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Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres. / Ethics of diversion. Materials, techniques, genres. (15-16 April 2016)

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises - Université de Toronto

Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres.

La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.

Appel à communications

Mad Men: The Conference

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:57pm
Middle Tennessee State University/University of Salford

Call for Papers
Mad Men: The Conference

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date: May 26-28, 2016

Convened by the College of Media and Entertainment and the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and The School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK.

Keynote speakers to include Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the forthcoming Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion (2015).

[UPDATE] (Re)Imagining Frontiers in the Humanities

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:24pm
OSU English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce its third interdisciplinary graduate conference which will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. We welcome proposals for paper presentations, panels, or workshops produced from MA and PhD students enrolled in graduate programs all
over the country.

(Un)restrained Intentions: Translation and Adaptation in Literature and Culture

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:47am
Department of English, McGill University

Translation and adaptation are important sites of contestation for theory and philosophical inquiry, especially in the current atmosphere of globalization, intercultural interaction, and cultural exchange. Is the translator a "traitor," as the Italian proverb tells us? Or is the translator what L.R. Lind imagines to be "a man without a country [lingering] upon national boundaries, seeking what he may bring home to that strange limbo that lies between one tongue and another"? What does it mean to adapt artistic materials from one cultural context to another? What are the political implications of such an exchange? How do artists overcome linguistic or artistic incommensurability?

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:46am
University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)

Deadline for Submissions:
January 20th, 2016

Call for Papers

"Pleasure and Suspicion," Feb 26-27

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:07am
Carolyn Laubender/ Duke University

"Pleasure and Suspicion," February 26-27, 2016

Conference Hosted by Duke University and the Polygraph editorial collective

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

Keynote addresses by:
Joan Copjec, Brown University
Eugenie Brinkema, MIT
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside

CFP: Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6:53pm
Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck

Banff Centre, 22-25 September 2016

A Conference Organized by the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck

Confirmed Keynotes

1) Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
2) Daniel Laforest, University of Alberta
3) TBA

Round-Table of Invited Authors

TBA

"Making a Scene" in the Classroom: Best Practices for Fostering Discussion when Students are Resistant to a Text

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
Dr. Kelli MacCartey / University of Tennessee Knoxville

This pedagogical panel—to be held at the BWWC annual conference June 2-5 2016 in Athens, GA—will address the conference theme of "Making a Scene" as it explores why students are resistant to particular approaches or texts, and how we, as teachers, can "make a scene" ourselves to spark involvement, foster interest, and propagate engagement with vital works. We will explore the various ways that 18th and 19th century texts by women writers have been met with unexpected resistance, empty criticism, or unproductive conflict in seminars, which impedes successful exchange of ideas.

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