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JAMES BALDWIN AND THE PERFORMANCE OF RACE, GENDER, AND IDENTITY IN THE ARTS

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:42pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.

The Literature and Film of the Wars in Iraq

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:41pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Narrative representations of war have long been important culturally, having the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historical events. Susan Mackey-Kallis, a film studies scholar, observes that popular films, and I would add popular novels, help to "make sense retrospectively by storytelling in the present, drawing on events in the past," which then "shape[s] that past and make[s] it usable" (23). Literary and filmic representations of war are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. These representations stand alongside historical documents, news reports, journalism, and non-fiction to create a full perspective of war and the experience of serving in it.

ACLA 2016 - "Networking Modernisms"

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Melissa Dinsman
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This seminar invites scholars to mine the convergences of "networks"--a multifaceted conceptual, historical, and methodological term--and "modernisms"--a spectrum of aesthetic engagement with modernity's interrelated histories of empire, technology, and migration. Putting "network" into play as both noun and verb, we seek not only to parse modernism as a collection of networks but to uncover how modernist objects build networks. Questions we might begin to engage include: Can we see modernist texts not only as interacting with emerging transportation and media networks but also forging networks as a mode of literary, visual, and sonic representation? Can modernists' understanding of networked culture and society inform our own?

CFP: Globalizing the Human(ities) the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Intl. Region of the AAR

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:58am
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Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion
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CFP: Globalizing the Humanities - #EIRAAR

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"Globalizing the Human(ities)"Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2016 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Globalizing the Human(ities).

IJHCS Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2015)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:51am
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the December 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Three).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015.

Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of Antiquity" in Italian Literature and Arts from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:13am
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Angela Ida Villa (Milan) Bart Van den Bossche (Leuven)

First International Conference of Hermeneutical Studies on Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of Antiquity" in Italian Literature and Arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first Century (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 1-2 December 2015)

PANELS

I. Words and concepts
I. 1. Hermeneutics, symbol and myth: etymological meaning of the terms and their evolution in the ancient culture.

ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
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Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature
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For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University

In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.

ACLA 2016: Images of Science in Literature

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:56am
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

This seminar investigates the views man has expressed about the impact of technology and science across recorded history. Questions that might be addressed include: What is the relationship between religion and technology? Has man always viewed technological innovations as positive? What relationship is there between man's vision of utopian society and technology? The seminar promotes awareness of the importance of literature in creating and maintaining the social, political, ethical and religious systems by which we live. The seminar also considers how humans have discussed the impact of technology and science on society. Suggested primary works may include, but are not limited to, T. More's Utopia; A.Huxley's Brave New World; H.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to 12/1/15: Existential Poetics: American Free-Ranging Outlaw Poets (Anthology)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:13am
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HGDG Arts, LLC
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A collection of essays and scholarly articles analyzing the work of late 20th century "existential" and outlaw poets living or dead will be published in 2017. Please choose from the list of named poets below which includes those largely ignored by academics because of the obscure nature of their less categorizable creative work. We seek articles, literary criticism, reviews, private collection catalogs, student essays, and some anecdotes or narratives describing encounters with the poet/artist or writing/art that are not strictly pejorative. Photos and video are welcome. The anthology will collect secondary works about the listed artists.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:51pm
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Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
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The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

CFP: Horror, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:54pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The area chair for Horror at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online media, as well as in general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition in the last three years of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.

CFP: War and Culture, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"WAR AND CULTURE"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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