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What Next? The Episodic and The Serial--MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 10 February

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 6:13pm
Katherine Fusco/MLA Philadelphia

This proposed special session on the episodic and the serial invites participants to consider the limitations and opportunities offered by episodic and serial forms across a variety of media (film, comics, novels, the poetic sequence, the podcast, etc.). Papers may consider such issues as narrative, temporality, identity, media ecology, and/or technology and aesthetics. To explore our topic, we will use Pecha Kucha presentations, an appropriate format for our subject!

300-word abstract by 10 Feb 2016; Katherine Fusco (fusco.katherine@gmail.com)

REMINDER_DUE JAN. 15 Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities and Public Ethics 3.1 (April 2016)

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 4:35pm
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

[REMINDER] Old and New Humanism(s) UNC Graduate Conference-

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 12:30pm
Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

CFP 4th Annual Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance Studies at Indiana University [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 10:24am
Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU)

4th Annual Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance Studies
Hosted by the Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU)

Replotting Performance

Jon McKenzie, in his 2001 book Perform or Else, makes the prediction that "performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth, that is an onto-historical formation of power and knowledge" (18).

Dramatising death and dying in British, Northern Irish and Irish drama and theatre

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 9:55am
dr Katarzyna Bronk

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

[UPDATE] Literary Form and Reform [Shanghai, 17-18 May, 2016, Abstracts due February 29, 2016]

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 1:59am
Nan Zhang; Miles Link, Fudan University

The resurgence of formalist interests in recent years has sparked new discussions of the conception, role, and significance of form in literary and cultural studies as well as pedagogies. In her 2007 PMLA essay "What Is New Formalism," Marjorie Levinson lays out several strains of new formalism emerging in the American academy, which simultaneously embrace a renewal of attention to aesthetic form and express divergent emphases and agendas.

[UPDATE] Graduate Conference: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:18pm
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016

Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

April 22-23, 2016
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Ma, Associated Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University.

"Cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances, and concentrates a person's experience—and not only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky

IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY & V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:16pm
International Imagism Conference and Richard Aldington Society

IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY &
V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

June 30 – July 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
THE FRANKLIN INN CLUB

And the Franklin Inn club...
and young fellows go out to the colonies
but go on paying their dues
—Ezra Pound, Canto LXXX

"Making Pacts: Before & After Imagism"

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman—
I have detested you long enough.
—Ezra Pound, "A Pact"

Thursday 30 June @ 5 PM

Opening Reception at the Franklin Inn Club
Poetry Reading & Cocktails
Dinner & Keynote Address: Emily Mitchell Wallace "Imagists in Philadelphia: H.D., Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams"

Friday 1 July

[UPDATE] To Periodize Or Not To Periodize, That Is the Question

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 4:10pm
Studies in Control Societies

~Studies In Control Societies is excited to announce that Dr. Seb Franklin will be contributing to the issue.~

In the Introduction to Seb Franklin's text, Control, Franklin argues that many periodization texts are:

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:44pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including, but not limited to:

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