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THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
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Naomi Woo

THE USES OF UTOPIA
26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge
A SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATION
ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA

In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.

The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to:

Call for Papers: Gender and Spanish Urban Spaces (Palgrave Macmillan-Hispanic Urban Studies)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:42pm
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Debra Ochoa and Maria Difrancesco
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Landscape architecture and urban planning join aesthetics of design with the hard science of engineering. These areas foreground the complex influence of history and culture in the mapping and planning of social space. Since men have traditionally served as both prime architects and builders of metropolitan areas--designing plans and constructing buildings from the ground up--it is unsurprising that they have historically dominated cities. Contrastingly, women have been encouraged, implicitly and explicitly, to remain within the interior spaces of the home, or even far more distanced from society.

Call for Peer Reviewers

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am
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[Inter]sections

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at intersections@americanstudies.ro.

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Flow 2016 Conference on Television and New Media (Austin, 9/15-9/17)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Flow 2016

The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.

Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).

Deconstruction and the Politics of Matter

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 5:35pm
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Oxford Literary Review

This issue of the OLR (39:2) invites contributors to forge unexpected encounters between deconstruction, matter, and new and older materialisms—be they mechanical, historical, dialectical, speculative, textual, neurological, corporeal, cosmo-physical, or indeed "of the encounter." Guiding questions might include: how does deconstruction address the philosophy and politics of matter, materiality, and materialism? How might deconstruction articulate alternative accounts of materialism? In what ways might an attention to matter be itself already deconstructive, and what would be at stake in such a claim? How might attention to matter and materialism animate the politics of deconstruction?

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:45pm
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
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The journal's objectives are to publish papers of broad interest in the humanities and social sciences. The journal strives to enable a sound balance between theory and practice and will publish papers of research, conceptual, viewpoint, case study, literature review nature in broad topics in the field such as: Philosophy and Psychology, Religion and Theology, Social Sciences, Language, the Arts, Literature and Rhetoric, Geography and History, Management, Communication, Media and Information Sciences.

Submission via website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

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Call for papers Journal of Digital Humanities

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:39pm
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
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submission via website

jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

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jrsd.journal@gmail.com

The Journal of Digital Humanities is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features scholarship, tools, and conversations produced, identified, and tracked by members of the digital humanities community through Digital Humanities Now.

Disrupting the Narrative Agency of Modernism (MSA 18 Pasadena)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
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Oleg Gelikman, Soka University of America
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MSA 18 Pasadena Nov. 17-20, 2016

The Splendor of the Real: Disrupting The Narrative Agency of Modernism

What is the central narrative agency of Modernism? Is it mind or matter? Or is it neither? Should we anchor Modernism in the elaboration of inwardness (as we may find it in Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce)? Or does it lean upon an implicit appeal to the sovereignty of "indifferent" Nature (for instance, in Flaubert, Conrad or Virginia Woolf)? What if modernism were seen to actualize an even more estranged notion of the Real, one that is best captured under the heading of the "Copernican" Real in Alexandre Koyré's definition, later taken over by Jacques Lacan and Jean-Claude Milner?

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