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Call for Submissions (ongoing): The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:35pm
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Janine Utell, Editor / The Space Between
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The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is a peer-reviewed digital journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars.

In 2015 The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 transitioned to a digital open-access publication. In addition to publishing annual issues of the peer-reviewed journal on general and special topics, the journal's platform aims to serve as a digital scholarly community for those interested in research on the field of intermodernism.

Indigenous Cultural Practices in the Age of Globalization: The 2016 NTU International Theatre Conference

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:56am
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Department of Drama and Theater, National Taiwan University

In the 1980s, Anderson proposed the concept of "imagined community" to explain the emergence of nation-state. Appadurai in the 90s further extended its notion of collective imagination to discuss global culture in the postelectronic world. Through collective reading, criticism and pleasure, a "community of sentiment" is made possible. With the help of mass media and migration, individuals and groups have responded to modernity in their own terms and deployed their imaginations differently in the practice of their everyday lives. The experiments with modernity vary and have gone beyond the regulations of the state.

2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL), April 15 & 16, 2016

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:41pm
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English Department, South Dakota State University
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Call for Papers
2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL)
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
April 15 & 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will be held at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, on April 15 and 16, 2016. We are seeking proposals for individual papers and complete panels on topics related to British literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century (please consult submission guidelines below).

"Visions: Temporality, Spectacle, and Space": New Directions Graduate Conference, UofArizona, April 22-23, 2016

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:39pm
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2016 New Directions Graduate Conference

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible." -Jonathan Swift

The graduate students and English Department of the University of Arizona invite proposals for the annual New Directions Graduate Conference. Held every spring, New Directions is an interdisciplinary conference organized for and by graduate students as a way of drawing together student scholars across wide-ranging and diverse fields. This year's conference, titled "Visions: Temporality, Spectacle, and Space," will concern itself with varied modes and modalities of future progress and degradation, concerns about visual cultures and the construction of knowledge, and the possibilities inherent in spaces, places, and the demarcations that define them.

Freaked and Othered Bodies

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:54pm
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Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."

— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

Power Dynamics: 2016 UCSB Media and the Environment Conference

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:55pm
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Daniel Grinberg and Christopher Walker
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Power Dynamics: 2016 Media and the Environment Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 29 and 30, 2016

Keynote address by University of Michigan Assistant Professor and poet Tung-Hui Hu, author of works including A Prehistory of the Cloud (2015, MIT Press) and Greenhouses, Lighthouses (2013, Copper Canyon Press)

[Reminder/Recordatorio] CFP/Llamado/Chamada: Todo Fontanarrosa/All Fontanarrosa

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:44pm
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Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Editors: Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Contact email: fontanarrosaproject@gmail.com

CFP: Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium (April 15-16, 2016; abstracts due February 15, 2016)

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium, April 15-16, 2016.

Papers covering any area of Renaissance studies are welcome.
The symposium is in celebration of USC's selection to host the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" traveling exhibit.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kirk Melnikoff, Associate Professor of English, UNC-Charlotte.

[UPDATE] PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12/11/15: Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:24pm
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Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
NEW PROPOSAL DUE DATE: December 11, 2015

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).

[UPDATE] Border Crossings, Deadline Extended to December 18 , 2015

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
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GWU English Graduate Student Association

CFP Deadline Extended to Friday December 18th, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor of Gender and Womens Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages (2012).

Fitzgerald - Open - ALA 2016

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 American Literature Association in San Francisco, California, 26-29 May.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights.

New England Theatre Journal - Call for Submissions

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:58am
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New England Theatre Journal, Stuart Hecht, Editor
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New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2016 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.

New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.

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