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[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 9:22am
Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 26-28, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXT - JUNE 25] Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

**This is a recurring panel at the SAMLA conference. Any and all 16th and early 17th century topics will be considered. The following topics are especially welcome...**

How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:14pm
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:35pm
BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

Beyond the postmodern and the postcolonial.

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:19am
Open Windows: A feminist research Center.

BEYOND THE POSTMODERN AND THE POSTCOLONIAL.

There is an enormous unsurmountable divide between lived experiences and the theory we cultivate in the safe spaces within academic institutions. Even if postmodernism espouses against grand universal narrativization and urges us to look at the specificities of life, and even if the postmodern condition, of being in a state of paradox, ambiguity and contingency is a contrast against the modern notion of closure, order, absoluteness and rationality, we have to be prepared to acknowledge instances which elude even the postmodern.

Fugitive Environmentalisms

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
Ruth Wehlau

Proposals are sought for "Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England," a collection of articles that will cover the depiction of emotional or physical states associated with darkness or descent as found in vernacular literature of the Anglo-Saxon period.

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