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Peace and War

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:07pm
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The 41st Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

This colloquium will explore peace and war in medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and the arts. How did medieval men and women make peace and make war? What were the relationships between individual and social conflicts? How do the processes of peace and war shape, and how are they shaped by, institutions and artistic productions? Papers and panels might include such topics as the culture of the crusades, the politics of peace-making, military history, psychomachia and other forms of allegorical warfare, peace and penitence, gender and conflict, the use of spolia, just war theory, ethnic violence, the culture of knighthood, and the economics of war.

CFP The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels (due Date April 30 2015)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

[UPDATE] National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image - deadline extended and Kate Bornstein Keynote

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:59am
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Cabrini College
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Just a few updates about our upcoming National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image…

We are pleased to announce that gender theorist Kate Bornstein will serve as the Keynote Speaker and Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Delaware, will serve as the Plenary Speaker for our 2014 National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image (October 22nd and 23rd, 2014). We will also have a special performance from In My Body, a musical in development co-sponsored by the KatherineAlexandra Foundation and Flying Bulldog Productions.

We have extended the deadline for proposals to September 19th. This is a firm deadline.

The original CFP can be found here:

UPDATE The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction 10-11 April 2015

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:53am
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals have become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Sideways in Time: International Conference in Alternate History. 26, 27 March 2015

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:30am
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University of Liverpool, and Lancaster University

Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool – in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.

We are pleased to announce Karen Hellekson as the first of our keynote speaker. Karen Hellekson is a leading authority on alternate history fiction (The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time, 2001). Other keynotes will be announced soon.

Texto Digital - Call for papers until October 15th, 2014.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:17am
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Revista Texto Digital

Texto Digital, the electronic journal published by the Center for Research in Informatics, Literature and Linguistics (NuPILL) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, informs that submissions for articles are open until October 15th, 2014.

We accept papers that analyse the relationships of digital media with one or more of the following subjects: Literature, teaching processes (reading and writing in particular, but not restricted to), language studies and arts in general. Accepted papers will be published in our December issue (n.2/2014).

The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:02am
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Carol Smallwood
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We are exploring for interest in a possible anthology by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers about librarians working to help patrons with financial literacy. Possible topics include:

What is financial literacy and why should we care?
Financial literacy: do libraries have a role?
Collection development to support patron financial literacy
Seeking and using collaborators in the financial industry
Job hunting help
Tax preparation programs
Any specific topic that touches on financial literacy
Recognizing fraud:
Case studies, what works and what doesn't
Case studies for supporting financial literacy in libraries

Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Library Volunteers

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:00am
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Carol Smallwood
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Book Publisher: McFarland

Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing practical know-how how to make the most effective help from volunteers in tight economic times with staff cuts. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library-that is, be useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty, especially award winning volunteer efforts, case studies.

Possible topics: programming for different age groups; special events; training and continuing education; recognition reinforcement; policies and manuals; literacy outreach; recruitment and interviewing; scheduling; technology, and legal concerns.

Les chemins de la tradition: myths, mythemes, and the rewriting of origins (March 13-14, 2015 - Louisiana State University)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:45am
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Department of French Studies Graduate Association LSU

The stories and plays of the ancients have long been an inspiration, a point de départ, for Western literature. Across the centuries, French authors use and reuse these myths, transforming them while giving them new life.

During the twelfth century, Benoit de Sainte Maure retold the Trojan War. Racine rewrote the fatal love triangle in Phèdre in the seventeenth century; Balzac recycled the King Midas myth in Eugénie Grandet two centuries later. This reappropriation of myth in literature was especially popular in the twentieth century, whether with Camus's Le mythe de Sisyphe, Anouilh's Antigone, or Cocteau's Orphée.

Wreck Park Literary Journal calling for creative writing submissions

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:38am
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Wreck Park: A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt standardized discourses in the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes both academic and independent authors and researchers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and so on.

Publication 'Crime Uncovered: Anti-heroes' 300 word proposal by 1/10/14 (full papers January 2015)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:39am
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Rebecca Stewart/Bath Spa University
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This collection of essays will focus on the anti-heroes of Crime Fiction in order to give readers a greater insight into these characters. It will look at worldwide literature, including UK, Europe and the US. This insight will give readers a deeper understanding of the anti-heroes and examine how aspects of characterisation, methodology, social context and morality make up these protagonists.

Conference- Reimagining American History in Film and Media

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:41am
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Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University

Reimagining American History in Film and Media

A Two Day International Conference at Tel Aviv University, The English and American Studies Department.

June 14-15, 2015.

Keynote speaker - Professor Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich.

[UPDATE] Hunger (abstract delivery: 30th Sept 2014)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:17am
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Altre Modernità/Other Modernities, Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy
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The Universal Exposition, which will bring millions of visitors to the city of Milan between 1 May and 31 October 2015, is around the corner. The Expo will mainly focus on the issue of food, as it is an indubitable fact that all around the world there are people who have too much of it, but, on the other hand, also people who still have too little.

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