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The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:42am
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Albany Law School / SUNY Albany
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This conference hosts a multidisciplinary conversation on how we contend with the emergence of violence toward difference, before it receives remedial treatment by the law, that is, before it crosses the threshold of the rule of law. Many – perhaps most – forms of discrimination persist for long periods of time beneath the threshold of the law, and may continue indefinitely (one thinks of recent debates about the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State Capitol, following the Charleston Church shooting).

[UPDATE] CFP--The City and the Anthropocene (abstracts due 3/15/16, final papers 6/30/2016)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:09am
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

CFP MMLA--Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel--St. Louis--November 10-13, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:30am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: "Border States"
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Papers are accepted on any topic, yet participants are welcome to consider this year's conference theme: "Border States."

[UPDATE] York English Graduate Colloquium 2016: Shattered, 13-14 May 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:52am
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York University Department of English

"There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole."
- Djuna Barnes

"As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them."
-Jeanette Winterson

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:44am
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The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517 (28-30 June 2017)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:21am
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Faculty of English, University of Oxford

An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. This event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England in the long fifteenth century. After Chichele adopts a similar investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because the inner workings of English intellectual and religious life during these years have proved challengingly resistant to the formation of grand critical narratives.

Call for Books of Poetry

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:33pm
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Angora Press
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The Angora Press is currently looking for original books of poetry. Typical manuscripts will run between 50-100 pages. As well, the poetry must tell a story and have unity. Writers should hold a strong MFA in poetry. Please send inquiries, cover letters, resumes, and manuscripts to
angorapress@outlook.com. Thank you.

Place and Formation of Identity

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:53pm
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Dr. Firouzeh Dianat
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This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) presents the story of a little girl, Alice. She falls into the rabbit hole and enters a foreign land, "wonderland." The animals talk and her interaction with others changes. She has to understand the logic upon the wonderland. She needs to find out who she is. She asks: "Who in the world am I"? Ah, that's the great puzzle" (Carroll 18). In the wonderland things that Alice has been taken for granted are not certain anymore. This panel invites papers that discuss the concepts and relations between place and identity. Panelists may consider:

GENDER, IDENTITY, SEX and SEXUALITY for NEPCA conference (10/21 &22, 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:14pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.

Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at GagnonD@wcsu.edu. Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.

Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession Oct. 21 - 22

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) and the Border Collective of the University of Michigan
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ASLE Graduate Student Symposium
"Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession"
October 21st - 22nd, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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