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The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium

As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

Cities Afloat

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:39am
Laura Whitebell and Lisa Vandenbossche/NeMLA

CITIES AFLOAT

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Charles Causley: Influence and Legacy

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:10am
Falmouth University, with Charles Causley Trust and Literature Works

One-day symposium to be held at Falmouth University, Saturday 6 December 2014 in conjunction with Charles Causley Trust and Literature Works (South West).

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

POETRY AND PUBLIC SPACES: FORMS, PLACES AND PRACTICES IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 5:54am
université catholique de Louvain

This conference will explore the ways in which poetry has been increasingly present and inscribed in public spaces throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Off the page poetry actualizes itself in both old and new forms which deserve to be inventoried and explored in more depth. Its increased visibility, which varies according to different cultural and linguistic areas, is at the crossroads of different artistic expressions. A rather specific conception of poetics is involved in this phenomenon: one that questions the relationship between text and performativity; renews the notion of authorship (individual or collective); and re-thinks concepts related to intermediality.

CORRECTED CFP: PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due: 11/1/14

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:14pm
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due 11/1/14

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:57pm
2015 Popular Cultural Association National Confernce

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Contamination from Above (Submissions Due February 2, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:06am
Writing from Below

"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"

THE THEME
Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.

Call for Book Chapters: Authorship and Translation

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe/ Macquarie University

Authorship and Translation (edited collection)
Edited by Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe
Due date for abstracts (300 words): October 31, 2014

African Migrations: Transcultural Identities in the Making

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:59am
Dalarna University, sweden and University of Botswana

The phenomenon of migration is well-established in the history of human societies, where individuals or groups of people have moved from one place to another, either across international borders or internally within a state, for various reasons, such as political, religious, social, or economic. The experience of migration, whether it applies to refugees, displaced persons, or economic migrants, raises a number of important questions in terms of its effects on the individual and on society. These questions relate to the negotiation of identity on the part of the migrant, the effects of personal and cultural displacement, and not least questions concerning global justice and human rights.

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:55am
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

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