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Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:49pm
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NEMLA conference 2015 Toronto

Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, abstracts are sought on the Armenian diaspora in literature. Papers might address depictions of diasporic Armenians in other literatures, or the subject of diaspora or the Genocide in any literature that Armenians have participated or are represented in, including in (but not limited to) the Armenian language. The Many other diasporic languages: French, Turkish, Arabic, English, Farsi, Russian, Italian, and German, etc. are welcome.

Chair: James Najarian

Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:55am
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Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University
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The 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting shall be held in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. We invite participants who are interested in a proposed seminar related to biologism, (genomic) identity, and (anti-)essentialism.

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ASECS 2015: "'His Digressions are the Digressions of a Gentleman': Anecdote and Tangential Thinking as Rhetorical Devices"

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:42am
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Like the legendary English garden, narratives in the long eighteenth-century have long been accused of being unwieldy, unmanageable, and ungoverned. In 1804, the actor J. Moody sent his compliments to the author of the heavily anecdotal Memoirs of Charles Macklin, William Cooke. Moody writes approvingly: "The book has, from the Beginning to the End, the glowing Finger of the Master. His Digressions (by far the best Part of the Work) are the Digressions of a Gentleman." Present-day readers, however, may become vexed by the constant detours from the immediate subject matter that characterizes many narratives of the period. What draws eighteenth century writers (and readers) towards the anecdotal and/or the digressive?

Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

"Inventing Evangelicalism" for SEA 2015 (Chicago)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:16pm
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Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute

This is a panel on early evangelicalism as an innovative religious and cultural movement within the mid-eighteenth-century transatlantic world. Many evangelical doctrines and practices have come to assume the status of "orthodoxy" in the 250 years since their introduction, but the controversy they generated, starting in the 1730s and 1740s, suggests that many observers saw in evangelicalism a significant break from Christian tradition. In areas like historical consciousness, theory of interpretation, conversion, epistemology, political theology, and others, early evangelicals articulated new religious ideas they sought to pass off as recoveries of ancient doctrines and practices.

Word Hoard Issue 4: "Word of Mouth"

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:47pm
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Word Hoard (Western University)

Viva voce—"with living voice," but also (and more commonly) the phenomenon of "word of mouth." When incidents of speech, song, or shouting take place, it is the mouth that transforms private impulse into audible sound. Articulatory phonetics tells us that this physiological transubstantiation is little more than the aerodynamic energy of breath rendered into sound waves, or acoustic energy. Yet when do words become more than translations, and mouths more than translating machines?

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (4-5 December 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) (27-28 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:55pm
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Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (27-28 November 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:52pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:43pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:07pm
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Feminist Formations

A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? "Institutional Feelings" theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:34am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined. Why do detective characters choose their technologies—notebooks, magnifying glasses, DNA analysis? How can we read detectives as figures in active response to emerging technologies? Does technology pose its own mysteries which require the negotiation of the detective figure, or is the detective himself or herself a technological development?

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:39am
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Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

'If I survive, it is only because my life is nothing without the life that exceeds me, that refers to some indexical you, without whom I cannot be.' (Judith Butler).

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1) [Update]

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:32pm
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.
February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Our area now includes "dystopia"! The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia or the end.

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