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Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive (Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Johannes Schlegel / Ralf Haekel / Julia Kroll

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive
(Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

This year marks not only Michel Foucault's 90th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book Let Mots et les Choses, which made Foucault a prominent intellectual figure throughout Europe. We would like to commemorate this double anniversary with a one-day symposium organised by the Department of British Literature and Culture at Göttingen University in cooperation with the Göttingen Center for Genderstudies and the Center for Theory of Culture and Society.

NOSTALGIA - Deadline 20th April 2016

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:06am
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Dandelion Journal, Birkbeck College

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue.

Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump's campaign slogan 'Make America Great Again!' and Ken Loach's The Spirit of '45).

The Comics Work of Neil Gaiman: In Darkness, In Light, and In Shadow (essay abstracts due 15 May 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:47am
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Joseph Michael Sommers, CMU, and Kyle Eveleth, U-Kentucky
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Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher

Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, The Endless, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, etc. from adult graphic novels (Neverwhere) to voluminous amounts of children's graphic novels and illustrated texts (Coraline, Chu's Day, Fortunately, the Milk, Hansel and Gretel etc.), Neil Gaiman has established himself as one of the most prominent, if not prolific, writers in the medium of sequential art in the late twentieth and twenty-first century.

Perceptual Ecology--MLA 2017 [March 15 due date]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Jason Bell
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This MLA special session concerns cognitive psychology and environmental thinking, specifically, the relationship between theories of perception, ecocriticism, and modes of experiencing or constituting the environment.

Possible paper topics include but are not limited to:

-the history of philosophy and perceptual psychology

-environmental justice and disability studies

-Marxist and postmodern geography, design theory, urban studies, and architecture

-ecofeminism and ecopoetics, animal studies, new materialisms

-toxicity, climate change, and the Anthropocene

Please send ~300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016 to Jason Bell (jason.bell@yale.edu).

(Update) Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:08pm
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Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:07am
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Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:30am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
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SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization

(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
Contact email:
Bls39@miami.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

[UPDATE] LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980 - July 20-22, 2016 [Abstract due 4/15/16]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:10am
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LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS (ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

CONVOCATORIA
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.

TEMA: LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980
Sub-temas sugeridos (que no limitan las materias posibles)

REMINDER: CFP: 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:13pm
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Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.

Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 2:52pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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Deadline for 2016 RMMLA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (October 6-9, 2016) extended to April 1, 2016. Now accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora. Please submit proposals directly to session chair:
Malinda Williams, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
See the RMMLA CFP page for more information about the convention: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Religion and Literature permanent section panel, MMLA, November 10-13, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 1:42pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme "Border States," the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands between religion/spirituality and secular life. Papers might consider questions such as: How do race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality shape the religious imagination (or vice versa)? How do writers belonging to religious minorities address cultural hegemony? How do these writers counter the perceived threats they pose to the dominant social/political culture? How does a writer/character negotiate the relationship between aspects of her spiritual and secular lives? How do religious and spiritual concerns shape the formal choices that writers make?

Poetics/Politics

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:20am
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Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil
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Poetics/Politics:
Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

[UPDATE] MLA 2017 Special Session: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (deadline 3/15/2016)

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:18pm
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Julia Elsky / Loyola University Chicago
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This is a call for a proposed panel, which will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century. We invite proposals for papers that rethink these movements in light of recent scholarship related to gender, race, ecology, transnationalism, and immigration. We welcome papers that rethink issues at the heart of these two movements: the category of the Other, the search for meaning in the world and its environment, freedom and oppression, the political and the private. We are also interested in how these movements have been in dialogue with each other.

Call for Papers and Artistic Submissions

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:23am
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Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2017)

Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Contact email: akilahw@msn.com or emily.allenwilliams@uvi.edu

Editor: Dr. Emily Allen Williams

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2017) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.
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[Note: Essays, poetry, literary non-fiction, visual art, performance art videos, et. al. on other topical areas also will be considered.]

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