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The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:55am
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library

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.

CFPCentenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:21am
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin

Call for Proposals for conference, Centenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016, Dublin, Ireland.
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin in association with the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George, Dublin
All topics welcome, especially new insights and perspectives.
For inquiries or to submit a proposal contact : anne.fogarty@ucd.ie or luca.crispi@ucd.ie
Extended Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2016

The Modern Body 1830-Present, 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:21am
University of York, Centre for Modern Studies

When Henry David Thoreau writes that: 'We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones', he attests how the body and expression are intrinsically linked. Bodies become not only a central subject, but a way in which we see and talk about other things. Bodies are not only created, but perform, communicate and create.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:43am
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:36am
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:35am
University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene: November 11-13, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:55am
Ron Milland / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium (July 1-4)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:39am
Mikhail Koulikov / Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the parent organization of Anime Expo (AX), the largest anime convention in the U.S., is inviting proposals for plenary addresses, presentations, and panel discussions for the 2016 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium. The Symposium will be held from July 1 to July, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, California) as the Academic Program track of this year's Anime Expo.

CUNNING KNOWLEDGE AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES - Abstracts due 5th March 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:37pm
Platform Journal of Media and Communication

Call for Papers: Cunning Knowledge and Media Technologies

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication

http://platformjmc.com

An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Volume editor: Christopher O'Neill

Abstract submissions due: 5th of March, 2016

Full paper submissions due: 20th of May, 2016

June 8-11, 2016 ASLE Symposium The Heart of the Gila:Wilderness and Water in the West

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:13pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Call for Papers

The Heart of the Gila:
Wilderness and Water in the West

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM

asle.wnmu.edu

Deadline Extended to March 15, 2016

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination (Hong Kong)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:52pm
University of Hong Kong

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination
Deadline Extended to 1 March 2016

Many Victorians worried that democratizing reforms would upset social stability by empowering a growing middle- and working class, and critics have long argued that these concerns are also manifest in the form and content of the Victorian novel. For many, the Victorian novel has become synonymous with middle-class ideology. D. A. Miller and Mary Poovey have argued that the Victorian novel promulgated a politics of confinement that defined the limits of the individual subject; more recently, Fredric Jameson has highlighted democratic impulses within the form of the novel itself, such as a de-emphasizing of protagonists to also give minor characters interiority.

2001: A Space Odyssey (abstracts 3/10/16; drafts 7/15/16)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:31pm
A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Call for Contributors – Abstracts by March 10, 2016.

Critical Insights: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Nearly fifty years after its release, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a turning point in the history of science fiction cinema, and one of the most critically acclaimed science-fiction films ever made. As such, it's been chosen by Salem Press for its Critical Insights: Film series (an extension of Salem's well known CI series in literature).

These volumes are intended for an undergraduate, or upper-level high school, readership – providing key background, context, and analysis for thinking about the film itself, its place in American cinema, and its influences across media.

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