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Being Humans. The Human Condition in the age of techno-humanism: representations, practices, experiences

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:41pm
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Chiara Giaccardi / Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan

The international peer-reviewed journal "Comunicazioni Sociali" is hosting a special issue titled Being Humans. The Human Condition in the age of techno-humanism: representations, practices, experiences.

The long-running debate on Post-humanism is now entering a new phase: after the analysis of technological imaginaries and 'frontier cases' that informed the field during the '90s, scholars' attention is now progressively focusing on more common technological artefacts, social practices and socio-technological assemblages that seem to redefine the boundaries of what was traditionally conceived as "human".

Islamophobia: The Public Muslim and the Critical Muslim (Special Session)

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:22pm
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MLA 2016

We are all too familiar with news channels reporting the threat of ISIS and debates around Islam's relevance in the modern world. The daily dose of graphic images of ISIS beheadings reinforces the anathema for Islam and its followers. In such fraught times, anti-Muslim racism reigns. Arun Kundnani contends that "Anti-Muslim racism ... appears as the most recent layer in this longer history, a reworking and recycling of older logics of oppression. From this perspective, Islamophobia, like other forms of racism, should not be seen only as a problem of hate crimes committed by lone extremists.

Is postcolonial theory passé? Recuperating habits of reading and print in the early realm of print culture in colonial India.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:20am
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Lies and Big Feet.
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Is postcolonial theory passé? Recuperating habits of reading, printing and print culture in the early realm of print in colonial Bengal, India (1780-1820).

This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at new theoretical interventions on dominant notions of postcolonial theory.

International Conference on Arts & Humanities

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:35am
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The International Institute of Knowledge Management Pvt Ltd
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From 2014, ICOAH continues its momentum to capture the emerging areas in arts and humanities. Based on the theme, " Transformation Vs. Adaptation " the 2nd Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015 will use a keynote forum, paper sessions, an exhibition, an executive round table and a social networking dinner to explore new avenues and traditions in the arts and humanities.

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:26pm
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its next open issue, Winter 2016.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Memory and Remembering. Articles: 6/1/2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:17pm
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Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The special theme for 2014 is "Memory & Remembering." Contributors are invited to examine the issues of representation, transmission, and circulation of memory, as well as the role of personal, cultural and collective memory in shaping meanings, values, attitudes and identities. They are also encouraged to address how dominant national, religious, racial, sexual or ethnic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged.

Romanticism and the South West -- Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:15pm
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University of Bristol

This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

- Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
-The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery;
-The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism;
-Romantic afterlives in the South West.

Please submit a 250-word proposal by 18 March to: southwest.romanticism@gmail.com

[UPDATE] SCMLA Comparative Literature deadline extension

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:08pm
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Amy Smith, Lamar University
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Deadline extended until March 30.

Abstracts are being accepted for the regular Comparative Literature session at the South Central MLA meeting in Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015. The conference theme is "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" but papers on any topic are encouraged. Successful papers may be considered for publication in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. Please submit abstracts to the session chair, Amy Smith, at amy.smith@lamar.edu by March 30, 2015.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:52am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

[UPDATE] REMINDER: 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium (3/31/2015; 7/8-10/2015)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:48am
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Sara Malton/Dickens Society
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20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 8-10, 2015
Deadline: March 31, 2015

"Liquid Dickens"

In 1842, Charles Dickens visited several prominent cities in the United States and British North America. He subsequently published a travelogue, American Notes, detailing his experience in North American society. He arrived in Halifax Harbour in January of 1842, and the fledgling garrison town would be incorporated as the City of Halifax in the same year.

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:47am
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Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
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2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

[UPDATE] MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:32am
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Modernist Studies Association

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

Special Issue: Transport Policy and Social Inclusion - Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:20am
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Cogitatio

The journal Social Inclusion is preparing a special issue on Transport Policy and Social Inclusion.

Title: Transport Policy and Social Inclusion
Guest Editors: Professor Graham Parkhurst, Dr. Juliet Jain and Dr. Miriam Ricci
Special Issue website: http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/pages/view/s...

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 15 October 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: December 2016

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