions that trace non-representational strategies––in theory and practice––across history, media, and disciplines.

10th International IDEA Conference "Studies in English" April 14th – 16th 2016

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:52pm
Bogazici University

Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies. As a member of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies . This year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IDEA conferences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, the host venue of the very 1st conference.

Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of "Studies in English". Some of the major fields are:

Literature, Cultural and Critical Studies, Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation Studies

Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to:

Sensing the Midwest: The Work of Michael Martone / SSML 2016 Presidential Panel (June 2-4, 2016. DUE Feb 8, 2016)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 2:11pm
Dawn Comer / Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring the work of SSML's 2016 Mark Twain Award recipient Michael Martone for a Presidential Panel at SSML's 46th Annual Symposium, held on June 2-4, 2016 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. We welcome papers that examine Martone's extensive body of work--fiction, essays, and edited collections.

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