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[UPDATE] Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:39pm
Natures 2016: an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference

Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and/or hazards of any aspect of humanities studies. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•Close readings of texts (written, physical, and/or visual), from any period
•Domesticity, urbanity, public/private, setting in literature, history, art, and popular culture
•Pollution, scarcity, competition over resources

[UPDATE] American, British and Canadian Studies special issue: Fictions of Academia, Extended deadline: 15 January 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:45pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/index.html), invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Technoloogy in the Classroom -- Good, Bad, and Ugly Opportunities and Issues in Student Engagement

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:23am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Throughout the Disciplines and Around the World

Our focus for the Spring 2016 issue:
Technology in the Classroom – Good, Bad, and Ugly Opportunities and Issues in Engagement

Do your students see you as Charlie Brown saw his teacher: a voice incessantly mumbling "Wah, wah, wah..." in front of the classroom? Do they ask ask "what'd I miss?" after spending more time Twittering than attending to their coursework? How has technology changed student engagement at your campus?

Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:22am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. 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).

Colloquium: Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec between the Wars

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:21am
Andrée Lafontaine

(French will follow)
One Day Colloquium (March 5, 2016), Montréal (Québec), Canada

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.

(Film History) One Wo/Man Show: North America's Small Outfits

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:11am
Andrée Lafontaine

CFP for FSAC panel (Film Studies Association of Canada) annual conference May 31 – June 2, 2016, Calgary (Alberta). Deadline Dec. 5, 2015.

Poverty rows, independents, B-studios, one genre and-star studios are so many instances of small outfits that either persisted as the industry's centripetal forces pulled toward oligopoly and vertical integration or emerged to fill in impromptu needs. Throughout history, the small outfits have served various roles: from supplying exhibitors with much needed films, to allowing down-on-their luck filmmakers and actors to work, to contesting the rigidity of the Studio system.

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:49am
Editors Dr Blossom N. Fondo (foreverblossom@gmail.com) Dr Adamu Pangmeshi (pangmeshi@gmail.com)

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

The Fantastic Now: Research in the Fantastic in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:37am
Association for Research in the Fantastic (GFF)

There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.

Domestic Abuse and Violence

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:56am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Domestic Abuse and Violence
Call for Participation 2016

The Violence Project: 13th Global Meeting

Thursday 5th May – Saturday 7th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2016: Wonder

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:44am
The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference

The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference is pleased to once again launch it's call for papers. The conference brings together graduate students and early career fellows from around the world working in a wide range of disciplines. This years one word theme will be 'Wonder' which we hope will inspire papers on a broad spread of topics.

Some suggestions include:
The Wondrous Other
Filled with Wonder
The Wondering Mind
The Wonders of the Medieval World
The Wonders of Science

Second Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:27pm
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization - University of Houston

The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.

The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.

The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:

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