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CFP – Lit, Lore, and Canon: Forms of Textuality in Medieval Digital Gaming – Proposals 2/15/16

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel T. Kline / University of Alaska Anchorage
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CFP – Lit, Lore, and Canon: Forms of Textuality in Medieval Digital Gaming – Proposals 2/15/16

As a follow-up to the successful publication of Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages (Routledge, 2014), I am soliciting proposals for a follow-on volume tentatively entitled, Lit, Lore, and Canon in Medieval Digital Gaming.

Urban Humanities Convergence | March 16-18, 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Essex County College Humanities Division
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Urban Humanities Convergence
March 16-18, 2016

As the world becomes more urbanized, we seek to understand how the Humanities engages with and contributes to urban communities. The Urban Humanities Convergence will interrogate notions of urban spaces, identities and movements by bringing together scholars, artists and activists working within these terrains. From anti-gentrification activism to art movements, from urban fiction to graphic novels, the conference will encompass a wide range of disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary inquiry beyond the ivory tower.

CFP: Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches (Dis)placements & Margnalia

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 6:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Syracuse Religion Department Graduate Conference

#CFP: Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches (Dis)placements & Margnalia

Encountering the Unexpected:
Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia

Syracuse University Department of Religion

Graduate Student
Conference

March 25th and 26th, 2016

Call for
Papers

Translation and philososophy

updated: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 4:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Wrobel / Bentham Centre (Sciences Po Law School) and University Paris II

Call for papers for the one-day conference
TRANSLATION AND PHILOSOPHY
organized by the Bentham Centre (Sciences Po Law School, EA 4461) in Paris, France, on April 15th, 2016

Signs: CfP: Stimpson Prize for Feminist Scholarship, Due March 1, 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

Update: The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amy Branam Armiento
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NASSR Conference
August 11-14, 2016
University of California, Berkeley

The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination
Proposed by: Dr. Amy Armiento, Frostburg State University, abranam@frostburg.edu and Dr. Kevin Knott, Frostburg State University, kwknott@frostburg.edu

[UPDATE] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 1/1/2016; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:11am
full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
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***Submission deadline extended to 1/1/16***
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

CFP Modernity & the European Mind: Writing the Past, Constructing Identities. 16 & 17 June 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature; University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Modernity & the European Mind: Writing the Past, Constructing Identities.
A two-day international symposium hosted by the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth.
Thursday, 16th June & Friday, 17th June 2016

Persons and Sexualities

updated: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Persons and Sexualities
Call for Participation 2016

A Sexuality Project
9th Global Meeting

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

Diasporas

updated: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Diasporas
8th Global Meeting of the Diasporas Research Stream
A Culture, Traditions, Societies Project

Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

[Update—Deadline Extended to January 5, 2016]

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:34am
full name / name of organization: 
PRESUMED AUTONOMY: LITERATURE AND ART IN THEORY AND PRACTICE 10–13 MAY 2016
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Deadline for paper proposals extended: 5 January, 2016

Confirmed Keynotes:
Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University)
Nicholas Brown (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Anne A. Cheng (Princeton University)
Peter Kalliney (University of Kentucky)
Gisèle Sapiro (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS, Paris)
Lisa Siraganian (Southern Methodist University)

Imperialism in Heart of Darkness as a metaphor for the human condition

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Maria Montemayor
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The following critical essay attempts to analyze the use of colonialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a critique to human nature. It argues that Conrad uses Europe's conquering over Africa to explore the depths of the human heart and the darkness that lies within it. It seems that no matter the altruism or morality of a person, there is always the potential to succumb to one's deepest desires when maintained in a hostile and isolated environment. This essay argues that in Heart of Darkness, Conrad condemns human nature as fragile and susceptible to its environment. He also stresses the need of social cues and norms to restrain the darkness in men's hearts, which is the key to an orderly and functional civilization.

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