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[UPDATE] SWPACA Literature-General CFP February 10-13, 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:56am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

CFP: Literature (General)

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Red on Red: A Symposium on Post-Socialist Art and Critical Theory (April 8-9, 2016, Yale University)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:43am
Marijeta Bozovic, Fabrizio Fenghi, Julia Chan, Marta Figlerowicz

A discernible boom in politically engaged, leftist art practices and critical theory is underway in Eastern Europe and Russia, China, and in post-socialist countries of the Global South. This boom defies all expectations, emerging after the depoliticizing "transitions" to capitalism of the 1990s and the seemingly reactionary historical moment. Activists and art collectives, critics, poets, grassroots filmmakers, and video, performance and digital artists of all stripes are seeking alternative spaces for engaged aesthetic experimentation. In many cases, these aesthetic producers return to the emancipatory promises of earlier political and aesthetic experiments, reimagining them for the digital age.

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:27am
Department of English, Gauhati University

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India
(Date: 25-27 February, 2016)

The Department of English, Gauhati University, in its series International Seminars on Contemporary South Asian Fictions in English is happy to announce the second conference of the series. This time the focus is on Pakistan and North East India: an attempt at mapping its culture, literature, people, politics and conflicts—in short, ensuring comprehensibility from our varied locations and positions. One of the many themes in this seminar will be to consider the issues that concern writers of/from Pakistan and writers from North-Eastern parts of India.

The Sacramental Text Reconsidered - Special Issue - Christianity & Literature

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:21pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Special Issues:
"THE SACRAMENTAL TEXT RECONSIDERED"

This special issue of Christianity & Literature furthers the journal's aim to investigate the complex relations between literature, drama, and Christian thought and history by bringing a critical eye to "sacramental" reading—to examine its limitations, unseen investments, and unexplored promises.

Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:17pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
"SINCERITY"

Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer

The journal Christianity & Literature seeks essay submissions for two companion special issues to be published on the topic of "Sincerity." These issues will explore the various ways that the history and thought of Christianity informs what we understand by sincerity. One issue will be devoted to literature written through the European Romantic movement, and the other to literature written since.

Kate Chopin International Society Sponsored panels at 2016 American Literature Association Conference

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:04pm
Kate Chopin International Society

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

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, or online programs. We also welcome proposals that suggest innovative technological approaches to teaching Chopin's works. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities March 10-11 2016

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 2:13pm
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

Classical Representations in Popular Culture, February 10-13, 2016

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:58pm
Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their 37th annual conference, February 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Potential topics include:

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area [Deadline Extension to 11/15]

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:55pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13th, 2016

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Jurassic World and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

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