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[UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 5:56pm
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

A Matter of Things?

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
American Association for Italian Studies

This American Association for Italian Studies panel engages recent theories of materiality, such as Thing Theory and Posthumanism, to reflect on the stuff of Italian literature and visual culture.

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In "Genius loci" Alberto Arbasino characterizes the literary landscape from which Gadda emerged as an accumulation of objects that seem to have escaped from Gozzano's decaying villas to testify to a connection with the human, beyond the practice of use:

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:18pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

5-6 April 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email: bnc2016@metu.edu.tr

"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work" is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie's life and work.

Queer Theory in French DUE 09/30

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 1:03pm
NeMLA

47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015

ACLA 2016: A Sense of Unease: The Materiality of Horror

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:27am
Thomas Stuart (UWO), Riley McDonald (UWO) / ACLA

The terms "terror" and "horror" as defined by gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, are diametrically opposed: while the former "expands the soul and awakens the faculties to a high degree of life," the latter "freezes and nearly annihilates them" ("Supernatural" 150). This distinction subordinates horror's focus on the material - the visceral, the abject - to the intellectual stimulation provided by terror. Blood, guts, and the grotesque are the norms of horror and while gothic fiction anxiously stages the destruction of the human body, this panel is interested in how sensual apprehension constructs the body.

UPDATE: Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:31am
ESD Focus

Global initiatives, such as Millennium Development Goals, have made some headway in bringing education and social justice issues to the forefront of mainstream discussion, such as universal primary education, gender equality, eradication of poverty, hunger and disease, but still the disparities data illustrate that the so-called "road to reform" is, indeed, a very long road.

We are delighted to welcome academics, researchers, students, non-profit professionals, healthcare professionals and other educators to join us from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 23, 2015.

EGSA Fall Colloquium (USF- Oct. 23rd)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 4:45pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of South Florida

Submissions are due by September 25th. The English Graduate Student Association would like to invite submissions for this semester's Fall Colloquium. We are accepting undergraduate and graduate scholarly and creative work. Submissions may be in the form of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or essays. Please send 250-word abstracts of scholarly and creative work to Lesley Brooks (lebrooks@mail.usf.edu) by September 25th at midnight. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30th and readings and presentations will take place on October 23rd.

Edited volume: Emotional Geographies: Women, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts - Oct 30

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 3:37pm
Ágnes Györke and Imola Bülgözdi, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Affect studies has emerged as one of the most productive fields of analysis since the turn of the 21st century. Following in the footsteps of Teresa Brennan and Eve Kosofky Sedgwick, for instance, a number of scholars have explored the function of affect and emotion in literature, culture and social life. Relying on psychoanalytical as well as social theories, the "affective turn" has contributed to cultural studies in many ways: books focusing on gender, emotional politics, transnationalism, the moving image, political engagement and leadership theories from the perspective of emotion, empathy and affect were published, among many other studies that investigate the role of emotion in social life.

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