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2016 Michigan State University Comics Forum Academic and Artist Panels

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:29pm
Michigan State University

The Michigan State University Comics Forum - http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu - is an annual event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. This year's event is scheduled to take place February 26-27, 2016 at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities in Snyder/Phillips Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016): Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:16pm
Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.

Critical essays on all aspects of Caribbean Writers [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Previously unpublished poetry and literary nonfiction from Caribbean artists [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.

Visual art images and video links to performances by Caribbean artists [working from Canada] accompanied by artistic statements also will be accepted for publication consideration.

Interviews with Caribbean Artists [working from Canada] will be considered as a special feature of Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016).

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:37pm
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University

"Pleasure and Suspicion"

Conference Hosted by Duke University Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective.

Keynote addresses by Joan Copjec, Brown University & Eugenie Brinkema, MIT

February 26-27, 2016

Abstracts of 250-300 words Due by November 16, 2015 to pleasureandsuspicion@gmail.com

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture (NeMLA 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:25pm
NeMLA; March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT; Abstracts Due Oct 5; Submissions online at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802

Chairs: Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) and Allison Siehnel(University at Buffalo)
Contact email: NZeftel@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Submissions: online only at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15802
Submission deadline extended: October 5, 2015

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:10am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

Writing, Religion, and Enlightenment panel at BSECS 2016 (St Hugh's College, Oxford, UK 6th-8th January 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Laura Davies, University of Southampton

The focus of this panel is the relationship between writing and religion in the period of the Enlightenment (broadly interpreted). We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on this theme in relation to texts, from the canonical to the unpublished, connected with or produced by different religious denominations and communities (Anglican, Dissenting, Catholic, Jewish, Baptist, Quaker and others).

Accessibility in the Middle Ages

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 8:31am
Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-sixth annual Student Colloquium, which will take place on Saturday, February 20th at the A.D. White House. This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

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