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Displacement 2016 NYU Conference CFP

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:48am
NYU Graduate Student Cinema Studies Conference

March 4-5, 2016
The recent passing of Chantal Akerman dealt an irrecoverable blow to the history of cinema. For nearly the past half-century, Akerman continually produced provocative work that meditated on concepts of home, belonging, and identity, while consistently investigating these via contemporary formats and technologies. Her latest and final film, No Home Movie, found Akerman probing these issues anew; reconciling distances through the use of Skype, developing her self-understanding through conversations with her mother, amongst others. This conference, designed to celebrate Akerman's memory, focuses on one of her most consistent and deeply examined themes: displacement.

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

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
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. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

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."

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Chiasma Issue 3: Philosophy and The Future

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:52pm
Chiasma: A Site for Thought

Philosophy, being untimely, is inexorably embedded in time, dedicated to the future. For Chiasma's third issue, we will look for essays engaging with the future – as an object for philosophy, as a hermeneutic of philosophy, and also in terms of the future of philosophy – from an interdisciplinary background.

Call for culturally subversive writing

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:12pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Want to write for us?

We have a rolling submissions policy.

Lehigh Valley Vanguard was started to give a "voice to the voiceless."

This means subverting the neoliberal paradigm to make way for new modes of relating.

This also means when you send something in, you WILL hear back.

Writing we admire as a model:

Anything published by Semiotexte, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Noam Chomsky.
French political thought in general. Revolutionaries, renegades, critical thinkers.

Submissions in PROSE

[UPDATE] deadline extended to January 11, 2016

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:03pm
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.

CFP: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Transnational Studies Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:36pm
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University

Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2nd, 2016

Call for Proposals: Social Justice for LGBTQ Identities in the Borderlands (Submission Deadline Dec. 14, 2015)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 3:38pm
J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium

Social Justice for LGBTQ Identities in the Borderlands/Justicia Social para las Identidades LGBTQ en la Región Fronteriza

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, March 21-25, 2016

Call for Proposals/Convocatoria para propuestas

Submission deadline/Plazo: December 14, 2015 / 14 diciembre 2015

SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/forms/call-for-proposal-jpt-symposium

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogy Contributors

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1:08pm
"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a resource of pedagogical materials for a section on teaching. These contributions can include:

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