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HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:22pm
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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

Invited speakers:

(Re)presentations of the Present

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

How do literary texts and other media articulate the present, per se or in contrast with the past and future: is it rendered (im)material, (in)distinct, fluid, con-temporary? How is it privileged or subordinated regarding alternative temporalities, or how is it engaged with cyclic or parallel time? How do articulations differ among media, in the works of one author, across periods, between cultures or perspectives, between disciplines or modes of thought, or as reflections of technological or political change? Whose time is the present?

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature -(2-4th September, 2015)

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 10:22am
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The Literary Seminary

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme 'Comics as Visual Literature' from 2nd - 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.

In order to take the first step towards change, a group of students from our club have created SIRJI Comics - a series of comic episodes that voice societal transformation in India. We have launched its first volume at Comic Con, Bangalore, earlier in April this year.

Highlights of Litfest '15:

American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 21-25

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 2:05am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 21-25, 2016.

Realism Bites - Disruptive Realisms in Modernity 08/13/2015

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 5:37pm
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The Johns Hopkins University

Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University

Realism Bites
Disruptive Realisms in Modernity

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota
Prof. Elisabeth Strowick, Johns Hopkins University

November 6- 7, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University

All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical situation must be drawn into the form-giving process and cannot nor should be disguised by compositional means.
(György Lukács, The Theory of the Novel)

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:14pm
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Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
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The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:05pm
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American Studies Association of Turkey
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Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective. Included are: discussions of Bowles' s literary colleagues and assessments of the expatriate penning of Oriental consciousness; assessments from Americans and Europeans of the talent for writing and capturing Orientalism; Middle Eastern criticisms and reviewing of the Orient from a modern perspective: and critical re-evaluation of the relationship in the arts of the ongoing relationship of the Orient to America.

Please submit 300 - word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty at rchandar@msn.com no later than July 20,2015. Please include your name, title, and institution.

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:03pm
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Bowling Green State University Department of English
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21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st

Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:35pm
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BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

MAPACA 2015 Philadelphia, PA, November 5-7, 2015

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers MAPACA 2015
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

Primates and Primatology: special issue of Green Letters

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Helena Feder
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This is an open call for articles on primates and primatology from an ecocritical, science studies, and/or critical theory perspective. The issue is slotted for publication in 2017.

Subjects might include the following:

the work of Kinji Imanishi
cultural biology or the study of nonhuman animal cultures
the practice of primatology in the US, Japan, or elsewhere
nonhuman primates in the wild (and/or field work)
human and nonhuman primates and colonization/globalization (slow or fast violence)
nonhuman primates in the human imagination
The Great Ape Trust (ACCI)

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