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[UPDATE] "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:07am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Extended CFP: Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3:42am
Neil Ramsey, UNSW Canberra

Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815
UNSW Canberra, Australia, 17-18 November 2015
Extended deadline for proposals: 31 August 2015

Conference Overview
Theorists of both war and the media claim the world has entered a revolutionary era in which military affairs have transformed modern armed conflict into information war. The depictions of a conflict – both its causes and its conduct – are as significant as strategy and tactics in determining the outcome.

Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries, January 16th, 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 5:45am
University of Stirling

A one-day symposium

Saturday 16th January 2016

Keynote Event
• During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling's library.
Keynote Speakers
• Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)

• Professor Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University – author of Patrick McGrath (University of Wales Press, 2011)

Breaking Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity, E-Learning, and Universities without Walls:January 7-8, 2016, Jadavpur University

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:48am
Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance in Undergraduate Education in India ( Project E-QUAL)

The University, traditionally defined, is an institution that promises 'universal' or holistic education. Yet universities have failed to live up to this promise, first because they exist within well-defined physical spaces that admit only a small number of students and faculty, and second, because even within the university, disciplines and
departments are strictly segregated. In India, these limitations give rise to a very real and urgent crisis at the present time.
Following upon the enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2008, India is committed to increasing its Gross Enrollment Ratio (of students in higher education) to around 30% by 2030 (from the present 19%). For this, it not only requires around 2000 universities, it

Mythology In Contemporary Culture in Seattle March 21-25

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:14pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle
Seattle, WA

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

Seminar: Defining Nature

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:58pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Medicine (March 10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:44pm
INCS 2016 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies)

From sympathetic contagion to animal magnetism, nervous physiology to cell theory and germ theory, nineteenth-century medical theory and practice imagined human embodiment in open relation to the environmental, economic, religious, and political forces that shape historical experience. Often represented in both cultural and physiological terms, disease functioned as both sign and symptom of the irrevocable togetherness of mind and body, something to be combatted morally and technologically by prudence and enlightened reason.

Generic Possibilities: Interrogating the Fusion of Genre-Fiction and Literature - Roundtable for NeMLA Conf. - Hartford 3/17-3/2

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College

As elucidated by Tim Lanzendoerfer, et al. within the forthcoming essay collection _The Contemporary Novel and the Politics of Genre_ (Lexington Press, Winter 2015), contemporary writers have been increasingly blending genre fiction tropes (i.e. from horror, fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery) into literary fiction – and/or blending literary fiction into genre fiction. This technique surfaces in the work of high caliber American authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Bret Easton Ellis, and Cormac McCarthy – as well as more genre focused writers such as William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Anne Rice, among others.

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