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Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
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Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Translating Queer / Queer Translations

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Domenic A. Beneventi / Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL)

The 2014 ACQL sessions on "Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Quebec Literatures" sought to explore the notion of the frontier as a discursive concept to describe the multiple forms of embodied, spatialized, scripted, and lived LBGTQ realities and communities. Given the significant interest on the topic, we propose to further this inquiry in a call for a special session on Queer Translation / Translating Queerness. We invite papers that examine the intersections between queer texts and subjects in Canadian / Quebec literatures and the practices, methodologies, and theories of translation.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
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George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
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Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

For a Materialist Psychoanalysis, University of Warwick (UK), May 8,9, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:05am
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Daniel Katz and Christian Smith / University of Warwick

The purpose of this conference is to consider the usefulness of psychoanalysis for political critique, as well as politically-oriented frameworks for reading cultural phenomena. Rather than view psychoanalysis as a transhistorical, universal paradigm for resolving the mysteries of the human in all their manifestations, the goal will be to explore how psychoanalytic inquiry provides a way into history, rather than an escape from it. In terms of the current global economic predicament, we hope to investigate how psychoanalysis can help us move beyond the limited "rational choice" theories of neo-liberal economics without replacing them with a potentially problematic form of socialist rationalism sometimes embraced by the left.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INCS (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies) 2015 Conference - deadline: ***Nov. 24, 2014***

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:54pm
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Georgia Institute of Technology

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INCS (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies) 2015 Conference - deadline: ***Nov. 24, 2014***

MOBILITIES

Hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology
April 16-19, 2015
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speakers: Philippa Levine (UT-Austin) and Priscilla Wald (Duke)

[Extended Deadline: December 10]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
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Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
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The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

*Dec 1st deadline* - Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:56am
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International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge
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Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

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The Alchemical Landscape: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:45am
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Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
23rd March 2015

"If any one book put ley lines on the map, re-enchanted the British landscape and made Glastonbury the capital of the New Age it was John Michell's seminal 1969 tome The View Over Atlantis."
---Bob Rickard, Fortean Times, 2009.

[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
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IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, 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)

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