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UPDATE

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 4:39am
University of Farmington (Maine)

International Conference
University of Maine at Farmington, USA/Université du Maine, France
To be held at University of Maine at Farmington

Adaptation in the Arts: Theory and Practice

April 28-29, 2016

(Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 5:35pm
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference Date: April 1, 2016

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogical Contributons

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:39pm
"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a resource of pedagogical materials for a section on teaching. These contributions can include:

Borderlands: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference [Abstracts January 20 / Conference March 5]

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:31pm
University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English

Borderlands: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Abstracts: January 20, 2016
Conference: March 5, 2016

As a noun, a border implies limitations, the edge of a physical boundary, or a fence between concepts. As a verb, it is the creation of a separation. "Borders" also stretch beyond physical boundaries imposed on land and raise abstract fences between disciplines and discourses each contain. Recognizing and dismantling the boundaries that exist among disciplines and specialties initiates conversation and encourages interaction among fields.

International conference: Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World, Sibiu, 19-21 May 2016

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 1:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Reading Matters:
Texts – Cultures – The World

19-21 May 2016

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Anglo-American and German Research

are pleased to invite you to the Reading Matters international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

[UPDATE] 'Words, Signs, and Feelings' Journal issue

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:31am
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

UPDATE: The Call for Papers for Volume 3 has been extended to Friday 4th of December! If you had something in the works but didn't quite make the deadline, now's your chance!

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.

Features Section--Authorship--Due DEC 15

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:29am
Mediascape

In many ways, authorship defines and shapes media experiences from the web to the big screen. Whether it is film, television, or new media, each medium depends upon a sense of authorship within its products. A screenwriter or composer might be noted for their specific, stylistic flair. A video game designer could be sought out for a specific narrative or their striking graphics. An actor or actress might have more influence over content above and beyond their performance. The aim of this issue is to further these discussions and to explore the various methods in which authorship has informed and continues to inform our mediascape. We welcome papers that examine any interpretation of authorship in the context of film, television, and digital media.

IGA Postgraduate Community Calls For Bloggers!

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:42pm
The International Gothic Association

The International Gothic Association (IGA) unites teachers, scholars, and students from around the world interested in Gothic fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, and other forms from the eighteenth century on (including the prior sources of Gothic). Its purpose is to exchange and expand knowledge of and research on the Gothic as widely and effectively as possible. In line with this objective, the postgraduate/graduate community of IGA, known as IGA Postgrads, encourages its members to contribute to the ever expanding online information repository about the Gothic through its Postgraduate blog. Every month, the blog features posts by a different graduate student working in the field of the Gothic, across time periods, geographies and disciplines.

Charles Alobwed'Epie: New Critical Insights

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:31pm
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

A few decades ago, the mention of most Anglophone writers would have been met with ignorance for the most. In spite of the regular turn out of creative works by these Cameroon Anglophone writers, they continue to remain obscure both nationally and internationally. This unfortunate state of affairs is not the result of the fact that these writers have not been prolific nor that their creative productions have not been of a high quality. Rather it has been occasioned by a dearth of criticism of their works. This critical void although being gradually filled is still scant, disproportionate and lacking in authority.

AfroSurrealism/Black Speculative Fiction Conference

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 3:10pm
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Amiri Baraka used the term to describe the work of Black Arts Movement writer Henry Dumas, and over the years, interest in AfroSurrealism has only grown.

AU Hip Hop Studies Conference - 8 April 2016

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 2:41pm
Allen University

Allen University is now accepting paper and panel proposals for the second annual Hip Hop Studies Conference on Friday, April 8, 2016. Students and faculty scholars from all levels and from any discipline are encouraged to apply. The deadline for proposals is March 4, 2016. For more information about the conference, see our website at hiphopstudies.weebly.com

Queer Performance Now - June 3rd 2016

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Queer@King's, King's College London

Queer@King's invites proposals for individual talks, panels, roundtables, poetry slams, open mics, critical karaoke and other creative presentations on the topic of queer performance for a one-day conference on Saturday, June 3, 2016. What is queer performance? Where is queer performance? How can performances of queerness, from the stage and YouTube to the dance floor and online sex communities, be a mode of socio-cultural critique?

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 1:07pm
Creighton University Department of English

At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.

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