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RSA 2013 Proposed Panel: "Heidegger and Humanist Poetics"--June 8th, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:37pm
Joshua Brazee / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Renaissance Society of America 2013 (San Diego): In the 1980s, Ernesto Grassi, friend and student of Martin Heidegger, attempted to rescue Renaissance Humanism from Heidegger's condemnation, "every Humanism begins with a definition of the essence of man and so with an anthropological philosophy." Grassi, through a Heideggerian lens, reinterprets the work of humanist Italian poets to argue that while medieval thinking "proceeds from an ontology, a theory of beings…the specific Humanistic process of thought begins with the problem of words, above all the poetic idiom." The crucial difference is that while ontologies fix the meaning of language and thus the meaning of beings, humanist poetic thinking understands language as historical.

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Annual Symposium November 11-13, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 8:06pm
Dr. Holli Levitsky

Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature--including drama, film, visual-and-performance art--for the 17th Annual JAHLit Symposium at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Send 250 word abstracts to Holli Levitsky at hlevitsk@lmu.edu by August 31, 2012. Completed registration form and $150 check for membership in the Society for the Study of Jewish American Literature should be sent to: Holli Levitsky, LMU Department of English, One LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles CA 90045. If you have any questions call Holli Levistky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.

Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:46pm
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

CFP for a Collection of Hair Stories/Reflections/Memoirs

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:43pm
Dr. Clarissa West-White

I have been moved to call for submissions for a collection of hair stories I decided to put together after reading a very long series of posts about natural hair care. I have always been fascinated by reactions to and about our hair-Black Hair. It doesn't matter if it is bone straight or curly and tight, very few women of color appear happy with their hair, their crown and glory. I have received comments, both positive and negative, about my hair from those I would least expect to care.

[UPDATED CFP] - The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA 2012, Durham, Nc, 11/9-11/11

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:44pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)
Title: The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias

Media, Fans, and Sacred : Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:21am
Marc Joly-Corcoran/co-chief ed. - www.kinephanos.ca

The deadline for submissions for this issue is August 1st, 2012

Media, Fans, and Sacred :
Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

Edited by Marc Joly-Corcoran & Vincent Mauger

Kinephanos accepts articles in French and in English

Kinephanos is a bilingual web-based journal. Focusing on questions involving cinema and popular media, Kinephanos encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The journal's primary interests are movies and popular TV series, video games, emerging technologies and fan cultures. The preferred approaches include cinema studies, communication theories, religion sciences, philosophy, cultural studies and media studies.

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UPDATE: DIGITAL DEFOE: STUDIES IN DEFOE & HIS CONTEMPORARIES

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:36am
THE DEFOE SOCIETY

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic

For the fall 2012 issue, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions in any medium and on any topic of relevance to early eighteenth-century culture.

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Declaration of Independnece

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:51pm
PAMLA 2012 - October 19-21

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is May 15, 2012.

Captivity and Culpability: The Disciplining Subject in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:08pm
IES & HRC, Senate House, London

Societies often have ambiguous and even conflicting attitudes towards state institutions that fulfil normalising, reformatory, punitive or disciplinary functions. This unease is frequently represented in an ambivalence or a hostility not only towards those disciplined or incarcerated but also, and perhaps paradoxically, towards the agents of those institutions, e.g. state incarcerators, the police, interrogators, soldiers, counterterrorist agents, or staff in mental hospitals. These figures tend to be conceptualised and represented in simplistic and often reductively negative terms. This demonisation reflects an unease towards institutions that are understood to be at once socially and politically necessary and saturated with threatening potential.

CFP Contemporary English Writing in India (Deadline: 1st July 2012)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 12:14pm
Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies; Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández (Guest Editor)

When names like V.S. Naipaul, Kiran Desai, Bharati_Mukherjee, Rohinton Mistry, Jhumpa Lahiri or Salman Rushdie are mentioned, one immediately associates them with authors of literary value, to protruding cultural and/or postcolonial stance and to India. In recent years literary criticism has paid much attention to authors of Indian origin: issues like identity, diaspora, nationalism, transnationalism and other key concepts have been the focus of much critical attention. However, none of these writers live in India, and some of them were not even born there.

Owing a Debt to Illustrations

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:59am
MMLA 2012 Cincinnati convention, permanent section on Illustrated Texts

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 convention theme of "Debt": OWING A DEBT TO ILLUSTRATIONS

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