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

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:39am
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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
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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
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Michael A. Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
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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
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Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
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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
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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
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Carmen Ferrero/Moravian College
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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
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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
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Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC
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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

Call for Paper: Spectacular Now - The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle (11.-12.11.16)

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:54am
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English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation." (Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle, §1)

23rd Annual ACMRS Conference (2017) – Call for Papers

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:19pm
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ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
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ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION: Selected papers focused on "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

CCHA Eastern Division Conference (Oct. 20-22, 2016)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
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Community College Humanities Association
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The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.

Samuel Beckett's Dystopias (SAMLA 11/4/16-11/6/16)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:05pm
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East Tennessee State University
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Jacksonville, FL
November 4th-6th, 2016

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

Samuel Beckett's Dystopias

In Samuel Beckett's literary landscapes, readers and viewers find dark, barren spaces, crippled characters, haunting voices, and an overall sense that there is "Nothing to be done" (Waiting for Godot). The hope that appears in the presence of a boy or a few leaves on a tree is soon negated by the shake of a head or the absence of a long awaited arrival. Beckett's worlds are full of ashes and bones in which men and women are exiled and isolated; they are depleted, lonely spaces; they are dystopian spaces.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:42pm
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For April we are receiving submissions till the end of the month.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:16am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of April we are receiving submissions throughout the month.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Call for Papers: 'Consuming Gender'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:56am
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Assuming Gender
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This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.

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