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Freaked and Othered Bodies

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:54pm
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Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."

— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

Power Dynamics: 2016 UCSB Media and the Environment Conference

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:55pm
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Daniel Grinberg and Christopher Walker
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Power Dynamics: 2016 Media and the Environment Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 29 and 30, 2016

Keynote address by University of Michigan Assistant Professor and poet Tung-Hui Hu, author of works including A Prehistory of the Cloud (2015, MIT Press) and Greenhouses, Lighthouses (2013, Copper Canyon Press)

[Reminder/Recordatorio] CFP/Llamado/Chamada: Todo Fontanarrosa/All Fontanarrosa

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:44pm
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Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Editors: Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Contact email: fontanarrosaproject@gmail.com

CFP: Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium (April 15-16, 2016; abstracts due February 15, 2016)

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:12pm
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University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium, April 15-16, 2016.

Papers covering any area of Renaissance studies are welcome.
The symposium is in celebration of USC's selection to host the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" traveling exhibit.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kirk Melnikoff, Associate Professor of English, UNC-Charlotte.

[UPDATE] PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12/11/15: Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:24pm
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Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
NEW PROPOSAL DUE DATE: December 11, 2015

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).

[UPDATE] Border Crossings, Deadline Extended to December 18 , 2015

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
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GWU English Graduate Student Association

CFP Deadline Extended to Friday December 18th, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor of Gender and Womens Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages (2012).

Fitzgerald - Open - ALA 2016

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 American Literature Association in San Francisco, California, 26-29 May.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provides fresh insights.

New England Theatre Journal - Call for Submissions

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:58am
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New England Theatre Journal, Stuart Hecht, Editor
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New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2016 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.

New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.

Ellen Glasgow at 2016 American Literature Association May 26-30

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Ellen Glasgow Society

Session I: The Alternative Ellen Glasgow

As a transitional figure in the history of Southern and American literatures, Glasgow's long fiction is predominantly the focus of critical consideration, but what of her achievements in other genres? The goal of this panel will be to (re)consider Glasgow's poetry, non-fiction essays, short fiction, and less-discussed long fiction. Essays that also address Glasgow's major and minor works from innovative, alternative, or even "off the wall" perspectives are welcome as well.

Please submit 250- to 300-word proposals for 20-minute presentations as an attachment to an email sent to the address listed below.

Session II: Ellen Glasgow: Across the Canon

Politics, Pedagogy, & Protest in Academia

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 9:36am
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Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference

Event: 04/15/2016-04/16/2016
Location: Houston, Texas
Abstract Due Date: 01/15/2016

The Coastal Plains Liberal Arts Graduate Committee would like to invite submissions to our annual conference at the University of Houston, to be held on April 15 & 16, 2016. This year, the conference will focus on the tri-part Politics, Pedagogy, & Protest theme in order to offer several threads of inquiry for presenters to explore, and perhaps connect, as we consider contemporary society and culture through a critical lens.

Feminist Readings 2: Theory, practice and politics of reading today

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:38am
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University of Leeds

Feminist Readings 2:
Theory, practice and politics of reading today

15 - 16 April 2016,
University of Leeds. UK

Confirmed Keynotes Speakers:

Professor Anne E. Berger, University of Paris 8
Professor Tuija Pulkkinen, University of Helsinki

A symposium to be held at the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.

Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s), A Graduate Student Conference, April 22-23 2016

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 7:18am
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The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies

Call for Papers
Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s)

A Graduate Student Conference

The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies is pleased to announce our third graduate student conference, to be held 22-23 April 2016 in Camden, New Jersey. Graduate students and others at a similar stage of career in all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and youth are encouraged to submit proposals.

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