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[ image here ] Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
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Film and Visual Studies PhD Program and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
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Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016

Not simply a blank, [image here] functions as a placeholder—a formatted but unpopulated space. A page under construction, a refusal to show or be shown, an empty frame. Marking what is indicated but not given, [image here] simultaneously exposes and withdraws from the logic of representation.

This conference seeks to elaborate the turn to non-representation in recent philosophy, media theory, art, and related fields. We invite contributions that trace non-representational strategies––in theory and practice––across history, media, and disciplines.

10th International IDEA Conference "Studies in English" April 14th – 16th 2016

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Bogazici University
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Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies. As a member of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies . This year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IDEA conferences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, the host venue of the very 1st conference.

Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of "Studies in English". Some of the major fields are:

Literature, Cultural and Critical Studies, Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation Studies

Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to:

Revision, Revival, Re-evaluation ... 'Re' words in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:37pm
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University of Hull, Department of English

'Revision, Revival, Rediscovery'... 'Re' words in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960
A One-day Conference at University of Hull June 24th. 2016
Dr. Jane Thomas and Sue Kennedy
Department of English
The period of women's literary history between 1930 and 1960 is beginning to receive the closer attention of literary scholars, feminists and cultural historians. It is a period characterised in many ways by the prefix 're'; emblematic of the persistent impulse for re-evaluation of women's writing that occupies an uncertain, liminal place in relation to the canon.
Keynote speakers: Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University; Professor Gill Plain, St Andrews University

Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children's Literature, Librarianship, and Education [2nd call]

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:08pm
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University of British Columbia

Hello,

My name is Johanna Ahn and I am on the organizing committee of the graduate student research conference, Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children's Literature, Librarianship, and Education. This is a reminder that our call for papers deadline is on February 15th, 2016. The conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada on April 30th. I have attached the call for papers and a promotional poster. Please feel free to distribute these to students and colleagues.

Best wishes,
Johanna Ahn
Johanna Ahn, MEd, MLIS Candidate
2016 UBC Biennial Graduate Student
Research Conference on Children's Literature

Sensing the Midwest: The Work of Michael Martone / SSML 2016 Presidential Panel (June 2-4, 2016. DUE Feb 8, 2016)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 2:11pm
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Dawn Comer / Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
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The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring the work of SSML's 2016 Mark Twain Award recipient Michael Martone for a Presidential Panel at SSML's 46th Annual Symposium, held on June 2-4, 2016 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. We welcome papers that examine Martone's extensive body of work--fiction, essays, and edited collections.

2016 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop -- deadline extended to January 15, 2016

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 1:12pm
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Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
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PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016 FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2016 JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP, DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING ANNOUCEMENT.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2016 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, and Stanford Law School invite submissions for the twelfth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California, on June 6 and 7, 2016.

PAPER COMPETITION:

CFA: Mark Twain and Philosophy

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 12:16pm
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Jacob M. Held and Alan Goldman (Great Authors and Philosophy)
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Call for Abstracts

Mark Twain and Philosophy
Edited by Alan Goldman
Rowman and Littlefield

You're invited to submit an abstract to be considered for Mark Twain and Philosophy, the third volume in the new series "Great Authors and Philosophy" (from Rowman and Littlefield, with series editor Jacob M. Held) This series will focus on major literary figures and their works as vehicles both for furthering philosophical understanding within the general population and for investigating philosophical themes through literature. Previous volumes include Stephen King and Philosophy (ed. Jacob M. Held) and Jane Austen and Philosophy (ed. Mimi Marinucci).

The Oak and The Acorns: Recovering the Hidden Carlyle - July 6-8, 2016 Oxford Univ (TORCH)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:29am
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Marylu Hill, Villanova University and Paul Kerry, Oxford/BYU

The Oak and The Acorns:
Recovering the Hidden Carlyle

July 6-8, 2016
To be held at
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Oxford University

"It is an idle question to ask whether his books will be read a century hence: if they were all burnt as the grandest of Suttees on his funeral-pile, it would only be like cutting down an oak after its acorns have sown a forest. For there is hardly a superior or active mind of this generation that has not been modified by Carlyle's writings; there has hardly been an English book written for the last ten or twelve years that would not have been different if Carlyle had not lived."
George Eliot, "Thomas Carlyle" (1855)

Katherine Mansfield and Russia -- book series -- Deadline August 31 2016

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:34am
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Katherine Mansfield Society

Katherine Mansfield's passion for Russian literature and culture is well known. Anton Chekhov was not just her most significant literary influence, he was a mythological presence with whom she felt a close bond. Indeed, this emotional bond became even stronger when she discovered the two of them shared not just similar artistic sensibilities but also the same deadly disease – tuberculosis. While Chekhov reigned supreme in Mansfield's world, several other Russian writers, and Russia in general, fascinated her for most of her adult life. This volume seeks essay submissions that engage with all aspects of Mansfield's response to Russian literature, culture and history, as well as to the Russians she met in England and France.

[UPDATE] RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE WALKING DEAD FRANCHISE

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:24am
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Dawn Keetley and Elizabeth Erwin

The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?

[UPDATE] Reminder: "Portals, Gates": The Classics in Modernist Translation (April 30 & May 1, 2016): deadline January 10, 2016

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:49pm
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Miranda Hickman/ McGill University

As Steven Yao observes in *Translation and the Languages of Modernism,* both the practice and the idea of translation were integral to experimental early twentieth-century modernist work in English: "feats of translation not only accompanied and helped to give rise to, but sometimes even themselves constituted, some of the most significant Modernist literary achievements in English." And in their translation work, many anglophone modernists were especially responsive to the literatures of Ancient Greece and Rome. As H.D. would note of the work of Euripides, "these words are to me portals, gates."

Feminist engagements with archives and literary history

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:22pm
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Australian Feminist Studies
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Australian Feminist Studies is an established international peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. AFS promotes innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines. We publish original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on topics that contribute to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism.

We are currently seeking manuscripts covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Questions explored may include:

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