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Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30am
Kara Watts and Molly Hall

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

452°F Journal: "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art"

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 6:24am
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

On January 31st 2015, we started the CFP for the fourteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published on January 31st 2016.

- Deadline for submissions is July 31st 2015; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
- To be considered for the peer review process, all articles must follow the regulations described in the style-sheet.
- The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster In Culture

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Shane Trayers/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Between and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:18pm
Universities Art Association of Canada

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the Universities Art Association of Canada. The conference takes place in Halifax, NS, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012-2013 posited conceptual art as "the most transformative art movement of the 20th century," signifying conceptual art as a discrete moment, whereas the Power Plant's Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art in 2013 sought to explore conceptualism as a continuum in contemporary as well as historical art and writing.

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi

Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:54pm
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference

Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University

The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.

The Hartford Wits and Their Legacy (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:59pm
Ethan Bumas

NEMLA might start its annual meeting in Hartford with Hartford, historically with the Algonquians, Dutch and English settlers, or as I propose, the Hartford Wits who met and wrote there in the Revolutionary period. The Hartford Wits are most interesting for their intertwined poetic and national faith: the country and their poetry could accomplish anything. At that time, a new nation, short on army, navy, and cash, could hope to be recognized as a great nation thanks to the glory still accorded to respected art, especially to classics. Sometimes critics convinced themselves the U.S. already had achieved the literary glories of antiquity.

Nabokov International Conference - Biarritz, France - April 28-May 1, 2016

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
French Vladimir Nabokov Society

"Do the Senses Make Sense?": The Five Senses in Nabokov's Work

International Conference organized by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society

Biarritz, France April 28-May 1, 2016

After the 2013 Conference on "Nabokov and France" in Paris, the Enchanted Researchers – The French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars to reflect upon the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov's work, poetics and aesthetics, for its next International Conference. Keynotes Speakers are Brian Boyd (University of Auckland) and Maurice Couturier (University of Nice).

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