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La politización de la estética / Politicization and Ideological Aesthetics

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6:18am
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University of Virginia - Hispanic Studies Program

La edición número 11 de Miríada Hispánica girará en torno a cualquier aspecto relacionado con los vínculos entre el arte y la politización o ideologización de lo estético por un lado, y el arte y la literatura de compromiso por otro.

Teaching Literature in English for Young Learners - Fostering Cultural Awareness

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6:06am
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Language and Literature Education Department - Universitat de València (Spain)
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For the 2nd edition of our International Conference on Teaching Literature in English for Young Learners: Fostering cultural awareness, (May 14, 2015) we are asking literature to lend us a hand in finding our bearings among the debates aroused by cultural awareness in English language education. We are looking for real cases of workshops in which concrete children books have been drawn on to integrate language and culture in innovative and successful ways. Not one interpretation of cultural awareness will be favored in advance, since our aim is that teachers and researchers from all over the world present and justify their own views on the matter, by analyzing their real classroom experiences.

theory@buffalo 18: Derrida Matters

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:30am
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Donald Cross and Ajitpaul Mangat / SUNY-Buffalo

Because of his early silence on the issue, when Jacques Derrida is pressed concerning "the materialist text" in Positions (1971), his response might seem enigmatic: If "matter in this general economy designates . . . radical alterity," then "what [he] write[s] can be considered 'materialist.'" Far from absent, materiality will have been silently at work in Derrida, perhaps, from the beginning and in general.

Stage The Future 2: The Second International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Arizona State University
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6-7 March, 2015
Sponsored by the Center for Science and Imagination, Arizona State University

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Jay Scheib (MIT) jayscheib.com
Howard Sherman (The Stage) hesherman.com

Following a successful first conference in the UK, Stage the Future 2 invites abstract submissions for the second annual international science fiction theatre conference to be hosted at Arizona State University on March 6th-7th 2015. We welcome papers, panels, and performances that examine and explore the unique attributes live performance offers to science fiction and those that science fiction offers to live performance.

The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities April 15-17, 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:19pm
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California State University Dominguez Hills
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In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote, California State University Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with ILCH, is pleased to announce that on April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 it will host the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature 400 Years with Don Quixote: The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.

[REMINDER] The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:16pm
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The Muse

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.

2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.

3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.

4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as "POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-2) SUBMISSION"

5. Send your submission to contemporarypoetryanthology@gmail.com

6 No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on Amazon.com.

Nomadic Interior: Interiors Forum World 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:02pm
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Politecnico di Milano
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Interiors Forum World 2015 «Nomadic Interiors – living and inhabiting in an age of migrations» poses and aims to seek contributions for critical input answering questions such as:
- How much have the concepts of place and identity changed in the age of migrations and multiculturalism?
- How have the concept of inhabiting and its forms changed in a condition of global nomadism?
- What new spaces and architectures are generated by the idea and practice of nomadism?
- How much has the collective space of a society, marked by the intensification of mobility, changed?
- What effects did the new technologies of access to knowledge have on spaces and shapes of places for culture, museums, libraries, schools, universities?

CFP: Captivity Studies Proposal Due November 1, 2014

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:49pm
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Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American
Culture"

Albuquerque, NM February 11-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.

<UPDATE> NeMLA 2015 - '(Im)modest Witnesses': Women and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the 'modest witness,' he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?

22nd Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, 13-15 February 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:49am
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Lavender Languages & Linguistics
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The 22nd annual Lavender Languages Conference (February 13-15, 2015, American University, Washington DC) invites proposals for presentations exploring the importance of linguistic practice, broadly defined, in lgbtq life. Sessions already in development for this year's program suggest the range of interests we hope to address at this year's conference:

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