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Heresy, Belief, and Ideology: Dissent in Politics and Religion

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:32pm
Second Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its second biennial conference at New York University, June 1-3, 2016. The conference theme will broadly focus on ideological aspects of heresy in both religion and politics. Throughout history, definitions of "heresy" have been crucial to defining "orthodox" belief, worship, and practice. Indeed, every faith, ideology, and institution must struggle over what is deemed heretical as part of defining what is deemed normative, and it is hard to imagine any ideology (even an anti-ideology ideology) that does not draw a boundary to mark what is subversive or unacceptable.

The Street and the City - Awakenings: 14-15 April 2016

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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 9:54am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

The Street and the City - Awakenings
Date: 14-15 April 2016
Convener: University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / ESHTE
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies

CFPanelists: "Black Narratives of Home/Property in American Literature" [DUE 1.25.16]

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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 6:01pm
American Studies Association

Toni Morrison writes in her first novel 'The Bluest Eye' (1970): "Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests" (18). This passage brings immediately to mind the thematic preoccupation with property and landholding throughout American literary history—from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'House of the Seven Gables' to William Faulkner's Sutpen's Hundred, Willa Cather's Blue Mesa to Arthur Miller's Willy Loman—and the place of Black narrative within that tradition.

[UPDATE]: CFP: European Writers in Exile

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Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 11:45am
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

UPDATE Star Trek

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Friday, December 25, 2015 - 9:12pm
Nadine Farghaly

Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek has become one of the icons of science fiction. With the 50th anniversary coming up this collection will focus on gender representations within the Star Trek universe throughout these five decades.

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