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[UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

A Matter of Things?

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
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American Association for Italian Studies
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This American Association for Italian Studies panel engages recent theories of materiality, such as Thing Theory and Posthumanism, to reflect on the stuff of Italian literature and visual culture.

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In "Genius loci" Alberto Arbasino characterizes the literary landscape from which Gadda emerged as an accumulation of objects that seem to have escaped from Gozzano's decaying villas to testify to a connection with the human, beyond the practice of use:

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:18pm
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Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

5-6 April 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email: bnc2016@metu.edu.tr

"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work" is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie's life and work.

Queer Theory in French DUE 09/30

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 1:03pm
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NeMLA
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015

ACLA 2016: A Sense of Unease: The Materiality of Horror

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:27am
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Thomas Stuart (UWO), Riley McDonald (UWO) / ACLA
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The terms "terror" and "horror" as defined by gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, are diametrically opposed: while the former "expands the soul and awakens the faculties to a high degree of life," the latter "freezes and nearly annihilates them" ("Supernatural" 150). This distinction subordinates horror's focus on the material - the visceral, the abject - to the intellectual stimulation provided by terror. Blood, guts, and the grotesque are the norms of horror and while gothic fiction anxiously stages the destruction of the human body, this panel is interested in how sensual apprehension constructs the body.

UPDATE: Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:26am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:31am
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ESD Focus
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Global initiatives, such as Millennium Development Goals, have made some headway in bringing education and social justice issues to the forefront of mainstream discussion, such as universal primary education, gender equality, eradication of poverty, hunger and disease, but still the disparities data illustrate that the so-called "road to reform" is, indeed, a very long road.

We are delighted to welcome academics, researchers, students, non-profit professionals, healthcare professionals and other educators to join us from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2015.

EGSA Fall Colloquium (USF- Oct. 23rd)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 4:45pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of South Florida
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Submissions are due by September 25th. The English Graduate Student Association would like to invite submissions for this semester's Fall Colloquium. We are accepting undergraduate and graduate scholarly and creative work. Submissions may be in the form of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or essays. Please send 250-word abstracts of scholarly and creative work to Lesley Brooks (lebrooks@mail.usf.edu) by September 25th at midnight. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30th and readings and presentations will take place on October 23rd.

Edited volume: Emotional Geographies: Women, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts - Oct 30

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 3:37pm
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Ágnes Györke and Imola Bülgözdi, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Affect studies has emerged as one of the most productive fields of analysis since the turn of the 21st century. Following in the footsteps of Teresa Brennan and Eve Kosofky Sedgwick, for instance, a number of scholars have explored the function of affect and emotion in literature, culture and social life. Relying on psychoanalytical as well as social theories, the "affective turn" has contributed to cultural studies in many ways: books focusing on gender, emotional politics, transnationalism, the moving image, political engagement and leadership theories from the perspective of emotion, empathy and affect were published, among many other studies that investigate the role of emotion in social life.

The Lumen, a Journal of the Mutual Dialogue between Medicine, the Arts and Humanities, submission deadline 4 December 2015

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:59am
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The Lumen, the University of Edinburgh
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The Lumen is an annual new writing and arts journal on the mutual dialogue between medicine, the arts and the humanities based in the University of Edinburgh. We hope to foster creative and critical discourse on the personal experience of illness and healthcare. The Lumen will provide a space for the expression of the deeply personal narratives of the medical encounter, from patients and healthcare professionals alike, and the aspects of the human condition that it exposes.

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the Summer 2016 issue of The Lumen. The theme for this issue will be 'Trauma'.

Nineteenth-century Building Stories (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Sept 30)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 9:39am
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Elizabeth Starr (Westfield State University)

This panel will consider Victorian short fiction as both an artifact and narrative architect of the city. Drawing on the large body of scholarship on nineteenth-century print cultures and more recent reconsideration of the relationship between short and long-form narratives, this panel seeks papers interested in exploring the position of short fiction within Victorian attempts to represent and/or reimagine British urban landscapes.

European Popular Culture and Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
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37th Annual Conference February 10 – 13, 2016
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
http://southwestpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

ACLA, Hardvard: Abstract Submission

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu
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Interested in images of science in literature? If you are, please submit your abstract via ACLA's online portal. Deadline is approaching soon. Abstracts must be submitted by Sept 23rd.
For more information about this seminar, please visit this link:
http://www.acla.org/node/5239

Thank you.

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