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ASA 2016: At home/not at home in time: rhythms of belonging and unbelonging in American Arts and Social Life

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Freeman and Krystyna Michael
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Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either create or disrupt a sense of place in time in American arts and social life. Most accounts of the experience of rhythm involve a conscious or subconscious expectation of return—a sense of one's place in a temporal series that lends time structure. Rhythm thereby has the capacity to constitute a reassuring orientation, a sense of being at home in the regular, predictable patterns of music, everyday life, or collective practices it shapes.

Boundaries of College-Ready Writing

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miles McCrimmon/MLA2017 Philadelphia
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Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. 500-word abstracts exploring college "readiness" or examining specific state reactions to the developmental education "crisis" to mmcrimmon@reynolds.edu by March 18th.

CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 12:34pm
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Dr Graeme Macdonald & Dr Caroline Edwards / University of Warwick & Birkbeck, University of London

The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of "Energy Humanities" as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course, the pervasive anxiety of late environmentalism in the face of anthropogenic climate change, a phenomenon in which energy use plays a central role: as both cause and possible solution. A variety of critical thinking around past, present, and future energy scenarios is motivated by what has been called the contemporary "energy trilemma": how to balance energy security, equality, and sustainability on a world – and indeed planetary – scale?

[REMINDER] Transnational French Modernisms

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 12:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sam Bootle, Rebecca Ferreboeuf, Zoë Roth (Durham University, UK)

Transnational French Modernisms

7th-8th July 2016, Durham University, UK

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Jonathan Eburne (Penn State)

Professor Susan Harrow (Bristol)

Professor Debarati Sanyal (Berkeley)

Study and Scrutiny Issue 3 Deadline: April 1, 2016

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 12:23pm
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Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
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Study and Scrutiny: Research in Young Adult Literature, a peer-reviewed journal, invites empirical research studies, critical/theoretical essays, and interviews with authors for its third issue. Edited by Crag Hill, Leilya Pitre, and Steve Bickmore, Study and Scrutiny is an open access journal published twice a year hosted by the University of Oklahoma.

UPDATE (DEADLINE ATTACHED) 23rd METU BNC

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:22am
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23rd British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

27-28 October 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email: bnc2016@metu.edu.tr

[Update] Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA (deadline 1.15)

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
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The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

[UPDATE] POST-CRASH IRISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE: ITS EMERGENCE AND INFLUENCE, 27-28 May 2016

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 6:26am
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong, Kong Shue Yan University

POST-CRASH IRISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE: ITS EMERGENCE AND INFLUENCE
27-28 May 2016, Hong Kong
Keynote speakers: Eugene O'Brien, Mary immaculate College, University of Limerick
Anne Mulhall, University College Dublin
Guest Poet: Trevor Joyce

[UPDATE] 23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

updated: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 2:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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23rd BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE:
Agatha Christie and Her Work
postponed
Department of Foreign Language Education

"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work", originally scheduled to be hosted by the Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016 has been postponed to 27-28 October 2016. An updated call for papers and further details will be published shortly on the conference's page,
http://www.britishnovelists.metu.edu.tr/

Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edward Simon
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In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

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