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ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:24pm
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American Literature Association

Don DeLillo Society

2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference.
May 21-24, 2015.

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.

For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.

Ethos Review: Open Issue CFP

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:48am
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics
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For the April 2015 issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. This "open" issue will publish essays exploring literary texts, the academy, contemporary music, and trends in cultural criticism or "theory," particularly as these topics are inflected by wider social or political concerns. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 1(15)/ 2015_ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies_Symbolic Communication

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:44am
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ESSACHESS
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The study of the indirect transmission of the meaning produced in a consciously and / or unconsciously manner, that is to say, "symbolic communication" – syntagm that in itself is an undeniable tautology – engages in communication sciences the conceptual, methodological and epistemological acquis of the research on the symbolic conducted not only in the territories of the humanities and social sciences but also in natural sciences as well. Thus, in the communication sciences, the symbolic is at the very heart of various scientific discourses and the constructions of the research objects that convene their theories to different degrees in the fields such as the philosophy, semiotics, sociology, phenomenology, anthropology, history or hermeneutics.

A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:28am
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Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
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CALL FOR PAPERS
A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Abstracts due: Friday 27th of February, 2015
Volume Editor: Thao Phan

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, 7-9 September 2015, University of Leicester (UK); Deadline 28 Feb 2015

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:27am
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University of Leicester

The first PSA convention will be held at the University of Leicester (UK), from 7 to 9 September 2015. Contributions from academics and postgraduates investigating any area of postcolonialism from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective are warmly invited.

Confirmed keynote speakers
- Professor Paul Gilroy (King's College London)
- Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
(Other keynotes to be confirmed)

ALA 2015: Whitman and Social Theory

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:35pm
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American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:55am
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Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

[UPDATE: Deadline: Jan. 12, 15: CFP: "Trading Stories: European-Arab Literary Relations in the Eighteenth Century."

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:31am
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International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; 14th International Congress (Rotterdam; July 26-31, 2015)
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This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century. The panel is interested in papers that explore the following questions: What interactions were there between European and Arab writers? How did trade and commerce affect the literary sphere? How did European writers engage the Arabic literary tradition and vice versa? How did Arab writers present Europe in their writings and how did European authors depict the Arab world? How did texts travel across different literary traditions? What role did cross-cultural networks play in shaping the literary marketplace?

The 2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLIST (Association of History Literature, Science & Technology)

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:01pm
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Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
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AHLIST
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
www.ahlist.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015

Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015

"The Struggle to Learn and the Struggle Left Behind: The Battles for Education and the Preservation of Historic Sites"

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:31am
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The Louisiana Public History Forum and Southern University at New Orleans
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2015 CALL FOR PAPERS LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE "THE STRUGGLE TO LEARN AND THE STRUGGLE LEFT BEHIND:THE BATTLES FOR EDUCATION AND THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES"

PURPOSE:
The history of African descended people during the Reconstruction Era in Louisiana remains greatly understudied and poorly understood.This conference will have a double theme focus: the right of Black people to a public education and the importance of preserving Black cemeteries and historic sites.The conference seeks to determine why the struggle for public education continues today; and what is the importance of preserving Black cemeteries.

Symposium - Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:13pm
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Digital Humanities Center, Kansas State University
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Kansas State University invites submission of abstracts for our inaugural symposium, Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities. This symposium seeks to examine the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities scholarship, including the involvement of arts, sciences, and social sciences.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Digital research in Humanities disciplines like Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and Cultural/Ethnic/Women's Studies

Digital Humanities Pedagogy, or dissemination of DH theories and practices

Visualization, analysis, and computational representations of humanities content

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20th-21st May 2015.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:40am
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University of Hull

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

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