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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
Julia Ng

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
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

Early Modern Trauma

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:12pm
Dr Erin Peters, University of Gloucestershire

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.

Royal Spanish Academy: CILE Conference (Puerto Rico March 15-18, 2016)

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:54pm
Real Academia Española & Instituto Cervantes

JEAN-MARIE LE CLÉZIO, GIANNINA BRASCHI, LUIS RAFAEL SANCHEZ, and EDMUNDO PAZ SOLDAN are among the featured speakers of the 7th International Conference on Spanish Language to be held March 15-March 18th, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The central theme of the conference will be "Spanish Language and Creativity." The event will be dedicated to the poets Luis Palés Matos, Pedro Salinas, and Rubén Darío, and it will also be used as an opportunity to pay tribute to the Cervantes Institute on the 25th anniversary of its creation.

Wayne State University Visual Culture Graduate Symposium, "Visual Culture in Context(s)"

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:18pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Student Group

Wayne State University is hosting its fifth annual Visual Culture Graduate Symposium. This year's theme is "Visual Culture in Context(s)." The symposium will take place Thursday, April 7th, 2016 on the Wayne State campus. CFP and keynote details can be found at the symposium website: https://wsucontext.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

The deadline for proposals has been extended to Friday, February 26th, 2016. Please direct submissions and questions to wsucontext@gmail.com.

[UPDATE} Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 12:40pm
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some "unrealistic" element. Whether it's magical, supernatural, or even a futuristic technological development, works that fall in this category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to H. P. Lovecraft to William Gibson. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, culture, economics, and more.

[UPDATE, SECOND CFP] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:26am
Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)

The veil's ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine arts. In Europe and the U.S., the veil is often presented through errors of conceptualizations. The media, in particular, seems to be obsessed with the role of the veil. Recurrently, these discussions run along essentialist and ahistorical lines associating Islam with the ideology of shame and honor. Moreover, the Muslim immigrant "problem" in Europe and the U.S. and the fear of Islam and Muslims in connection with terrorism has heightened the controversy on the issue of the veil.

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