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SCMLA: African American Literature (Abstracts Due 3/31)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:40am
South Central Modern Language Association

This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. This session welcomes proposals on any topic related to African American literature. The 2015 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held October 31 to November 3 in Nashville, TN. Abstracts for this session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Khristeena Lute at kml4z@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

Khristeena Lute
Middle Tennessee State University

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

[UPDATE] CFP: Public Intellectuals Lecture Series DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:55pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan. 12)

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 11:53am
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Science Fiction Symposium

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:54am
Tel-Aviv University

The Department of English and American Studies is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium. We are seeking proposals in the following areas:

• Non-Western Science Fiction (anime, Soviet SF, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Genre Hybridity (Science-Fantasy, Science-Comedy, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Moral/Ethical Boundaries

• Science Fiction and Transhumanism

• Transmedia/Multimedia Science Fiction

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives as well.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio to superwriter@gmail.com by Feb. 28, 2015.

Conference Date: June 9, 2015

[UPDATE] Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:53am
University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Jasbir K. Puar

Master class: Marlon Ross

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association

In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

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