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"Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North"

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:49pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada

This is a call for paper proposals for the panel, "Only in Canada: Celebrity in the Great White North," to be submitted for consideration to the Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 6th Annual Conference, held in association with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal on May 12-14, 2016. For more information about the conference, go to: www.canpop.ca. The co-organizers of this panel are Dr. Lorraine York, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and Charlotte Fillmore-Handlon, PhD Candidate, Concordia University.

"Pynchon and Music," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 26-29, 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:44pm
John Miller

Proposals are being solicited for a panel to be proposed for the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016, on the topic of "Pynchon and Music." Music and musicians have figured importantly in Thomas Pynchon's fiction; songs, often silly but sometimes not, have punctuated them; allusions to music in many genres, including the imaginary, abound. This panel invites investigations into the roles music plays in Pynchon's fiction and of the ways in which the fiction reflects on music.

Lotman and Techne: Traversing Natural and Social Sciences. April 21-22, 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
Simon Levesque / Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

full CFP: http://resistancesemiotique.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lotman-et-la-...

Lotman and Techne
Traversing Natural and Social Sciences

Second International Conference of Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique.
April 21-22, 2016, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.

CFP Reading Coetzee's Women

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:41am
Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy

Confirmed Participants/Keynotes:
Professor J.M. Coetzee (Adelaide)
Professor Zoë Wicomb (Strathclyde)
Professor David Attwell (York)
Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Other Participants/Keynotes to be confirmed

Transnational French Modernisms - 7-8 July 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:11am
Sam Bootle, Rebecca Ferreboeuf, Zoë Roth (Durham University, UK)

Transnational French Modernisms
7th-8th July 2016, Durham University, UK

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Jonathan Eburne (Penn State)
Professor Susan Harrow (Bristol)
Professor Debarati Sanyal (Berkeley)

Visual Literacies as Visual Imageries

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:13am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Visual Literacies as Visual Imageries
8th Global Meeting of the Visual Literacies Project

Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

Concepts like picture, visual art, and realism circulate in newspapers, galleries, and museums as if they were as obvious and natural as words like dog, cat, and goldfish.
– James Elkins

Writing As Spaces

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:05am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Writing As Spaces
4th Global Meeting of the Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Saturday 2nd July – Monday 4th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." – Anaïs Nin

Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:00am
Leiden University

Scholars, academics, experts, and especially PhD students from around the world working on the relationship between nationalism and language in the Middle East are invited to submit research abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference, entitled "Arabic and its Alternatives: Religious minorities and their languages in the emerging nation states of the Middle East (1920-1950)."
The conference committee is searching for two additional speakers to present a paper that addresses the theme of the conference. In order to ensure thorough discussion of the papers, we require draft papers a few weeks before the conference (May 30, 2016). Travel and accommodation will be provided for by the conference organizers.

"Encounters: Friends, Foes, and Companions," The 10th TACMRS International Conference, 21-22 October 2016, Due: 3 Feb. 2016

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:50am
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

Human civilization often entails various kinds of encounters. One of the most fundamental is interpersonal contact from which friendship, animosity, and companionship are born. In Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, friendship is defined in terms of ethical virtues, while in patristic writings friendship refers to a shared sense of being children of the one Father and brothers in Christ. From the Renaissance down to the modern era, there have been engaging discussions about forbidden friendships. In contrast, hostile feelings, especially jealousy and hatred, have long been favorite topics for writers such as Shakespeare who draws from the book of Proverbs in Julius Caesar and Othello to represent how the kisses of an enemy may be profuse.

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