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"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."

Global Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:37am
3rd Annual Fantastika Conference

"Fantastika", coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.
The 3rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. It is our hope to draw together academics with an interest in Fantastika from an international audience to share and disseminate Fantastika-related research globally.

CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:26pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium, 20th April 2016

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
University of Glasgow / British Shakespeare Association

Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

9.45am-5pm, Wednesday 20th April 2016
Attendance: £25 full, £15 concession, free for BSA members

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