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Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

For a Materialist Psychoanalysis, University of Warwick (UK), May 8,9, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:05am
Daniel Katz and Christian Smith / University of Warwick

The purpose of this conference is to consider the usefulness of psychoanalysis for political critique, as well as politically-oriented frameworks for reading cultural phenomena. Rather than view psychoanalysis as a transhistorical, universal paradigm for resolving the mysteries of the human in all their manifestations, the goal will be to explore how psychoanalytic inquiry provides a way into history, rather than an escape from it. In terms of the current global economic predicament, we hope to investigate how psychoanalysis can help us move beyond the limited "rational choice" theories of neo-liberal economics without replacing them with a potentially problematic form of socialist rationalism sometimes embraced by the left.

[Extended Deadline: December 10]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department

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 … 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).

*Dec 1st deadline* - Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:56am
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge

Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

Topics might include

The Alchemical Landscape: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:45am
Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
23rd March 2015

"If any one book put ley lines on the map, re-enchanted the British landscape and made Glastonbury the capital of the New Age it was John Michell's seminal 1969 tome The View Over Atlantis."
---Bob Rickard, Fortean Times, 2009.

[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

Digital Material conference // 21-22 May 2015 // National University of Ireland, Galway

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:41am
Dr Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] SPM 17th Annual International Conference : EXTENDED DEADLINE January 15, 2015

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:32am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 17th annual international conference. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by National University in La Jolla (San Diego), California, U.S.A.

Proposals for 3-person panels are now also being accepted. These should be organized around specific media—for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.

Trans- and Trance 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:15pm
Western University

(((Trans- & Trance)))

17th Annual Graduate Student Conference | Western University, Canada

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures | Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Keynotes by Dr. David S. Ferris (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Dr. Joel Faflak (Western University)

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