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"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 1:21pm
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Indiana Universtiy at Bloomington, Medieval Studies Institute
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"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University

27–29 March 2015

Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote: Professor Samer Ali, University of Texas at Austin

CALL FOR PAPERS

Resisting the Nation, Reproducing Colonial Misery: Sports and the Transnational Imaginary (ASA 2015)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:59pm
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American Studies Association, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. (October 8-11, 2015. Toronto, Canada.)
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In 1844, Canada and the USA played a cricket match at the St. George's Club in New York, which is now the site for NYU's Medical Centre. This long-forgotten match was the first international sporting event of the modern era, predating the revival of the Olympic Games by more than 50 years. Since then, cricket's place in the cultural imaginary of North America has been displaced by the emergence of baseball and hockey as the national sports of the USA and Canada. This piece of historical trivia serves as a line of departure for the panel to investigate how sports have engaged with—by perpetuating, resisting, institutionalizing—the hegemonic narratives of the nation-state.

[UPDATE] ALA 2015: Walt Whitman and Social Theory

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Walt Whitman Studies Assocition/American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

[Update] Deadline Extended: Digital Humanities, Special Issue

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:11am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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The Rupkatha Journal (www.rupkatha.com) is inviting papers for its Special Issue on Digital Humanities. Papers can be submitted on any topic relating to the intersections of digital technology and the humanities: access, scholarly communications, digital preservation, computer games, electronic literature, digital art, online social media, virtual worlds, programming languages, theories of DH etc.
Word-limit:
Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Style Sheet: APA
Submission Deadline

Adaptation Essay Prize: Submissions due 1 April 2015

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:57am
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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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he Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Adaptation Prize

The winner's prize will consist of:

* Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
* A cash prize of £50.00
* A year's free print and online subscription to Adaptation

Adaptations and the Metropolis: 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Senate House, London, 24-25 Sep

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:45am
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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University
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Update:

The Association of Adaptation Studies invite proposals for papers for the 10th Annual Conference in London on 24-25 September, 2015, organised with the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Confirmed speakers are: Andrew Davies, screenwriter and patron of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Jonathan Powell, former Head of BBC Drama and Controllor of BBC1, now Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University, and Professor Graham Holderness, critic, novelist, poet and dramatist.

Raymond Williams Now. 30 May 2015

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:08am
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Radical Studies Network; Raymond Williams Society and Foundation
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RAYMOND WILLIAMS NOW
30 May 2015

Recent years have witnessed major critical reappraisals of British Cultural Studies and its key figures. This one-day conference, organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network, continues that process through assessment of Raymond Williams' work and legacy.

The event will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Tony Crowley. Artist Ruth Beale will present a film of her 30-minute performance, 'Performing Keywords', first performed at the Turner Contemporary, 2013. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion on Raymond Williams and the contemporary Left.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, 3-5 Sep 2015, The Shard, London, UK [ABSTRACTS DUE 15 FEB 2015]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:19am
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Spying on Spies

Keynote speakers: Professor Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)

2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, one of the spy genre's most influential novels. With its roots in the 19th century, the genre evolved and diversified throughout the 20th century, providing, as Michael Denning writes, a 'cover story' that has rendered 'the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents'. Capturing the ever-evolving zeitgeist of cultural and political anxieties, the genre has encompassed (and exploited) 'hot' wars and 'cold', and most recently a global War on Terror.

SNAFCA 2015 Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2015

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:02am
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International Workshop on Social Network Analysis using Formal Concept Analysis
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SNAFCA'2015
International Workshop on Social Network Analysis using Formal Concept Analysis

http://www.snafca2015.sitew.org

In conjunction with ICFCA'2015, June 23-26, 2015 - Nerja (Málaga), Spain

IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission of abstracts: February 13, 2015
Submission of full papers: February 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 17, 2015
Camera ready copies due: May 15, 2015

Workshop: June 22, 2015

OVERVIEW
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Ramyond Williams Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 4:42am
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Radical Studies Network

RAYMOND WILLIAMS NOW
30 May 2015, Manchester, UK

Recent years have witnessed major critical reappraisals of British Cultural Studies and its key figures. This one-day conference, organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network, continues that process through assessment of Raymond Williams' work and legacy.

The event will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Tony Crowley. Artist Ruth Beale will present a film of her 30-minute performance, 'Performing Keywords', first performed at the Turner Contemporary, 2013. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion on Raymond Williams and the contemporary Left.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature/2015 RMMLA Convention

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:02pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2015 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at rmmla.innoved.org.

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship announced a general CfP. Deadline 16th February 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:07pm
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MAI Journal

MAI Journal announces a general call for papers for Volume 4 (2015)
Deadline: 16th February 2015

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published biannually which presents indigenous worldviews from Māori and other native indigenous perspectives. MAI Journal is edited by Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes and Dr. Maria Bargh, who are supported by an Editorial Board.

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