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CFP - 47th Mythopoeic Conference, "Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, Modern," San Antonio, TX Aug. 5-8, 2016

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:53pm
Mythopoeic Society

Mythcon 47, Omni Colonnade, San Antonio, TX. Guests of Honor: Midori Snyder (author) and Andrew Lazo (scholar). http://mythcon.org. Inspired by the 60th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces and The Last Battle, this year's theme focuses on the mythology that has shaped and "given faces" to so many of our beloved characters, ranging from the myths of the Ancient Greeks to the legends of the Middle Ages and even to the modern mythology of the American Southwest. Similarly, this mythological influence is also evident in the works of many of our favorite mythopoeic authors, from J.R.R. Tolkien to J.K. Rowling, from Ursula K. Le Guin to Alan Garner, and many, many more.

CFP: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. Abstracts due: 12/23/15

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:47pm
Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge

Call For Papers
Tentative Title: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy

Given the immense interest in the topic of multimodality in composition and communication across disciplines, academic levels, and geographic and cultural boundaries, we seek chapter abstracts for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled, Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. The chapters may be theoretical, historical, conceptual, and/or empirical, and respond to one or more of the following areas, while keeping in view global and diverse audiences. In particular, chapters should focus on one of the following:

Call For Editors

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:43pm
Watchung Review supported by the New Jersey College English Association

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Mediating the Archive Conference

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:20pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Cinema Studies Group

CFP – Mediating the Archive: Moving Images and Social Histories

The Cinema Studies Group and the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference organized in collaboration with the "Mediating the Archive" Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Jack London Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:09am
The Jack London Society

Call for Papers
Jack London Society
http://jacklondonsociety.org/
American Literature Association's
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association's 27th Annual Conference (Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016). Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 20, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs.

Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:51am
University of St. Thomas Graduate English and Art History Departments

Call for Papers
Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of St. Thomas, April 29, 2016

Displacement 2016 NYU Conference CFP

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:48am
NYU Graduate Student Cinema Studies Conference

March 4-5, 2016
The recent passing of Chantal Akerman dealt an irrecoverable blow to the history of cinema. For nearly the past half-century, Akerman continually produced provocative work that meditated on concepts of home, belonging, and identity, while consistently investigating these via contemporary formats and technologies. Her latest and final film, No Home Movie, found Akerman probing these issues anew; reconciling distances through the use of Skype, developing her self-understanding through conversations with her mother, amongst others. This conference, designed to celebrate Akerman's memory, focuses on one of her most consistent and deeply examined themes: displacement.

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:02am
Ray Browne Conference for Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

Torture

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:27am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Torture
Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 14th July – Saturday 16th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Humour

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:25am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Humour
Call for Participation 2016

Saturday 2nd July – Monday 4th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This inclusive interdisciplinary event is aimed to explore the mechanisms of humour, its elements of surprise and contradiction that appeal to human nature, circulating sameness and otherness altogether: through the agency of positive disposition, the inside(r) finds external expression, just the same as the outside(r) is incorporated within.

Mantis at Stanford: call for poetry reviews/criticism - January 5

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:16am
Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation

Mantis is soliciting reviews and critical pieces. We publish ~2000 word reviews of contemporary poetry in English or in translation and other critical pieces treating issues in contemporary poetry and poetics (surveys of trends in contemporary poetry, interviews, theoretically oriented reflections, etc.)

The final deadline is January 5.

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