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CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
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Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University
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The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

Making Sense of Food - Exploring the Food Experience

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:07am
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Inter-disciplinary.net

Making Sense of: Food
Exploring the Food Experience

The Food Project: 5th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] Humanities in Transition

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:54am
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Humanities in Transition

What comprises "visual and/or media studies" exactly?

"Visual media studies"-- if that is what we are going to call it -- sits in a deep well under layer upon layer of literary theory. "Visual and media studies" may as well be re-named "literary theory with a nod to the visual". So film studies, it appears, has fallen back as literature, culture, visuality and/or media have ensconced it entirely, and we forget to ask why.

CRIPPING KEYWORDS, MLA 2017

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:11am
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Allison Hobgood
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CRIPPING KEYWORDS

Cross-disciplinary roundtable on keywords-based collaborations; organizing potentials, pitfalls; mobility of disability and keyword paradigms across communities; keywords as (in)accessible methodologies; 250 word abstracts, CVs, 3/15; jhsy@gwu.edu, ahobgood@willamette.edu.

Premodern Disability, MLA 2017

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:09am
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Allison Hobgood
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Premodern Disability

Disciplinary crossings medieval and early modern disability studies; methodological resonances, dissonances; comparative disability studies, connections, conundrums across both fields; 250 word abstracts, CVs; March 1 to ahobgood@willamette.edu.

Essays, Reviews, and All Other Film-Related Content Invited for "Cinematic Codes Review," a New Journal's First Issues: Open

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:35pm
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Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora Literary Press plans to start its second journal, dedicated to film and television studies, "Cinematic Codes Review." Its "Pennsylvania Literary Journal" (PLJ) has been in print since 2009, and it is starting to be too thick for its standard $10 cover price. By splitting it into two journals, one for literature and the second for film, both should become more focused. The first couple of issues are particularly important, and hopefully writers will submit essays, film reviews, or any other film related content to fill the pages with content that will be beneficial to film scholars, practitioners and knowledgeable fans. Essays can be about absurdist independent films or about the latest blockbuster.

Book reviewers wanted

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:32pm
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William James Studies
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William James Studies, the on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the William James Society, seeks reviewers for books dealing with the broad range of James's interests: philosophy, pragmatism, pluralism, religion, psychical research, and morality. Please send a brief c.v. along with a statement about your interests. ABDs considered.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
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Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

International Conference on Space and Cinema, Lisbon, November 28-30, 2016 (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:57pm
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University of Lisbon School of Arts of Humanities

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.

Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.

Alternative Culture "Industries" MSA 18 Pasadena

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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Raymond Williams, in his Sociology of Culture, articulates a model of cultural production that operates outside the culture industry as monolithic institutional force. Distinguishing between institutions and what he calls formations, Williams argues, "is a working distinction, to make possible some variety of approach to the question of the effective social relations of culture" ("Institutions" 35). This quote proves suggestive for exploring and theorizing possible alternative cultural industries, outside the authoring institutions of the publishing firm and the university, which played a central role in the early construction of modernism.

The Harlem Renaissance After the Transnational Turn

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:35pm
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Special Session: MLA 2017 Panel
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This proposed special session will explore how the transnational turn in literary studies has impacted the ways we research and write about the New Negro Renaissance. Publications like Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem and the 2013 special edition of Modernism/modernity "The Harlem Renaissance and the New Modernist Studies" (20.3) have pushed us to expand the boundaries of the New Negro Renaissance. As a result of works like these, scholars have begun to accept that what we call the "Harlem Renaissance" was not limited to Harlem's urban locale; the term signifies a global uptick in black cultural production encompassing the Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 2:23pm
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Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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The 8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2016 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Sacred Louisiana."

Tenth Global Studies Conference - National University of Singapore

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:16pm
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Global Studies Knowledge Community

TENTH GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE

National University of Singapore, Singapore
8-9 June 2017
http://onglobalization.com/2017-conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Tenth Global Studies Conference will be held at the - National University of Singapore in Singapore, Singapore, 8-9 June 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:

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