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ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:22pm
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Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - Sep 5th, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16am
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Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

Call For Submissions: December, 2014. Theme : NO MAN'S LAND; Deadline: 20th October, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:18am
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THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : December, 2014.
Theme : NO MAN'S LAND
Deadline: 20th October, 2014
Guest Editor for the Issue : Dave Besseling
http://tfqmagazine.org/call-for-submissions/
The Four Quarters Magazine

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : DECEMBER, 2014
More than an excellent, absurdist 2001 film set during the Bosnian War, "No Man's Land" is an idiom overused to inutility. It was a cliché long before I was born and learned what it meant or what a cliché was.

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can thwart the successful realisation of desirable outcomes lead to personal frustration and systemic entropy.

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

7th Global Conference: Hope

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference: Hope

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: HOPE. This project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How should hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

CFP: Tarantino's Moral Universe, NEMLA 2015 Conference, Toronto, 4/30-5/3 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp
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Quentin Tarantino's films situate characters within groups/institutions that are morally suspect (e.g., drug dealers, hit men, assassin squads, Nazi Germany, American slavery); in doing so his films interrogate the parameters within which we frame moral codes. While we can trace such moral inquiry back to Pulp Fiction, where hit men paused to debate the morality of massaging your boss's wife's feet, the stakes of his filmic investigations have become increasingly more historically and culturally significant as his embrace of the revenge drama has taken on Nazism in Inglourious Basterds and American slavery in Django Unchained.

Constructing Humanity

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:40pm
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University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
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5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Marriage, Money, and Seduction - RMMLA Friday Oct. 10, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Autumn Lauzon/ Rocky Mountain MLA
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This panel is urgently seeking one or two additional papers for a panel on Marriage, Money, and Seduction in literature for the upcoming Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho (Oct. 9-11, 2014). The topic is open to any time period, British or American.

Please send abstracts and questions immediately to Autumn Lauzon at autumn.lauzon@uncp.edu.

Feminist Theory and the Futures of Nature, ACLA 2015 proposals due Aug 31st, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:17am
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative LIterature Association
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The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. Is this in fact the case? What are the frontiers of imagining futures, and how do feminist studies and queer theory help us get there?

LauraPalooza 2015: Through Laura's Eyes - July 16-17, 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:47pm
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association
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"LauraPalooza 2015"
Through Laura's Eyes:
Imagery, Illustrations, and Impressions from the Little House

The National Laura Ingalls Wilder
Legacy and Research Association Conference

Sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association and South Dakota State University

We invite submissions of paper, panel, and workshop proposals for review and possible acceptance for presentation at the third LauraPalooza conference, to be held on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings on July 16-17, 2015. The conference will be followed by a field trip to De Smet, South Dakota, on July 18.

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