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[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

Area of Whedon Studies - MPCA 2016 Conference: October 6 - 9, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.

Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices – 2-4 March 2017 – Toronto, Canada

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:48pm
Common Ground Publishing

http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/2017-conference/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held at the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 March 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

The First 'Hamlet'

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:08am
Special Issue: Critical Survey

The 1603 edition of Hamlet, the first surviving text of Shakespeare's most famous play, was, for most of the twentieth century, dismissed as a 'bad quarto', the most conspicuous inhabitant of the ghetto of 'memorial reconstruction'. This theory was widely proclaimed as a 'fact', which had been proven by the scientific methods of the New Bibliography. It was also widely accepted as a 'fact' that references to a play called 'Hamlet' in 1589, 1594, and 1596 referred to an earlier, lost tragedy, probably written by Thomas Kyd.

shipping and fandoms

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00am
clare woods, carlos rojas, eileen chow//duke university

Shipping and Fandoms
Literature revolves around relationships. These may include not only relationships between authors and their readers, but also ones among readers themselves; and they may also include not only relationships between fictional characters within a work, but also potential relationships between characters that are not explicitly delineated within the text itself.

We invite chapter proposals for a volume on the phenomenon of "shipping"—whereby readers create fan fiction or other fan-generated material that brings fictional characters together into imagined relationships (sexual, amorous, or otherwise).

CFP- Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 9th issue Fall 2016, Deadline 31st May

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:25am
Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities

estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):

Linguistics

Literature

Music

Cinema

Theology

Philosophy

History

Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.

Theme: non-thematic.

Call for papers | Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa | Lisbon Law Review

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:59am
Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa / Lisbon Law Review

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Lisbon Law Review addresses an invitation to the academic community to submit articles for publication in the second issue of 2016.

RFDUL is a general scientific publication in the field of legal science and related disciplines, published since 1917 by the Lisbon Law School.

Papers can be submitted in Portuguese and English and can be still considered for publication, due to its high scientific value, text in French, Spanish, Italian or German.

Potential authors may submit their papers or ask for additional information through the following email: llr@fd.ulisboa.pt.

The deadline for paper submission ends on June 01, 2016.

Sexuality and Social Media

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:51am
Inter-disciplinary.net

Sexuality and Social Media
A Sexualities Project Meeting
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:10am
Arul Benito Gerard

Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.

This call seeks papers for a proposed special session panel for the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.

Submit 300 word abstract to Arul Benito Gerard (la14resch01002@iith.ac.in) on or before March 15 2016.

Please note that the panel is subject to acceptance by the MLA Program Committee and is not guaranteed.

[UPDATE] Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World international conference, extended deadline: 1 April

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:36am
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World

19-21 May 2016

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Anglo-American and German Research

are pleased to invite you to the Reading Matters international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

CFP: Philament 22: Precarity (An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture)

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:21am
Dr Chris Rudge University of Sydney

CALL FOR PAPERS

Philament: An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture

Philament 22: Precarity

Philament, the peer-reviewed, open access, online journal of arts and culture based at the University of Sydney, invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics for our twenty-second issue, Precarity.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Writing as Activism: Motivating Social and Political Shifts

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Brooklyn College English Graduate Program

This year's conference seeks to establish a link between the act of writing and activism by focusing on the strategies writers use to bring attention to their social and political aims. Writing has been used to inform the public, criticize societal norms, and capture lived experiences. Writing has also been used to respond to rhetoric that justifies bigotry or reinforces socially constructed norms. As new questions arise about freedom, identity, religion, and related matters, many writers feel compelled not only to capture the social and political issues of their time, but also to use writing to change notions about the world we live in.

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