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Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:15pm
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:05pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Indigenous Cultural Practices in the Age of Globalization: The 2016 NTU International Theatre Conference

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:56am
Department of Drama and Theater, National Taiwan University

In the 1980s, Anderson proposed the concept of "imagined community" to explain the emergence of nation-state. Appadurai in the 90s further extended its notion of collective imagination to discuss global culture in the postelectronic world. Through collective reading, criticism and pleasure, a "community of sentiment" is made possible. With the help of mass media and migration, individuals and groups have responded to modernity in their own terms and deployed their imaginations differently in the practice of their everyday lives. The experiments with modernity vary and have gone beyond the regulations of the state.

Power Dynamics: 2016 UCSB Media and the Environment Conference

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:55pm
Daniel Grinberg and Christopher Walker

Power Dynamics: 2016 Media and the Environment Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 29 and 30, 2016

Keynote address by University of Michigan Assistant Professor and poet Tung-Hui Hu, author of works including A Prehistory of the Cloud (2015, MIT Press) and Greenhouses, Lighthouses (2013, Copper Canyon Press)

[UPDATE] Border Crossings, Deadline Extended to December 18 , 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
GWU English Graduate Student Association

CFP Deadline Extended to Friday December 18th, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor of Gender and Womens Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages (2012).

Aelurus Graduate Journal: Deadline is January 25th, 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 7:04pm
Weber State University's Aelurus Graduate Journal

Weber State University is accepting, poetry, fiction, non fiction, and scholarly articles for the Aelurus Graduate Journal.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 25th, 2016.

[REMINDER] Call for Papers: Cold War Narratives Reimagined (DUE DEC. 15)

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 1:30pm
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Yale University, April 8-9, 2016
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2015

Keynote speaker: Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Film at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.