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[UPDATE] "Costs of Abstraction," Natura Graduate Conference, March 25, 2016, Rutgers—New Brunswick

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
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Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group

Proposal Deadline extended to December 15, 2015.

Costs of Abstraction
5th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 25, 2016

Keynote Speaker
Steven Shapin
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

"…any measurement, however comprehensive, is an act of abstraction, an act of replacing the thing measured" (Rosen 1991: 60).

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:46pm
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Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories

International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

Panel Organizers:
Jeff Birkenstein Tristan Beach
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu tjohnbeach@yahoo.com
Saint Martin's University Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Lacey, Washington

"What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."
—Molly
O'Neill[1]

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:50am
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The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life
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Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

Call for Original Creative Work - Deadline December 21, 2015

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6:35pm
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Mayo Review Creative Publication Journal- Texas A&M University-Commerce
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We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre.

Please submit the following:
Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information:
Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission
Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal)
Your mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address.
The title and genre of each submission
A short (50 – 100 word) biography

Religious Experience in the Americas (Deadline 1/25/2106)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
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The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing religious experience in the Americas.

Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):
• Religion and social activism
• Religion and political life
• Religious communities
• Monasticism in the Americas
• Religion and public health
• Religion and migration
• Religion and integration
• Interfaith initiatives
• Religion and the arts

The Pains of Language

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:33pm
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NYU German
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The Pains of Language
Graduate Conference at NYU German

Keynote: WERNER HAMACHER (Frankfurt am Main)

April 15-16, 2016
Deutsches Haus at New York University, New York City

"Schmerz versteinerte die Schwelle." TRAKL

CFP: European Writers in Exile; Edited Collection; Abstracts 12/15/15

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:24pm
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Jeff Birkenstein

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
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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?"

Thinking Community, April 8-9 2016 (Deadline December 28, 2015)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:37am
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Association of Graduate Students in French and Italian
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Thinking Community

April 8-9 2016 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Twin Cities

Call for Papers

Deadline: December 28, 2015

The Association of Graduate Students in the Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce its upcoming conference "Thinking Community," to be held April 8-9, 2016 at the University of Minnesota.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Dean (Yale University)

[REMINDER] CfP: Special Issue "Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic and (Trans)Pacific Studies" (abstracts due Dec 1)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:49am
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Jens Temmen, Nicole Poppenhagen // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents

Call for Papers // Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Routledge, UK: www.tandfonline.com/rjas
Special Issue "Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic Studies and (Trans)Pacific Studies"

Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:37am
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Center for Cognition and Neuroethics
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Unrestrained by time, space, and technology, if the expression of both the failings and ideals of humanity can be interrogated across these narratives, then the degree by which they articulate cognition and occasion neuroethical decisions can be explored. Yet, the work of cognition and neuroethics in science fictional narratives and how they are deployed remains relatively unexamined. What does the genre say that is good and bad, right and wrong, about neuro-enhancement, neuro-maipulation, and neuro-invasive procedures? What are the cultural implications? What is the work of neuroethics in science fiction?

Extended Deadline >> 30 Nov<<<< Post-Screen Conferences

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:20am
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Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

The Artistic Studies Research Center (CIEBA) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University (FBAUL) and the Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED) of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) invites you to submit a proposal for a paper and/ or an artwork to the upcoming POST-SCREEN 2016: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in November, in Lisbon, Portugal.

[UPDATE] New deadline Dec 1: "Accessibility in the Medieval World"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:20am
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Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
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This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University, as our keynote speaker whose talk will explore how digital media enable new modes of crafting disability history.

In addressing our theme, papers may consider topics including (but not limited to):

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