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The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities March 10-11 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:01pm
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13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
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In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

Reality TV at SWPACA, Feb. 10-13 (Extended Deadline 11/15/15)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association will hold its 37th annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 10-13, 2016. We are now accepting proposals for papers and panels on reality television.

Deadline Extended to November 15th!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:20pm
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New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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"Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us"
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: 11/15/15: Mystery and Detective Fiction Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (2/10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:46am
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference
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Submission Deadline (Extended): 15 November 2015
Submission Address: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org/

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2016

As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society in contemporary works, but they also have a venerable classic tradition. Submissions are welcomed that address mystery and detective fiction from both ends of this spectrum and every point in between.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: 11/15/15: Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (2/10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:42am
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11/15/15!
Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

REMINDER: The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:13am
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The Dark California: an edited collection
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The turmoil of the new millennium has given rise to a plethora of uncertainties about both the present and the future, which find their reflections in a whole spectrum of conventions characteristic of contemporary popular culture – from the gothic to noir and horror to psychedelic, cyberpunk, or post-apocalyptic. Influences of such dark aesthetics can be traced in numerous depictions of California across a range of media: literary fiction, music, television, film, comic books, graphic novels, and video games. California is one region whose historical constitution as well as cultural renderings make it a unique space to confront the unknown.

Cultural Transduction Conference - May 24th-26th 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:37am
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Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed / Universidad del Norte

Cultural Transduction Conference

Venue: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, COLOMBIA

Dates: 24-26 May, 2016 / 24-26 de mayo, 2016

Hosts: Universidad del Norte and Universidad de La Sabana

Deadline for abstracts: 22 January, 2016

The Department of Social Communication at Universidad del Norte and the Faculty of Communication at Universidad de la Sabana wants to invite academics and practitioners to present their research or creative endeavors at the Cultural Transduction Conference that will take place at the facilities of Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, between May 24th-26th, 2016.

UPDATE: CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/2016)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:09am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy, SWPACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/2016)

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular /American Culture Association (www.southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline has been extended to: November 15, 2015.

[Update] CFP: Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters area, SWPACA Deadline Extended

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8:57am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Deadline Extended to November 15th…

CFP: Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters area, SWPACA (11/15/2015; 2/10-2/13/2016)

Organizers of the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference seek paper and panel submissions to its "The Beats, Counterculture, & Hipsters" area.

CFP - Special Issue Theatre Survey on Marxism - May 1, 2016 deadline

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:57am
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Theatre Survey/American Society for Theatre Research
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Call for Papers
Special Issue of Theatre Survey
'Theatre and Marxism'
(Nicholas Ridout, editor)

What is the place of theatre in a Marxist theory of culture? What might Marxism contribute now to a theorisation of theatre? What accommodations, tensions and contradictions might be generated by thinking about materialist accounts of culture on the one hand and a range of contemporary critical perspectives that direct attention towards affect, event, encounter or the 'new materialisms'?

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:39am
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Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, October 29, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:28pm
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National Chiao Tung University / The English and American Literature Association in Taiwan
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24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Call for Papers (Due February 1, 2016)

CFP: Two panels on Pauline E. Hopkins at the American Literature Association Conference May 26-29

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 8:26pm
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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society
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CALL FOR PAPERS
PAULINE E. HOPKINS SOCIETY
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA

The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.

Panel One: "Inspired borrowings" or plagiarism? The significance of Pauline Hopkins's textual appropriations.

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