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Trans- States: The art of crossing over - 9 & 10 September 2016

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:58am
University of Northampton, UK - School of the Arts

University of Northampton, 9 & 10th September, 2016
Trans-States.org

This is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing, liminality and queerification with specific reference to occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices.

trans- prefix meaning: across, beyond, through, on the other side of, to go beyond

state: a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:05am
Liverpool Hope University

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies [Deadline: 1 September]

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:43am
ANZAMEMS

We invite delegates from around the world to join us for the 11th biennial ANZAMEMS conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 7-10 February 2017 (https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com)

Our theme for ANZAMEMS 2017 is mobility and exchange. We encourage proposals for papers or panels addressing any aspect of this theme, including (but not limited to):

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives [Deadline: 5 August, 2016]

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:14pm
ANZAMEMS

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives

A multicultural and global world has triggered a widespread and increasing fascination with all aspects and processes related to mobility and exchange in the humanities and social sciences. Like many disciplines in the humanities, medieval and early modern studies is often challenged about its relevance in the contemporary world. One way to respond to these concerns is to engage not just with the historic medieval and early modern past but also with the various medievalisms and early modernisms in contemporary popular culture.

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:51pm
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Studies of black racial subjugation throughout the Diaspora have increasingly highlighted narratives and embodiments of resistance as central aspects of the black experience. The survival of the black community when faced with slavery, sexual exploitation, and racial discrimination, depended upon measured and creative methods of resistance. Though some of the strategies by which black people historically and continuously challenge white supremacy and gender oppression are visible in the archive, many forms of resistance are subversive and elude researchers of black history, literature and culture.

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:29pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the way these countries (past and present) contribute to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? How and what should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

SCMLA Renaissance Literature, Dallas, TX 11/03-11/05/2016, Due 3/31/2016

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:07pm
South Central Modern Language Association

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Exclude Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, November 3-5, 2016, in Dallas, TX.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Melissa Bagaglio (mhbgglio@memphis.edu) by March 31, 2016.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visithttp://www.southcentralmla.org/

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:40pm
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

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.

[UPDATE] Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe, May 21-22nd 2016

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:39pm
University of Wroclaw, The Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (University of Warsaw)

MLA 2017: The Revolution(ary) South (March 15, 2016)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:34pm
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum

The Revolution(ary) South
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

MLA 2017: Queer Southern Imaginaries (March 15, 2016)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:30pm
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

MLA 2017 - Performing Time (deadline 3/7/16)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:48pm
American Theatre and Drama Society

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performing Time," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2017 MLA convention in Philadelphia PA (Jan 5-8, 2017).

We encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
* Theorizations of theatrical time
* Staging time's passage/stoppage
* Performing history/history as performance
* Theatrical anachronisms
* Technology and the performance of time
* Performance genealogies

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:29pm
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History and Culture at Drew, the 4th Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

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