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Border, Globalization and Identity

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:54am
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The Dept. of English, P.D. Women's College, Jalpaiguri, W.B. India
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UGC-Sponsored National Seminar
on
Border, Globalization and Identity
In collaboration with Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region
Organized by The Dept. Of English, P. D. Women's College, Jalpaiguri, W.B., India

The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:32pm
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies.
• The prize is available to graduate students and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL.
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries will be judged anonymously by the Editorial Committee and the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.
• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.
• Non-winning essays may be considered for publication in JNZL in the usual way.
Please submit the following:

The Digital and the Local

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:20pm
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LINQ Literature in North Queensland, Vol 42

In the last twenty-five years, technology has made an enormous impact on the way we communicate, often with largely unforeseen consequences. From the perspective of its impact on narrative communication, digital technology has begun to augment, alter, and introduce new practices of producing, sharing and reading and analysing texts. David M Berry (2011, 12) argues that 'computer code enables new communicative processes, and with the increasing social dimension of networked media the possibility of new and exciting forms of collaborative thinking arises.'

The Contemporary: Culture in the Twenty-First Century, March 3-5, 2016

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Princeton University

We are constantly under pressure to define the "now." When did it begin? What does it include? When will it end? Recent attempts to capture this moving target have offered an array of starting points--the end of World War II, 1968, the end of the Cold War, the start of the new millennium, 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis. These attempts have also offered an array of periodizing concepts--postmodernism, post-postmodernism, late capitalism, neoliberalism, the anthropocene, the post-civil rights era, the post-human. We propose to respond to and circumvent this pressure in two ways. First, by creating a dialogue between our periodizing concerns and recent literature and art.

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS (16-23 August 2015, Belgrade, Serbia)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:27am
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IPAK Center
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SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS
(16-23 August 2015, Belgrade, Serbia)

organized by

IPAK Center and Faculty for Media and Communications, Singidunum Univeristy, Belgrade

CONFIRMED LECTURERS AND COURSES OFFERED

 The school consists of the following 4 elements:
 Obligatory Courses, Optional Courses (in 2 Streams), Workshop, Open Programme.

1. OBLIGATORY COURSES (16-19 Aug)

Exploring Moral Interfaces: Private Worlds and Public Systems, 7th to 9th October, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:03am
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The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India

Exploring Moral Interfaces:
Private Worlds and Public Systems
An International Conference organized by The English and Foreign Languages University
7th to 9th October, 2015
"Everyone deserves a private life," says the female protagonist in the 1994 movie, Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The intrusive nature of the modern technologies that facilitate access—without consent or acknowledgement—to the private domains of people's lives further blurs the already hazy borderlines that separate the public from the private. The proposed conference will address some of the troubling issues relating to this phenomenon.

PAMLA 2015-American Literature After 1865 Portland, Oregon

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:18am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is calling for papers for its 113th annual convention. This session welcomes submissions on papers on any topic in American Literature after 1865. Please submit a 500 word proposal, a 50 word abstract, and your paper title to our online proposal system (http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals) by May 15, 2015. Also, please specify if you need AV equipment.

CFP edited collecton---Modernism in the Green, Deadline May 20, 2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Julia Daniel (Baylor) and Margaret Konkol (New College)
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Modernism in the Green

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens. From William Carlos Williams's representations of Garret Mountain Park, to Peter's reflections on Mrs. Dalloway in Regents Park or Wallace Stevens' frequent use of Elizabeth Park throughout his oeuvre, planned green spaces play an overlooked role in the development of modernism. We propose that thinking with and through public greens leads to a fresh and often more complex understanding of modernism's tangled engagements with arts, politics, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide.

Call for Papers GO WEST! Deadline 06/01/2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
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Western Film Area / Film & History Conference 2015
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Go West!

An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:
Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns
November 5-8, 2015
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2015

AREA: Go West!
It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

Philosophy and Poetry [Edited Volume]

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:11pm
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Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha [India]

Poetry has been a continuous presence in the realm of philosophy. While the conflation often engendered poetic synchronization to the epistemic and aesthetic concerns of philosophy the cross-currents also opened up interesting instances of dissent. The resultant proliferation of ideas gave impetus to 'other' readings of poetry parallel to its traditional nuance. This volume seeks scholarly and original essays that take into account philosophy's engagement with poetry that goes back to Plato and Aristotle, and is a continuing imperative in the philosophical paradigms of Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Dilthey, Nietzsche, Jean-Luc Nancy, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Bakhtin, Heidegger, Sartre, Blanchot, Derrida, Adorno, Agamben and others.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1 -- Radical Kinship

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:05pm
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Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference -

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Conference Webpage: https://tuftsgradhumanitiesconference.wordpress.com/

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

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