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Deadline approaching for: Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

DEADline is approaching!!

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:14pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

[UPDATE] "Costs of Abstraction," Natura Graduate Conference, March 25, 2016, Rutgers—New Brunswick

updated: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group

Proposal Deadline extended to December 15, 2015.

Costs of Abstraction
5th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 25, 2016

Keynote Speaker
Steven Shapin
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

"…any measurement, however comprehensive, is an act of abstraction, an act of replacing the thing measured" (Rosen 1991: 60).

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

updated: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:46pm
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories

International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

Panel Organizers:
Jeff Birkenstein Tristan Beach
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu tjohnbeach@yahoo.com
Saint Martin's University Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Lacey, Washington

"What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."
—Molly
O'Neill[1]

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

updated: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:50am
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

Call for Original Creative Work - Deadline December 21, 2015

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6:35pm
Mayo Review Creative Publication Journal- Texas A&M University-Commerce

We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre.

Please submit the following:
Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information:
Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission
Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal)
Your mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address.
The title and genre of each submission
A short (50 – 100 word) biography

Religious Experience in the Americas (Deadline 1/25/2106)

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing religious experience in the Americas.

Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):
• Religion and social activism
• Religion and political life
• Religious communities
• Monasticism in the Americas
• Religion and public health
• Religion and migration
• Religion and integration
• Interfaith initiatives
• Religion and the arts

The Pains of Language

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:33pm
NYU German

The Pains of Language
Graduate Conference at NYU German

Keynote: WERNER HAMACHER (Frankfurt am Main)

April 15-16, 2016
Deutsches Haus at New York University, New York City

"Schmerz versteinerte die Schwelle." TRAKL

CFP: European Writers in Exile; Edited Collection; Abstracts 12/15/15

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:24pm
Jeff Birkenstein

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

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