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The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:44pm
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.

Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College

As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:27am
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10, 2015

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

[UPDATE] CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:36am
Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester

CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
Autumn 2016

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 4:54am
International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

CFP: "The Critical 'I'" NEMLA (3/17-20/2016) (Abstract deadline 9/30/2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:11pm
David Bahr/ NeMLA

CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:09pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - Submission Deadline September 30, 2015

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America's most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century: the Vietnam War. In particular, this roundtable will investigate the role of collective memory and artistic representation of this highly politicized and casualty-laden war.

[ACLA 2016] Liquidly Queer: Fluids That Matter

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:22am
American Comparative Literature Association

Slick, lubed, squirting, dry: bodies, fluids and the act of sex have long been sensually, erotically intertwined. But what would it look like to move from a poetics to a queer politics of fluids? From the fluids of the sex act to liquid metaphors employed to express trans*/gender/sexual fluidity, to a broader, critical exploration of new (sensual, fluid) materialisms, this seminar centers on a hypothesis: a closer reconsideration of fluids, both literal and figurative, may open up new approaches to queer analysis.

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