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Translated Memories: Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 4:02am
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Bettina Hofmann; University of Wuppertal and Steinheim Institute for German-Jewish History

The Steinheim Colloquium "Translated Memories" addresses the subject of writing about the Holocaust today : How can memories of the Holocaust be constituted and transformed in a transgenerational and transnational perspective?
Three authors (Richard Aronowitz, Carol Ascher, Doron Ben-Atar), all writing in English, and four literary scholars, hailing from Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., will reflect on this subject based on their own and other literary texts.
The concept of translation is of pivotal interest in this context. When talking about "translation," we literally mean code switching. However, the term "translation" is also appropriate if one wants to describe psychological mechanisms and cultural processes.

NYMASA 2015 "LOVE" Conference (14 November 2015; abstracts due 1 July 2015)

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 4:28pm
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New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
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***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

New York Metro American Studies Association Call for Papers
Annual Conference Theme: "Love"

Date: Saturday, November 14
Location: Stella and Charles Guttman Community College; 50 West 40th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Abstracts Due: July 1, 2015; Submissions/questions: nymasalove@gmail.com
Registration: $25 (student, under-employed)/ $50 (full-time employment)

[UPDATE] George Meredith and His Circle

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
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George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks, Bishop Grossteste University, UK

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

George Meredith and His Circle:
Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
24th & 25th July 2015

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday, 24th July
9.30 Registration, Hardy Building
10.30 Welcome: Vice-Chancellor, Claudia Capancioni & Alice Crossley

Death of Empires: Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference 18-19 September 2015; submissions by 15 July 2015

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:27pm
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Daemen College

In September 2015, the Departments of English and History and Political Science at Daemen College will host a two-day interdisciplinary conference titled "Death of Empires," dedicated to exploring the role of the Great War of 1914-18 in dissolving the imperial order and initiating the era of nations. The year is ripe for such an event. As well as the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania – a tragedy that signalled the breakdown of distinctions between 'war front' and 'home front' – 2015 also marks the centenary of the commencement of the Armenian Genocide and the failed Allied invasion of the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli.

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:32am
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Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
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The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:14am
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MESEA
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The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten and silenced, as well as on cultural inscriptions left by those who have become visible and audible more recently. Yet, in addition to engaging with the archaeological hermeneutics of recovering submerged layers of ethnic meaning, we also invite scholars to engage in the perhaps more radical act of what Sara Dillon has called a "palimpsestuous" reading: a reading that attends to the ways in which multiple inscriptions and competing narratives are intertwined and produce complex meanings.

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

https://apeaaconference2016.wordpress.com/

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current research.

Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 24-26, 2016 - Spelman College

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:45pm
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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 24-26, 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] Romantic Orients Conference

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:53am
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Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University
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Friday 3 July 2015
One-Day Conference
Van Midert College, Durham University

Keynote Address: '"Harmonious" Jones and "Honest John" Shore: Contrasting Responses of Garden Reach Neighbours to the Experience of India'.

Professor Michael Franklin, University of Swansea

What is Sexual Modernity - 6/30

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:32am
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Benjamin Kahan / Modernism/Modernity
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I am seeking submissions for a prospective special peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/Modernity print-plus platform exploring the question: "What is Sexual Modernity?" Does modernity have a sexuality? We might follow Rita Felski's lead in The Gender of Modernity (1995) to ask what is at stake in, or what changes occur when we define the sexuality of modernity as queer, sapphic, heteronormative, perverse, or otherwise? How might these nominations intersect with or alter formations of the color of modernity, colonial modernity, atavistic modernity, or the gender of modernity?

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:25am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.

[UPDATE - deadline extended] 'From Manland to Womanland': Gender in SFF

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:23am
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Brunel University London

From military patriarchies to feminist dystopias, from the monstrous feminine to cyborg uncertainties, from Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness to Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, from wars between the sexes to post gender societies, SFF texts have continuously complicated, questioned and reinvented our approach to gender.

We invite proposals for papers considering any aspect of gender in SFF/horror texts or related comics, films, tv, games and music. Topics might include:

CFP: Graduate Conference: Global Identities in a Digital Age (Toronto, Nov 13, 2015; Deadline: July 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:15am
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Anna Stainton

CFP: Global Identities in a Digital Age: German-language Culture in
the 21st Century

A joint graduate conference by the University of Toronto and the
University of Waterloo

Date: November 13th, 2015
Location: Hart House, University of Toronto
Deadline for abstracts: July 30th, 2015
Keynote speakers: tba

As inhabitants of a digital global space, we all form identities that may or may not differ greatly from our non-virtual selves. Informed and manipulated by mass media, the construction of our identities is, more than ever, shaped by global discourses. Ideas of nationalism, race, and gender are formed and re-formed in ways impossible to recreate in a non-digital environment.

How to do things with art

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:05am
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Steen Christiansen and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen
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We must account for the intensity of art, otherwise we can only explain part of our aesthetic experience. This argument is found in critics as diverse as Brian Massumi, Charles Altieri, and Sianne Ngai. Philosophers such as Alfred North Whitehead, Henri Bergson, and Steven Shaviro have argued that much of our perception is not cognitive but intuitive; we connect to the world through our senses.

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