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The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:56am
University of North Carolina Wilmington

While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds/ 19 May/ Deadline 25 Feb.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:41am
University of Sheffield

"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

Queer at Camp

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:36pm
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada. While especially popular in North America, summer camp is a global affair. Certain iterations of summer camp loom large in the popular imagination – Scout Camp, band camp, bible camp – but camps engage a staggeringly diverse range of interests and activities, from sports to language learning, computing, forensic science, weight loss, and so forth. Some camps are specialized; some have a general education and/or elective curricular structure.

Speculative Temporalities of Home | for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home | Abstracts by 1-25-16

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:04pm
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016

"Home" might sound like a place, but time is also one of home's critical axes. Temporality conditions the mythic past, the material present, and the protected (or vulnerable) future of home, intersecting with histories and projections of nation, labor, gender, sexuality, race, kinship, and collectivity. This panel uses speculative narratives to ask: what happens to our sense of home and its geopolitical implications when normative conceptions of time are disrupted?

Mapping Memory - March 11, 2016. Abstracts Deadline Feb, 15.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:50pm
French Ph.D Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

The French PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center invites papers from all disciplines that examine early modern, modern, and postmodern places of memory in French-language texts from a wide variety of perspectives: literature, theory, philosophy, gender, art history, film and media studies, sociology, economics, neurosciences, medicine, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

From St. Augustine's "memory palace" to Derrida's "archive fever," a rich tradition of literary, critical, and philosophical thought has sought to localize memory while also questioning its limits and perfectibility.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:28pm
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:54pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts.

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:21pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

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