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Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:52am
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Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature
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Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam

CfP Participation in Media Cultures: Studying Participation within Immigration Societies

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:37am
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Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam Stehling

Deadline for Applications: December 15th, 2015

Date: April 5-8, 2016
Location: Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam Stehling
Website: www.uni-tuebingen.de/springschoolparticipation

Call for Papers

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities, 4th July 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:20am
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University of Glasgow

The Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project invites abstracts for its concluding conference. Science fiction is a fertile ground for the imagining of biomedical advances: technologies such as cloning, prosthetics, and rejuvenation are frequently encountered in science-fiction storytelling. Science fiction also offers alternative ideals of health and wellbeing, and imagines new forms of disease and suffering.

Journal: Language and Semiotic Studies

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:48pm
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Soochow University
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Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, April 8, 2016, University of Rochester

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
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The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies International Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jasbir Puar, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

April 8, 2016
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Special Issue CFP: Elsewhere

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:25pm
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'Antae', at the University of Malta
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Deadline: 29th February, 2016

Find a map and spread it out on your desk. Close your eyes and pick a random spot. Open your eyes and find out whether the place you picked is any better than where you are now. The chances are it isn't, and yet, to think of elsewhere often comes with the unspoken addendum, 'anywhere but here'.

And of course, elsewhere is so appealing because of the implicit promise that, elsewhere, there must be something else. To want to leave here is to ask: Is this all there is? Is there nothing else? But this desire or demand can be easily disappointed, either because elsewhere is always inaccessible, or because (and this is not necessarily different), once we are elsewhere, it becomes here.

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UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:24pm
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The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Sponsored by: The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) and Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Honors Society (STDIC)

Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing in creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

Associated Graduate Students of English and STDIC are seeking submissions for the CSUN Department of English Annual Conference. This year's conference will focus on the intersections of text and writing within creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

[UPDATE] "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
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Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
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MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

The 3rd Annual International David Foster Wallace Conference - Submit by March 1, 2016; Conference July 28-30, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 1:30pm
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International David Foster Wallace Conference
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The Third Annual International David Foster Wallace Conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Infinite Jest by inviting submissions about what is widely considered to be Wallace's master work. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Wallace's edition of the Review of Contemporary Fiction, where he speculated on the Future of Fiction with writers such as Jonathan Franzen, Mary Caponegro, William T. Vollman, Steve Tomasula, and Curt White, among others. This year, the David Foster Wallace Conference invites scholarship on Infinite Jest, the anthology and its contributors, and The Future of Fiction twenty years later, particularly in the ways it addresses female writers and writers of color.

Conflict and Liberation, Marquette University April 23, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:36am
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English and History Departments from Marquette University and UW Milwaukee

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on April 23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduate students from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are now accepting 250-word proposals from humanities graduate students whose work addresses our theme.

Potential topics Include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City, abstract due January 15, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:00am
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Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, Department of English, Duquesne University
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Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City

I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline to an edited collection focusing on 21st-Century British fiction's engagement with the city or urban environment. Once the collection is finalized, it will be submitted to and peer-reviewed by a press that has indicated interest.

The deadline for submission of a 750-1000 word abstract has been extended to January 15, 2016. Send your submission electronically to michael@duq.edu along with a brief C.V.

Dr. Magali Cornier Michael is Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Looking at the Review: Britain and Beyond, World Shakespeare Conference, 1 Jul-6 Aug 2016 (Register by 1 Feb 2016)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:40am
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'Looking at the Review: Britain and Beyond', Seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress
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The theatre review—often the most accessible evidence of reception of a theatrical event and central to the work of all scholars of performance—is an under-theorised genre. Paradigmatically scholars of Shakespeare performance often look through the review to the performance it ostensibly documents. The time has come to look at the review and the performance that it, in itself, constitutes. Paul Prescott's book _Reviewing Shakespeare_ (CUP, 2013) does just that and breaks new ground in reception studies. This seminar builds on this foundation to investigate reviews and reviewers of Shakespeare in performance across time and geographical space.

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:25am
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Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:
On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.
On the other hand, the different fields of linguistic research: Applied Linguistics, Specific Purposes, Technological Innovation and Translation, Language teaching and Corpus and Computational Linguistics.

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