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Reading the Books of Nature (12/1/14;2/13/15)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:34pm
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Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
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Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities.

Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:23pm
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Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
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University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 27-28, 2015
Abstracts Due: December 5, 2014

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

[UPDATE] 3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media: Serialities 1915/2015 DEADLINE APPROACHING

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Department of Film & Media at University of California, Berkeley

We are pleased to announce that the official website for the 3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media "Serialities 1915/2015" has just gone live! From now on, you may get further information about the conference at http://www.berkeleyfilmconference.com.

Performing the Accidental Archive - 17 April 2015

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:59pm
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York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium
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Performing the Accidental Archive, the fourth annual York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, invites submissions for papers, installations, performances, manifestos, and workshops. In recent years, much theatre and performance studies work has been devoted to investigating, critiquing, and expanding upon the embodiments, objects, places, and practices that comprise the archive. Performing the Accidental Archive is a call to further these discussions by imaginatively exploring the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions.

Perspectives on Power : Textual and Cinematic Representations March 27-28, 2015

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
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University of Maryland School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites paper proposals for our biennial Graduate Student Colloquium. This interdisciplinary conference will address perspectives on power and all its implications within, but not limited to, political, literary, cinematic and cultural contexts, as well as linguistics and Second Language Acquisition studies. We welcome papers from graduate students of the humanities and encourage works that take an interdisciplinary approach and consider intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, resistance, disability, nation, empire, class, civil rights, labor, and religion, among others.

Proposal Guidelines

COMPLICITY CONFERENCE

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:47pm
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University of Brighton

COMPLICITY
A two-day conference exploring issues of complicity, organised by the University of Brighton's Understanding Conflict: Forms & Legacies of Violence research cluster.

Tuesday 31st March – Wednesday 1st April 2015
University of Brighton, UK

Call for Abstracts
DEADLINE: 1st DECEMBER 2014

Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:59pm
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Politics and Periodicals, 10-11 September 2015, proposal deadline 17 March 2015

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:33am
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ESRPit: European Society for Periodical Research / Radboud University Nijmegen
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Politics and Periodicals

The 4th International Conference of the
European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)
10-11 September 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

The European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) will hold its 4th international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on 10-11 September 2015.

Its theme of Politics and Periodicals seeks to bring together current research on the connections between politics - most concretely, political or social movements - and individual groups of periodicals. We welcome comparative cross-national perspectives as well as more local studies of European periodicals of any period on topics which may include but are not limited to

[UPDATE] Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
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Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington
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The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): "UNBEARABLE" Keynotes Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, February 20-21 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:21pm
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The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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*The 10th Annual* Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Call for Submissions
"UNBEARABLE"
KEYNOTES: LAUREN BERLANT (Chicago) and LEE EDELMAN (Tufts)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 20th and 21st , 2015
Deadline: December 5th
Submission Portal at www.themigc.com

Art and Freedom of Expression - Deadline November 26

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics issue 8 will shed light on how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles and art forms.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights in contexts worldwide.

- Art as a tool of dialogue and conflict resolution.

Update: Eco-Emergenc(i)es and the Limits of Darwinian Thought (due 1 Nov 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 Jun 2015)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:52pm
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
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Evolutionary thinker Daniel Dennett compares Darwin's "dangerous idea" to a "universal acid: it eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable" (63).

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism at 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

"Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:56pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

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