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"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:37pm
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

[UPDATE] FSAC 2015 Grad Colloquium CFP

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:55pm
Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Version Française ci-dessous

**Please note that proposals on topics other than the colloquium's official theme are welcome. Submissions engaging with digital media are also encouraged.

PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - DIGITAL MEDIA

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the
Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014*

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies call for paper (September-December 2014) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:44pm
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language and linguistics, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue 'Volume one, Issue three). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014. Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:

ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:21am
Caroline Magennis, University of Salford

Call For Papers:

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century
Peel Building, Main Campus, University of Salford
Thursday 16th April, 2015
9am-7pm

Following Paul Gilroy's Postcolonial Melancholia (2005) and Judith Butler's reappraisal of melancholia in Precarious Life (2004), this symposium seeks to consider whether contemporary British and Irish authors are haunted, constrained or inspired by national identity or whether they actually undermine attempts to use this concept to define their work.

[Update] ACLA CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison Seattle March 26-29 (Abstract by Oct 15)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:48am
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA

Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.

Call for papers:
We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29. This seminar explores how settler colonial studies contribute to our study of comparative literature, both within and beyond Anglophone settler spaces.

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).

Cultures of Settlement and Unsettlement

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 8:34am
Bruno Cornellier / University of Winnipeg

Contributions are sought for the following seminar, to be held during the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA, March 26-29, Seattle, U.S.A).

CULTURES OF SETTLEMENT AND UNSETTLEMENT

Organizer: Bruno Cornellier, University of Winnipeg

Call for Notes and Reviews

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:52am
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).

These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*theatre reviews
*museum exhibitions
*library collections
*short pieces of original research.

Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.

Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors webbjll@googlemail.com by Friday 14 November.

Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:54am
Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

"Beneath these Pooled Waters: Damming in Literature, Film, and Culture" Panel proposal for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:18pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University

We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

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