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CFP: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Sarasota, FL. March 10-13, 2016)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:57am
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New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

*****CALL FOR PAPERS*****

The twentieth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 10–13 March 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries.

[UPDATE] CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:04am
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Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture. Potential topics may include class, gender, regional representations, and crime, among others. Editors are seeking a Southern University publisher for the collection.
A 250 word abstract should be submitted along with a short C.V. by August 1, 2015, to:

Cynthia Burkhead
cynthia.burkhead@gmail.com
AND
Stephanie Graves
steph.graves@gmail.com

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:03am
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Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the "other" creatures, with whom we share our world. In the meantime, our material existence has been reconfigured by the human genome project, in-vitro meat, custom-made pharmacology, bioart and other scientific developments.

"This City Runs Us: Narratives of Urban Constriction in American Literatures of Resistance" (ALA Sep 10-12, New Orleans)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:28am
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American Literature Assosiation Symposium "The City and American Literature" DEADLINE JUNE 30
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We are looking for a third member for our panel. If you have a paper that speaks to our project (even vaguely) or might be made to speak to it (we are very accomodating) send me an email.

A turn in theory: towards a 21st century notion of post-theory.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:10am
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Tapati Bharadwaj.
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A turn in theory: towards a 21st century notion of post-theory.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays which will look at notions of subjectivity, self and identity that critique the dominant theoretical movements of modernism and postmodernism.

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:27pm
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Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016

It's been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind. For as moribund as the humanities have supposedly been (according to positivist scientists, economics majors, and higher education administrators) the "Culture Wars" have surely blazed a bright path across the consciousness of any literature, history, philosophy, theology or cultural studies major. Columnists from William Safire to David Brooks have bemoaned the supposed death of the humanities (while conveniently ignoring how supply-side economics has had a hearty role in that) identifying a "post-modern bogeyman" as being responsible for the murder.

"Reimagining City Politics From the Margins"/ panel for ALA symposium "City and American Literature/ Abstract Deadline 7/28/15

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:22pm
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The University of Miami
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This panel welcomes papers that explore how contemporary literary genres attempt to think through the traditionally raced and class divided formulations (and representations) of the neoliberal city-scape. We particularly invite presenters to consider creative works that destabilize the city as the ultimate signifier of minority cultures and reimagine the spatial expanse of minority resistance. Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

ideology and effect of 'urban renewal' /gentrification/displacements and dispossessions
urban discourse of raced deviance
new immigrant destinations

call for articles: Scritture migranti #8

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:18pm
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting articles for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send their contributions, along with an abstract and a short bio (in a MS-Word file) to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it. Deadline for submissions: SEPTEMBER 1, 2015.

Scritture migranti particularly welcomes contributions which are innovative as to themes, subjects, methodologies, and theoretical approaches relevant to the multiple intersections of writing and migration. Articles in any of the major languages of international exchange are accepted.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:07pm
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C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

Futures of Intellectual History - A Graduate Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:04pm
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The Remarque Institute

Futures of Intellectual History
A Graduate Student Conference
New York University
October 23-24th, 2015
Call for Papers
The Remarque Institute invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Futures of Intellectual
History graduate student conference to take place at New York University on October 23-24th, 2015.
A recent wave of scholarship has reinvigorated Intellectual History and expanded the field beyond its
traditional geographical, methodological and conceptual boundaries. Though taking place at all levels of
the academy, much of this recent scholarship is the work of graduate students. Despite the vitality and

[UPDATE-Keynotes Added] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:42pm
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Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
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Key Note Speakers:

Craig Baldwin [filmmaker, lecturer @ UC Davis]
Dr. Denah Johnston [filmmaker, author of No Future Now: A Nomdadology of Resistance and Subversion, lecturer at California College of the Arts, executive director of Canyon Cinema]

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:09pm
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Bath Spa University

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by the Writing and the Environment Research Centre, Bath Spa University

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham
Other speakers TBC

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