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1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:31am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights:
Exploitation, Sexual Slavery and War Time Rape

Wednesday 30th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Participation
In 2014, a global summit to demand 'justice and respect' for victims of war time rape will be held in London, with Angelina Jolie attending in her role as UN special envoy for refugees. This special 2-day special focus event has been set up to discuss issues surrounding sexual exploitation, child abuse, domestic violence, state-sanctioned enforced prostitution, 'comfort women' and war time rape.

[UPDATE] 2014 Southern Illinois University AEGIS Graduate Conference - March 29, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:28am
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Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students
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Trials, Transgressions, and Taboos

"Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us." – Henry Miller

The eighth annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics treating trials, transgressions, and taboos in literature, cinema, the writing process, and popular culture and art.

2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, Nov. 15, 2014. Deadline March 2, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 7:42am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.

America and the Musical Unconscious [deadline extended]

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:29am
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LMU Munich / University of Cologne
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Music is clearly one of the most important components of American culture, and of postmodernity generally. People are listening to music all the time; it's a new spatial form they are surrounded with, and I wish I could write about that and music generally."
- Fredric Jameson, Jameson on Jameson. Conversations on Cultural Marxism

EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/16/14-- "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 2:16am
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Indiana University Department of English Graduate Student Conference

[EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE]Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 27-29, 2014. Join us for our 12th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. We are pleased to host Dr. Rachel Adams (Columbia University) as our keynote speaker this year.

[UPDATE--deadline extension] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:17pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.

Women Writing World War I: Centenary Reflections

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:04pm
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Christa Zeller Thomas / University of Ottawa
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Literature about WWI is often associated primarily with men, especially with those who had first-hand experience of the war -- Ernest Hemingway, Erich Maria Remarque, Rupert Graves. War novels, great or otherwise, are usually defined as stories of battle, and war poetry similarly is thought of as written by soldiers -- Wilfrid Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae (whose "In Flanders Fields" is perhaps the best-known war poem of all). That the Great War was not exclusively a manly undertaking, however, is evidenced by the participation of women in the war effort, both behind the lines as nurses, volunteers, and ambulance drivers and on the home front as administrative clerks and munitions workers.

Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature: Third International Conference (24-25 May 2014, Belgrade)

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 3:25pm
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Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University (Belgrade)

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme

Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature

Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:

· Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world

· Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text

· The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component

· Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures

Panel on Virginia Woolf and Religion (deadline 17 January 2014)

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 2:14pm
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Cynthia Wallace / St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

I welcome abstracts for a panel on Virginia Woolf and religion, which I intend to propose for the 24th annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held 5-8 June 2014 in Chicago (http://www.niu.edu/woolfwritingtheworld/call_for_papers/index.shtml). I'm especially interested in papers on Woolf and religion that integrate the conference's theme of "Writing the World." Papers on Woolf's influence on the "worlds" of later religiously-engaged texts are also welcome.

Email 250-word abstracts and CVs to Professor Cynthia Wallace by 17 January 2014.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JAN 20, 2014: The Economy of Scales

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:47pm
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Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and the Nineteenth-Century Forum

The Economy of Scales

March 21-22, 2014

Plenary lectures by Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) and Craig Benjamin (History, Grand Valley State University).

Eighteenth-Century Studies Group & Nineteenth-Century Forum
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

[UPDATE] Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2014 (22-25 May 2014 in Washington, D.C.) Deadline extended to 15 Jan. 2014

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:18pm
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Society for American Travel Writing
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The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 25th Annual Conference, 22-25 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Scholars of American travel writing and practicing travel writers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 6th COIL Conference (Due 1/17/2014)

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:48am
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SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning
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Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 6th COIL Conference Reimagining Education: Can Collaborative Online International Learning Be Normalized?
March 20 - 21, 2014 | SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., NYC

How to Register? http://www.cvent.com/d/14qkr8

Questions? Please email COILConference@suny.edu

For more info about the Conference and Call for Presentations (CFP) please visit: http://coil.suny.edu/conference

albeit Issue 1: Horror in World Literature & Art; Submissions due Jan. 1, 2014

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:01am
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albeit.

When you hear the word "horror" are you more likely to think Heart of Darkness or The Walking Dead? Let the Right One In or "The Turn of the Screw"?

For albeit's inaugural issue, we invite articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, non-fiction essays, and other documents exploring horror in world literature, high art, and pop culture.

Complete submissions should be e-mailed to submissions@albeitjournal.com by January 1, 2014.

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