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Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:46pm
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories

International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

Panel Organizers:
Jeff Birkenstein Tristan Beach
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu tjohnbeach@yahoo.com
Saint Martin's University Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Lacey, Washington

"What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."
—Molly
O'Neill[1]

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:50am
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

CFP: European Writers in Exile; Edited Collection; Abstracts 12/15/15

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:24pm
Jeff Birkenstein

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.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

Revista "CENTROAMERICANA"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:07am
UNIVERSITA' CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Está abierta la convocatoria para el N° 25.2/2015 de "Centroamericana".
La publicación trata temas relacionados con la Lengua, Cultura y Literatura Centroamericanas y Antillanas. La fecha final de aceptación de trabajos es el 31 de diciembre de 2015.

"Centroamericana" es una revista académica publicada por la Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milano y con proceso de evaluación por pares a ciegas. Pueden consultar nuestra política de publicaciones e instrucciones para los autores en el sitio web de la revista (http://www.centroamericana.it).

Gothic Studies Bloggers Needed (November-December 2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:46am
International Gothic Association

The International Gothic Association is looking for vibrant postgraduate or early-career academics to voice their dark arts researches to a wide ranging and dynamic community of leading Gothic scholars.

We are currently looking for committed enthusiasts to share their ideas on any aspect of Gothic study. Later, we will be seeking authors for specifically-thematic posts, but for now all and any aspect of Gothic study will be greatly cherished among others of our kind.

If you are interested in blogging for us, or if you would like to contribute something in the future, please do get in touch with either Ben, Tugce or Caroline.

The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

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