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The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:44pm
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INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.

Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College
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As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.

Shakespeare Across The Divide: Early Modern Symposium - February 15-16, 2016

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:36am
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Florida International University and The Betsy
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Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

This symposium is held in conjunction with the loaning of Shakespeare's First Folio to FIU by the Folger Library, as part of the Folger's 2016 national tour of the book. For more about events related to the First Folio at FIU, please see folio.fiu.edu

We are proud to present two invited special events as part of the symposium:

* Roland Greene will speak at the opening reception.
* Ayanna Thompson, Ruben Espinosa, and Carla Della Gatta will offer a special panel on race and Shakespeare.

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (10/1/15; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/22/16-3/25/16)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 9:53am
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Louis H Palmer, III, Gothic Chair Poplar Culture Association

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (10/1/15; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/22/16-3/25/16)

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2016 JOINT CONFERENCE

Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
http://ncp.pcaaca.org

The Conference will be held at the

SHERATON SEATTLE HOTEL
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98101 United States
Phone:(1)(206) 621-9000
Fax:(1)(206) 621-8441

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:27am
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Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10, 2015

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

The Digital and the Local

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:21am
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LINQ Literature in North Queensland, Vol 42

Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015

LiNQ is a 45-year old peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Department of English at James Cook University, Australia. This special issue explores the confluence of narrative and place-based digital storytelling. We welcome explorations of any aspect of digital storytelling, from blogs to immersive game-like narratives, particularly with some emphasis on space, place, or geography. Equally, we welcome any geocritical DH approaches to traditional narrative forms.

Please see our extended call for papers and submission information:
http://www.linqjournal.com/contribute/

[UPDATE] CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:36am
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Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester
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CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
Autumn 2016

8th International Conference 'Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects' (registration till 1 Sept 2015)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:27am
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Chelyabinsk State University
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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite the academic community to attend the 8th International Conference "Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects", which will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).

We welcome the submission of research papers related to the following topics:

–Innovative approaches to language studies in the XXI century.
–Linguistic image of the world and cross-cultural communication.
–Discourse as the object of interdisciplinary research.
–Current issues in translation and interpreting studies.
–Current issues in language education.

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 4:54am
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International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

Panel on Neo-Victorian Fiction: Excavating the Bygone in the Modern World, 3-6 January 2016, Athens, Greece

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:41am
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The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
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The Arts and Humanities Research Division (AHRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing a Panel on Neo-Victorian Fiction: Excavating the Bygone in the Modern World which will be held in Athens, Greece on 3-6 January 2016. In the past, the five research units of AHRD have organized 50 annual international conferences on history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, languages, as well as the visual and performing arts. The aim of the conference session lies in discussing the significance of recollecting the Victorian literary past in the present-day fiction by means of diversified historical narratives.
Moreover, other topics are welcome (but are not confined to):

CFP: "The Critical 'I'" NEMLA (3/17-20/2016) (Abstract deadline 9/30/2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:11pm
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David Bahr/ NeMLA
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CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:54pm
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Journal of New Zealand Literature

Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)
'Making New Writing: 1975-2000': JNZL Special Issue 2016 call for proposed articles
Full name / name of organization:
Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: johngeraets1@gmail.com

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. JNZL, which is published annually, carries scholarly and critical essays on all aspects of New Zealand literature and cultural studies. We welcome submissions on any aspect of New Zealand literature in English. It also reviews books of critical interest in the field of New Zealand literary studies.

UPDATE - Revista Atenea Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (30 August 2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:36pm
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Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays and books reviews.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:09pm
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

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