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"Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts and Cultures, 1660-1830" (5-7 October, 2016)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:43am
University of Huelva, Spain

The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, "Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830", to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women's writing of the long eighteenth century.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Queer at Camp

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:36pm
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada. While especially popular in North America, summer camp is a global affair. Certain iterations of summer camp loom large in the popular imagination – Scout Camp, band camp, bible camp – but camps engage a staggeringly diverse range of interests and activities, from sports to language learning, computing, forensic science, weight loss, and so forth. Some camps are specialized; some have a general education and/or elective curricular structure.

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Emerson Society panel

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:42pm
Emerson Society

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, July 2016
The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA. The Emerson Society enjoys some flexibility in determining the focus of the panel, but it aims to support the conference theme whenever possible. The theme for the coming year is "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," with the idea of examining the transcendentalist as "Proto-ecologist, Reformer, and Visionary." For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org, though we welcome papers that consider the relationship between Thoreau, Emerson, and transcendentalism more broadly.

Speculative Temporalities of Home | for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home | Abstracts by 1-25-16

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:04pm
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016

"Home" might sound like a place, but time is also one of home's critical axes. Temporality conditions the mythic past, the material present, and the protected (or vulnerable) future of home, intersecting with histories and projections of nation, labor, gender, sexuality, race, kinship, and collectivity. This panel uses speculative narratives to ask: what happens to our sense of home and its geopolitical implications when normative conceptions of time are disrupted?

Mapping Memory - March 11, 2016. Abstracts Deadline Feb, 15.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:50pm
French Ph.D Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

The French PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center invites papers from all disciplines that examine early modern, modern, and postmodern places of memory in French-language texts from a wide variety of perspectives: literature, theory, philosophy, gender, art history, film and media studies, sociology, economics, neurosciences, medicine, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

From St. Augustine's "memory palace" to Derrida's "archive fever," a rich tradition of literary, critical, and philosophical thought has sought to localize memory while also questioning its limits and perfectibility.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:28pm
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:54pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts.

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:21pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

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