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Cartographies of Commons, Community, and Sovereignty

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:47pm
Department of Spanish and Portuguese - University of Pennsylvania

Abstract Deadline: November 6, 2015
Conference Date: February 5, 2016

The graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese at UPenn are pleased to announce their graduate conference focused on the transnational and trans-historical topic of commons, community and sovereignty. It is a pleasure to also mention that Dr. Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch, Revolution at Point Zero) will be the keynote speaker. Additionally, the department of Spanish and Portuguese is able to provide three travel grants up to $300 each for graduate student participants.

Second Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:42pm
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (University of Houston)

The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.

The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.

The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Hard Coded Humanities: DH Conference April 15-16, 2016

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 4:28pm
Mellon Graduate Program in Digital Humanities at the University of Rochester

In 2008, Matthew Kirschenbaum challenged an emergent field to develop an "awareness of the mechanism": to consider seriously the relationship between the physicality of electronic technology and the seemingly immaterial power of transformed code on our screens.

Call for Papers and Creative Writing

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:13pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

[UPDATE] Bakhtin For Tomorrow! Contemporary Poetry & Pragmatics: A Discussion Seminar

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 2:01pm
University of British Columbia

Bakhtin For Tomorrow! Contemporary Poetry & Pragmatics: A Discussion Seminar

We seek papers for a seminar aimed at discussing intersections between contemporary / postmodern poetry and recent findings in pragmatic linguistics. Our particular interest is in empirical (especially corpus-based) speech research. However, we invite a broad range of submissions theoretically grounded in Bakhtin dialogism, pragmatics, or the sociolinguistic direction Lecercle outlines in A Marxist Philosophy of Language. We think aspects of current pragmatics (sometimes inadvertently) vindicate, revise and extend Bakhtinian dialogism, and in this seminar wish to consider how contemporary poetry and linguistics embody and further Bakhtin's legacy.

"Hum(Animals)" Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Conference - Proposals Due 1/1/6; Conference 3/18-3/19

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 1:54pm
Word's Worth English Studies Conference at Illinois State University

The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference. Early submissions will allow presenters to choose their preferred presentation times on a first-come, first-served basis - early submissions should be sent in no later than January 1st, 2016. The final deadline for submissions is no later than February 1, 2016. The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at www.ISUWordsWorth.com.

Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:34pm
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.

Habit Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:48am
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

Call for Papers Crisis and Transformation: Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies. 2016 ASPECT Graduate Con

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:28am
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

Call for Papers
Crisis and Transformation:
Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies.

2016 ASPECT Graduate Conference
Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Location TBA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
www.aspect.vt.edu

Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror Conference - April 1st - 3rd 2016 (Abstract due November 30th 2015)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:52am
Sheffield Hallam University - Department of Humanities

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers and 90 minute panels for the first Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror conference at Sheffield Hallam University. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities in collaboration with Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival, the conference will investigate the horror genre's aesthetic, cultural and industrial concerns in the new millennium.

ADAPTATIONS AND HISTORY: THE 11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ADAPTATION STUDIES St Anne's College, Oxford, 26-27 S

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:43am
Association of Adaptation Studies

Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell (djc@dmu.ac.uk) and Imelda Whelehan (Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au) by 1 June 2016.

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
Stephen Crane Society

CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

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