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[UPDATE]: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing
International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.

In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.

theory@buffalo 18: Derrida Matters

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:23pm
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State University of New York at Buffalo
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Because of his early silence on the issue, when Jacques Derrida is pressed concerning "the materialist text" in Positions (1971), his response might seem enigmatic: If "matter in this general economy designates . . . radical alterity," then "what [he] write[s] can be considered 'materialist.'" Far from absent, materiality will have been silently at work in Derrida, perhaps, from the beginning and in general.

Civilizational Values at the Crossroads

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:55am
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International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 10 – 13, 2015 Call for Papers - 45th Annual Meeting
Civilizational Values at the Crossroads
Civilizations cannot be properly studied or compared without examining their basic value systems. But what exactly are values? How are they exemplified across civilizations? Do values even exist? Are they relative or absolute? Are "decline" and "progress" relative terms? Are there universal values? Possible topics include:
Values in Crisis
• Do we now live in a Nihilistic Age? What does this mean?
• Values in transition.
• "Civilization and its' Discontents"

(Deadline Extended) November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 30

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:22am
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CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization
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Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

Deadline Extended to 30 September

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

Technology and Society: Shifting Identities and Digital Worlds NeMLA Roundtable - proposals 9/30/14

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:24am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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We welcome proposals for 10-minute roundtable presentations on "Technology and Society: Shifting Identities and Digital Worlds" for the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015).

Particularly welcome are papers about the intersections of digital technology and constructions of identity and difference, including gender, race and ethnicity, class, nation, disability, and sexuality. Papers should focus on contemporary culture, literature, or art.

[UPDATE] CHARLIE BROOKER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES Edited Collection of Essays

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:38am
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Charlie Brooker: Critical Perspectives

THIS IS AN UPDATED CFP WITH AN EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS. WE HAVE RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY SUBMISSIONS THUS FAR, BUT REQUIRE MORE TO COMPLETE THE COLLECTION

Charlie Brooker has one of the most distinctive styles in contemporary television. He has gained critical and commercial success in both fiction and non-fiction programmes, notably A Touch of Cloth, the Black Mirror collection and his 'Wipe' series. His distinguished style of blending comedy and cynicism underpin his work, and his dystopian narratives engage with some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary world.

[UPDATE] New Deadline: The Speculative Community: Or, Community and Contingency (University of Bern, October 18-19, 2014)

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 5:24am
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English Department and Center for Cultural Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland

The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.

The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:34am
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The International Academic Forum
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IAFOR and Its Institutional Partners are excited to announce the Second European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy. Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.

ECERP2015 Conference Theme: "Power"

Power, used or abused, conceptually brings together several central philosophical questions of ethics and religion. What is power? What conditions make its exercise legitimate? How is illegitimate use to be defined? Is power itself, as some have claimed, neutral? Can its exercise ever be neutral? Can there be an unconscious use or abuse of power? If so, how does it function?

Annual World conference on Women's studies (WCWS) - 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:58am
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TIIKM Conferences
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Call for papers – WCWS 2015

Gender equality is essential for the achievement of human rights for all. But Women are often discriminated against many form of social and economic factors. Women form the majority of the world's poorest people and the number of women living in rural poverty has increased by 50% since 1975. Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food, yet they earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property. Violence against women throughout the world and in all cultures prevails on an unimaginable scale, and women's access to justice is often paired with discriminatory obstacles in law as well as in practice.

"Reimagining the Humanities PhD": NeMLA Toronto, Ontario, April 30-May 3, 2015

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Dan Olson-Bang/Fordham University
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How can we prepare PhDs for uncharted career trajectories? What challenges await those with doctorates who work both within and without academe?

The Atlantic's Elizabeth Segran asks "What Can You Do With a Humanities PhD, Anyway?" Her article's title reflects growing doubts about the value of a doctoral degree in the humanities. This roundtable aims to imagine how the PhD can be reconceived. How can we open up new possibilities for PhDs that respond to the ways the academy and job market have changed?

[Reminder] Theater/Performance Studies Panel at El Mundo Zurdo/Gloria Anzaldúa Conference (May 27-30, 2014)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:32pm
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Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
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Theater and Performance Studies Panel

El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzaldúan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought
May 27-30, 2014
Austin, Texas

I am seeking collaborators for a panel focusing on Theater and Performance Studies at the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Conference. Papers may explore theater and performance through an Anzaldúan lens and/or study Anzaldúa's work (the archive) as theater/performance. Innovative approaches to the intersections of Anzaldúa's work and theater/peformance are especially welcome.

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: On Reason and Revelation

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts
On Reason and Revelation

Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
January 31, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Khalil Habib (Salve Regina University)

The Braniff Graduate Student Association (BGSA) of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the first Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference aims to explore the relationship between reason and revelation through the various lenses of philosophy, theology, literature, political philosophy, and the human sciences generally.

Related topics include but are not limited to:

• Faith and reason

• Rationalism and the imagination

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