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Gender, Translocality and the City Interdisciplinary Workshop

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:33am
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Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Gender, Translocality and the City Workshop
Interdisciplinary Workshop

February 26-27, 2016
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen

Organisers:

Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, North American Department

The Spanish Civil War and World Literature, London, July 11-12, 2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House, University of London

July 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the military revolt in Spain and the start of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged. The consequences of a military victory and the fall of the Spanish Republic were dire: the outbreak of World War six months later, forty-years of repressive rule in Spain, and thousands of Spanish exiles and refugees displaced across Europe and the Americas. Internationally, writers and artists responded with moral outrage to the attack on democracy by military and fascist forces: Auden, Dos Passos, Ehrenburg, Hemingway, Koestler, Lee, Malraux, Neruda, Orwell, Vallejo, to name a few.

Call for Submissions: riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:31pm
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riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature
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Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors have included Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, and Sandra Cisneros.

For our upcoming issue, all submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for contest prizes in three categories: poetry, prose, and art. Here are the full guidelines:

riverSedge 2016 General Submissions/Contest Guidelines

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference (3/31/2016) Deadline: 1/29/2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:04pm
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The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
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The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, just north of Dallas, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted Working-Class Studies scholar Dr. Sherry Linkon, Professor of English at Georgetown University. Dr. Linkon is the author of several books, including New Working-Class Studies, Steeltown U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown, and Teaching Working Class.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:32pm
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Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
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University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

[REMINDER] British Shakespeare Association Conference: 8-11 September 2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:02pm
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University of Hull
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Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives

University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016

www.hull.ac.uk/bsa2016

Keynote speakers:

Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick)
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
Michael Neill (University of Auckland)
Claudia Olk (Free University of Berlin)
Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides)
Tiffany Stern (University of Oxford)
Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference [Deadline Extended]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:07pm
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.

Special Issue: The Family in African Film and Media

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 6:51am
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Journal of Cultural and Media Studies
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The Journal of Cultural and Media Studies seeks papers for a themed issue on The Family in African Film and Media (film, television, video games, YouTube, social media, etc). Papers should address any aspect of the following, but not limited to:
• Family types in African film and media
• Family roles (teenagers, patriarchs/matriarchs, etc) in African film and media
• Social media and the African family
• Family communication in African film and media
• Marriage in African film and media
• Generational relationships in African film and media
• Family consumption/reception patterns of African film and media
• Families and African film/media ownership

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:43am
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The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo, foreverblossom@gmail.com
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Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized. This has seen a lot of discussions on postcolonial theory which focus on the material effects of colonialism such as the identity crisis occasioned by the loss of culture, the new boundaries created by colonialism and which continue to have far-reaching effects decades after the formal demise of colonialism, and the gross exploitation and humiliation of the colonized which has resulted in the inferiority complex and a loss of self- esteem. Postcolonial theory in a general sense therefore often involves the response of the colonized to the cultural and human consequences of colonial control.

(Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 5:35pm
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Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference Date: April 1, 2016

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogical Contributons

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:39pm
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"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a resource of pedagogical materials for a section on teaching. These contributions can include:

Borderlands: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference [Abstracts January 20 / Conference March 5]

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:31pm
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University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English
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Borderlands: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Abstracts: January 20, 2016
Conference: March 5, 2016

As a noun, a border implies limitations, the edge of a physical boundary, or a fence between concepts. As a verb, it is the creation of a separation. "Borders" also stretch beyond physical boundaries imposed on land and raise abstract fences between disciplines and discourses each contain. Recognizing and dismantling the boundaries that exist among disciplines and specialties initiates conversation and encourages interaction among fields.

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