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Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:20pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.

Dark Nature in American Literature

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
Richard Schneider

Call for Chapter Proposals, Deadline Extended:

A major publishing company has expressed interest to me in a collection of ecocritical essays on the subject of The Dark Side of Nature.

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

Literary Form. History and Culture of Aesthetic Modeling (05th-07th Oct 2015; Muenster, Germany)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:09pm
Research Training Group "Literary Form"

THE RETURN OF FORM. The growing interest in the idea of form that recently emerged in History of Science, Literature and Media Studies seems to point to an increasing need: to reassess the productivity of literature as such. This novel 'consciousness of form' is aiming at two counter-trends in academic research: the expansion of the Literary in the fields of discourse history and its reduction to a matter of narration. The conference will build upon the recent interest in form and modeling; it will explore both the poetics and the history of form (Burdorf) in case studies that cover a wide range of topics – in literary history as well as with regard to other discourses and academic fields.

[UPDATE] LITERARY LONDON ANNUAL CONFERENCE 22-24 July 2015 DEADLINE EXTENDED to 31st MARCH

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:05am
The Literary London Society

22–24 July 2015
Conference Theme: 'London in Love'
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Imtiaz Dharker (poet, artist and documentary film-maker)
Dr. Gregory Dart (University College London)
Professor Kate Flint (University of Southern California)

MLA Special Session 2016 - Patricia Highsmith via Žižek and Texas

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:49am
Bruce Krajewski / U of Texas at Arlington

Fort Worth native Patricia Highsmith's works call for reconsideration in light of Žižek's philosophical readings and cinematic interpretations. Submit 300 word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015.

Summer School in Ontology - Italy - August 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:41am
ISSO

ISSO - INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ONTOLOGY
Monday 24 August - Saturday 29 August 2015
Grado, ITALY

ISSO is a six days school which provides an unique insight into the contemporary debate on ontology. Six leading philosophers will address this classical philosophical question from different perspectives.

SEMINAR LEADERS:

Giorgio Agamben
Francesco Berto
Ray Brassier
François Laruelle
Paul M. Livingston
Davide Tarizzo

For more information please visit: http://issogrado.com/
or write us at: info@issogrado.com

Marco Piasentier and Andrea Soardo

Conference "New Configurations of the Mediterranean: the Role of Women", Università della Svizzera italiana, 28-29 May 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00am
Laboratorio studi mediterranei, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

The Laboratorio studi mediterranei (Università della Svizzera italiana) announces the International Conference titled "New Configurations of the Mediterranean: the Role of Women", in honour of Vittorio Dan Segre and Luigiterzo Bosca, to be held in Lugano on 28-29 May 2015.

CFP soundscapes conference; Graz, Austria; Nov 6-8, 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:40am
Austrian Association for American Studies

Call for Papers:
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6‐8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Early Modern English Catholicism in Literature

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:57pm
Geremy Carnes

Topics may include English Catholic writers, anti-Catholic or pro-Catholic poetry or literary prose, or representations of English Catholics or Catholicism in literary texts. Proposals for papers that focus on these topics in later early modernity (the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) are particularly encouraged. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2015.

Chapter Proposals for "Literature and Ecofeminism"; April 1, 2015 Deadline

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:11pm
D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

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