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Update-Global Positioning Systems-Mapping Beings Being Mapped Abstracts by 4/1

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:01am
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William Thomas McBride
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This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.

Exploring Ethnicity: Diversity in Language, Nation, and Identity

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:30am
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University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, welcomes papers for the upcoming postgraduate conference, Exploring Ethnicity: Diversity in Language, Nation, and Identity to be held on 23-24 April 2015 in Manchester, UK.

Furthermore, we are proud to announce a distinguished scholar as keynote speaker for the conference, Dr. Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University.

"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:10am
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University of Cambridge: the Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference

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**Call for Papers**
The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference 2015
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Saturday, 18 April 2015

We are inviting submissions for papers to be presented at the annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference taking place on 18 April 2015. This year's theme is '"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century.'

Third Annual FANS Conference

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:16am
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Melodrama Graduate Conference -- EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan. 19 -- Conference Feb. 13

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:33pm
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Brandeis University English Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
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Robinson Jeffers Association
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Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

WALK WITH US: a tribute anthology to The West Wing - deadline: 1 March

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 2:32pm
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WALK WITH US: how "The West Wing" changed us

"Walk with Us", a tribute anthology to the TV show "The West Wing", is seeking submissions on the theme of how the show has changed the lives of some of its fans. Poetry, interviews, personal essays, literary journalism, and creative non-fiction of all kinds will be considered.
Deadline: 1 March 2015
website: thewestwingchangedme.com

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:55pm
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:12pm
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“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

[REMINDER] Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

(Le français suit)
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and critics from all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009 (with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tom à la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festival circuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventiveness of Quebec cinema in the international context.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - 23/01/15. Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (19th June 2015)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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University of Nottingham, UK

http://49thparalleljournal.org/2015conference/

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