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Beyond the "Status" Question: New Paths to Self-Determination for the Peoples of Puerto Rico

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:50am
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Universidad de Puerto Rico/Northeastern University

Summary: Debates on self-determination and sovereignty for the peoples of Puerto Rico have been framed by formulae developed during the Spanish colonial period to support claims for full integration into the kingdom, limited autonomy, and independence. Early during the US colonial regime these positions were hastily translated and have since fossilized along the lines of what has come to be known as the "Status Issue".

[UPDATE] Roald Dahl Centenary Conference 16th-18th June 2016

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in Cardiff, the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood, in his centenary year (16th-18th June 2016), will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (02/01; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Participants are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All participants are able to play an active role in discussions.

A small number of presenter places are also still available. Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

UPDATE: Cinemania: Madness and the Moving Image, February 19-20, deadline EXTENDED TO DEC. 23rd, 2015

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 1:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Shechtman / Yale University
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Cinemania: Madness and the Moving Image, February 19-20, deadline EXTENDED TO DEC. 23rd, 2015

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
Yale University
February 19-20, 2016

Keynote Speaker: W. J. T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Serve Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago

Closing Remarks: Francesco Casetti, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies, Yale University

Call for Papers for a A critical compendium on the literary oeuvre of Salman Rushdie

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Prasanta Bhaatcharyya

A critical compendium on the literary oeuvre of Salman Rushdie is going to be published very soon by an internationally reputed publishing House with ISBN. An article on Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton is still being awaited. We invite interested contributors to send a scholarly article (of five thousand words) within a month.
The article will be peer reviewed and it should follow MlA 7 style guide.
The Volume is to be edited by Dr Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Dr. Prasanta Bhatacharyya, both of whom are Associate Professors in Colleges in India.

Call for papers: The Humanities, the Neurosciences and the Brain

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center welcomes paper proposals for "The Humanities, the Neurosciences and the Brain," an interdisciplinary conference exploring the multiple accords, and discords, that characterize humanistic and neuroscientific approaches to the study of the brain. Gabrielle Starr, author of Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience, will give the keynote address. We invite papers that explore creative framings of neuroscientific inquiry through humanistic perspectives, as well as artistic explorations of inner states and mental landscapes. We also welcome presentations that raise ethical, philosophical and social questions about neuroscientific knowledge of the brain and its functioning.

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 4, March 2016)

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 4:11pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the March 2016 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Four).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: February 20, 2015.

cprcsis 11 12 january 2016

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 1:07pm
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cpracsis.org
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C PRACSIS International Conference on
History, Theory and Writing
11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
In Association with
The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.

Pauline Hopkins Panels at American Literature Association, May 26-29

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS
PAULINE E. HOPKINS SOCIETY
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA

The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.

Panel One: "Inspired borrowings" or plagiarism? The significance of Pauline Hopkins's textual appropriations.

CFP: Special Issue of The CLR James Journal on the work of René Ménil (Abstracts due March 1 2016)

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:47pm
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The CLR James Journal

This special issue of The CLR James Journal seeks papers that situate the work of Martinican philosopher and critic René Ménil within the wider fields of Caribbean intellectual, political, and literary history. Ménil is perhaps best known for co-founding the journals Légitime défense (1932) and Tropiques (1941-45) alongside other Martinican intellectuals such as Etienne Léro and Aimé and Suzanne Césaire. These early publications famously dealt with Surrealist anticolonial aesthetics as well as Afro-Caribbean folklore and literature, yet Ménil's body of writing both reflects and expands on this constellation of themes.

[UPDATE] Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College, CUNY

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due February 1, 2016 to
fictionaleconomies@gmail.com
Full articles due September 1, 2016
Projected publication January 2017

Galway, Aug. 22-26, 2016 "20th and 21st century British Literature and medical discourse"

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 11:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Nicolas Pierre BOILEAU Aix-Marseille University

In her 1930 essay 'On Being Ill' Woolf noted how "strange" it was "that illness ha[d] not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature." Does Woolf's comment still hold? A number of scholars have recently explored the symbolic value of illness in literature but how far can or should literature go beyond metaphor in representing the experience of illness? How far does Rita Charon's concept of 'narrative medicine' capture the distinctiveness of literature as an alternative to medical discourse? We invite papers on the interconnections between literature and medical discourse in 20th and 21st century British literature.

Archiving Childhood: The 3rd NCRCL Conference - Friday 1 July, 2016

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 11:07am
full name / name of organization: 
National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton

Archiving Childhood: The 3rd NCRCL Conference
Friday 1 July, 2016

Call For Papers

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