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CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:58am
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American Studies Association of Texas
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The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2015 conference is: "Contextualizing Conflict, Culture, and Community." The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual and performing) Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:31am
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American Comparative Literature Association

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in the American religious environment, though constrained by genre conventions, social contexts, market forces, and other factors. Thus, especially the "estranged" genres of fiction (pace Suvin) permit not only the utopian depiction of traditional religions as they ought to be and the dystopian depiction of religions as they ought not to be, but also the representation of novel religious forms—a space in which new fictional religions may be invented.

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 1 NOV 2015

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:14pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2015

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49pm
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New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

"Love and its Opposites" in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that "The opposite of hatred is love; the opposite of tyranny is love; the opposite of censorship is love; the opposite of evil is love; the opposite of politics is love; the opposite of war is love; the opposite of God is love." This conversation, titled, "The Only Subject is Love," emphasized the centrality of love as a theme in Rushdie's writing and in the creative process. This seminar will have us explore the role love plays in reacting and responding to its opposites in postcolonial literature.

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:11pm
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Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.

Hemingway and His Contemporaries

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:46am
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Arkansas Philological Association Conference - Oct. 15-17
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In 1927, Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer, whose family lived in Piggott, AR. The Pfeiffer family, prosperous Arkansas landowners who had made their fortune in the pharmaceutical business in St. Louis, supported their new son-in-law both financially and intellectually. They converted the barn behind their Piggott home into a writing studio for him. It was in this unlikely spot that Hemingway wrote much of A Farewell to Arms and several of his short stories. This barn and the Pfeiffer family home are now restored and have been opened to the public by Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:03am
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James Mellis/ William Paterson University
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Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature. This collection seeks to explore how African-American writers have used, referenced, engaged and disengaged with Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in their writing through various cultural and historical movements.

CFP: How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine - January 13-16, 2016 in Bundoran, Ireland

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:04am
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Drew University
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Papers on the topic of the influence of Medical Humanities on the current and changing state of medicine from various areas of study, including bioethics, literature, sociology, anthropology, public health, history, and medical education, are invited to be considered for Drew University's Transatlantic Connections 3 Conference, an interdisciplinary conference with a dedicated track for Medical Humanities. The three-day conference will take place in Bundoran, Ireland January 13-16, 2016.

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