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Supernatural Cities: Exploring the Urban Mindscape - April 30th 2016

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:46am
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker: Professor Steve Pile, Open University

Call for Papers:

Where do urban supernatural stories and beliefs come from and why do they survive in our modern cities? What is it about the nature of the urban environment that encourages our imaginations to respond in this way? How do supernatural accounts and legends alter urban geographies? What cultural roles have ghosts and other supernatural beliefs and practices played in historical and contemporary cities? How has and does the supernatural articulate the experience of urban living, unequal power relations, and fluid urban identities?

Haunted Studies: The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:55am
The Leeds Library

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ramsey Campbell
Jacqueline Simpson
Andrew Smith

The ghost stories of Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) are amongst the most influential in the English language. Never out of print, they have been adapted numerous times for stage, screen and other media and their formal and thematic features have come to embody the very model of the traditional English ghost story. Although widely read and tremendously influential, his stories have only recently begun to attract detailed academic attention.

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/8/2016: "Digesting Discourses" at IU-Bloomington

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:53am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption," to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. Our 2016 keynote speaker is Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College.

CFP: Nature and Environment in Australia - Conference 28 September-1 October 2016, University of Cologne

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:29am
Association for Australian Studies (GASt)

Founded in 1989, the Association for Australian Studies (GASt) is a politically independent, interdisciplinary organisation devoted to furthering scholarship concerned in the broadest way with Australia and to promoting Australian studies, both in teaching and research, in German-speaking countries.

In line with this interdisciplinary approach to Australian Studies, GASt invites panels and papers that address nature and environment in Australia.

"New Italians" or "Criminal Aliens": The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:46am
German Association for American Studies annual conference, “The United States and the Question of Rights”, Osnabrück, May 19-22, 2016

"New Italians" or "Criminal Aliens": The Contradictions of Latinos/as, Rights, and Race in the United States.

"The United States and the Question of Rights", Osnabrück, Germany, May 19-22, 2016.

Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Leipzig) / Jesse Ramirez (Frankfurt am Main)

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th 2016]

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 1:25am
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Poetry
Fiction
Non-Fiction
Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Cinema Television Literature Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:26pm
The Cinema Television Literature Society

The Cinema Television Literature Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

The first panel, "Philip K. Dick: Cinema and Television Adaptations," seeks four presentations based on thirteen works of Phillip K. Dick that have been adapted for film or television, beginning with Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) to The Man in the High Castle (2015) a television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Productions.

AlterNative Calls for Papers on Indigenous Autonomy Projects

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 6:37pm
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence

CALL FOR PAPERS ON INDIGENOUS AUTONOMY PROJECTS

Indigenous peoples from around the world have adopted the idea of autonomy in an attempt to engage with modernity on their own terms. What is remarkable is the range and diversity of the notion of autonomy, from treaty-based territorial autonomy to non-territorial, cultural rights based autonomy projects.

Eudora Welty and Multimedia May 26-29, 2016 SUBMIT BY 12/15

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:23pm
American Literature Association // Eudora Welty Society

Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016

This session will investigate Welty's work (defined as her fiction, as her photography, or as her modernism) and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television, that is to say, with all forms of media influence.

Please send 500-word abstracts by Dec 15, 2015 to pollack@bucknell.edu.

Cultural Representations of the City International Conference

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 1:22pm
University of Bucharest

ACED-18

THE 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 18th Annual Conference:

Cultural Representations of the City

Dates: 2–4 June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

PFC 2016 / Abstracts by March 1

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Postwar Faculty Colloquium, University of North Texas

UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium is a day-long event for postwar specialists across the humanities from the North Texas / South Oklahoma region. This year's keynote speakers are Andrew N. Rubin, Professor of Critical and Media Studies at Georgetown U, and Ned O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Communications Dept. at U Illinois. Any area professors, lecturers, and adjuncts interested to present from his/her current research, pls. send abstracts to UNTPostwarStudies@unt.edu by March 1. This is a local "work session" open to work in progress, no registration fee, no hotels, etc. Pls. join us if you're in this area and interested to share your work.

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:55am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

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