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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 4:37pm
Common Ground Publishing


University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, USA
8-10 June 2016


Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Fourteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in Chicago, USA, 8-10 June 2016. Proposals are invited that address the humanities through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies

Theme 2: Communications and Linguistics Studies

Theme 3: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
Theme 4: Literary Humanities
Theme 5: Humanities Education

[UPDATE] "Alt + Shift: Unlocking Alternative Methodologies and Marginal Positions"; March 3 - March 5, 2016

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:43pm
7th Biennial NEXUS Conference (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)

Website: (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)

The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities March 10-11 2016

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:01pm
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

Reality TV at SWPACA, Feb. 10-13 (Extended Deadline 11/15/15)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association will hold its 37th annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 10-13, 2016. We are now accepting proposals for papers and panels on reality television.

Deadline Extended to November 15th!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:20pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

"Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us"
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: 11/15/15: Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (2/10-13, 2016)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference

Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

REMINDER: The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:13am
The Dark California: an edited collection

The turmoil of the new millennium has given rise to a plethora of uncertainties about both the present and the future, which find their reflections in a whole spectrum of conventions characteristic of contemporary popular culture – from the gothic to noir and horror to psychedelic, cyberpunk, or post-apocalyptic. Influences of such dark aesthetics can be traced in numerous depictions of California across a range of media: literary fiction, music, television, film, comic books, graphic novels, and video games. California is one region whose historical constitution as well as cultural renderings make it a unique space to confront the unknown.

Cultural Transduction Conference - May 24th-26th 2016

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:37am
Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed / Universidad del Norte

Cultural Transduction Conference

Venue: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, COLOMBIA

Dates: 24-26 May, 2016 / 24-26 de mayo, 2016

Hosts: Universidad del Norte and Universidad de La Sabana

Deadline for abstracts: 22 January, 2016

The Department of Social Communication at Universidad del Norte and the Faculty of Communication at Universidad de la Sabana wants to invite academics and practitioners to present their research or creative endeavors at the Cultural Transduction Conference that will take place at the facilities of Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, between May 24th-26th, 2016.

UPDATE: CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:09am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular /American Culture Association ( invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline has been extended to: November 15, 2015.

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:39am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.