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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

This conference seeks to be the first of its kind that is dedicated to questions of anarchism in conjunction with questions about the body conceived of as real, social, perceived, constructed, or institutionalized. The conference committee will consider papers that use anarchism to inform studies related to the body or studies related to the body informing anarchism. We encourage innovative papers that engage with multiple aspects of anarchism intersecting with multiple disciplines and fields. While we encourage innovation, radical thought, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, we ask that individuals explain how their argument or presentation is applicable or significant to the fields with which they engage to ensure a coherent program.

California State, University, Long Beach -- Watermark 9 -- English Scholarly Journal -- Deadline February 2, 2015

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:13am
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Watermark Journal

Watermark, an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our ninth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Queen Mary University of London

'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:44am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Special Issue on "Contemporary Film and Public Life" - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (UNC-CH)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue, entitled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider recent films (roughly defined in terms of the past twenty years) and the weight they bring to bear on our contemporary public life. What patterns and preoccupations characterize the current generation of films? How do certain popular genres of film (the Western, the romantic comedy, etc.) differ from their predecessors?

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:59am
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

CFP-Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:52am
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Mariam Popal, PhD - University of Bayreuth
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Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

Identites in the Making. Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents. UC Berkeley Dec 3-4, 2014

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:00am
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UC Berkeley Dutch Studies

Identities in the Making - Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents
Graduate students conference, December 3-4, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
With a keynote lecture by Rudolf Mrázek (Univ. Michigan) and a panel discussion on 'zwarte piet'

The Dutch Studies Program of the University of California, Berkeley invites graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds to present a paper that relates to the history and legacy of Dutch colonialisms.

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
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Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:14am
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Susan Arndt / Mariam Popal/ Rinaldo Walcott University of Bayreuth, University of Toronto
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Ethics is a global endeavor bereft of any universal validity. Ethics is subjective, positioned and biased, commuting between subjectivity and collectivity/community. Ever since the birth of this concept, ethics was praised and betrayed, simultaneously, asking for resistance, empowerment and resituation.[...]
In a relatively new 'turn to ethics', this project seeks to work with an idea of the ethical that goes beyond colonial encountering and along the lines of cultural and economic surplus thinking as the fundament of the planet's present global amalgamation. Looking at the asymmetries and disjunctures of global (labour and mind) divisions and their value-coding, the project takes these questions as a starting point:

[UPDATE] Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume). Deadline for submission (extended): Dec. 15, 2014

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:50am
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Subashish Bhattacharjee

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture

Trance, March 5-6th

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:30pm
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The Graduate Center-CUNY English Department Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015

This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.

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