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CFP: After the Good Life - Issue 20, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (Deadline 2 March 2015)

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:45am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

In Cruel Optimism (2011), Lauren Berlant asks why we stay "attached to conventional good-life fantasies – say of enduring reciprocity in couples, families, political systems, institutions, markets and at work – when the evidence of their instability, fragility, and dear cost abounds" (2). The post-1945 social consensus in Britain, the reproduction of the American Dream, and the social democratic promises made across Europe are political expressions of the good-life fantasy after World War Two. These social contracts have long since worn out, put under pressure from various financial crises since the 1970s and radical shifts in the political landscape.

Mediascape Features Section Call for Papers Fall 2015: Time

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:54am
UCLA Cinema and Media Studies

Mediascape Features Section Call for Papers
Fall 2015: Time

For the Features section of its Fall 2015 issue, Mediascape, UCLA's journal of cinema and media studies, invites scholarly articles that address the theme of time.

[UPDATE] NASSR 2015 - Special Session on "Animal Poetics"

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:34pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre. There have been a number of studies of prose writings that address animals and animal rights. However, this panel will examine the intersections between animal and poetic forms, inviting papers that give precise and compelling eco-critical, historicist, and formalist readings of how romantic political, philosophical, and scientific discourses might challenge or amend typically metaphorical and figurative conceptions of animals in the period.

Special Session: Animal Poetics

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:03pm
NASSR 2015 - North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre. There have been a number of studies of prose writings that address animals and animal rights. However, this panel will examine the intersections between animal and poetic forms, inviting papers that give precise and compelling eco-critical, historicist, and formalist readings of how romantic political, philosophical, and scientific discourses might challenge or amend typically metaphorical and figurative conceptions of animals in the period.

'In Our Time' Postgraduate Symposium [27–28 March, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:47pm
Department of English, University of Malta

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ...
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

The poet—the contemporary—must firmly hold his gaze on his own time. But what does he who sees his time actually see?
'What is the Contemporary?' – Giorgio Agamben

The Edwidge Danticat Society- The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:21pm
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society

The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites multidisciplinary papers for a panel at the 40th Annual Caribbean Studies Association conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference: The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries, Borders – Literal and Imagined- we welcome papers that explore Edwidge Danticat's activist and creative work in relationship to fences, boundaries, and borders. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations, possible topics include:

Conference on Community Writing, October 16-17, 2015, Boulder, CO -- [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:04pm
Veronica House / Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder

Happy holidays, colleagues,

Is "submit a proposal to the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, CO next October 16-17, 2015" on your holiday to do list? I hope so!
Call for papers is at the conference website: communitywriting.org

Check out our fantastic line-up of keynotes and invited speakers:

Keynotes: Eli Goldblatt and Paul Feigenbaum

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:07am
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Publication: St. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:51am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include:

Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 5:45am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather "exotic" field of "Human-Animal Studies" (sometimes simply "Animal Studies") has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and innovative work that by now has gained some deserved recognition from the academic mainstream across a whole range of disciplines. Briefly put and among other things, Human-Animal Studies are interested in the manifold intersections of human and animal lives, the forms and modes of human-animal relations in different historical, social, literary, cultural and other contexts, and also inevitably touch upon the question of what it means to be a *human* animal.

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:03am
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/operetta.html

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

5-7 October 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:47am
Elwood Watson

CALL FOR PAPERS

HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Race, Sex, Class, Privilege and Gender

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