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Humanism and Its Prefixes

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:20am
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
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London

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
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.

Anti/Post-disciplinarity: Rethinking Academic Paradigms (Final submission deadline: 15 October 2015)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 5:37pm
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences in Kairouan - Tunisia

Human knowledge ranges from pure science to pure myth. In between lies a broad gamut of conceptually different cognitive experiences and patterns of perception which represent the world in visions and theories. The authority to produce and authenticate/validate knowledge, that which allows for theoretically informed descriptions and explanations of the nature of any given social, cultural or linguistic phenomenon, however, has for years been a contested privilege among academics and field practitioners from myriad disciplines. Over-specialization, a by-product of the proliferation of fields of expertise in academia, presented itself for most of the second half of the twentieth century as a legitimate substitute for holistic knowing and thinking.

Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (submission deadline: July 31, 2015)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 3:02pm
SFS Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University

The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (GJAA) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. GJAA welcomes original social science research papers written on issues relevant to politics, security, economy, culture, and society of contemporary Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. GJAA is pleased to consider articles with historical background sections so long as such analyses are crucial for advancing core arguments.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXT - JUNE 25] Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

**This is a recurring panel at the SAMLA conference. Any and all 16th and early 17th century topics will be considered. The following topics are especially welcome...**

How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

Shakespeare in the North

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:44am
Northumbria University, UK

Shakespeare in the North

2 June 2016

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Keynote speakers: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston), Professor Peter Davidson (Aberdeen)

The Atlas Project

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 2:22am
Jihee Han, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

Call for Papers for the Group Session,
The Atlas Project
The International Comparative Literature Association Conference
July 21st 2016 – July 27th 2016
University of Vienna, Austria

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:22pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

Invited speakers:

(Re)presentations of the Present

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How do literary texts and other media articulate the present, per se or in contrast with the past and future: is it rendered (im)material, (in)distinct, fluid, con-temporary? How is it privileged or subordinated regarding alternative temporalities, or how is it engaged with cyclic or parallel time? How do articulations differ among media, in the works of one author, across periods, between cultures or perspectives, between disciplines or modes of thought, or as reflections of technological or political change? Whose time is the present?

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 10:22am
The Literary Seminary

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme 'Comics as Visual Literature' from 2nd - 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.

In order to take the first step towards change, a group of students from our club have created SIRJI Comics - a series of comic episodes that voice societal transformation in India. We have launched its first volume at Comic Con, Bangalore, earlier in April this year.

Highlights of Litfest '15:

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