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The Female Fantastic, 1860-1930: On the Gendered Supernatural in Texts by Women

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:04pm
Dr. Elizabeth McCormick, Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, and Dr. Rebecca Soares

Where realism was the signature feature of earlier Victorian fiction, mid-to-late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century writers increasingly embraced fantastic modes. Rosemary Jackson, in her 1981 Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, inaugurated the now-ubiquitous truism of literary studies that late Victorian fantastic narratives frequently hold strong - and often covertly revolutionary - metaphorical relations to social concerns. Supernatural and symbolic texts are ideal sites for encryption of radical queries and pervasive anxieties related to gender, sexuality, religion, medicine, science, ethnicity, substance abuse and colonialism (to name a few).

"Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence" Conference

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:28pm
Race and Yoga Working Group

The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its third annual conference on Friday, April 22, 2016. The theme of the conference is "Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence." Yoga can be a tool to promote social justice. Yet, it can also be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. This conference invites a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically examine justice and violence in yoga communities.

What is yoga justice? How is "justice" defined and by whom? How do we rethink narratives that promote justice through yoga? Conversely, what kinds of violence occur in yoga spaces? How are people responding and/or resisting forms of yoga violence?

An article on Rushdie's memoir "Joseph Anton" for an edited book

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:47pm
Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya, R.M.V. College

A critical compendium on the literary oeuvre of Salman Rushdie is going to be published very soon by an internationally reputed publishing House. An article on Rushdie's memoir "Joseph Anton" is still being awaited. We invite interested contributors to send a scholarly article (of five thousand words) within a month. The volume will be edited by Dr.Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Dr.Prasanta Bhattacharyya who are both Associate Professors teaching in Colleges in West Bengal.

Navigating the Metamodern

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9:25pm
York University Art History Graduate Student Association

CFP: Navigating the Metamodern
York University
15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium
March 19-20, 2016

QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors, 2/26/16 at University of Cincinnati

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:58am
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors is a collective effort stemming from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Organization and faculty members. QueerCon is a student-organized conference that centers on feminist, queer, and trans* studies and politics. This year's theme is Social Justice Warriors

Date/Time: Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center, 400 Level

Filmmaker's theory (call for book chapters)

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 6:00am
Labcom.IFP Research Center/AIM/GP of Communication, Image and Contemporaneity

Filmmaker's reflection about their own artworks or about cinema has been constant in the history of the cinematographic art. This book seeks to highlight those reflections bringing them to the center of cinema's theory, that is, filmmaker's concepts and thematics as the support to bring out new or revisited cinema theories. To this end, we propose to extend the concept of the "filmmaker" to cover not only the director, but everyone involved in the filmmaking process with original and stimulating reflections on cinema. Furthermore, we expect book chapters to find bibliographic support in the films themselves, interviews, statements or any written text by the filmmakers; any other bibliography should be residual and secondary.

"Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North"

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:49pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada

This is a call for paper proposals for the panel, "Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North," to be submitted for consideration to the Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 6th Annual Conference, held in association with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal on May 12-14, 2016. For more information about the conference, go to: The co-organizers of this panel are Dr. Lorraine York, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and Charlotte Fillmore-Handlon, PhD Candidate, Concordia University.

"Pynchon and Music," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 26-29, 2016

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:44pm
John Miller

Proposals are being solicited for a panel to be proposed for the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016, on the topic of "Pynchon and Music." Music and musicians have figured importantly in Thomas Pynchon's fiction; songs, often silly but sometimes not, have punctuated them; allusions to music in many genres, including the imaginary, abound. This panel invites investigations into the roles music plays in Pynchon's fiction and of the ways in which the fiction reflects on music.

Lotman and Techne: Traversing Natural and Social Sciences. April 21-22, 2016

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
Simon Levesque / Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

full CFP:

Lotman and Techne
Traversing Natural and Social Sciences

Second International Conference of Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique.
April 21-22, 2016, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.