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Thinking Community, April 8-9 2016 (Deadline December 28, 2015)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:37am
Association of Graduate Students in French and Italian

Thinking Community

April 8-9 2016 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Twin Cities

Call for Papers

Deadline: December 28, 2015

The Association of Graduate Students in the Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce its upcoming conference "Thinking Community," to be held April 8-9, 2016 at the University of Minnesota.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Dean (Yale University)

Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:37am
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

Unrestrained by time, space, and technology, if the expression of both the failings and ideals of humanity can be interrogated across these narratives, then the degree by which they articulate cognition and occasion neuroethical decisions can be explored. Yet, the work of cognition and neuroethics in science fictional narratives and how they are deployed remains relatively unexamined. What does the genre say that is good and bad, right and wrong, about neuro-enhancement, neuro-maipulation, and neuro-invasive procedures? What are the cultural implications? What is the work of neuroethics in science fiction?

Extended Deadline >> 30 Nov<<<< Post-Screen Conferences

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:20am
Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

The Artistic Studies Research Center (CIEBA) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University (FBAUL) and the Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED) of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) invites you to submit a proposal for a paper and/ or an artwork to the upcoming POST-SCREEN 2016: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in November, in Lisbon, Portugal.

[UPDATE] New deadline Dec 1: "Accessibility in the Medieval World"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:20am
Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University, as our keynote speaker whose talk will explore how digital media enable new modes of crafting disability history.

In addressing our theme, papers may consider topics including (but not limited to):

CFP: Masculinities Journal

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:58am
Masculinities Journal

Critical studies on men and masculinities is a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, flourished in association with the feminist and LGBTQ studies since its establishment in the 1980's by the substantial efforts of authors such as Raewyn Connell, Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Victor Seidler and David Morgan among many others. This field is now elaborating and promoting its own issues and agendas. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, an internationally refereed journal which is published biannually in February and August by Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM), is a part of these efforts.

Revista "CENTROAMERICANA"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:07am
UNIVERSITA' CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Está abierta la convocatoria para el N° 25.2/2015 de "Centroamericana".
La publicación trata temas relacionados con la Lengua, Cultura y Literatura Centroamericanas y Antillanas. La fecha final de aceptación de trabajos es el 31 de diciembre de 2015.

"Centroamericana" es una revista académica publicada por la Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milano y con proceso de evaluación por pares a ciegas. Pueden consultar nuestra política de publicaciones e instrucciones para los autores en el sitio web de la revista (http://www.centroamericana.it).

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:23pm
Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

Proposed Session at SCSC, August 18-20, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium

"Alternative Ecologies in 16th Century Romance"

Organizer: Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

This session invites papers that explore non-anthropocentric or non-normative ecologies in 16th century prose romance.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Queer ecologies
Object Oriented Ontology
Actor-network theory
Non-human ecologies
Destructive ecologies
Non-reproductive creativity
Affective approaches to ecosystems
Elements
Rocks, minerals, animals, vegetables

SCSC 2016 August 18-20, Bruges, Belgium

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:15pm
Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

Proposed Session at SCSC, August 18-20, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium

"Alternative Ecologies in 16th Century Romance"

Organizer: Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

This session invites papers that explore non-anthropocentric or non-normative ecologies in 16th century prose romances, especially Philip Sidney's Arcadia.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Queer ecologies
Object Oriented Ontology
Actor-network theory
Non-human ecologies
Destructive ecologies
Non-reproductive creativity
Affective approaches to ecosystems
Elements
Rocks, minerals, animals, vegetables

Atwood Society Awards (12/1/2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:30pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Society Awards are named each year; nominations are invited in all categories and should be sent directly to the appropriate judge (see below).

Entries for the 2015 Awards are due by December 1st, 2015. Winners will be notified in early January. (Emailed entries should be in .docx or .pdf.)

[UPDATE] Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join our keynote speaker, celebrated author of The Library at Night (2007) Alberto Manguel, to talk about how researchers, writers, and the general public can use the library as a tool for engaging with various fields of scholarship. Of particular interest to this conference are papers on personal libraries and libraries from the perspective of users.

Call for Submissions for "mad/crip/sex," anthology on disability and sex; Deadline 1/31/16

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:19pm
Mad Crip Sex

We are seeking creative and scholarly submissions for "mad/crip/sex," an anthology of writings by, for, and about disability and sex. We're looking primarily for personal narratives and experiences, which might take the form of essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, visual art, critical analysis, or anything else that helps you tell your story. We are interested not only in physical disability, but also work from psychiatric survivors, consumers of mental health services, neuroatypicals, and people with cognitive disabilities and chronic pain. We are also especially interested in the intersections between queerness and crip identity and how they manifest sexually. You might draw from queer theory, crip theory, or mad studies--or not at all.

Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:30pm
J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

The Promise of Paradise: Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

H.D. panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 2016 (deadline Jan 26, 2016)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:35am
H.D. International Society

We invite paper proposals for an H.D. panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 26-29, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although we are particularly interested in projects that take advantage of the recent availability of H.D.'s later memoir writing and fiction. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a 1 paragraph bio to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2016.

Here is a link to the ALA site for more information about the upcoming convention: http://alaconf.org/

Rebecca Walsh and Celena Kusch, co-chairs, The H.D. International Society

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