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University of California Graduate Student Working Groups on African / Black Diaspora

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:22pm
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African Diaspora Graduate Scholars at University of California, Los Angeles

Working Groups on Social Justice and Black Arts / Performance
University of California Call For Participation

The African Diaspora Graduate Scholars (ADGS) group at UCLA is organizing two UCHRI graduate student working group applications surrounding the following themes:

- Social Justice
- Black Arts and Performance

One non-UC graduate student living in California is allowed per working group. All other working group participants must be UC graduate students in good standing in any department or field, so long as they demonstrate commitment to the organization and execution of the proposed events and/or project(s) associated with their Multi-Campus Graduate Working Group at the time of application.

Melodrama - Graduate Conference - Deadline January 10 - Conference February 13

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 2:44pm
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Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Everything is Not Going to Be Okay: Optimism in the Age of Catastrophe April 10th 2015

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:19am
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Graduate Conference at the Comparative Literature Department at University at Buffalo
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Everyone – politicians, Disney films, pop songs, our therapists, friends and professors – keep telling us things will turn out alright, while almost every scientific report and every other news article we read counters that notion. Political activists are encouraged to affect change with smiles on their faces and cancer patients are asked to "fight" their disease with positive thinking. Obama's promises of hope and change spoke to the fears and desires of many, even though his campaign poster showed him looking in no specific direction at all. Everywhere we encounter the elusive message that we all share some common goal and that we're all in the same boat.

Semiofest 2015 (4-5 June) invites abstracts for presentation

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:42am
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Semiofest
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Semiofest is the go to event for anyone interested in applied semiotics. Semiotics practitioners, designers, researchers, buyers, communicators, planners come and share their work. The conference is focused on sharing of ideas in an accessible and inclusive fashion with the idea of letting everyone in on the discussion. The conference invites 500 word abstracts. http://2015.semiofest.com/?page_id=127

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1860s and 1870s. 6-7 July 2015.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:22am
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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University
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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)

From Brontë to Bloomsbury Second International Conference:

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1860s and 1870s

6-7 July 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Adrienne Gavin (ICVWW)

Professor Lyn Pykett (Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University)

Alice through the Ages: The 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 15th-17th September 2015.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:28am
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Zoe Jaques, University of Cambridge
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Alice through the Ages: The 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

15th-17th September 2015.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015. Lewis Carroll famously opens his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with his protagonist "burning with curiosity", which leads Alice to follow the White Rabbit into an alternative reality. That same sense of curiosity has circulated about Wonderland since the book was first published. This conference aims to offer new understandings of the work by re-evaluating long held truisms, subjecting the text to new theoretical approaches and considering the history of adaptation and its uses in popular culture.

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:02am
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National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Theme: Secrets
Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of
China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Date: October 31, 2015
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Call for Papers

Practicing Resourcefulness: Collaborating With Circumstance

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:47pm
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Performance & Interactive Media Arts - Brooklyn College
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Practicing Resourcefulness:
A Collaboration With Circumstance

The Performance and Interactive Media Arts program at Brooklyn College invites proposals of papers and performance/art works for its upcoming PIMA Symposium on February 14th, 2015 at the Graduate Center for Worker Education.

[UPDATE] Natures 2015 abstract deadline extended to Dec. 15, 2014

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:18pm
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Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference
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Natures 2015: Reading the Books of Nature
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• A particular character's or author's way or reading or misreading nature, speaking to or speaking against nature.
• Representations of nature as pitifully silenced victim, ominously silent threat, or speaking agent.
• Linking or de-linking nature with books, reading, or writing.
• The 'book of nature' as a parallel to, or competitor with, sacred texts.

[UPDATE] Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, Indiana, PA, March 28, 2015

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:20pm
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

Call for Papers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Indiana, PA

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.

Georgia Philological Association: May 29, 2015 Meeting and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
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The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 29, 2015. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

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