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Abject Objections: Things and Objects in Literary Criticism (ACCUTE 2017; May 27 - 30; Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)

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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
ACCUTE Member Organized Panel, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Schools of thought labeled Speculative Realism (SR) and Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) have recently honed as well as critiqued postmodernism’s conceptualizations of the relationship between (human) consciousness and (nonhuman) objects.  SR and OOO have, in turn, been criticized for their often radically speculative and academic methodology divorced from concrete ethical and political concerns that include issues of class, gender, race, and sexuality.

American Literature and American Religion - AARWR - CFP EXTENDED

updated: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
American Academy of Religion--Western Region (AAR-WR), Religion in America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scholars of American religion are well familiar with the problem that, in most standard narratives of American history, religion tends to play a minor and neglected role. A similar problem has been noted in the study of American literature. Scholars of American religions have worked to and may continue to help correct both of these problems.

Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative." The conference will be held from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Confirmed keynote speakers include Matt Kish, illustrator of Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, and Dr. Nina Caputo, author of graphic history Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.

 

CFP - The Medieval Brain Workshop, University of York, UK, March 10th and 11th, 2017

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:27am
Deborah Thorpe, University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2016

As we research aspects of the medieval brain, we encounter complications generated by medieval thought and twenty-first century medicine and neurology alike. Our understanding of modern-day neurology, psychiatry, disability studies, and psychology rests on shifting sands. Not only do we struggle with medieval terminology concerning the brain, but we have to connect it with a constantly-moving target of modern understanding. Though we strive to avoid interpreting the past using presentist terms, it is difficult – or impossible – to work independently of the framework of our own modern understanding. This makes research into the medieval brain and ways of thinking both challenging and exciting.

Literature across Frontiers- AJILE International Journal CFP

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:34am
Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Literature across Frontiers- AJILE International Journal CFP

Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises (AJILE, E-ISSN 2456-1754), Volume 2, Number 1, invites scholarly articles and research papers from academicians, teachers and research scholars on “Literature across Frontiers”. AJILE is an international bi-annual peer reviewed electronic journal designed to give wings to the scholarly and academic aspirations of the literary community around the world. Each featured issue aims at furthering research and fostering academic deliberations clustered around a distinctive thrust area of contemporary literary and/or linguistic relevance.

 

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