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EXTENDED DEADLINE: EASA Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances Conference

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:35pm
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University of Liège, 26-28 January 2017

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.

Studies in the Fantastic Issue 4

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:03pm
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Studies in the Fantastic Journal
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Studies in the Fantastic invites submissions for issue 4 of our peer-reviewed academic journal. Issue 3, which is available online through Project MUSE, covered reboots in a variety of incarnations. For issue 4, set for publication in late 2016, we seek contributions that examine the role of history (real and invented) as a fantastic mode in contemporary media. Analyses of works that employ historical or pseudo-historical methods as modes for fantastic narratives are especially encouraged, including examinations of faux chronicles, alternative histories, manufactured ephemera, epistolary and diary forms, and invented philology. Essays investigating the fantastic from other perspectives are also welcome.

Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:40pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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2016 PCEA Conference
Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
October 21-22, 2016

Keynote Speaker, Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare Writer

Call for Proposals, Extended Deadline: June 1, 2016

Stereo & Immersive Media 2016: Photography and Sound Research / Lisbon 20- 22 October

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:58pm
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Universidade Lusófona and Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
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The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

"Stereo" environments (stereoscopic and stereophonic) have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture. This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields and their relationship with stereo environments, including other immersive visual media (e.g. panoramas, optical displays or virtual games) as well as sound art practices.

Science Fantasy Panel at Escape Velocity, July 1-3, 2016 (deadline May 27, 2016)

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:37pm
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Kris Swank / Signum University, Hollis, NH (http://signumuniversity.org/)
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CALL FOR PANELISTS-SCIENCE FANTASY: CROSSING THE BRIDGE WITH CLARKE'S THIRD LAW (deadline May 27, 2016).

Signum University and its sister institution, the Mythgard Institute, are seeking 3-4 panelists and a moderator for a panel discussion on the crossover between SciFi and Fantasy, or Clark's Third Law ("any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic") for the upcoming Escape Velocity 2016 micro futuristic world's fair, to be held July 1 – 3, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.-area).

[UPDATE]**Extended Deadline** DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:39am
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Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

'I am Elizabeth Reegan and another day of my life is beginning' she said to herself. 'I am lying here in bed. I've been five weeks sick in bed, and there is no sign of me getting better. Though there's little pain, which is lucky, and the worst is fear and remorse and often the horrible meaninglessness of it all. Sometimes meaning and peace come but I lose them again, nothing in life is ever resolved once and for all.
- John McGahern, The Barracks (1963)

(UPDATE): CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:19am
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.

CFP Frankenstein and the Fantastic (Themed Session) (6/15/16; NEPCA Keene, NH 10/21-22/16)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:34pm
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Michael A. Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
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FRANKENSTEIN AND THE FANTASTIC
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A THEMED-SESSION OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

CFP Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area (6/15/16; NEPCA Keene, NH 10/21-22/16)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:22pm
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Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
NINTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

GLBTQ Studies @ MAPACA 2016 (Atlantic City, 11/3 thru 11/5)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 5:28pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, proposals are especially welcome that speak to the following special panels:

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast - One-day Interdisciplinary Conference - 7th September 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:09pm
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University of Bristol

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Bristol

7th September 2016

Keynote speakers

Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull

Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

"Since myths can be made to mean an indefinite number of things, it is more fruitful to study what in fact myths have been made to mean." Northrop Frye (1957)

The Sleep of Reason: A theatrical immersion experience by Buero-Vallejo.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:17am
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Carmen Ferrero/Moravian College
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The essay analyzes the strategies used by Antonio Buero-Vallejo which make his play a revolutionary experience in the field of theatrical immersion. Based on the last years of one of Spain's most prominent painters, Francisco de Goya, the play takes the audience on a trip to experience his confusion and fear through visual and auditory special effects.

The Scope of Debt in America

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 9:30am
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

"You are not a loan." The organization Strike Debt uses this double entendre to unite debtors nationally.

Americans face a unique problem as usurious lending practices have become a norm, especially for the poorest of citizens, minorities, and students.

Many Americans work to simply pay down a debt that will never go away. Some are going into debt to cover basic needs every month.

Unfortunately, solutions to debt are not as simple as saving money, just not buying with credit, or refusing to take out loans. It is not useful to tell many of those with debt to "just budget their money."

"Financial planning" becomes a distant luxury for those strapped with massive debt.

Signifying Spaces: Theory, Method, Textual Practice, 26-28 September 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:09am
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English Philology Institute, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland

Conference website: www.signifyingspaces.wordpress.com

The conference proposes to explore space as a locus and matrix of meaning. We want to consider spatiality as a theoretical concept, methodological tool and an important aspect of textual analysis. The main focus will be on inter- and transdisciplinary work in the humanities but perspectives considering spatiality as a way of bridging the gaps between the humanities and other fields and disciplines are also welcome.

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