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Mad Men: The Conference

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:57pm
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Middle Tennessee State University/University of Salford

Call for Papers
Mad Men: The Conference

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date: May 26-28, 2016

Convened by the College of Media and Entertainment and the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and The School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK.

Keynote speakers to include Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the forthcoming Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion (2015).

[UPDATE] (Re)Imagining Frontiers in the Humanities

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:24pm
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OSU English Graduate Student Association
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The English Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce its third interdisciplinary graduate conference which will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. We welcome proposals for paper presentations, panels, or workshops produced from MA and PhD students enrolled in graduate programs all
over the country.

Denver Comic Con's Page 23 LitCon

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:54am
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Denver Comic Con's Page 23 LitCon

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Page 23 LitCon
June 17-19, 2016

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at
DENVER COMIC CON

DENVER, CO June 17-19, 2016

Now in its fifth year, Denver Comic Con's Page 23 LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related to not only comics and graphic novels, but also gaming, television and film, anime, action figure studies—any pop culture topic is welcome!

(Un)restrained Intentions: Translation and Adaptation in Literature and Culture

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:47am
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Department of English, McGill University

Translation and adaptation are important sites of contestation for theory and philosophical inquiry, especially in the current atmosphere of globalization, intercultural interaction, and cultural exchange. Is the translator a "traitor," as the Italian proverb tells us? Or is the translator what L.R. Lind imagines to be "a man without a country [lingering] upon national boundaries, seeking what he may bring home to that strange limbo that lies between one tongue and another"? What does it mean to adapt artistic materials from one cultural context to another? What are the political implications of such an exchange? How do artists overcome linguistic or artistic incommensurability?

"Pleasure and Suspicion," Feb 26-27

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:07am
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Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University
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"Pleasure and Suspicion," February 26-27, 2016

Conference Hosted by Duke University and the Polygraph editorial collective

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to pleasureandsuspicion@gmail.com

Keynote addresses by:
Joan Copjec, Brown University
Eugenie Brinkema, MIT
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside

Public/Private: Navigating the Materiality of Home Economics (proposal due on Jan. 8)

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 8:37am
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American Studies Association in Denver 2016
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I am proposing a panel that centers on the material realities of the flows, negotiations, and exchanges between the "public" space of political economies/markets and the "private" space of domestic economies/ecologies. Broadly, this panel is focused on the impacts of the exchanges between the two spaces, how they bleed into each other, and ultimately to, in the words of the conference theme, to make "a claim on the way where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do."
Subject area, time period, and media are open. My own work focuses on women's domestic nonfiction and homemaking magazines from the early Cold War period.

CFP: Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6:53pm
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Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck
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Banff Centre, 22-25 September 2016

A Conference Organized by the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck

Confirmed Keynotes

1) Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
2) Daniel Laforest, University of Alberta
3) TBA

Round-Table of Invited Authors

TBA

"Making a Scene" in the Classroom: Best Practices for Fostering Discussion when Students are Resistant to a Text

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
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Dr. Kelli MacCartey / University of Tennessee Knoxville
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This pedagogical panel—to be held at the BWWC annual conference June 2-5 2016 in Athens, GA—will address the conference theme of "Making a Scene" as it explores why students are resistant to particular approaches or texts, and how we, as teachers, can "make a scene" ourselves to spark involvement, foster interest, and propagate engagement with vital works. We will explore the various ways that 18th and 19th century texts by women writers have been met with unexpected resistance, empty criticism, or unproductive conflict in seminars, which impedes successful exchange of ideas.

Science, Society & Civilisation (31st March, 31st July, 2016)

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:03pm
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The CEA Critic Special Issue: Teaching Shakespeare 400 Years Later (due February 1, 2016)

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 4:41pm
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Dr. Kenneth Chan / The CEA Critic / University of Northern Colorado
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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the beginning of his incredible legacy, this special teaching issue is devoted to all things Shakespeare—why we teach him, how we teach him, what primary sources we use, and some innovative pedagogy that helps our students connect with him.

Guest editor Michael LoMonico, Senior Consultant on National Education at the Folger Shakespeare Library and former instructor at Stony Brook University, seeks articles that shed light on how we prepare those who will be teaching Shakespeare to the next generation of middle and high school students and what innovative ways we use to teach Shakespeare to college students.

[UPDATE] CFP -- Victorians Faking It: Fraud in Form and Fiction -- Deadline Extended to Nov. 13

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:32pm
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2016 VSAO/ACCUTE Panel, University of Calgary, 28-31 May 2016
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Is "faking it" an essential Victorian characteristic? Despite the popular perception of the nineteenth century as a period dominated by the Protestant work ethic and preoccupied with moral conscientiousness and "realism," Victorian culture bursts with deception and trickery – both in form and content. From misleading plots and authorial pseudonyms to the illusory reality of emerging technologies like photography, identifying the (in)authentic and enacting (in)authenticity is an ongoing concern of nineteenth-century characters, spectators, and readers. For consumers of texts, a certain enjoyment may arise from discovering and tacitly participating in violations of generic and social norms.

[UPDATE] Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 15 November 2015 for SWPACA Annual Conference

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:27pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

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