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Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
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Robinson Jeffers Association
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Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

WALK WITH US: a tribute anthology to The West Wing - deadline: 1 March

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 2:32pm
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WALK WITH US: how "The West Wing" changed us

"Walk with Us", a tribute anthology to the TV show "The West Wing", is seeking submissions on the theme of how the show has changed the lives of some of its fans. Poetry, interviews, personal essays, literary journalism, and creative non-fiction of all kinds will be considered.
Deadline: 1 March 2015
website: thewestwingchangedme.com

Teaching Non-Traditional Medieval and Renaissance Texts

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:55pm
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:12pm
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“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

[REMINDER] Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

(Le français suit)
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and critics from all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009 (with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tom à la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festival circuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventiveness of Quebec cinema in the international context.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - 23/01/15. Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (19th June 2015)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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University of Nottingham, UK

http://49thparalleljournal.org/2015conference/

"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:07am
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University of Kentucky
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Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

Mix 03 - Writing Digital, Bath Spa University

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:03am
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Bath Spa University
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Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY
mix-bathspa.org/

COMMONS, NEWTON PARK CAMPUS. 2 - 4 JULY 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKS FOR EXHIBITION

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Digital Material conference, deadline 31 January

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:29am
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Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2015

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] - EXTENDED DEADLINE : BODIES THAT SELL

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:23pm
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English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015
Email: umassegoconference@gmail.com

Roundtable speakers : Asha Nadkarni (UMass), Priscilla Page (UMass),
Deak Nabers (Brown), Heather Love (UPenn)

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