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[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 11:53am
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Science Fiction Symposium

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:54am
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Tel-Aviv University
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The Department of English and American Studies is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium. We are seeking proposals in the following areas:

• Non-Western Science Fiction (anime, Soviet SF, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Genre Hybridity (Science-Fantasy, Science-Comedy, etc.)

• Science Fiction and Moral/Ethical Boundaries

• Science Fiction and Transhumanism

• Transmedia/Multimedia Science Fiction

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives as well.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio to superwriter@gmail.com by Feb. 28, 2015.

Conference Date: June 9, 2015

[UPDATE] Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 8:53am
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University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Jasbir K. Puar

Master class: Marlon Ross

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

Call for Screendance (dance film) Conference Presentations

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:06am
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Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (France)

The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) is pleased to accept presentation proposals for its third annual screendance conference to be held in May 2015 that explore the theme, "The Politics of Space".

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute moderated panel presentations that address any aspect of this theme, which can be interpreted broadly in order to foster dialogues concerning how the intersection of diverse movement and image forms investigate, create, and interpret space. Areas of interest within this topic, include but are not limited to:

Umberto Eco --- 30th of April, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:52am
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the Problems of Literary Genres, University of Lodz, Poland

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of University of Lodz, the Senate of the University decided to award Umberto Eco a honorary degree. Referring to this event which is of a great importance for our academic community, we will devote the next year's number of "The Problems of Litterary Genres" to this world-famous writer and scholar.
We encourage you to send the articles presenting his magnificent work, touching on the issues on which he was focused. Considering the magazine's profile the articles in the field of genology are welcome.
We are waiting for your texts (max. 40000 signs with spaces) until 30th April 2015.

Literary Second Cities

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 4:32am
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Jason Finch / Helsinki Literature and the City Network / Åbo Akademi University
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Literary Second Cities
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland - 20–21 August 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2015
The Second International Conference of the Helsinki Literature and the City Network (HLCN)

The conference 'Literary Second Cities' invites papers on new approaches to the study of literary cities, smaller cities, and cities or portions of cities judged secondary or subordinate in any historical period or part of the world. See attachment or link below for the conference abstract. The deadline for the call for papers is 15 March 2015. The language of the conference is English.
Please send proposals (length approximately 300 words) to .

Intersections Graduate Conference - Thresholds: Presence, Absence, and Territory

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 11:32pm
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Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University
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This two-day interdisciplinary conference organized by the Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University seeks to explore the theme of thresholds. The steering committee invites submissions of all academic and creative contributions that respond to the theme from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Submissions for Papers: Please submit 250 word abstracts for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief 50-word biography and contact information, or a 500-word proposal for 50-minute panels/roundtables, to is.submissions@iscs-conference.com by January 9th, 2015.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference, April 10th - 11th 2015

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:44am
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Tolkien at UVM
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Tolkien at UVM 12th Annual Conference April 10-11th 2015
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The theme for this year is Medieval Verse Narratives. Papers on every subject will be considered; however, the following subjects will be prioritized: Beowulf, The Fall of Arthur, Sigurd and Gudrun, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.

Please submit an abstract or (preferably) a complete paper by Sunday, February 1st. Decisions will follow swiftly thereafter. Papers should be ten pages in length.

We are very excited to announce that Michael Drout (Professor, Wheaton College) will be this year's keynote speaker!

Information will be up on our TolkienVT.org website soon!!

SOCRATES 2015 : Publish with Socrates : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:24am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Publish with Us : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

Socrates Journal Promotes Proceedings/Summaries and Sponsored papers :

Proceedings paper:

The paper published/presented in a Conference/Symposium/Seminar/Workshops etc or summarization of all papers from conference proceedings.

Sponsored paper : The paper which does not belong to any of the disciplines/domains covered by the journal are published in the journal as a sponsored paper.The paper should be reviewed/refereed by potential reviewers/referees before submission. It would be mandatory for the principal author to upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.The paper may belong to any discipline.

Call for Book Chapters for "Ecofeminist Intersections." Abstracts Due March 1, 2015

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:33pm
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D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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When d'Eaubonne coined the word "ecofeminism" in 1974, related ideas were already being discussed in a range of social sciences and humanities. Within anthropology Ortner (1974) argued that the universal devaluation of women relative to men could be explained by assuming that women are seen as being closer to nature than men, while men are seen as being more intimately connected with the "higher" realm of culture. Other disciplines seriously engaged the connections between feminism and ecology only later.

White, Black, Yellow, Digital: Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 7:52pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

ESSAY COLLECTION SEEKING ABSTRACTS ON ACTION FIGURES

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Jonathan Alexandratos
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I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

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