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THE FANTASTIC NOW: RESEARCH IN THE FANTASTIC IN THE 21st CENTURY

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:10am
Association for Research in the Fantastic

There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.

Okra to Opera 3: The Conference on Southern Culture

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:10pm
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

CALL FOR PAPERS
OKRA TO OPERA 3: SOUTHERN STORIES

April 8 & 9, 2016
Converse College, Spartan burg, SC
FEATURED SPEAKERS: JOE NEWBERRY & LAUREL HORTON

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories."
- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

The Politics of Southeast Asian Contemporary Art - Deadline December 6

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 3:14pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Our issue 13 aims to shed light on the political function of art in diverse contexts in Southeast Asia. Among other things, the issue will discuss the formation of Southeast Asian contemporary art scenes, and of a regional conscience in contemporary art: In particular, the implications and consequences for artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, and for the possibility of meaningful cooperation between artists and art scenes. As a part of this investigation, the issue will also discuss topics such as the (potential) function of art in public spaces, and how the contemporary art economy influences the political agency of art and the freedom of expression in Southeast Asian societies.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolis and Beyond. Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters. (Trinity college, Oxford, 18-19 March)

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:04pm
University of Oxford

Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.

College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group Conference 2016

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:25am
College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2016
Call for Papers
"Cultivation"
5 March 2016
Keynote Panel:
"Cultivating the English Major in the Digital Age"
Panelists: Chris Cain (Towson); Horacio Sierra (Bowie State);
Shirley Wilson Logan (UMD); Laura Yoo (Howard CC)

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

Crossings & Intersections

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:30pm
Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University

CROSSINGS & INTERSECTIONS

CSSA at FAU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 8-9, 2016
Boca Raton, FL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016
EMAIL: FAUCSSAConference@gmail.com
WEB: FAU.edu/comparativestudies

The Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University invites academic submissions for the April 8-9, 2016 CSSA conference in Boca Raton, FL.

The Future of Human(ity) 22-24 July 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:09pm
CICAS: Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences

CICAS, the Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences, invites proposals for its inaugural conference on the theme of The Future of Humanity. In a world where, on the one hand, we are informed that the planet cannot support a human life worth living a century from now and, on the other, that the first human to live to be 1000 years old may have already been born, no topic is more urgent for humans to debate through the lenses of their different disciplines. What is the future of the human species? What does it mean to be "human"? Or, as Richard Grusin (2015) suggests in The Nonhuman Turn, are we experiencing a different kind of "humanity" in the twenty-first century?

[UPDATE] Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:39pm
Natures 2016: an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference

Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and/or hazards of any aspect of humanities studies. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•Close readings of texts (written, physical, and/or visual), from any period
•Domesticity, urbanity, public/private, setting in literature, history, art, and popular culture
•Pollution, scarcity, competition over resources

Technoloogy in the Classroom -- Good, Bad, and Ugly Opportunities and Issues in Student Engagement

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:23am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Throughout the Disciplines and Around the World

Our focus for the Spring 2016 issue:
Technology in the Classroom – Good, Bad, and Ugly Opportunities and Issues in Engagement

Do your students see you as Charlie Brown saw his teacher: a voice incessantly mumbling "Wah, wah, wah..." in front of the classroom? Do they ask ask "what'd I miss?" after spending more time Twittering than attending to their coursework? How has technology changed student engagement at your campus?

Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:22am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

Colloquium: Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec between the Wars

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:21am
Andrée Lafontaine

(French will follow)
One Day Colloquium (March 5, 2016), Montréal (Québec), Canada

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.

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