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Humor as Embodied Practice

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:12am
International Society for Humor Studies

The Department of Drama and the Trinity Long Room Hub welcome the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) to Ireland for its 35th annual conference in June 2016. ISHS is the world's leading organization for the study of comedy, humor and laughter. Established in 1976, it boasts over three hundred members worldwide across disciplines ranging from the Arts and Humanities to the Social and Natural Sciences – from stand-up comedians, clowns and laughter therapists to researchers in media studies, linguistics and neuroscience. Bringing together a variety of scholars and creative practitioners, ISHS Dublin 2016 focuses on the broad notion of Humor as Embodied Practice.

"Object Lessons in Personhood" (MLA Roundtable)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:05am
Law and Humanities Forum, Modern Language Assocation of America

A Roundtable Session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia, organized for the Law and Humanities Forum.

Proposals are welcome for 10-minute papers that focus on a single "thing." The aim of the session is to consider key theoretical issues surrounding legal personhood—questions of consent, responsibility, rights, and freedom—as they manifest themselves at the level of substance, form, and lived environment. Taken together, these papers will establish a material archive for personhood and model new ways of putting legal studies into conversation with other thriving subfields in the humanities, such as material culture studies, animal studies, science studies, ecotheory, disability studies, and critical theory.

Update: Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Guaranteed Panel MLA 2017, Philadelphia, 5-8 January

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

The South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum of the MLA invites proposals on theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger in South Asian literatures and cultures. Presentations may focus on hunger in a range of contexts including food insecurity and globalization; class, gender, imperial, postcolonial contexts; on memory, and memorialization, and the historiography of hunger. Among other contexts/aspects, papers may focus on hunger and the state; hunger and violence; hunger and migration; philanthropy/famine relief: a fundamental right or charity? Visual representations of hunger.

The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:10am
NEASECS Amherst, MA (October 20-22, 2016)

We often think of the terms "globe" and "world" as synonymous because they seem to similarly name the totality of the thing on which or in which we all find ourselves living. This panel asks contributors to consider different formations of planetary or worldly experience in the long eighteenth century, if only to highlight the particular implications of considering the world as species of globe.

[UPDATE-New conference date] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:57am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

ASCH Spring Meeting (Edmonton, AB, April 7-10)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:12am
American Society of Church History

The American Society of Church History is having its spring meeting in Edmonton, AB, April 7-10, 2016. The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 1. Presenters can come from any academic discipline, but will be asked to be members of the ASCH at the time of the conference.

Please visit http://www.churchhistory.org/conferences/spring-meeting-2016/ for more information and proposal forms.

"Works in Progress" postgraduate conference, Thursday 7th July

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:35am
GradCATS / De Montfort University

CFP: Works in Progress

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

Shakespeare -400

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:21am
Centre for Shakespeare Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia and the Rustaveli National Theatre

Centre for Shakespeare Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia and the Rustaveli National Theatre will host a three-day interdisciplinary international conference dedicated to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtable and performances. Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.

Religion in American Literature Panel (11/11-11/13, 2016); Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Pasadena, CA;

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Pasadena, CA

Special Panel: Religion in American Literature
2016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Pasadena, CA; 11/11-11/13, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history. In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States. Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence? How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture?

IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Thinking Machines in the Physical World, 13-15 July 2016, Melbourne AU

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:52pm
IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology

Thinking Machines in the Physical World
2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century
13-15 July; Melbourne, Australia

*Submission deadline now extended to 28 February 2016*

The Society for the Social Implications of Technology invites you to participate in the 2nd IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: 'Thinking Machines in the Physical World'. The conference will focus on opportunities and threats presented by advances in cognitive computing, in the context of Wiener's technical work and his concerns regarding technology and society. This conference follows the successful inaugural conference in Boston, June 2014.

«L'enfant possible et impossible: Croisements de la littérature et des études sur l'enfance» CFP November 16, 2016

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:43pm
International Research Society for Children's Literature - Congress 2017

APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS – CONGRÈS IRSCL 2017

Congrès 2017
Le 23e congrès biennal de l'International Research Society for Children's Literature sera organisée par le Children's Studies Program du Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, de l'Université York à Toronto, Canada.

Co-organisateurs du congrès
Cheryl Cowdy et Peter Cumming

Dates du congrès
Samedi 29 juillet au mercredi 2 août, 2017

Possible & Impossible Children: Intersections of Children's Literature & Childhood Studies

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:32pm
International Research Society for Children's Literature - Congress 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017

Congress 2017
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature will be hosted by the Children's Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Congress Co-Convenors
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming

Congress Dates
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CFP MLA 2017 — Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy (Philadelphia; 3.15.2016)

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 6:46pm
Julia Ng

Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy

This panel explores the role that the encounter with East Asian philosophical, political, and aesthetic traditions play in the development of modern European economic thought, from the proto-Classical theories of the Physiocrats up to the present. We are particularly interested in papers that seek to better grasp, through a genealogy of Western economic thought, its contemporary blindness vis a vis modes of affectivity originating from an East Asian context.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

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