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Trans* Texts/Politics/Bodies, NeMLA in Hartford, CT, 3/17/16-3/20/16

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:35am
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NeMLA
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2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the groundbreaking anthology The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge, 2006, eds. Susan Stryker and Stephen White). Since then, transgender individuals, issues, and politics have gained more prominence in the mainstream than ever before. In popular culture, openly trans actors, writers, performers, and activists are commanding respect and wider audiences – two of the most visible being Janet Mock and Laverne Cox.

CFP: Visualizing the Street - 17 June 2016 / deadline 1 November 2015

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:29am
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ASCA Cities Project / University of Amsterdam
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Call for Papers - VISUALIZING THE STREET
ASCA Cities Project - Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

Keywords: visual culture, the street, digital media, street photography, visual practice, cell phone registration, architectural visualizations, the everyday

http://www.cities.humanities.uva.nl/news/visualizing-the-street-conferen...

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Gillian Rose (The Open University)

'Feeling for Another: The Role of Empathy in Moral Theory and Moral Psychology' (21st/22nd November 2015, Oxford)

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:02am
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Oxford Affections and Ethics Network (TORCH)

Empathy has for a long time been recognized to play a crucial role in ethics and moral psychology, even though its precise contribution is still under dispute. Especially in the 18th century philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment attributed to 'sympathy' - understood as the capacity to 'put oneself in another's place' - a central role for the foundation of morality. Other theorists, though, have been more skeptical about the contribution of empathy to explaining fundamental moral ideas and norms, and there are similar debates about the relative importance of empathy with regard to the explanation of moral learning and the internalization of moral norms.

Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media 9 - 10 June 2016

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 3:15am
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Leiden University, the Netherlands

Keynote speakers:
Professor Robert Miles (University of Victoria)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck – University of London)
Professor Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University)
Lesley Megahey (director of the BBC film Schalken, the Painter)

[UPDATE] Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (Extended deadline: 9/7/2015)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:53pm
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Wylie Lenz

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture (under contract with McFarland). The volume will seek to interrogate the ways in which poverty has been depicted (and/or ignored) across a variety of media, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, photography, painting, music, radio, etc.

Questions to be considered, among others: When, why, and how do producers of popular culture represent and/or ignore poverty? How do those representations influence the idea of poverty in the American cultural imaginary? In turn, how does that imaginary interact with policy? What role might the scholar/critic play in this process?

Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City, abstract due November 16, 2015

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 5:39pm
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Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, Professor, Department of English, Duquesne University
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Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City

I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline to an edited collection focusing on 21st-Century British fiction's engagement with the city or urban environment. Once the collection is finalized, it will be submitted to and peer-reviewed by a press that has indicated interest.

The deadline for submission of a 750-1000 word abstract is November 16, 2015. Send your submission electronically to michael@duq.edu along with a brief C.V.

Dr. Magali Cornier Michael is Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

LURKING ANONYMITY

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:27pm
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pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual
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On the surface, notoriety, visuality and celebrity culture oversaturate the information age. But what insidious formations lurk beneath the glossy surface? Faceless monsters dwell behind black screens—paradoxically both numbing factories of the masses and liberating tools of the dispossessed. Does this anonymity transform us into voiceless dolls that preserve the misogynistic power structures or grant us power through simulated online versions of ourselves. While menacing conglomerates practice institutionalized discrimination and witless pariahs face the backlash, moralized hackers expose hidden weaknesses that often bring those responsible to light.

The Way of All Flesh, April 7-8, 2016, New York, NY (proposals due October 15)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:10am
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City University of New York Graduate Center English Student Association

The Way of All Flesh
English Student Association Conference
City University of New York, the Graduate Center
April 7-8

"Where are we to put the limit between the body and the world, since the world is flesh?" (Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, 138)

Shakespeare And Our Times Conference

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:19am
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Elizabeth Black / Old Dominion University
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SHAKESPEARE AND OUR TIMES

NEW DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

An interdisciplinary, international conference on the significance of Shakespeare in the early twenty-first century

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
April 14-16, 2016

Plenary speakers: Jonathan Dollimore, Ania Loomba, and Leah Marcus

Making Common Causes Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:52am
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Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)
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Global climate change, soil depletion, the enclosure of the commons, the acidification of the oceans, ground water contamination, mass extinctions: in a context in which the environmental crises of the day seem to us so intractable, at such large scales and dominated by such powerful interests, the

Cultural Studies and Speculative Realism - Krakow, Poland, 6-7 November 2015

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:15am
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Michal Gulik, Jagiellonian University

We invite you to participate in the multidisciplinary academic conference

"Cultural Studies
and Speculative Realism"

Jagiellonian University, November 6-7

keynote speaker:
Prof. Levi R. Bryant,

the conference is followed by an OOP workshop for MA and PhD students
run by Levi R. Bryant

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