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Presumed Autonomy: Literature and Art in Theory and Practice 10–13 May 2016

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:20am
Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

Ever since the emergence of the modern marketplace for cultural goods, literary texts and art works have, on occasion, defied the expectations of its readers and audience, affronted their moral ethos, or flaunted a disregard for their sensibilities and norms. The potential power of art to disrupt the perceptions of its audience was foregrounded in the critical discourse of the modernists and the historical avant-garde and this possibility continues to animate critical debates, particularly those organized around some understanding of autonomy. With the all but complete commodification of every artistic and literary practice, it is more urgent than ever to pose the question whether we can still presume autonomy.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:56am
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 20, 2015***
• What makes an environmental crisis common or uncommon?
• How do our understandings of environments depend on causes—both as ideas of causality and ideas of action?
• What ways of imagining, re-imagining and making our environments are held in common, or perhaps just as valuably, are uncommon?
• What can our common and uncommon cultures contribute in addressing environmental crisis?
• How might we understand culturing as an experiment, and thus as a means of creation and conversation? What might we seek to culture?
• What kinds of environmental commons and means of conversation do we already have, or should we create?

Monsters and the Irish Imagination (9/10/15; NEACIS West Haven, CT 11/20-21/15)

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:52pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Monsters and the Irish Imagination
Session Sponsored by the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
For the New England ACIS Regional Conference
20-21 November 2015
University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut
Proposals by 10 September 2015

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:08pm
ASECS 2016

Below, please find a cfp for a panel to be held at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 31 - April 3, 2016.

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

Post45 Graduate Conference - February 5-6. Chapel Hill, NC (abstracts due Nov. 25)

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
Post45 & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



First Annual Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

Post45 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seek graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.

ACLA Seminar: "All in the Family: The Literary and Cultural Politics of Incest"- DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 7:57pm
ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association

On this panel, we would like to consider the concept of incest in relation to society across a number of time periods and cultural forms. Incest may stem from an impulse to purity – keeping bloodlines clean and families insular – and at the same time it may result in deformity and monstrosity. Regardless of the particular character of an incestuous liaison, however, incest is in every instance bound up with the patriarchal, heteronormative social structure of the family, either disrupting this order or constituting it.

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