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[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:23am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

CFP for NWSA 2016 Proposed Panel – Gender and Bodily Regulation -- November 10-13 -- Montréal, Quebec

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:05am
Ashley Byock, PhD / Edgewood College

We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance. Bodies are often reshaped or even dismembered in literal and figurative ways to support a biopolitical formulation of an idealized populace. Bodies may also be exiled or marked out in ways that confirm a certain status as outsider. Our current papers look at antebellum U.S. slavery and contemporary health care regulation.

THE END OF FASHION Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Massey University and the University of Otago

CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

THE END OF FASHION

Conference, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington,
New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

Conveners: Professor Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, Wellington
Professor Hilary Radner, University of Otago, Dunedin

Keynote Speakers:
Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion
Raphaëlle Moine, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
Patrizia Calefato, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Call for papers: Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), January 13-14, 2017

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:34pm
Byzantinist Society of Cyprus

Deadline for abstracts: 15, September 2016

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at its First Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 of January 2017.

Honorary President: Athanasios Papageorghiou, Director Emeritus, Dept. of Antiquities.
Keynote Speaker: Ioli Kalavrezou, Professor, Harvard University.

Nature/Culture/Commerce

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:31pm
Lisa Connell/University of West Georgia

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

MLA 2017: Beyond the Gay-Male Archive in C19 American Studies

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY

What underserved archives of our queer American genealogy lie beyond the C19 gay-male archive? How should we attend to them now? Work on transgender identity, gender inversion, lesbian identity, race and sexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and heterosexuality especially welcomed. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

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

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:12pm
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?

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:19pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century
3rd Global Meeting

The Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project

Call for Papers and Presentations

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:26am
Goldsmiths University of London

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:04am
Rutgers University

Call for Papers

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Conference Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd

"History is indeed absent from the game, absent as something finished, as a storyline in the past tense. What replaces it is a history workshop, a model of history as the intuition of algorithms and their consequences. The gamer is a designer." --Mckenzie Wark, "Gamer Theory"

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

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