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Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
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Goldsmiths, University of London
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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.

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:39am
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Gothic Studies
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From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal. Vessels at sea existed between landmasses, nations, and political systems, while limits of communication, high incidence of shipwreck, and vagaries of weather and navigation meant that to be at sea was, figuratively, to exist between life and death, especially from the point of view of those on land. The sea was, and is, a realm of mystery; its inaccessible depths and the workings of its global systems resist human mastery. As a means of travel, exploration, warfare, trade and imperial expansion, the sea's historical and cultural importance for maritime nations has long been reflected in their literature and art.

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:05am
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Liverpool Hope University

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:40pm
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California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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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] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:29pm
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Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
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Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History and Culture at Drew, the 4th Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:49pm
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Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.

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What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?

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]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:36am
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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"

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.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:08pm
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California State University, Long Beach - English Graduate Student Assoc.
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California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

Featuring Keynote Speaker: UC Berkeley's Dr. Marcial González

Philologist - journal of language, literature and cultural studies

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
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University of Banja Luka
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Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:34am
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Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
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Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?

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