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Space, Place, and Belonging

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:47pm
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Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
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In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process.

Affect and its Boundaries - MLA 2017

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:46pm
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Douglas Dowland
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To theorize affect is to theorize boundaries: that is, to realize and negotiate between vocabularies and cultures with overlapping and competing taxonomies. As Jonathan Flatley writes in Affective Mapping, "The vocabulary of affect can be confusing, in part because there are many terms—affect, emotion, feeling, passion, mood—and a long history of debate not only about which terms are the right ones and how to distinguish between them, but about what they mean in the first place. And while there is a great deal of excellent recent work on affect in several disciplines....this does not mean that a general consensus, or even a common conversation, has emerged" (12).

The Other 1916 Conference - June 3rd 2016 - IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:16pm
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Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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The Other 1916 Conference

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
June 3rd 2016

Call for Papers

The years 1916-1922 saw the nascent Irish nation take shape between the Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Free State. The same years also function as a crucible for literary and artistic modernism, in which the relatively lean publication year of 1916 helps forge the explosion of publishing activity associated with modernism's annus mirabilis, 1922. This conference seeks to re-evaluate narratives of 1916 within each of these contexts, with a particular focus on what has often been occluded from each of these narratives.

Book Reviews

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:21am
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Studies in Popular Culture
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The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Call for Proposals (March 11, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:10am
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Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—-extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—-is not especially new. Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Yasunari Kawabata, Isaac Babel, and Franz Kafka all wrote provocative fiction that we now label as flash. However, in the past thirty years or so, these short short stories have been all the rage. Anthologies of flash fiction abound, their pages filled with such literary giants as Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Updike, as well as other lesser-known but extremely influential practitioners such Pamela Painter and Michael Martone.

The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:55am
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The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library
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An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment.

CFPCentenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:21am
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James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin
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Call for Proposals for conference, Centenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016, Dublin, Ireland.
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin in association with the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George, Dublin
All topics welcome, especially new insights and perspectives.
For inquiries or to submit a proposal contact : anne.fogarty@ucd.ie or luca.crispi@ucd.ie
Extended Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2016

The Modern Body 1830-Present, 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:21am
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University of York, Centre for Modern Studies
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When Henry David Thoreau writes that: 'We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones', he attests how the body and expression are intrinsically linked. Bodies become not only a central subject, but a way in which we see and talk about other things. Bodies are not only created, but perform, communicate and create.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:43am
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University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016) [UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto, Department of English, Graduate English Association

[There] are lines of articulation or segmentarity, strata and territories; but also lines of flight, movements of deterritorialization and destratification.
—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

standing on the map of my political desires
I toast to a borderless future

—Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future"

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:35am
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene: November 11-13, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:55am
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Ron Milland / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

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