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[UPDATE] Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:26am
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De Montfort University
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[UPDATE]

Please note registration is now open for the event until February 25th, 2016. Registration includes full conference admission with lunch and wine reception, plus admission to the Andrew Davies Archive exhibition.

Title: Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor
Date: Friday 18th March 2016

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

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

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:23am
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California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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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.

"Cultural politics in Harry Potter: death, life and transition" ESSE Galway 2016

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:37am
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ESSE Galway 2016
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22-26th August 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Seminar presentations may be of maximum 15 minutes. Those wishing to present are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to all the convenors of the seminar in question before 28 February 2016. The convenors will let all those submitting proposals know whether their proposals have been accepted by 31 March 2016. All proposals will be peer-reviewed for publication.

Co-convenors
Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, r.jarazo@uib.es
Pilar Alderete, NUI Galway, Ireland, pilar.alderete@nuigalway.ie

CFP for NWSA 2016 Proposed Panel – Gender and Bodily Regulation -- November 10-13 -- Montréal, Quebec

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:05am
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Ashley Byock, PhD / Edgewood College
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We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance. Bodies are often reshaped or even dismembered in literal and figurative ways to support a biopolitical formulation of an idealized populace. Bodies may also be exiled or marked out in ways that confirm a certain status as outsider. Our current papers look at antebellum U.S. slavery and contemporary health care regulation.

THE END OF FASHION Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Massey University and the University of Otago

CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

THE END OF FASHION

Conference, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington,
New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

Conveners: Professor Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, Wellington
Professor Hilary Radner, University of Otago, Dunedin

Keynote Speakers:
Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion
Raphaëlle Moine, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
Patrizia Calefato, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Call for papers: Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), January 13-14, 2017

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:34pm
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Byzantinist Society of Cyprus

Deadline for abstracts: 15, September 2016

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at its First Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 of January 2017.

Honorary President: Athanasios Papageorghiou, Director Emeritus, Dept. of Antiquities.
Keynote Speaker: Ioli Kalavrezou, Professor, Harvard University.

Nature/Culture/Commerce

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:31pm
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Lisa Connell/University of West Georgia
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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

MLA 2017: Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY

What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How should we attend to them now? Work on transgender identity, gender inversion, lesbian identity, race and sexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and heterosexuality especially welcomed. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

[UPDATE]The Future of Human(ity) 22-24 July 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:12pm
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CICAS: Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences
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CICAS, the Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences, invites proposals for its inaugural conference on the theme of The Future of Humanity. In a world where, on the one hand, we are informed that the planet cannot support a human life worth living a century from now and, on the other, that the first human to live to be 1000 years old may have already been born, no topic is more urgent for humans to debate through the lenses of their different disciplines. What is the future of the human species? What does it mean to be "human"? Or, as Richard Grusin (2015) suggests in The Nonhuman Turn, are we experiencing a different kind of "humanity" in the twenty-first century?

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:19pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century
3rd Global Meeting

The Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project

Call for Papers and Presentations

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:26am
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Goldsmiths University of London
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DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

[UPDATED]: MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54am
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Shun Y. Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
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Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:04am
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Rutgers University
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Call for Papers

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Conference Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd

"History is indeed absent from the game, absent as something finished, as a storyline in the past tense. What replaces it is a history workshop, a model of history as the intuition of algorithms and their consequences. The gamer is a designer." --Mckenzie Wark, "Gamer Theory"

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

MLA 2017 Special Session: The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:12am
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Myles Chilton, Nihon University; L. Ashley Squires, New Economic School

This roundtable focuses on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone countries. English departments beyond the Anglophone center tend to restrict their curricula to what those in the center of the discipline might consider an archaic preoccupation with canonical writers and texts. This roundtable will explore the reasons behind the canonical focus, what's at stake in broadening course offerings, and the effects of a globalized Anglo-American canon on disciplinary self-definition.

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