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Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:32am
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:26am
Italian American Studies Association

Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

Location: California State University—Long Beach, Long Beach / Los Angeles, California

Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.

States of the Book - 23-24 September

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:21am
Department of English and Philosophy / United States Military Academy at West Point

The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

ENGLISHES AND CHANGING IDENTITIES IN THE NORTH, May 4-7

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:52am
Nordic Association of English Studies

Second and final call for papers
Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, 2016
University of Agder, Norway
May 4-7, 2016
"Englishes and Changing Identities in the North"

AATI @ Naples June 22-27, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)

NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES

Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.

Completed Sessions and Roundtables with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.

FOR QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT AATI NAPLES COMMITTEE CHAIR, COLLEEN RYAN at: ryancm@indiana.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS
AATI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABROAD
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
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L'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
June 22-27, 2016

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:34pm
This Bridge Called Language Anthology

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions. This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an "untranslatable" word from around the world. We are seeking true-to-life, personal stories, inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any attempt at a direct translation could. We seek true tales that convey both the unique and the universal in the magic of real life.

This anthology will allow the power of language, storytelling and personal lived experience to be the bridge between the imagined "us" and "them," in a world that is increasingly filled instead with pieces of us all.

[UPDATE] "Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue March 1, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:39pm
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)

This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to re-imagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects? Please send 250-word abstracts directly to the Guest Editor, Myra Mendible, at mendible@fgcu.edu for review. Completed papers are due on or before June 1st, 2016.

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