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Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:52pm
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:58am
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Collection: Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:11am
Alison Bertolini

Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by
1. Analyzing the lesser known works of McCullers, and 2. Reexamining her more popular works through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

•Comparative readings of the work of Carson McCullers, especially within transatlantic scholarship;

•The reception and evolution of McCullers' work across national boundaries;

"Approaches to the History of the English Language," November 13-15, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:00am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 87, Durham, NC

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of the history of the English language. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome. By Friday, May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biography, and description of audio/visual equipment requirements to Kevin Psonak, Georgia Southern University, at

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

CFP Furio Jesi

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:26am
Ticontre. Teoria testo traduzione

Monographic section - FURIO JESI
Edited by Alessandra Elisa Visinoni, Riccardo Ferrari, Marco Tabacchini
Archaeologist, Germanist, philologist, literary critic, poet, translator and, above all, mythologist: Furio Jesi's intellectual profile escapes any attempt of classification. Despite his premature death, Jesi left a vast production, which stands out both for the radicalism of its thought and for its variety. We find references to literary documentation, and especially to mythology, since his early studies on archaeology - see, for instance, his 1958 article devoted to 'archetypal connections'.

{UPDATE]Bernadine Evaristo: Edited Collection of Essays

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:50am
Tracey Walters/Stony Brook University

This call for papers is for contributions to Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays. This project focuses on the life and work of Black and British writer Bernadine Evaristo.

Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva

As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.

Erotica universalis? Meanings of love and their (in)translatability

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:00am
Planeta Literatur. Journal of Global Literary Studies

In 1984, a Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi launched the challenge of recuperating the local culture of intimacy, undermined by the colonial past. As an annex to her book, L'amour dans les pays musulmans, she published a "vocabulary of love" taken from a highly respected source: Rawdat al-Muhibbin (The Garden of Lovers) by a 14th c. scholar, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. In 2011, collaborating with the editorial Marsam in Rabat, she presented this work once again as a splendid bilingual edition in French and Arabic, illustrated with calligraphy by Mohamed Idali, as well as with parallel series of paintings by Mohamed Bannour and Fatima Louardighi.

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies conference, 'Land & Water', 3-5 July 2015, Wollongong, Australia

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:17am
Anne Collett, University of Wollongong

Call for Papers
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference

3rd-5th July 2015
University of Wollongong

Theme: Land & Water

'Columbus from his after-
deck watched heights he hoped for,
rocks he dreamed, rise solid from my simple water'

Parrots screamed. Soon he would touch our
land, his charted mind's desire.
(Kamau Brathwaite, 'The Emigrants')

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:35am
George Collier / Infonomics Society

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)
November 10-12, 2015
London, England

SCALE (SLSAeu Annual Conference, Malta, 15-18 June, 2015)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:23am
European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts

Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy-AEQ deadline 28th February 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:48am
Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)

Academic Exchange Quarterly
(ISSN 1096-1453) Summer 2015 Volume 19, Issue 2
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
Deadline: 28th February 2014
Keyword: Language 12

Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming Sound Instruction Book LANGUAGE-8, LANGUAGE-12, LANGUAGE-33