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Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:05am
Liverpool Hope University

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:51pm
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Studies of black racial subjugation throughout the Diaspora have increasingly highlighted narratives and embodiments of resistance as central aspects of the black experience. The survival of the black community when faced with slavery, sexual exploitation, and racial discrimination, depended upon measured and creative methods of resistance. Though some of the strategies by which black people historically and continuously challenge white supremacy and gender oppression are visible in the archive, many forms of resistance are subversive and elude researchers of black history, literature and culture.

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:29pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the way these countries (past and present) contribute to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? How and what should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:40pm
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:29pm
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History and Culture at Drew, the 4th Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

Spontaneous Beauties? World Gardens and Gardens in the World (10-12 June 2016)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:56am
Nanyang Technological University, Division of English

"Spontaneous Beauties"? World Gardens and Gardens in the World
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
10-12 June 2016

Organizing Committee: Shirley Chew, Samara Cahill, Ann-Marie Chua

Keynote Speakers
Dr Stephen Bending (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr Elizabeth Cook (Poet and Novelist, UK)
Dr. Stanislaus Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr Nigel Taylor (Director, Singapore Botanic Gardens)

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
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:

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

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:49pm
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.

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What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?

Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
Rosemary Overell

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

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