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[UPDATE] Bakhtin For Tomorrow! Contemporary Poetry & Pragmatics: A Discussion Seminar

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 2:01pm
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University of British Columbia
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Bakhtin For Tomorrow! Contemporary Poetry & Pragmatics: A Discussion Seminar

We seek papers for a seminar aimed at discussing intersections between contemporary / postmodern poetry and recent findings in pragmatic linguistics. Our particular interest is in empirical (especially corpus-based) speech research. However, we invite a broad range of submissions theoretically grounded in Bakhtin dialogism, pragmatics, or the sociolinguistic direction Lecercle outlines in A Marxist Philosophy of Language. We think aspects of current pragmatics (sometimes inadvertently) vindicate, revise and extend Bakhtinian dialogism, and in this seminar wish to consider how contemporary poetry and linguistics embody and further Bakhtin's legacy.

"Hum(Animals)" Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Conference - Proposals Due 1/1/6; Conference 3/18-3/19

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 1:54pm
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Word's Worth English Studies Conference at Illinois State University
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The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference. Early submissions will allow presenters to choose their preferred presentation times on a first-come, first-served basis - early submissions should be sent in no later than January 1st, 2016. The final deadline for submissions is no later than February 1, 2016. The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at www.ISUWordsWorth.com.

Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:34pm
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UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
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Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Habit Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:48am
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Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group
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"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

Call for Papers Crisis and Transformation: Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies. 2016 ASPECT Graduate Con

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:28am
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The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

Call for Papers
Crisis and Transformation:
Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies.

2016 ASPECT Graduate Conference
Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Location TBA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
www.aspect.vt.edu

Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror Conference - April 1st - 3rd 2016 (Abstract due November 30th 2015)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:52am
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Sheffield Hallam University - Department of Humanities

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers and 90 minute panels for the first Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror conference at Sheffield Hallam University. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities in collaboration with Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival, the conference will investigate the horror genre's aesthetic, cultural and industrial concerns in the new millennium.

ADAPTATIONS AND HISTORY: THE 11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ADAPTATION STUDIES St Anne's College, Oxford, 26-27 S

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:43am
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Association of Adaptation Studies
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Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell (djc@dmu.ac.uk) and Imelda Whelehan (Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au) by 1 June 2016.

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
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Stephen Crane Society
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CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

Call For Papers: YALE INTERASIA CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE: Friday February 27, 2016. Deadline: December 15, 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 4:05pm
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Yale InterAsia Initiative
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Call For Papers: YALE INTERASIA CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE 2016
Friday February 27, 2016
Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IxhfvzWOnqiDuAB9gNHXPYtlngLLCCqQpOElunR...

Deadline: December 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

Theme: Alternative Asias: Currents, Crossings, Connections

Disability studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 2:15pm
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New Mexico Highlands University
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Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?

Special issue: American Literature after Postmodernism

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:37am
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Christopher K. Coffman (Boston U) & Theo Savvas (U of Bristol)
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We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."

Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.

Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:27am
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Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.

Kick-Starting Media: Conference on Media Funding - 9th June 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:18am
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Kick-Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries
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Kick Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

One-Day Conference: 9 June 2016

Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University, UK

Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, UK

Confirmed keynote:
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow

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