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[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/15/15 21st Southwest English Symposium

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:16pm
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Southwest English Symposium
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Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at swes.asu@gmail.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday

Abstraction

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:10pm
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UC Irvine Department of Comparative Literature

CFP: "Abstraction", March 11th-12th 2016

abstractionconference.blogspot.com

[UPDATE] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:37pm
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UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
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Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Folk and Indigenous Religions in American Literature

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:11pm
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American Religion and Literature Society
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The American Religion and Literature Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association, invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion's engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.

Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at rlh137@case.edu. Electronic submissions only.

Culture and Contact, February 5th, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
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English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
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The EGSA of UNC Charlotte announces its sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest graduate conferences in the southeast. This interdisciplinary event welcomes all graduate students to submit their scholarly or creative original papers, readings, panels, and presentations on the subject of Culture and Contact.

We invite a thoughtful exploration into the cultural contact that is attempted through communication, with consideration for broader implications as cultures become more globalized.

Consider the following questions:

Rural Freaks: Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness in Rural Spaces February 18-20, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Arkansas State University Women and Gender Studies/ASU Feminist Union

Rural Freaks: Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness in Rural Spaces
February 18-20, 2016
Keynote Address: Dr. J. Jack Halberstam
contact email:
ruralfreaksconference@gmail.com
Abstract Proposals of 50-150 words due by 15 January 2016
February 18-20, 2016
The mission of the conference is to bring awareness to identities and people that exist outside the metropolis and how their lives are shaped by their relegation to marginalized spaces.

CFP: Gendered Violence and Global Documentary

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:54pm
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Heather McIntosh

Call for Book Chapters and Book Chapter Proposals

Working Title:
Gendered Violence and Global Documentary

Editors

Lisa M. Cuklanz, Ph.D.
Communication Department, Boston College
lisa.cuklanz@bc.edu

Heather McIntosh, Ph.D.
Mass Media Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
heather.mcintosh@mnsu.edu

Submission Deadline
Proposals or completed chapters: February 15, 2016

Poetics and Poetry of Advertising (April 15 - 16 2016, Frankfurt)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:16pm
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Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

"Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically." This is one of several slogans on billboards and in-store posters in a current national branding campaign for Waterstones. It brings together if not strange then certainly estranged bedfellows: literature and advertising. The conference Poetics and Poetry of Advertising seeks to explore the complex, and often contradictory, relationship between their worlds and art forms.

Mediating the Archive Conference (Proposals 11/30/15, Conf. 4/15/16)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:10pm
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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.

CDE Conference 2016 – CFP: "Theater and Mobility"

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:07pm
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The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.

THEATER AND MOBILITY

The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.

CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt Association Sessions - American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:53am
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Charles W. Chesnutt Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26‐29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2016 ALA conference in San Francisco.

Shakespearean Communities (14th-16th April 2016)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:07am
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University of Portsmouth, UK

To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on 'Shakespearean Communities' celebrating Shakespeare's life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined. The persecution of religious minorities, the discovery of the new world, the growing importance of the mercantile class and the spread of the printed text, tested and redrew ideas of community and fellowship.

Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature, 21st May, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:44am
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University of Cambridge
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature
21st May, 2016
One-day Conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.

'As long as there are ponies in them…I don't mind how many adventures I have. Somehow when you've got ponies you always have adventures.'
Ruby Ferguson, Jill and the Perfect Pony.

'I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.'
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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