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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:26pm
American Studies Association

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference ( Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield: Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (ALA, May 2015)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:22pm
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers

For presentation at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21 - 24, 2015 (Boston, MA): Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or,The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness to this novel, this panel asks us to take stock of the position of this novel from literary, transdisciplinary, and/or pedagogical frameworks, as well as to look ahead to what we still may wish to discover/posit regarding this novel. This panel is sponsored by the Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers, an author-society member of the American Literature Association. Please submit proposals of 250-­‐300 words

"Performing the Archives" Conference

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:07pm
National University of Ireland, Galway

"Performing the Archives" Conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
22 – 24 July 2015

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research

Professor Tracy C. Davis (Northwestern University)
Dr. Doug L. Reside (New York Public Library)
Professor Catherine Cole (University of California, Berkeley)
Dr. Hugh Denard (Trinity College, Dublin)
Professor Patrick Lonergan (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Professor Lionel Pilkington (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Dr. Emilie Pine (University College, Dublin)

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:25am
Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] / University of Liverpool

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2015
Monday 8th June 2015
University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from:
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Dr. Sarah Dillon (University of Cambridge)

Sovereignty and Metaphor, Graduate Student Conference, September 24-25, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:14am
NYU English

Speakers: Victoria Kahn (UC, Berkeley), Paul Strohm (Columbia), John Rogers (Yale), Kathleen Davis (U of Rhode Island), Brandon Chua (U of Queensland), Jacques Lezra (NYU)

The graduate students of the Department of English and MARC at NYU invite proposals for papers that explore the reciprocity between sovereignty and metaphor in English and continental (Latin and vernacular) writing from the medieval to early modern period.

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:44am
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)

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Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can
be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Communist Nostalgia

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:10pm
University of Glasgow

18-19 September 2015

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability. CFP March 12, 2015; Conference 29 June

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:52pm
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for the submission of abstracts for its 6th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015.

The Disability Stream is particularly interested in papers that explore the intersections of disability studies and popular culture. Papers may consider, for example, the ways in which popular culture depicts, constructs or challenges ideas about disability, or the evolution of characters with disability in popular culture. If you wish to discuss your idea for a paper or panel, please contact the area chair via email:

Handbook of Research on Next-Generation 2016 : Handbook of Research on N-ext-Generation High Performance Computing

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:39pm
IGI - Global

The IT field has witnessed many advances over the last decade. This included a remarkable progress in distributed and high-performance computing that led to the emergence of some technologies such as cluster, grid, and cloud computing. However, the amplification of large, structured and unstructured datasets, millions/billions of threads, multi-core/many-core architectures, hybrid CPU/GPU models, mobile and wireless networks, and billions of smart objects connected to the Internet are very complex. For this reason, these challenges need further analysis and understanding as they are shaping a new era of high-performance computing.

John Dewey and American Poetry [Special Sessions Panel Proposal for MLA 2016, 7–10 January, Austin, TX] (Deadline March15, 2015)

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
James D Hoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Few American philosophers had as great an impact on modern American culture and society as John Dewey. From his early experimentalism to his groundbreaking philosophies of education and aesthetics, Dewey not only changed the shape of American philosophy, but his ideas reshaped the way that we think about art, literature, and poetry. This panel seeks to examine further the influence of Dewey's ideas on American poets of the early twentieth century, as well as how his philosophy might help us to rethink the way that we read and understand poetry and its relationship to society, politics, science, and the arts. Possible topics include: