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Cultural Representations of the City International Conference

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 1:22pm
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University of Bucharest

ACED-18

THE 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 18th Annual Conference:

Cultural Representations of the City

Dates: 2–4 June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

PFC 2016 / Abstracts by March 1

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Postwar Faculty Colloquium, University of North Texas
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UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium is a day-long event for postwar specialists across the humanities from the North Texas / South Oklahoma region. This year's keynote speakers are Andrew N. Rubin, Professor of Critical and Media Studies at Georgetown U, and Ned O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Communications Dept. at U Illinois. Any area professors, lecturers, and adjuncts interested to present from his/her current research, pls. send abstracts to UNTPostwarStudies@unt.edu by March 1. This is a local "work session" open to work in progress, no registration fee, no hotels, etc. Pls. join us if you're in this area and interested to share your work.

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:55am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:53am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:52am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

NEH Summer Institute on Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:30am
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Cheylon Woods/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Dates: May 30-June 24, 2016 (4 weeks)
Location: Lafayette, LA
For more information: Contact Cheylon Woods at gainescenter@louisiana.edu (337) 482-1848
Website: https://ernestgaines.ucs.louisiana.edu/summerscholar/
http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs

Interdisciplinarity. Who? What? How? Why? An Inclusive Interdisciplinary One Day Workshop

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 6:20am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Interdisciplinarity. Who? What? How? Why?
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary One Day Workshop

Monday 14th March and Thursday 17th March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

9.30
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Goals and Objectives, Introductions
Dr Nancy Billias (includes 1-minute introductions by each participant)

10.00
Session 1: Definitions: What is Inter-Disciplinarity?

What does inter-disciplinarity mean? (In and out of the academy, to us)
How is it to be understood as distinct from transdisciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity, cross-disciplinarity?

11.00
Coffee

11.15
Why Work Inter-Disciplinarily?

'Romanticism on Edge / Edgy Romanticism' - a one day symposium on 9th April 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:22am
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Dr Andrew McInnes, Edge Hill University

The traditional boundaries of Romanticism - six male poets; the definite articles of Romantic image, imagination and ideology; an implicit focus on Englishness - have been comprehensively contested to transform the discipline into the study of Romanticisms, including novels, plays, polemic, periodicals and print culture alongside a widening canon of poetry; questioning the ideology of the Romantic Ideology; and expanding borders spatially, to include Four Nations, archipelagic, Europe-wide, transatlantic and postcolonial approaches, and temporally, beyond the 1790s and early nineteenth century to imagine a Romantic century running from ca. 1750-1850.

CFP "Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community in American Literature," Santa Barbara, CA, April 23rd 2016

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:16pm
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American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, UCSB English Department
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UCSB's American Cultures and Global Contexts Center Presents:
"Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community"
Conference Date: April 23rd, 2016 at UC Santa Barbara
Proposal Due Date: January 24th, 2016

The 2016 American Cultures and Global Contexts center presents the topic of the sovereign body in United States literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. We invite proposals for papers, panels, and art pieces for our annual conference, titled "Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community," to be held on April 23rd, 2016.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:15pm
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University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

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

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:05pm
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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.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2016

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 3:13pm
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Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
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The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

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