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[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."

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogy Contributors

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1:08pm
"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:

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1:05pm
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference

Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 January 2016

Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.

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What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?

CFP: Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture [UPDATE]

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:42pm
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016. UPDATE: the conference features keynotes by Jill Stevenson (Marymount Manhattan College) and Andrew Sofer (Boston College).

[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 30, 2015 - 10:20am
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.

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:28am
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and
independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and
book reviews.
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at: scholasticdav@gmail.com

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

updated: 
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:37am
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and book reviews.
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at: scholasticdav@gmail.com
7. Book reviews must contain name of author/ editor, titles of the book reviewed,place of publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price of the book.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

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:

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