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Call for Proposals (March 11, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:10am
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—-extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—-is not especially new. Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Yasunari Kawabata, Isaac Babel, and Franz Kafka all wrote provocative fiction that we now label as flash. However, in the past thirty years or so, these short short stories have been all the rage. Anthologies of flash fiction abound, their pages filled with such literary giants as Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Updike, as well as other lesser-known but extremely influential practitioners such Pamela Painter and Michael Martone.

The Modern Body 1830-Present, 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:21am
University of York, Centre for Modern Studies

When Henry David Thoreau writes that: 'We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones', he attests how the body and expression are intrinsically linked. Bodies become not only a central subject, but a way in which we see and talk about other things. Bodies are not only created, but perform, communicate and create.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:43am
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:36am
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:35am
University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene: November 11-13, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:55am
Ron Milland / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination (Hong Kong)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:52pm
University of Hong Kong

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination
Deadline Extended to 1 March 2016

Many Victorians worried that democratizing reforms would upset social stability by empowering a growing middle- and working class, and critics have long argued that these concerns are also manifest in the form and content of the Victorian novel. For many, the Victorian novel has become synonymous with middle-class ideology. D. A. Miller and Mary Poovey have argued that the Victorian novel promulgated a politics of confinement that defined the limits of the individual subject; more recently, Fredric Jameson has highlighted democratic impulses within the form of the novel itself, such as a de-emphasizing of protagonists to also give minor characters interiority.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:08pm
California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.

California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

Featuring Keynote Speaker: UC Berkeley's Dr. Marcial González

Philologist - journal of language, literature and cultural studies

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
University of Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

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