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"Encounters: Friends, Foes, and Companions," The 10th TACMRS International Conference, 21-22 October 2016, Due: 3 Feb. 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:50am
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Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

Human civilization often entails various kinds of encounters. One of the most fundamental is interpersonal contact from which friendship, animosity, and companionship are born. In Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, friendship is defined in terms of ethical virtues, while in patristic writings friendship refers to a shared sense of being children of the one Father and brothers in Christ. From the Renaissance down to the modern era, there have been engaging discussions about forbidden friendships. In contrast, hostile feelings, especially jealousy and hatred, have long been favorite topics for writers such as Shakespeare who draws from the book of Proverbs in Julius Caesar and Othello to represent how the kisses of an enemy may be profuse.

liLETRAd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS (6th-8th of July 2016)

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:21pm
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Asociación liLETRAd INTERNATIONAL
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Dear speakers and friends,
We are organizing liLETRAd International Congress in the University of Seville, Spain, from the 6th until the 8th of July.
liLETRAd means Literature, Languages and Translation, a quite open formula.
Symbols, Lemmata, Phantasy are kind of generic orientation for the congress. All the information about the registration, due dates, publication of contributions, certificates, special sections and responsibles, will be found in:
-Français: Congrès de Langue, Littérature et Traduction liLETRAd 2016
- English: liLETRAd International Conference 2016
- Español: Congreso Internacional liLETRAd 2016
- Deutsch: Kongress International liLETRAd 2016
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Lines of Connection: An International Conference on Eighteenth-Century Poetry

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:36pm
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Digital Miscellanies Project and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme/Besterman Centre, University of Oxford

We are delighted to announce an international conference on eighteenth-century poetry to be held in Oxford on 7th and 8th July 2016.

'Lines of Connection' is organised by the Digital Miscellanies project in association with the TORCH Enlightenment Programme / Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment.

The keynote lecture will be given by Professor Catriona Seth (University of Oxford). For more information about the conference, please visit our website: https://linesofconnection.wordpress.com/

Okra to Opera 3: Conference on Southern Culture - UPDATE

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:32pm
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Converse College
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CALL FOR PAPERS
OKRA TO OPERA 3: SOUTHERN STORIES

April 8 & 9, 2016
Converse College, Spartan burg, SC
FEATURED SPEAKERS: JOE NEWBERRY & LAUREL HORTON

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: JANUARY 15, 2016

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories."
- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

CfP. The Fourth Euroacademia International Conference -Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 1:49pm
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Dorian Isone / Euroacademia

The Fourth Euroacademia International Conference

'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'

Cultural Centre – Don Orione Artigianelli
Venice, Italy

4 – 5 March 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 January 2016

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The Fan Studies Network 2016 Conference, 25-26 April 2016, Norwich, UK

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 1:04pm
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Fan Studies Network
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THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK CONFERENCE 2016

25-26th June 2016
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Keynote Speaker: Professor Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California, USA).

The fourth annual Fan Studies Network Conference is returning to the University of East Anglia for a two-day programme in June 2016. The conference will continue FSN's proud tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary researchers at all levels to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature social events, speed geeking, and workshop discussions.

Supernatural Cities: Exploring the Urban Mindscape - April 30th 2016

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:46am
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University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker: Professor Steve Pile, Open University

Call for Papers:

Where do urban supernatural stories and beliefs come from and why do they survive in our modern cities? What is it about the nature of the urban environment that encourages our imaginations to respond in this way? How do supernatural accounts and legends alter urban geographies? What cultural roles have ghosts and other supernatural beliefs and practices played in historical and contemporary cities? How has and does the supernatural articulate the experience of urban living, unequal power relations, and fluid urban identities?

Haunted Studies: The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:55am
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The Leeds Library
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Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ramsey Campbell
Jacqueline Simpson
Andrew Smith

The ghost stories of Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) are amongst the most influential in the English language. Never out of print, they have been adapted numerous times for stage, screen and other media and their formal and thematic features have come to embody the very model of the traditional English ghost story. Although widely read and tremendously influential, his stories have only recently begun to attract detailed academic attention.

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/8/2016: "Digesting Discourses" at IU-Bloomington

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:53am
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption," to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. Our 2016 keynote speaker is Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College.

CFP: Nature and Environment in Australia - Conference 28 September-1 October 2016, University of Cologne

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:29am
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Association for Australian Studies (GASt)

Founded in 1989, the Association for Australian Studies (GASt) is a politically independent, interdisciplinary organisation devoted to furthering scholarship concerned in the broadest way with Australia and to promoting Australian studies, both in teaching and research, in German-speaking countries.

In line with this interdisciplinary approach to Australian Studies, GASt invites panels and papers that address nature and environment in Australia.

"New Italians" or "Criminal Aliens": The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:46am
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German Association for American Studies annual conference, “The United States and the Question of Rights”, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016

"New Italians" or "Criminal Aliens": The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States.

"The United States and the Question of Rights", Osnabrück, Germany, May 19-22, 2016.

Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Leipzig) / Jesse Ramirez (Frankfurt am Main)

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