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[UPDATE] Gender, Translocality and the City Interdisciplinary Workshop

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:15am
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Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary

The Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group at the University of Debrecen is pleased to announce its first annual workshop, which is going to explore the intersections of gender, location and emotion in post-1945 literary and visual texts. The primary aim of the workshop is to investigate the production of metropolitan spaces in a comparative theoretical framework, focusing on iconic cities such as London, New York, Budapest, Berlin, among other locations. The main theoretical questions we intend to address are the following: what is the role of literature in mapping the intersection of emotion and contemporary urban spatialities?

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 5:38pm
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The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary
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We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 3:34pm
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JRSD

The IHCS R&D invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the January-February 2016 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: February 20, 2016. Issue Publication Date: March 2016.

Articles must be submitted by e-mail to submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

[UPDATE: Deadline Changed] "Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation" (20-21 May 2016)

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
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Institute of English and American Studies/Goethe University Frankfurt

UPDATE: Deadline for abstract submissions changed to January 31st!

UPDATE 2: Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceTransculturalMediaRelations

(May 2016: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 6:04am
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Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany

No longer limited to records, stages, and videos, popular music has widened its sphere of influence by entering the realm of museums and tourism. For the past decades, popular music themed exhibitions have multiplied as well as diversified, and have in the process gained growing visibility and cultural momentum. Be it in the form of spatially fixed museum spaces that draw international audiences, or be it in the form of traveling exhibits that transport displays across the limits of cities and nations: Exhibitions revolving around popular music participate in and contribute to the global circulation of meanings, values, and emotions ascribed to and associated with diverse genres of and eras in popular music.

Extension: Stony Brook University 2016 graduate conference - Communication in the Humanities: abstracts due 1/16; conference 3/5

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 1:39am
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Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 16th. Please consider submitting individual abstracts or full paper proposals.

Speaking Text(s): Communication in the Humanities

We are pleased to invite proposals for the 28th annual graduate conference presented by Stony Brook University's Graduate English Society.

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

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 7:08pm
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University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 16th, 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.

What Next? The Episodic and The Serial--MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 10 February

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Katherine Fusco/MLA Philadelphia

This proposed special session on the episodic and the serial invites participants to consider the limitations and opportunities offered by episodic and serial forms across a variety of media (film, comics, novels, the poetic sequence, the podcast, etc.). Papers may consider such issues as narrative, temporality, identity, media ecology, and/or technology and aesthetics. To explore our topic, we will use Pecha Kucha presentations, an appropriate format for our subject!

300-word abstract by 10 Feb 2016; Katherine Fusco (fusco.katherine@gmail.com)

REMINDER_DUE JAN. 15 Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities and Public Ethics 3.1 (April 2016)

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 4:35pm
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

The 4th Annual MA in Critical Studies Symposium at the Maryland Institute College of Art: April 16, 2015

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 4:05pm
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Maryland Institute College of Art
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The 4th Annual MA in Critical Studies Symposium

Maryland Institute College of Art
The Lazarus Center Auditorium
131 W. North Avenue
Baltimore MD 21202

April 16, 2015

"Reorientations: Alternative Attitudes Toward Space and Self"

Keynote Speaker: Manuel Cirauqui

[REMINDER] Old and New Humanism(s) UNC Graduate Conference-

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

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