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Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:55am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:53am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

Interdisciplinarity. Who? What? How? Why? An Inclusive Interdisciplinary One Day Workshop

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 6:20am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Interdisciplinarity. Who? What? How? Why?
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary One Day Workshop

Monday 14th March and Thursday 17th March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

9.30
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Goals and Objectives, Introductions
Dr Nancy Billias (includes 1-minute introductions by each participant)

10.00
Session 1: Definitions: What is Inter-Disciplinarity?

What does inter-disciplinarity mean? (In and out of the academy, to us)
How is it to be understood as distinct from transdisciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity, cross-disciplinarity?

11.00
Coffee

11.15
Why Work Inter-Disciplinarily?

'Romanticism on Edge / Edgy Romanticism' - a one day symposium on 9th April 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:22am
Dr Andrew McInnes, Edge Hill University

The traditional boundaries of Romanticism - six male poets; the definite articles of Romantic image, imagination and ideology; an implicit focus on Englishness - have been comprehensively contested to transform the discipline into the study of Romanticisms, including novels, plays, polemic, periodicals and print culture alongside a widening canon of poetry; questioning the ideology of the Romantic Ideology; and expanding borders spatially, to include Four Nations, archipelagic, Europe-wide, transatlantic and postcolonial approaches, and temporally, beyond the 1790s and early nineteenth century to imagine a Romantic century running from ca. 1750-1850.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:15pm
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:05pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2016

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 3:13pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Call for Submissions (ongoing): The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:35pm
Janine Utell, Editor / The Space Between

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is a peer-reviewed digital journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars.

In 2015 The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 transitioned to a digital open-access publication. In addition to publishing annual issues of the peer-reviewed journal on general and special topics, the journal's platform aims to serve as a digital scholarly community for those interested in research on the field of intermodernism.

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