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BSJ: The B.S.J. Journal "Truth" Edition

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:50am
BSJ: The B. S. Johnson Jounal

The B.S. Johnson Journal is pleased to announce the new theme for our forthcoming issue : "Truth". Johnson struggled with questions of truth his entire life and we now invite research papers, journalistic essays, creative writing, reviews and reminiscences all struggling with the same issue. These might entail readings and reassessments of Johnson's work from contemporary theoretical perspectives, pieces utilising historical or archive research, or new works that have been created based on or responding to Johnson's work and insights. Johnson produced a lot of fictional and programmatic efforts aimed at telling the "truth" in the hope that it would make up for the "chaotic" nature of life.

Spontaneous Beauties? World Gardens and Gardens in the World (10-12 June 2016)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:56am
Nanyang Technological University, Division of English

"Spontaneous Beauties"? World Gardens and Gardens in the World
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
10-12 June 2016

Organizing Committee: Shirley Chew, Samara Cahill, Ann-Marie Chua

Keynote Speakers
Dr Stephen Bending (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr Elizabeth Cook (Poet and Novelist, UK)
Dr. Stanislaus Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr Nigel Taylor (Director, Singapore Botanic Gardens)

Cinesonika 5: Call for Conference Presentations

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:21am
CINESONIKA

Conference Theme Exploring the Dark Corners: what areas have yet to be fully researched or rendered?

We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound and msuic in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, ludomusicologists, game designers, art historians, performance theorists, composers, installation artists, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception –– we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations.

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:49pm
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.

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What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?

SSSL at MLA 2017, "The Fantastic South"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:52pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University

More than a decade ago, science fiction author and physicist Gregory Benford pointed out in his essay, "The South and Science Fiction" (2000), that the U.S. South very rarely appears in discussions of the genre. For a region that is so often characterized by its fixation on the past, looking to the future or alternative worlds seems counterintuitive. This panel aims to take up this gauntlet and feature work that engages with the U.S. South in science fiction, fantasy, and all forms of speculative fiction. Papers could consider speculative fiction by southern authors, texts that represent the South and conceptions of southern identity, or explore how the genre allows for a more complicated redefinition of regional, national, or interplanetary boundaries.

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:50pm
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University

In Quentin Tarantino's neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyoming blizzard by drawing a line down the middle of the room: one side is the South and the other is the North. The ploy fails, as regional schema often do. For all of the insistence on boundaries, the movie and its characters find themselves straddling the dividing line.

Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
Rosemary Overell

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

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