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Washington Irving: The Fantastic in the Time of Nations

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:47pm
Scott Sprenger / Arnaud Huftier / Otrante: journal of fantastic art and literature

Call for contributions:
Otrante : arts et littératures fantastiques
Volume 36: "Washington Irving: le fantastique au temps des nations"

The ways in which Washington Irving's fiction was inflected by European gothic literature has been the subject of a number of previous studies. Critics have been especially interested in explaining how his adaptations of gothic themes to the early American context contributed to the formation of an American identity by its insistence on the frictions between local superstitions and imported ones. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Rip Van Winkle, emblematic of Irving's work, can easily be interpreted in this light, but at the risk, perhaps, of a simplification.

2014 Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:11pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2014 Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability will be held 22 - 24 January 2014
at The University of Split, Split, Croatia. The conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

9-5-2013 Sixth International Conference on Global Studies

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:51pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Sixth International Conference on Global Studies, held in New Delhi, India on 5-7 September 2013, will address a range of critically important ideas relating to globalization in the world today. Following successful conferences in recent years in Moscow, Rid de Janeiro and Dubai, the Global Studies Conference 2013 welcomes participants to New Delhi, India. Once again, this conference will explore the dynamics of globalization, whether those perspectives view global processes from a macro perspective, or explore the minutiae of local manifestations of the global.

Engaging with Eco-ability 4/27 & 4/28/2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:28pm
Binghamton University

1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability"
University of Binghamton, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

Theme:
A Politics of Disability and Animal Liberation

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

The 1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability" will be hosted at Binghamton University April 27th & 28th, 2013. The conference will be organized and moderated by Anthony Nocella II and JL Schatz. The goal of this conference is to lay the groundwork for an edited book that's part of the Critical Animal Studies series published by Lexington Books.

10-15-2013 Third International Conference on Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:14pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Third International Conference on Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference, travels to the University of Texas, Austin, Texas on 15 October 2013, where local and sustainable food production is a cornerstone of the Austenite culture. A city rich with a dedicated community of locavores, some of the country's longest running farmers markets, and numerous slow foods advocate groups, Austin is an ideal location for the discussion of all the dimensions of food studies including agricultural, environmental, nutritional, health, social, economic and cultural perspectives on food. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

"The Art of Mothering," proposed special session for M/MLA (Milwaukee, November 7-10, 2013)

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:11pm
Elaina Ross/ Northeastern State University

American literature and culture has represented mothering in various ways over time, from the selfless Marmees of nineteenth-century novels to the permissive enablers and responsibility abdicators of contemporary texts such as The Glass Castle and Thirteen to the overbearing, controversial "Tiger" mother. "The Art of Mothering" seeks to explore the various facets of mothering as seen in American culture and literature. What does the shift in mothering styles say about American society? How do these portrayals compare with representations of fathers, or of mothers in other cultures? How does age play a part in a mother's style of parenting? To what extent does mothering represent the cultural situation of a woman?

Northeast Florida Literary Conference

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:04pm
English Graduate Organization/ University of North Florida

Novelist and activist Salman Rushdie observed, "Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." The exploration of literature provides a unique insight into the human condition, and the celebration of its scholarship is essential. The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for its spring conference, which will be held April 22nd, 2013.

3-6-2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:01pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, held at Chiba University, Chiba, Japan on 6-8 March 2013, will address a range of critically important themes relating to design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of 'design', as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

CFP: Queer Studies and Religion (due April 1)

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:39pm
Claremont Journal of Religion

CFP: Claremont Journal of Religion

The Claremont Journal of Religion welcomes articles and book reviews pertaining to the topic of queer studies in religion. This issue will focus on the intersectionality of queer lives, queer modernity, and queer space and bodies in the context of religious discourse. Papers can range from topics pertaining to queer theories and theoretical approaches to religion, queer identity in religious spaces, and queer and religious histories. Papers that forward the ways in which "religion" can be understood through the lens of queer studies or LGBTQIAA identities will be given special attention.

10-4-2013 Fourth International Conference on the Constructed Environment

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:37pm
Common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The 2013 Fourth International Conference on the Constructed Environment is held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Lisbon, Portugal on 4-5 October 2013. It will explore the forms and functions of the constructed environment during a time of dramatic and at times disruptive change. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the past character and future shape of the built environment.

[UPDATE] South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to mge1108@gmail.com.

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

JNT, Special Issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life," DEADLINE June 1, 2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:29pm
Journal of Narrative Theory

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life.'"

In a conversation that draws upon her work on "the cultures of affect" to posit the urgency of re-imagining state and civil society, Lauren Berlant asks,

"What if people were to take the opportunity to reimagine state/society relations such that the flourishing of reciprocity were differently constructed and assessed, and in which consumer forms of collectivity were not the main way people secure or fantasize securing everyday happiness?"

17th Century Literature Panel - RMMLA Annual Conference - Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:39pm
Rocky Mountain MLA

This session seeks papers on any aspect of seventeenth-century English literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Oct. 10-12, 2013. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Kirsten Inglis (kainglis@ucalgary.ca) by March 1, 2013. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2013. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

The Unreal in Literature for Children and Young Adults (PAMLA November 2013)

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:29pm
PAMLA San Diego CA November 1-3, 2013

Alternate realities create a challenge, a puzzle, a beacon, perhaps a threat to young readers' sense of the real. Explorations of such literature, whether " science fiction" or not, are invited. Imagined realities might include time/space travel, non-human sentient beings, futuristic/post-apocalyptic city-scapes, alternate social structures or histories, encountering/becoming the Other. …

Contact Kate C. Watt at kate.watt@ucr.edu with questions.

Use PAMLA's online submission form to submit.

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