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[UPDATE] Green Humanities Vol. 2 CFP (DUE DATE EXTENDED: 6 SEPT 2015)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 4:14pm
Josh A. Weinstein / Green Humanities Journal

UPDATED DUE DATE: SUBMISSIONS NOW DUE BY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment

Call for Papers:

Putting the Humanities on the Frontlines of Ecological Discourse…

The Objects of Performance (March 31 - April 3, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:59pm
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This panel seeks presentations that consider the role of objects in the production and study of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama. How might a consideration of the physical and material conditions of performance shed light on the texts through which we so often engage with the drama? What do textual artifacts reveal about production practices or even specific performances? Please e-mail 300-word abstracts to abender@twu.edu.

mirorview journal, international journal of fresh poetry,fiction and related articles-update

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:07am
mirrorview journal

mirrorview journal: An International Journal of Fresh Poetry, Fiction and Literary Criticism

About Mirrorview Journal
The journal is an international contemporary journal of fresh poetry, articles and fiction. It strives to publish the best. It will be published quarterly with ISSN/ISBN number. For further details visit us at http://mirrorviewjournal.blogspot.in or mirrorviewjournal.blogspot.in

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

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:18pm
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.

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:19pm
Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally

Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television.

Television has been accommodating a bigger number of political narratives in the last years. From the dramatic "The West Wing," "Scandal," "Madame Secretary," "Homeland," "House of Cards," to the short-lived yet impressive "Boss," and "Commander in Chief" and the mini-series "Political Animals," as well as the comedic "Veep" and "The Brink," millennial TV is fraught with political plot lines that are edgier and more provocative than their filmic counterparts.

The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield – Perspectives, Intertextuality, Pedagogy (9/15/2015)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:09pm
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions for a special issue on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (1767), a recovered adventure novel featuring a biracial, female heroic protagonist. This previously neglected fiction of the Americas has received increasing critical and academic attention since its re-emergence in the late 1990s. The vibrant critical conversation focused on this text (which includes a critical edition, at least two dissertations, and many journal articles and book chapters) addresses gendered competence, agency, cultural valuation, racial variation, trans-Atlanticism, transdisciplinarity, and engagement with archetype and fantasy, among other topics.

The Consolations of Philology - ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:56pm
Benjamin S.W. Barootes (McGill University)

In an academic world of competing theoretical schools, ontological objects, long views, and swerves, scholars can neglect the building blocks of the texts, histories, and languages we study; too often, we overlook the words themselves. This session will focus on individual words or phrases—their ancestries, cognates, and legacies. In so doing, we hope to bring together a diverse range of scholars who share a philological bent. The session welcomes papers from linguists, literary critics, historians,theologians, and others who wish to turn their attention to the rich worlds contained in single linguistic grains. Papers may address issues of etymology, dialect, lexicography, phonetics, textual attestations, and so on.

CFP: Alternative Nostalgias in literature from the "Other Europes" Düsseldorf, June 2016

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:41pm
Modern Language Association

MLA International Symposia: Translating the Humanities
Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations
Düsseldorf, Germany, 23–25 June 2016

Panel:
Alternative Nostalgias in literature from the "Other Europes"

Svetlana Boym asserts that our age is marked by feelings of nostalgic longing, that "the sentiment itself, the mourning of displacement and temporal irreversibility, is at the very core of the modern condition". Yet, nostalgia is also often read as "memory with the pain removed" and seen as a retreat into the idealized past because of the unfulfilling present, especially in countries with recent communist pasts.

Fairy Tales in Society and Culture

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 1:56pm
NEMLA

This panel session will feature the manner in which fairy tales reflect and influence values and ideals of their respective society and culture. In The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Bruno Bettelheim emphasizes on how the fairy tale that an individual has read or listened to during childhood impacts him/her both consciously and subconsciously throughout life.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 26-28, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] iDMAa Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:54am
International Digital Media Arts Association

Call for Entries

iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
CORRECTED HYPERLINK: http://idmaa.formstack.com/forms/idmaa2015

The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual conference, this year taking place at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. ETSU sits on 340 beautiful acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains and is home to many unique programs including Bluegrass & Old Time Music, Storytelling, and Appalachian Studies.

Death and The Civil War (Abstract deadline 9/30/15)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:21am
NEMLA March 17-20, 2016

In America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War, more deaths occurred than in all the nation's wars combined. Almost two and a half percent of the American population perished in a war that most thought would last 90 days, not four agonizing years. Thousands were buried in mass, unmarked graves. Even after Appomattox, bones remained unburied in fields for months and even years. Efforts to cope with a loss of this magnitude emerge in various forms during and after the Civil War.

Old age and aging in British theatre and drama - An edited collection

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:43am
dr Katarzyna Bronk

In contrast to the ongoing childhood studies, humanistic gerontology is still largely an unexplored research area, despite more and more attention being paid to old age by historians, sociologists and literary scholars. The latter have taken up the subject of aging and the elderly, trying to create something like an all-encompassing literary "meta-narrative old age" (Johnson and Thane, eds., Old age from antiquity to post-modernity, 17). Johnson and Thane suggest that this may be a fallacy and that one should rather focus on more contained historical and socio-cultural research areas when studying the processes and meaning of aging. This way, for instance, one can avoid interpretative mistakes attributed to Georges Minois.

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