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Musical biography: National ideology, Narrative technique, and the Nature of myth, London, 9-11 April 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 4:52pm
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Institute of Musical Research, University of London, UK
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While musical biography has recently received scholarly attention through an array of insightful research, the sheer breadth of possibilities for the study of biography (and biographies) in relation to music means that the broad field remains rich in untapped investigative potential. This conference will provide a forum for consolidated critical discussion on both the content of musical biography (national trends and ideologies; myths and mythology) and its form (narrative technique and meaning). It will aim to open up interdisciplinary avenues of enquiry across a wide range of subjects and time periods, in the domains of classical music, popular music, and ethnomusicology alike.

UPDATE: Science and/as Process: SLSA-sponsored panel at ASLE 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts(SLSA) is sponsoring a panel at the upcoming ASLE Biennial conference (website: http://www.aslebiennialconference.com/) on this general subject. Approaches may be critical or creative (or a continuum of both) and could include -- but are not limited to -- the following topics:

Science and the poetics of process and/as place (including new poetic work concerned with science)

Science and Poetics as intersecting processes and/or onto-epistemologies

Fluid ontologies and hard realities (in scientific outcomes, ecological limits, etc.)

Symbiosis Conference,Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations 7/9/15 to 7/12/15 deadline 3/3/15

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:12am
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Symbiosis, Transatlantic Journal /Department of English, Essex University

The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations

A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)

The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:

SOUND & MARX

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:47am
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POLYGRAPH/Duke University

Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?

Subverting the State: The Postcolonial Predicament - 22 May 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:30am
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Ole Birk Laursen / University of Copenhagen

Subverting the State:
The Postcolonial Predicament
22 May 2015

University of Kent, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Keynote lecture:
Priya Gopal (University of Cambridge)

Since the birth of nation-states, emerging in conjunction with the first wave of globalisation and the height of European colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, avant-gardists have problematized the role of the nation-state. However, as anti-colonial freedom movements often assumed a nationalist character, postcolonial studies has been preoccupied with understanding the historical significance and emotional force of the nation-state and devoted less attention to the movements and ideas that sought to subvert the state altogether.

Call for Submissions: Translation across Arts, Culture and Theory (12/10/14 & 1/10/15)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:45pm
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The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
http://thequietcornerjournal.com/

Call for Submissions
Translation across Arts, Culture and Theory

In Coordination with the Language Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies (ELIN) of the University of Connecticut

[UPDATE] It's Only Natural(ism)--Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (April 9-11, 2015)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:20pm
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Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Conference Theme--It's Only Natural(ism): Questioning and Responding to the Master Narrative of Late Modernity

April 9-11, 2015
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Roger Lundin, Wheaton College

Undergraduates thrilling to the bleak despair of Stephen Crane or Thomas Hardy are often excited to discover the existence of naturalism as a philosophy of life and a literary movement of great importance. They are quick to draw parallels to contemporary issues and controversies, for naturalism's reach is clearly not confined to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: 12/15 for "Envisioning Science"

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:55pm
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Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

"Envisioning Science"

The 4th annual conference of Natura:

the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

February 27th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Matthew L. Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University

"In its general efforts toward objectification, science [...] seeks to reconstruct actual perception upon this basis and to close the cycle of scientific knowledge by discovering the laws according to which knowledge itself is produced, that is, by establishing an objective science of subjectivity" – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Phenomenology of Perception

American Humor Studies at ALA Deadline January 10, 2015

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:11pm
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American Humor Studies Association
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American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue
,
Boston MA 02116-5798

Conference Director:
Olivia Carr Edenfield,
Georgia Southern University

Conference Fee: For those who pre-register before April 15, 2015: $90
 ($60 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty).
 After April 15, the fees are $100 and $75.
American Humor Studies Association
Call for Papers
The AHSA plans to sponsor three sessions at the 2015 national meeting. We seek cogent, provocative, well-researched papers on the following subjects:

[UPDATE] Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture/Extended Deadline

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:06pm
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School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
(http://www.enl.auth.gr/democracy/)

Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

15-17 May 2015

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014

Plenary Speakers

Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds

"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa (abstracts due 1/1/2015)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:53am
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Ashley Currier and Thérèse Migraine-George
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Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa

Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.

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