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Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29th & 30th

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:34pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.
Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by December 1st, 2015. Submission email: dsandner@fullerton.edu
Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:27pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

Power & Politics in Print

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:41pm
Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference, University of Calgary

Call For Papers: "Power & Politics in Print," University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference: March 4¬-6, 2016 freeex@ucalgary.ca

"Where there is power, there is resistance." ~Foucault

"Power is our environment. We live surrounded by it: it pervades everything we are and do, invisible and soundless, like air..." ~Margaret Atwood, from Power Politics

The Free Exchange Conference Committee is hosting its annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference March 4–6, 2016 at the University of Calgary. We welcome proposals for papers, panels and creative presentations that explore the diverse aspects of Power & Politics in Print.

[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.

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