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Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres. / Ethics of diversion. Materials, techniques, genres. (15-16 April 2016)

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
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Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises - Université de Toronto

Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres.

La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.

Appel à communications

Emerson Society Special Awards

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 5:31pm
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
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**Awards Announcements**
2016

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards
for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Graduate Student Paper Award*
Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2016) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2016). Please submit a 300-word abstract to Roger Thompson (roger.thompson@stonybrook.edu) by December 20, 2015.

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.

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