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

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:57am
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California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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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
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American Society of Church History
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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
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GradCATS / De Montfort University
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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.

CFP East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:59am
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East Asian Journal of Popular Culture
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The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is seeking submission for edition 3:1 (April 2017).

We are interested in papers between 6-8000 words that examine any aspect of East Asian Popular Culture (see below).

Submission details can be found here: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=238/
or email us at eajpopculture@gmail.com

Shakespeare -400

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:21am
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Centre for Shakespeare Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia and the Rustaveli National Theatre
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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
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Pasadena, CA
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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
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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
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International Research Society for Children's Literature - Congress 2017
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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
full name / name of organization: 
International Research Society for Children's Literature - Congress 2017
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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
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Ng
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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:

CFP: American Folklore Society/ISFNR Joint Conference October 2016

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 6:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kerry Kaleba

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the joing meeting of the American Folklore Society and ISFNR, to be held in Miami October 19-22, 2016. We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:

"Into the Vale of Years": Musings on "the Incomplete" on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Passing

We invite papers on the theme of the idea of incomplete/revised texts, the idea of the incomplete, etc. in the works of Shakespeare in this 400th anniversary of the poet's passing.

"Tell My Story": Musings on Narrative on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Passing

Literature, Landscape and the Environment: Special Issue

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 5:35pm
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English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

Early Modern Trauma

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:12pm
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Dr Erin Peters, University of Gloucestershire
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The present-day term 'trauma' refers to a wound or a paradigmatic disruption that disorients an individual or a community with overwhelming fear and suffering. The term "trauma" certainly has modern-day connotations, most commonly associated with WW1 and Freud, and trauma theory has been heavily shaped by responses to modern catastrophes. Indeed, trauma is often seen as inherently linked to modernity. However, psychological trauma as a result of distressing or disturbing experiences is a human phenomenon that has been recorded across time and cultures as far back as records of warfare and disaster exist.

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