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PFC 2016 / Abstracts by March 1

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Postwar Faculty Colloquium, University of North Texas

UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium is a day-long event for postwar specialists across the humanities from the North Texas / South Oklahoma region. This year's keynote speakers are Andrew N. Rubin, Professor of Critical and Media Studies at Georgetown U, and Ned O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Communications Dept. at U Illinois. Any area professors, lecturers, and adjuncts interested to present from his/her current research, pls. send abstracts to by March 1. This is a local "work session" open to work in progress, no registration fee, no hotels, etc. Pls. join us if you're in this area and interested to share your work.

'Romanticism on Edge / Edgy Romanticism' - a one day symposium on 9th April 2016

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:22am
Dr Andrew McInnes, Edge Hill University

The traditional boundaries of Romanticism - six male poets; the definite articles of Romantic image, imagination and ideology; an implicit focus on Englishness - have been comprehensively contested to transform the discipline into the study of Romanticisms, including novels, plays, polemic, periodicals and print culture alongside a widening canon of poetry; questioning the ideology of the Romantic Ideology; and expanding borders spatially, to include Four Nations, archipelagic, Europe-wide, transatlantic and postcolonial approaches, and temporally, beyond the 1790s and early nineteenth century to imagine a Romantic century running from ca. 1750-1850.

CFP "Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community in American Literature," Santa Barbara, CA, April 23rd 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:16pm
American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, UCSB English Department

UCSB's American Cultures and Global Contexts Center Presents:
"Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community"
Conference Date: April 23rd, 2016 at UC Santa Barbara
Proposal Due Date: January 24th, 2016

The 2016 American Cultures and Global Contexts center presents the topic of the sovereign body in United States literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. We invite proposals for papers, panels, and art pieces for our annual conference, titled "Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community," to be held on April 23rd, 2016.

Movements & Migrancies (April 27-28, 2016)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:15pm
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"

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:05pm
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Indigenous Cultural Practices in the Age of Globalization: The 2016 NTU International Theatre Conference

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:56am
Department of Drama and Theater, National Taiwan University

In the 1980s, Anderson proposed the concept of "imagined community" to explain the emergence of nation-state. Appadurai in the 90s further extended its notion of collective imagination to discuss global culture in the postelectronic world. Through collective reading, criticism and pleasure, a "community of sentiment" is made possible. With the help of mass media and migration, individuals and groups have responded to modernity in their own terms and deployed their imaginations differently in the practice of their everyday lives. The experiments with modernity vary and have gone beyond the regulations of the state.

Power Dynamics: 2016 UCSB Media and the Environment Conference

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:55pm
Daniel Grinberg and Christopher Walker

Power Dynamics: 2016 Media and the Environment Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 29 and 30, 2016

Keynote address by University of Michigan Assistant Professor and poet Tung-Hui Hu, author of works including A Prehistory of the Cloud (2015, MIT Press) and Greenhouses, Lighthouses (2013, Copper Canyon Press)

[UPDATE] Border Crossings, Deadline Extended to December 18 , 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm
GWU English Graduate Student Association

CFP Deadline Extended to Friday December 18th, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor of Gender and Womens Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages (2012).