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Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).

[UPDATE] Special Issue on Craft Rhetorics

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Deadline extended to April 15!

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

English Language Conference

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24pm
California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:21am
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.
For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:07am
University of Stirling, Scotland

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers

UPDATE Final Call for Papers: Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives, 20-22 May 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:43am
University of Limerick, Ireland

In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?

Literature in Large Classes - MLA 2016 (Austin,Texas) Special Session

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:30am
K. A. Murchison, University of Ottawa

Inviting abstracts for an MLA special session proposal on teaching large classes.

How can we promote the kinds of discussions and debates that generally enrich literary study when teaching over 75 students? Games, apps, and other innovative approaches welcome.

Please send a C.V. and 300-word abstract by 20 March 2015 to kmurchis@uottawa.ca.

[Deadline Extended]

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:57pm
Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]

Call for Papers and Presentations

Visualising the Animal

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:46pm
University of Cumbria

Visualising the Animal

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals

18th – 19th June 2015 : University of Cumbria

Confirmed speakers:
Steve Baker, Emeritus Professor in Art History, University of Central Lancashire
John Darwell, Independent Photographer and Reader in Photography, University of Cumbria

CFP: ATDS @ MLA 2016 – Performance and Its Publics

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 3:52pm
American Theatre and Drama Society

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Its Publics," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2016 MLA convention in Austin TX (Jan 7-10, 2016).

Following the MLA's 2016 theme, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
• Performance and the formation of counter/publics
• Print vs/and performance and counter/publics
• Stagings of the public
• Reception and the public
• Performance and the public intellectual
• Performance and the public humanities
• Performance and the digital humanities

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/1/15

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:02pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity sex or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.

4S Annual Meeting, Open Panel on Affect, Technology, and Security (Nov. 11-14; Denver, Colorado)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:56am
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2015 conference in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14 (http://www.4sonline.org/meeting), and I would like to draw your attention to an open panel I'm organizing on technology, affect, and security as part of the conference.

16. The Affective Contours of Technology and National [In]security

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:38am
Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons

Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

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