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[UPDATE] The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:44am
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The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
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6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales

An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment.

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:39am
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Gothic Studies
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From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal. Vessels at sea existed between landmasses, nations, and political systems, while limits of communication, high incidence of shipwreck, and vagaries of weather and navigation meant that to be at sea was, figuratively, to exist between life and death, especially from the point of view of those on land. The sea was, and is, a realm of mystery; its inaccessible depths and the workings of its global systems resist human mastery. As a means of travel, exploration, warfare, trade and imperial expansion, the sea's historical and cultural importance for maritime nations has long been reflected in their literature and art.

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

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:58am
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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
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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
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ANZAMEMS
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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
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ANZAMEMS
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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
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Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
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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
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Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
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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?

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:23pm
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Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics
International Conference
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
16-18 February, 2017

Organizers: Associate Professor A. Fliethmann, Associate Professor R. Kokanovic, Dr. C. Weller

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

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:07pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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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
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California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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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.

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

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:34pm
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Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
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The Revolution(ary) South
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

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