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This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:53am
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

UPDATE - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:20am
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Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.

Space and Place

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:28am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Space and Place
The Space and Place Project: 7th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

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

Sleuths, Private Eyes, and Policemen: An International Compendium of the 100 Greatest Literary Detectives

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:46am
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Eric Sandberg, University of Oulu
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I am looking for contributors for Sleuths, Private Eyes, and Policemen: An International Compendium of the 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, a new reference work under contract with Rowman & Littlefield for publication in late 2017.

This collection will focus on the investigators who lie at the heart of crime fiction (and who appear with surprising frequency in other genres), and will offer academics and general readers a rigorous, opinionated, and entertaining survey of the key figures in one of our richest literary traditions. The hundred entries will offer broad historical and international coverage, but must be based on books available in English.

[UPDATE] Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:47pm
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University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside
Eric A. Stanley is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2015). A coeditor of the anthology Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011) which won the Prevention for a Safe Society award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Eric's other writing can be found in the journals Social Text, American Quarterly, Women and Performance, and TSQ.

Literary History for the Anthropocene - MLA 2017 (Special Session)

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:24pm
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Ted Howell
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In August of this year, based on the recommendation of the Anthropocene Working Group, geologists will vote to determine whether the Anthropocene should be considered an official geological epoch and (if they vote yes) decide when it began. As recent critical discussions of the term have insisted, periodizing the Anthropocene means making an argument about the Anthropocene. An Anthropocene beginning in 1610 is radically different from one that starts in 1784/1800, and the AWG's likely proposal of 1945/1960 paints a dramatically different picture of the Anthropocene compared to the c. 1800 timeline that has to date received the most attention.

AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Western Sydney University

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. Nicholas Daly (University College Dublin), Dr. Rachel Franks (State Library of NSW), Prof. Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne), and Prof. Kerry Mallan (QUT).

Monsters—SAMLA—November 4-6, 2016

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
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Crystal O’Leary-Davidson / Middle Georgia State University

Monsters remain powerful creatures for what they are and what they represent. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures creep across our television and movie screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 6, 2016 to
Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

Feminism Today - what it really means

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:46pm
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The Bookshelf Blonde

Important dates
20 March 2016 – Abstract (500 words) and biography (500 words) due
28 March 2016 – Feedback given
2 June 2016 – Full paper due (3500 - 4000 words)
12 July 2016 – Feedback given
2 September 2016 – Final paper and presentation due (presentation no more than 20 minutes long)
8 October 2016 – Conference, London, UK

UPDATE: CFP For Action Figure Essay Collection Under Contract With McFarland

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:11pm
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Jonathan Alexandratos/Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
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I am editing a collection of academic essays on action figures for McFarland Publishers. The first manuscript deadline is September of this year, and we could use a couple more essays in the collection. (We have about 8 so far; I'm looking to up that to 10-11.) Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

Panelists sought for NWSA, 10-13 November 2016 - Methodologies of decolonization and unsettling‏

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:38am
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Rachel Hurst and Krista Johnston
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We are currently seeking 1-2 panelists for the NWSA conference, "Decoloniality," which will be held November 10-13 in Montreal. Please note that we are looking for papers that will focus on a particular example to illustrate methodological arguments. The other papers currently in the panel focus on critical autobiography and creative visual representation - abstracts for these papers can be provided, if requested! If interested, please submit a 50-100 word abstract to kristarj@gmail.com and rahurst@stfx.ca as soon as possible - we hope to assemble the final panel between February 18-20.

SAMLA: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film [proposal due May 27; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:28am
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SAMLA Film Studies Group

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities. In keeping with the theme of authorship and audience, we seek papers addressing writing, directing, visual style, and performance in dystopian films. Papers on the work of David Lynch or other directors of dystopian films are encouraged, and we especially welcome papers that incorporate close readings of films.

Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme are especially welcome; further topic ideas are listed below.

TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS / VOYAGES ET VOYAGEURS

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:02am
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ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS
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The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is May 9, 2016.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before September 4, 2016.
Corrections (if required) and comments by the authors expected between September 5, 2016 and September 19, 2016.
The e-publication of the AIC 18th issue is planned for September 30, 2016.

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