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Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:35am
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene: November 11-13, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:55am
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Ron Milland / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium (July 1-4)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:39am
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Mikhail Koulikov / Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the parent organization of Anime Expo (AX), the largest anime convention in the U.S., is inviting proposals for plenary addresses, presentations, and panel discussions for the 2016 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium. The Symposium will be held from July 1 to July, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, California) as the Academic Program track of this year's Anime Expo.

CUNNING KNOWLEDGE AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES - Abstracts due 5th March 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:37pm
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Platform Journal of Media and Communication
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Call for Papers: Cunning Knowledge and Media Technologies

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication

http://platformjmc.com

An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Volume editor: Christopher O'Neill

Abstract submissions due: 5th of March, 2016

Full paper submissions due: 20th of May, 2016

June 8-11, 2016 ASLE Symposium The Heart of the Gila:Wilderness and Water in the West

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Call for Papers

The Heart of the Gila:
Wilderness and Water in the West

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM

asle.wnmu.edu

Deadline Extended to March 15, 2016

Victorians and the Democratic Imagination (Hong Kong)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:52pm
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University of Hong Kong
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Victorians and the Democratic Imagination
Deadline Extended to 1 March 2016

Many Victorians worried that democratizing reforms would upset social stability by empowering a growing middle- and working class, and critics have long argued that these concerns are also manifest in the form and content of the Victorian novel. For many, the Victorian novel has become synonymous with middle-class ideology. D. A. Miller and Mary Poovey have argued that the Victorian novel promulgated a politics of confinement that defined the limits of the individual subject; more recently, Fredric Jameson has highlighted democratic impulses within the form of the novel itself, such as a de-emphasizing of protagonists to also give minor characters interiority.

2001: A Space Odyssey (abstracts 3/10/16; drafts 7/15/16)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:31pm
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A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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Call for Contributors – Abstracts by March 10, 2016.

Critical Insights: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Nearly fifty years after its release, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a turning point in the history of science fiction cinema, and one of the most critically acclaimed science-fiction films ever made. As such, it's been chosen by Salem Press for its Critical Insights: Film series (an extension of Salem's well known CI series in literature).

These volumes are intended for an undergraduate, or upper-level high school, readership – providing key background, context, and analysis for thinking about the film itself, its place in American cinema, and its influences across media.

AX 2016 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:09pm
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Mikhail Koulikov / Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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AX 2016 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium
anime-expo.org/academic-program
animemangastudies.wordpress.com/symposium

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the parent organization of Anime Expo (AX), the largest anime convention in the U.S., is inviting proposals for plenary addresses, presentations, and panel discussions for the 2016 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium. The Symposium will be held from July 1 to July, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, California) as the Academic Program track of this year's Anime Expo.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:08pm
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California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
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California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

Featuring Keynote Speaker: UC Berkeley's Dr. Marcial González

South Central MLA: Literature and Psychology, 3-5 November 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:23pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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This regular session of the SCMLA focuses on the intersections between literature and psychology, broadly interpreted. Each year panel speakers present on diverse topics, from the Gothic uncanny to the apocalyptic psychology of The Hunger Games. Proposals may address this topic from a number of directions, but must engage, to some extent, psychology and literature.

The 2016 SCMLA theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." Proposals need not address this theme—while we welcome submissions that engage the conference headline, all abstracts will be considered. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

Call for contributors: The Big Book of Microgenres (6/1/16)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:46pm
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Anne H. Stevens / University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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The Big Book of Microgenres, edited by Molly C. O'Donnell and Anne H. Stevens

The term "microgenre" has come into use in the last decade or so to classify increasingly niche-marketed worlds in popular music, fiction, television, and the Internet. On Amazon you can find categories as microscopic as "Amish quilting mysteries," while the worlds of electronica and metal can be parsed into dozens of sub-sub-subgenres. Netflix's algorithms have identified 76,897 different microgenres, and the video service has used them to develop new series like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.

Mediating the Real Conference 31 August - 2 September 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:13pm
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Rosemary Overell

Mediating the Real
An international conference hosted by the 'Performance of the Real Research Theme' at the University of Otago
August 31st – September 2nd 2016

Keynote speakers: Misha Kavka (The University of Auckland); Allen Meek (Massey University) & Agon Hamza (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

[UPDATE] Old and New Humanism(s) Deadline extended Feb 15

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

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