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HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:22pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

Invited speakers:

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 10:22am
The Literary Seminary

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme 'Comics as Visual Literature' from 2nd - 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.

In order to take the first step towards change, a group of students from our club have created SIRJI Comics - a series of comic episodes that voice societal transformation in India. We have launched its first volume at Comic Con, Bangalore, earlier in April this year.

Highlights of Litfest '15:

American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 21-25

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 2:05am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 21-25, 2016.

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 5:37pm
The Johns Hopkins University

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites
Disruptive Realisms in Modernity

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota
Prof. Elisabeth Strowick, Johns Hopkins University

November 6- 7, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University

All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical situation must be drawn into the form-giving process and cannot nor should be disguised by compositional means.
(György Lukács, The Theory of the Novel)

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:05pm
American Studies Association of Turkey

Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective. Included are: discussions of Bowles' s literary colleagues and assessments of the expatriate penning of Oriental consciousness; assessments from Americans and Europeans of the talent for writing and capturing Orientalism; Middle Eastern criticisms and reviewing of the Orient from a modern perspective: and critical re-evaluation of the relationship in the arts of the ongoing relationship of the Orient to America.

Please submit 300 - word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty at rchandar@msn.com no later than July 20,2015. Please include your name, title, and institution.

Fugitive Environmentalisms

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

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