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Displacement 2016 NYU Conference CFP

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:48am
NYU Graduate Student Cinema Studies Conference

March 4-5, 2016
The recent passing of Chantal Akerman dealt an irrecoverable blow to the history of cinema. For nearly the past half-century, Akerman continually produced provocative work that meditated on concepts of home, belonging, and identity, while consistently investigating these via contemporary formats and technologies. Her latest and final film, No Home Movie, found Akerman probing these issues anew; reconciling distances through the use of Skype, developing her self-understanding through conversations with her mother, amongst others. This conference, designed to celebrate Akerman's memory, focuses on one of her most consistent and deeply examined themes: displacement.

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:02am
Ray Browne Conference for Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

Torture

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:27am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Torture
Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 14th July – Saturday 16th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Humour

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:25am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Humour
Call for Participation 2016

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

This inclusive interdisciplinary event is aimed to explore the mechanisms of humour, its elements of surprise and contradiction that appeal to human nature, circulating sameness and otherness altogether: through the agency of positive disposition, the inside(r) finds external expression, just the same as the outside(r) is incorporated within.

Mantis at Stanford: call for poetry reviews/criticism - January 5

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:16am
Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation

Mantis is soliciting reviews and critical pieces. We publish ~2000 word reviews of contemporary poetry in English or in translation and other critical pieces treating issues in contemporary poetry and poetics (surveys of trends in contemporary poetry, interviews, theoretically oriented reflections, etc.)

The final deadline is January 5.

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[UPDATE] Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 1/15/2016

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:59pm
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference on Fear, Suspicion, Surveillance, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Abstract deadline extended: January 15, 2016.

Keynote Speaker: J.K. Van Dover, Winner of the 2015 George N. Dove Award for Mystery, Detective & Crime Fiction Study

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Chiasma Issue 3: Philosophy and The Future

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:52pm
Chiasma: A Site for Thought

Philosophy, being untimely, is inexorably embedded in time, dedicated to the future. For Chiasma's third issue, we will look for essays engaging with the future – as an object for philosophy, as a hermeneutic of philosophy, and also in terms of the future of philosophy – from an interdisciplinary background.

European Beat Studies Network Annual Conference, Manchester 27-29 June 2016

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:31pm
European Beat Studies Network

We invite proposals for the Fifth Annual Conference of the EBSN, which will take place in Manchester, UK, from 27‐29 June, at The Wonder Inn (http://www.thewonderinn.co.uk), in the heart of the city.

As always, papers on any aspect of Beat creativity are welcomed, but especially in relation to two central themes: music and science. The themes are reflected in our two confirmed conference keynotes: C.P. Lee, legendary Manchester musician and musicologist, and Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology.

International Conference "War Reflections: Precedents and Consequences of WWII in Literature and the Arts"

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:56pm
School of Languages and Literatures. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

The International Conference "War Reflections: Precedents and Consequences of WWII in Literature and the Arts" sets out to study works of literature, cinema, music and the visual arts related to the Second World War and the consequences derived from it.

This interdisciplinary conference intends to be a meeting point for specialists in literature and different arts in order to foster debate around the artistic representations of WWII. Thus, we propose new approaches to a historical event that has had great impact not only on society, politics, and history, but also on literature and the arts.

Call for culturally subversive writing

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:12pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Want to write for us?

We have a rolling submissions policy.

Lehigh Valley Vanguard was started to give a "voice to the voiceless."

This means subverting the neoliberal paradigm to make way for new modes of relating.

This also means when you send something in, you WILL hear back.

Writing we admire as a model:

Anything published by Semiotexte, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Noam Chomsky.
French political thought in general. Revolutionaries, renegades, critical thinkers.

Submissions in PROSE

[UPDATE] deadline extended to January 11, 2016

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:03pm
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.

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