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UPDATE: Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/25

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and biographical statement to Anne Keefe at anne.keefe@unt.edu by February 25, 2016.

UPDATE: Abstract deadline extended to 2/25/16.

[UPDATE] Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 3:48pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the University of Iowa

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:23am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

[UPDATE]The Future of Human(ity) 22-24 July 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:12pm
CICAS: Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences

CICAS, the Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences, invites proposals for its inaugural conference on the theme of The Future of Humanity. In a world where, on the one hand, we are informed that the planet cannot support a human life worth living a century from now and, on the other, that the first human to live to be 1000 years old may have already been born, no topic is more urgent for humans to debate through the lenses of their different disciplines. What is the future of the human species? What does it mean to be "human"? Or, as Richard Grusin (2015) suggests in The Nonhuman Turn, are we experiencing a different kind of "humanity" in the twenty-first century?

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:26am
Goldsmiths University of London

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:43am
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of arts, social sciences,cultural studies, film and media studies, history and interdisciplinary studies. The workshops will be held on the days of June 8-10, 2016 at Akdeniz University's Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Antalya, Turkey. Academics, independent researchers, teachers, artists/performers, and graduate students are invited to submit and present their work.

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:10am
JRSD

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross cultural studies,demography development studies, sociology..

[UPDATE; 2ND CFP] TIME: Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference 28 August - 1 September 2016

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:08am
Department of English Studies & College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, City of Tshwane

Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference

University of South Africa (UNISA)
College of Human Sciences
Hosted by the Department of English Studies

Theme: Time
Date: 28 August – 1 September 2016
Venue: Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift (South Africa)

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

Panelists Sought for NWSA Roundtable - "Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church"

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 5:44pm
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, Ph.D.

Panelists sought for NWSA
Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church
I am interested in pulling together a roundtable discussion for the NWSA 2016 Conference, Subtheme Four : Borders and Be/longings. "Borders help to produce the conditions for belonging, but also un-belonging, erasure, and violence, including genocidal and gendered violence." (from the CFP)

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:31pm
University of North Carolina Wilmington

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu
While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:02pm
English Department, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
"Where is my mind" – The Pixies
The Department of English at Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus will host its Fourteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May. The keynote speaker is Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University, Missouri).

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