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[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Journal Special Issue August 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:44am
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PROTEUS--A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Re-characterizing the New Woman in the Victorian Novel--NeMLA 2016, March 17-20

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:03am
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Beth Leonardo, Ryan Engley/NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
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Once thought to embody a central cause of cultural anxiety, the New Woman was more common than she was strange in Victorian culture. Scholarship, here, has been slow to adjust. This panel traces the readings and interpretations of New Women texts that are made available if the New Woman is no longer seen as the novel's main antagonist. Observing this infamous literary figure in a more complex light, this panel will push for a wider appreciation of the dynamic motivations of New Women authors and their characters in the Victorian novel.

Call for Papers; 'The Animal Turn in Medieval Health Studies, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2016

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:34am
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Sunny Harrison

Please find below a CfP for the International Medieval Congress, University of Leed, July 2016; 'The Animal Turn in Medieval Health Studies'

I'm hoping to encourage an exciting, interdisciplinary discussion on the relative positions of animals and humans in medieval health and medicine.

Papers are warmly encouraged from researchers working not just in philology and medical history but any discipline touching on the intersection of animals and health in any medieval geography and chronology.

Novel Theory Across the Disciplines, Graduate Student Symposium, December 8, 2015

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:53pm
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Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
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From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines including anthropology, film and television studies, law, and medicine.

Lacan and Philosophy (ACLA 2016, March 17 -20, Harvard University)

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 8:34pm
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Todd McGowan (University of Vermont)/Gautam Basu Thakur (Boise State U)

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of a controversial talk that Jacques Lacan gave at MIT. Lacan's audience came expecting a discussion of psychoanalytic theory and practice, but what they heard didn't fit within the confines of psychoanalysis. This produced much disappointment among audience members. On this anniversary, we propose to return to the question of where Lacan's thought belongs. Specifically, we want to consider Lacan as a philosopher and in relation to other philosophers. Though Lacan himself constantly emphasized his distance from philosophers like Kant, Hegel, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty, recent thinkers inspired by Lacan have seen himself, despite his stated intentions, as Kantian, Hegelian, or Sartrean.

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:52pm
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Universitas Press
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

NeMLA 2016: Writing and Criticism of Urban Literature and Urban Spaces after Jane Jacobs (abstract deadline: Sept. 30

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:05pm
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Nathaniel Hodes (Brandeis University) and Daniela Kukrechtova (Emerson College)

This panel session invites papers that update the critical conversation surrounding city writing through more self-conscious attention to Jane Jacobs or her urban studies legacy. Since The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs has become known as one of the preeminent theorists of city planning and urban economics. Her concepts of organic city development, communal diversity, anti-utopianism, sidewalk ebb and flow, and self-regulating neighborhoods have entered the bloodstream of her intellectual descendants as well as her committed readers who care about cities and have been assimilated into contemporary American culture.

Call for Proposals:'Identity, Intimacy' conference - Toronto, 30-31 October, 2015

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:38pm
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Modern Horizons

Extended deadline for proposals: 5 September, 2015

For detailed CFP, see http://modernhorizonsjournal.ca/october2015cfp-2/

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

[UPDATE] The comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell (essay collection) Aug. 15, Proposals Due

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:25pm
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Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley
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This proposed volume for the University Press of Mississippi's book series, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, will examine the works of two influential cartoonists: Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell. These artists have helped shape the world of contemporary comics, particularly through their experiments in autobiography, travelogue, fantasy, and diary.

Call for Abstracts: "Departments as Villages: Re-imagining Grad. Student Relationships," NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:21pm
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Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno/ Lehigh University/ NeMLA 2016
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Many people are familiar with the expression, "It takes a village to raise a child,"—but perhaps, the same is true of graduate students. As graduate programs and the academic job market become increasingly competitive, many graduate students receive the implicit message that their fellow students are solely their competitors, both within a program and afterwards, rather than colleagues. This kind of tension can lead to students feeling disconnected from and unsupported by the very people who are sharing a similar struggle.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - issue 5 call for articles

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:08pm
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University of Lodz

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its fifth issue, to be published in December 2015. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.

The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 30 September 2015.

Call for Essays: Essays on Orhan Pamuk's Works – Edited Collection

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:10pm
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Dr. Taner Can, Dr. Berkan Ulu, Koray Melikoğlu

This book project aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Laureateship and will include essays on his major works to be published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart / Germany. The provisional title of the collection is Tales from His Father's Suitcase: Essays on Orhan Pamuk. We invite proposals for well-researched essays that address the major issues and themes in Pamuk's works, such as national identity, memory, historiography and ideology. We especially encourage contributions from scholars and academics working in the fields of comparative and translation studies. The collection is also open to other topics such as narratology and stylistics.

El exilio y la minificción en la narrativa de Max Aub, Gómez de la Serna y Sławomir Mrożek

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 1:13pm
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Margaret Stefanski (Canisius College), Gonzalo Hernández Baptista (U of Kentucky)

La mesa redonda se propone explorar las confluencias entre tres autores, Max Aub, Ramón Gómez de la Serna y Sławomir Mrożek, cuya condición de emigrantes dejó huellas en su producción minificcional. Nos enfocaremos en el impacto de esta nueva experiencia por un lado, y el abandono de oikos, por otro, que origina una narrativa transnacional, distante y crítica hacia los dos espacios culturales; una narrativa que alejándose de sus orígenes nacionales toca la naturaleza humana en general, deformada por las circunstancias, escepticismo y cansancio, o la desconexión entre la realidad y la percepción que tienen de ella sus personajes.

Seriously Funny: The Role of Satire and the Satirist in the 21st Century -- NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20, 2016)

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 9:33am
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Danielle Fuentes Morgan/ NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
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Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, later explaining, "I want to make sure that I am dancing and not shuffling." Likewise, Stephen Colbert refused to allow his young children to watch his Colbert Report, in an effort to prevent their confusing his persona with their dad. This panel seeks proposals examining the role and responsibility of the satirist in the 21st century. How do satirists distinguish themselves (or not) from their satire and how does this impact audience understanding?

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