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[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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ww.aeluruslitjournal.com
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

Sites of Decay-March 13-14, 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:57pm
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The Eighth Annual Graduate Conference Literature, Politics and Aesthetics-The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University (SUNY),
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Faculty Keynote: Julia Walker, Art History Department (Binghamton University)

After Extinction

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:48pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

call for book proposals, Sanctity in Global Perspective

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:47pm
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The Hagiography Society with Ashgate
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Book proposals are sought for a new series, Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:
Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University, USA;
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh, USA; and
John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, USA

CFP Victorians Institute Journal (no deadline; journal)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Maria K. Bachman and Don Richard Cox, Co-Editors
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The editors of the award-winning Victorians Institute Journal invite essay submissions on all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Submissions of 5000-8000 words should be sent electronically in Word format to the Editors at VIJ@mtsu.edu. All essays should follow Chicago manuscript style.

For more information about the journal, visit the VIJ website at:
http://victorians.utk.edu

Human Resources / Ressources humaines - Transverse journal

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:28am
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Transverse journal

Human Resources / Ressources humaines
Call for Papers, Transverse journal
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
Issue 14b

Transverse journal seeks to explore how we understand resources in their relation to human life and artistic expression. "Human resources" can be understood both as the use of resources by humans, and as the use of the human as a resource. What do we intend when we think of humans as resources, in a working, social or cultural context, and how do literary and artistic works depict the staging of human resources? What are the resources human beings can count on in times of crisis? What do we make of humans as resources for artistic creation, both outside and inside the work of art?

The human-animal boundary: exploring the line in philosophy and fiction

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:45am
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University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
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The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals have become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:38am
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Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

Global Cities and Cosmopolitan Dreams, 1st International Symposium (Barcelona, Spain: 18th to 20th of May, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:48am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Global Cities and Cosmopolitan Dreams

Part of the Research Program on: Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self

Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th of May, 2015

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)

Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self, 2nd International Symposium (Barcelona, Spain: 14th - 16th May, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:40am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of May, 2015

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)

Love, Lust and Longing: Rethinking Intimacy, 5th International Symposium (Barcelona, Spain: 11th to 13th of May, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:34am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Love, Lust and Longing: Rethinking Intimacy

Part of the Research Program on: Recasting Bonds

Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th of May, 2015

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)

Sideways in Time [UPDATE]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:45am
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Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives Conference

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives:
March 30-31, 2015 [Please note the change in dates from the previous cfp; we have also confirmed our 3 keynote speakers - see below]

Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.

Special journal issue of Text Matters on 'Gothic Matters'

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:13am
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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne

Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.

Gaming Identity: Sports and Cultures, local and global ABSTRACT: 15th February 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:40am
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Altre Modernità academic journal, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
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The current notion of competitive sports involves an ambiguous attitude towards one's own belonging. On the one hand, sports have become increasingly globalized, and on the other the issue of competing in support of one's own nation goes on being an explicit responsibility of the professional athletes who comes from a specific nation but at the same time are supposed to "speak" a common language, universally understood regardless of one's national belonging. As Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann state in their Gaming the World (2010), globalization and local allegiances as conflicting influences are remoulding the cultural and artistic implications of sports all over the world.

CFP for Area, Arab Culture in the U.S. (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 11-14, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:02am
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SW Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 36th Annual Conference of the

Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association
(Formerly Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations)

Conference Theme
Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico (http://www.southwestpca.org)
Hyatt Regency Hotel (http://goo.gl/gTvvVP)

[Extended] Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 15, 2014

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