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Margaret Atwood Studies seeks submissions [rolling]

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

[UPDATE] Games and Literary Theory Conference (Nov 20-22, 2015, New Orleans, USA)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:47pm
Timothy Welsh

# International Conference Series in Games and Literary Theory
Third Annual Conference

Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, Department of English & School of Mass Communication

New Orleans, Louisiana USA
November 20-22, 2015

**Please note, we are EXTENDING the proposal due date to April 17th.**

Issues of Fact: the Pathologies of Fact and the Fictitious in Law and the Humanities [deadline:May 15th, held September 24-26)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:22pm
Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

A three-day conference organized by Jeanne Gaakeer and Frans-Willem Korsten

To be held September 24-26, 2015
Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

Deadline application: a proposal of max. 300 words should be sent to issuesoffact@gmail.com before May 15th, 2015.

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference, Plano, TX (4/10/2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:53pm
Lisa A. Kirby, The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College in Plano, Texas, is pleased to hold its inaugural conference, featuring keynote speaker and noted historian Dr. Heather Thompson of Temple University, who will present "What Mass Incarceration Means to the American Working Class." The conference, which will take place in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College on April 10, 2015, and will also feature scholarly panels and roundtables by faculty from a variety of disciplines. For the conference program and registration, please go to http://iws.collin.edu/lkirby/

MSA 17, Modernism and History, Due April 12, 2015 (conference Nov 19-22, 2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
Aleks Prigozhin, Adrienne Ghaly

From the early decades of the twentieth century the concept of 'revolution' has provided modernism with a powerful historical imaginary of rupture and change, encompassing phenomena ranging from overtly political manifestos through to radical challenges to established aesthetic forms and prevailing critical frameworks. Taking our cue from this year's MSA theme, this session seeks to rethink modernism's broader relationship to categories and modes of the historical. We invite papers that both broaden and complicate current understandings of the interrelation between conceptions of history and modernist artistic practice.

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland) [UPDATE]

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:02pm
Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College

This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Please send questions to kfujie@lclark.edu and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at pamla.org by May 15, 2015. (Please note extended deadline.)

Cinematic Journeys of Identity--2015 Film & History Conference (Nov. 4-8, 2015, Madison, WI)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 4:11pm
2015 Film & History Conference

CFP: Cinematic Journeys of Identity

In keeping with this year's focus of "Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns," we seek to explore film as a visual technology that works to formulate, map, image, and indeed, imagine identity. While cinematic journeys can come to us explicitly in the form of a traveling filmmaker or a narrative that itself is about traveling, there is also the journey of the audience, taking flight and following the itinerary charted by the film. In this regard, this area is interested in what Tom Conley calls the "cartographic impulse."

MAPACA -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7, 2015

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 3:25pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA - Sonesta Philadelphia

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Abu Ghraib and After

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
Megha Anwer / Purdue University

MLA Panel on visual culture after "Abu Ghraib" -- films, graphic novels, photography, political cartoons etc. that invoke/respond to the Abu Ghraib torture photographs.

Email 250-300 word abstract by Monday, March 31, 2015.

Securing with algorithms: Knowledge, decision, sovereignty

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:01am
Louise Amoore, Rita Raley/Security Dialogue

In a world where the data traces or 'life patterns' of human beings are thought to yield new forms of knowledge and novel ways of knowing future threats, the algorithm appears to afford a renewed capacity to secure. As Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosure of the analysis of bulk data by the NSA and GCHQ revealed, the sifting, sorting and triage of vast streams of digital data has become possible because of algorithmic techniques such as knowledge discovery and the querying of distributed databases. As online data streams become read by text analytics that promise to discover incipient sentiment and human affects, algorithms exhibit a capacity for action beyond the threshold of human perceptibility.

Othello's Island Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Lterature and History 2016

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:48am
CVAR Cyprus

Othello's Island 2016

The 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2016

Convenors:

Professor James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, Professor of English Literature (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art

About the Conference:

CFP for WSQ: Queer Methods

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03pm
WSQ

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
QUEER METHODS

Guest Editors:
Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols and practices that have been largely overshadowed by advances in queer theory. The fall 2013 "Queer Method" conference organized by Heather Love at the University of Pennsylvania indexed this shift toward methods by reframing the question "what is queer theory?" to "how is the work of queer theory done?"

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