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Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
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Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:16am
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St. Teresa's College, Kochi, Kerala
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UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015, organized by Department of Sociology and Centre for Research, St.Teresa's College,Kerala, in collaboration with Indian Medical Association.
Research papers based on original research work can be presented on any relevant areas based on the topic.All the presented papers will be published in a book with ISBN number.The paper should not exceed 10 pages nor be less than 8 pages and should have an abstract of not more than one page.

Specifications: A4 paper, Times New Roman size 12, single space. Tables/ graphs/ pictorial illustrations maybe included. References in standard format.

Elizabeth von Arnim Conference, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University, UK

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:44am
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Dr Erica Brown, Sheffield Hallam University

Conference 19th September 2015

This conference will re-evaluate the writing of Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941). Von Arnim's complex, intelligent and witty novels were critically acclaimed and immensely popular during her lifetime, but until recently they have received little academic attention. This conference aims to shed fresh light on the contemporary contexts of von Arnim's work and the literary hierarchies and values that have shaped her reputation.

Multi-Discursion: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:11pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

A colloquium hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while this question maintains its relevance, it is about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts we produce and the environments in which they are produced.

The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf CFP. June 4th-7th, 2015

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Julie Vandivere/Bloomsburg University
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Call for Papers: woolf.bloomu.edu
The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, sponsored by Bloomsburg University, will take place in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, June 4-7, 2015. The topic, Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, seeks to contextualize Virginia Woolf's writing alongside the work of her contemporaries. This unprecedented number of women writers — experimentalists, middlebrow authors, journalists, poets, and editors — was simultaneously contributing to, as well as complicating, modernist literature. In what ways did these burgeoning communities and enclaves of women writers intersect with (or coexist alongside) Virginia Woolf?

CFP AAIS 2015:The Essay as Genre

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:37pm
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Johanna Rossi Wagner
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CFP American Association for Italian Studies 2015

The Essay as Genre

Despite the numerous exegeses in defense of the form from Lukács to Bakhtin, the essay remains a peripheral form of cultural production. Often praised as knowledge in-progress, the essay is experimental and variable ranging in scope from highly personal prose to timely political photography and film. Though the essay remains central to academic and theoretical discourse, it is often a space of anti-scholasticism and political transgression considered supplementary to traditional narratives.

T. S. Eliot Society Sessions at ALA May 21-24, 2015

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:49pm
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American Literature Association
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The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish (ngish@usm.maine.edu). Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2015.

For information on the ALA and its 2015 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org.

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
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Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."

[REMINDER]Death in the Cityscape: CRAS Special Issue 01/04/15 (Abst.01/12/14 )

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Canadian Review of American Studies
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In contemporary literature, the intersection of the space of death and mourning within the confines of the city acts as a method of critiquing our understood modes of living. Since Plato's Republic, the uneasy interplay of death and memorialization within the polis has been considered. Theorists like Gillian Rose in Mourning Becomes the Law and Sharon Zukin in Naked City have elaborated upon the discourse of space, death, and mourning within an urban setting. This issue of finding a space within the city for the dead remains with us, and recent American economic turmoil places the urban metropolis and its spaces of decay in sharp focus (seen in novels like Teju Cole's Open City, television shows like The Wire and movies such as Synecdoche, New York).

[UPDATE] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:33am
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Arizona State University
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**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**

Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

ALA Conference, Boston May 21-24th, 2015: "James Baldwin, This Time"

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:29am
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James Baldwin Review

"James Baldwin, This Time."
2014 has been a productive year for creative and academic work on James Baldwin during the 90th anniversary of his birth. In keeping with this renewed focus, the _James Baldwin Review_(JBR), in partnership with the African American Literature and Culture Society, seeks proposals for a panel at the 26th annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston entitled "James Baldwin, This Time." We welcome reflective approaches which consider Baldwin's contemporary relevance by exploring new connections between the author's life, works, and legacy. We also welcome papers that train Baldwin's critical eye on current social and political issues, what Brian Norman has called the "Cassandra Effect."

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