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CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:07pm
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C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

Futures of Intellectual History - A Graduate Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:04pm
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The Remarque Institute

Futures of Intellectual History
A Graduate Student Conference
New York University
October 23-24th, 2015
Call for Papers
The Remarque Institute invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Futures of Intellectual
History graduate student conference to take place at New York University on October 23-24th, 2015.
A recent wave of scholarship has reinvigorated Intellectual History and expanded the field beyond its
traditional geographical, methodological and conceptual boundaries. Though taking place at all levels of
the academy, much of this recent scholarship is the work of graduate students. Despite the vitality and

[UPDATE-Keynotes Added] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:42pm
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Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
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Key Note Speakers:

Craig Baldwin [filmmaker, lecturer @ UC Davis]
Dr. Denah Johnston [filmmaker, author of No Future Now: A Nomdadology of Resistance and Subversion, lecturer at California College of the Arts, executive director of Canyon Cinema]

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:09pm
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Bath Spa University

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by the Writing and the Environment Research Centre, Bath Spa University

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham
Other speakers TBC

CFP Private/Public - Issue 21, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, Deadline 15 September 2015

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:04pm
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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There has been a significant shift in the boundaries between the private and public realm in recent years. The increasing indistinction between the two spheres has multiple causes, among them the rise of identity politics and the popularity of the confessional mode. The former might be said to underwrite the latter: the feminist rallying cry, 'the personal is the political' providing a substantial justification for radical autobiography. The motto continues as a cornerstone of feminist consciousness, as well as other forms of identity politics, but the ongoing consequences for public discourse are unclear.

Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 1:51pm
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International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, or national identities. Based on such developments, the "other"—as the person belonging to some minority group who had been ostracized in the greater part of the 20th century—has been welcomed from the margins of society to its very center.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 12 July 2015

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:07am
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Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India
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As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.

Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:41am
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Richard H. Godden and Asa Simon Mittman


Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World, edited by Richard H. Godden and Asa Simon Mittman

Call for Papers (Initial deadline, September 1)

Volume Description
Medieval and Early Modern art and literatures are replete with images of non­normative bodies. Saints lives valorize physical challenges, fabliaux render them metaphorical, medical texts pathologize them, and marginal images make them subjects of amusement. Divergent bodies are viewed as gifts from God, markers of sin, or manifestations of medical imbalances. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland­Thomson has termed "the extraordinary body" is labeled a "monster."

Edited collection on settler colonialism

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:40am
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Rebecca Weaver-Hightower / University of North Dakota
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We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other "texts" (including films, historical documents, art, architecture, music, maps, and advertisements, among other types of texts). We are particularly interested in submissions that approach these texts as articulations of transnational connections developed by ways of settler migration and/or colonial displacement.

Humanism and Its Prefixes

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:20am
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Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric
Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:12am
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Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
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Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 9:22am
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Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 26-28, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

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