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UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
Ed Simon

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 15th)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; issue 13: non-thematic; submission deadline: 1 August 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:46pm
University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

PAMLA 2016 French & Francophone Sessions (Nov. 11-13, Pasadena)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers.

The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo: emcefalo@umd.edu

Bulletin: a non academic art paper

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:51pm
Droste Effect magazine

A new project by Droste Effect magazine, Bulletin is a non-academic, curated online publication.
After a process of editorial curatorship, a selection of the online Bulletins will be published on paper.

PAMLA 2016: British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author's life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

AULLA Conference 2016: 'Love and the Word', Melbourne December 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00am
AULLA

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016. Its theme is 'Love and the Word' and our keynote speakers are Peter Cryle, Anne Freadman, and Kam Louie.
Already we have received papers focused on: the semantics of 'love' (in various languages); erotics and desire; performance; politics and rhetoric; poetry; prose fiction; pedagogy and teaching; colonial and postcolonial modalities; religion and the sacred; technology; and philosophy. This second Call for Proposals is open-themed, meaning we shall welcome any proposals that offer insightful research.

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:44am
Bowling Green State University Department of English

Call for Papers: 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries

The 6th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Translation (26th – 27th October 2016)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:23pm
Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan / Department of English

The English Department at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
is honored to invite you to its 6th international conference, which will take place on 26th – 27th October 2016. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the exploration of a broad range of themes in linguistics, literature, and translation. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research outcomes in these fields.

We are calling for the submission of abstracts related to the
topic themes listed below. Proposals will go through a rigorous review by the Conference Academic Committee. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, and authors will be notified with the committee's decision.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (05/014; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 3:19pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Due to considerable demand, additional rooms have been made available. Thus, please find below an additional call for presentations. Naturally, places are limited. But all proposals are indeed very welcome!

Closing date for proposal submission (earlier would be better!): Saturday May 14 2016

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures - PAMLA 2016

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:56am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

CFP: Anthology—Tagore and Yeats: A Postcolonial Re-Envisioning

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:31am
Dr. Amrita Ghosh & Dr. Elizabeth Redwine, Seton Hall University

Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats met at a dinner on July 7, 1912, at William Rothenstein's Hampstead home in England. At a turning point in Yeats' writing life, meeting Tagore was revolutionary, and the ensuing collaborations were both fruitful and problematic. This literary friendship had far reaching impacts on both writers' careers with Tagore catapulting into international fame and eventually getting the Nobel Prize within a year. However, the meteoric friendship also saw a curious fall-out that raises questions about translations, approaches to nationalism, postcoloniality and representation.

[UPDATE] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)

The veil's ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine arts. In Europe and the U.S., the veil is often presented through errors of conceptualizations. The media, in particular, seems to be obsessed with the role of the veil. Recurrently, these discussions run along essentialist and ahistorical lines associating Islam with the ideology of shame and honor. Moreover, the Muslim immigrant "problem" in Europe and the U.S. and the fear of Islam and Muslims in connection with terrorism has heightened the controversy on the issue of the veil.

CFP for Students and Teachers: Spring Magazine on English Literature

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:29am
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine (ISSN: 2455-4715)is inviting essays and articles from teachers, research scholars and students on any area of English Literature. Know more at http://www.springmagazine.net/call-for-papers
How to Prepare Essays
An essay can be of 150-3000 words with references.
MLA style-sheet reference system should be followed.
Include Endnotes only.
Send a short bio-note of not more than 60 words along with a small (not more than 100px in width).
Use your own or copyright-free or CC-licensed pictures if necessary.

How to Send:

[UPDATE] Aboriginal North America and Europe: Strengthening Connections An interdisciplinary international conference

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:15am
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship findings related to the present, the past and the future of aboriginal peoples of North America. We invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociololgy, ethnology, anthropology, culture studies, literary studies, law, politology, linguistics and others) to share their research results and pedagogies; and aboriginal activists and artists to share their experiences, knowledge and art.

The language of the conference is English.

Embodying/Disembodying Ireland

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:00am
Etudes Irlandaises

Études irlandaises 42.1 Spring/Summer 2017 issue: "Embodying/Disembodying Ireland".

Last Call for Submissions to Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance. 30 April 2016

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:50pm
De La Salle University, Department of Literature

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.

[UPDATE]**Extended Deadline** DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:39am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

'I am Elizabeth Reegan and another day of my life is beginning' she said to herself. 'I am lying here in bed. I've been five weeks sick in bed, and there is no sign of me getting better. Though there's little pain, which is lucky, and the worst is fear and remorse and often the horrible meaninglessness of it all. Sometimes meaning and peace come but I lose them again, nothing in life is ever resolved once and for all.
- John McGahern, The Barracks (1963)

(UPDATE): CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:19am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.

CFP Frankenstein and the Fantastic (Themed Session) (6/15/16; NEPCA Keene, NH 10/21-22/16)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE FANTASTIC
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A THEMED-SESSION OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

CFP Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area (6/15/16; NEPCA Keene, NH 10/21-22/16)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 6:22pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
NINTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast - One-day Interdisciplinary Conference - 7th September 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:09pm
University of Bristol

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Bristol

7th September 2016

Keynote speakers

Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull

Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

"Since myths can be made to mean an indefinite number of things, it is more fruitful to study what in fact myths have been made to mean." Northrop Frye (1957)

The Sleep of Reason: A theatrical immersion experience by Buero-Vallejo.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:17am
Carmen Ferrero/Moravian College

The essay analyzes the strategies used by Antonio Buero-Vallejo which make his play a revolutionary experience in the field of theatrical immersion. Based on the last years of one of Spain's most prominent painters, Francisco de Goya, the play takes the audience on a trip to experience his confusion and fear through visual and auditory special effects.

[UPDATE] CFP - KEEP IT DIRTY, vol. a, "Filth" / An open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by punctum books

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 5:33pm
KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / punctum books

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Filths savor nothing but themselves.

—William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)
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With this call for content the multimedia journal KEEP IT DIRTY is announcing its new volume, "Filth." The volume, a critical project related to "filth," will be published online at http://keepitdirty.org/a starting December 2015. Submissions of text, audio, still images, video and other formats are welcome, provided they are complete at the time of submission and are somehow related to the concept—or more accurately, the nonconcept—of "filth."

Frugal Honesty - July 8 - 9, 2016

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 6:52pm
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC

FRUGAL HONESTY

Keynote: Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes (2001), Certainty (2006), and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

"I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some no-more-tears . . . It's not really believable" - Andrea Tantaros, Fox News host, commenting on President Obama tearing up while announcing an executive order to curb gun violence and expand background checks in January 2016

"I actually think he was sincere. I'll probably go down about five points in the polls by saying that, but I think he was sincere" - Donald Trump, on those same tears

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