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Body, Voice, Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Discussion in Medical Humanities, Boston College MH Conference 2016

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:42am
Boston College Medical Humanities

Illness is often perceived in broad, all-encompassing, textbook terms, but the experience of illness is an individual patient journey that can take on a variety of forms, meanings, and narrations. The illness narrative lends voice to patients, allowing them to explore and share their own experiences. Representations of illness experience have enriched culture in many contexts to the benefit of both patients and healthcare providers, and it is important to understand these representations as they related to body, voice, and narrative. What does narrative offer to the individual experience of illness? What effects does it have?

URBAN (DE)COLONIALITY AND LITERATURE (3/3/16; deadline: 12/1/15)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature

The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:


Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University

March 3, 2016

call for journal articles/book reviews

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:33am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome articles/research notes from various branches of the humanities and social sciences.
Book reviews between 1500 and 2000 words must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:

Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews for Winter Issue [UPDATE]

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:32am
Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

11th IERG International Conference 2016 6-8 July, 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 11:11pm
Imaginative Education Research Group - Simon Fraser University

11th IERG International Conference 2016
This year, the IERG again invites researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and policymakers to join us in continuing to shift the paradigms of theory and practice in education. We welcome proposals on a diverse range of research and practice concerning uses of the imagination in educating. We welcome a variety of forms of theoretical or practical presentation, including papers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and other formats that might suit your contribution.
We would be pleased if you would join us at this wonderful celebration of imagination, learning and education in the wonderful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/15/15 21st Southwest English Symposium

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:16pm
Southwest English Symposium

Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at for more information. There will also be a social on Friday


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:10pm
UC Irvine Department of Comparative Literature

CFP: "Abstraction", March 11th-12th 2016

[UPDATE] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:37pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Folk and Indigenous Religions in American Literature

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:11pm
American Religion and Literature Society

The American Religion and Literature Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association, invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion's engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.

Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at Electronic submissions only.