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[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 9:22am
Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 26-28, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:05am
Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty/ American Studies Association of Turkey

The panel will explore transnational approaches to the portrait of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist. Papers may be submitted for the following topics: Post examinations of Bowles ' s work, and criticism of Bowles as a writer and thinker:examinations of Bowles' s relationship with Morocco:teaching Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective: the American social scene and the origin of Bowles' s writings:film adaptations of Bowles' s works.

Please submit 300 word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty no later than July 20,2015.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 6:59pm
American Studies Association of Turkey

The reconsideration of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist depends upon transnational definitions of narrative and re-consider action of art as political subject. Papers are invited for the following: post criticism of Bowles, and the mirror for criticizing Orientalism knowledge: film adaptations of the literature:essays on surreal technique and the American imagination:teaching the Paul Bowles story.

300 word abstracts are invited. The deadline is July 20,2015

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)

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