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CFP Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies DUE JAN 31, 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 3:05am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au] is a double blind peer reviewed open access online journal, based at the University of Western Australia.

For Volume 21.1, the Limina Editorial Collective is calling for substantive and original articles between 5000-7000 words from within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We welcome interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers, but demand a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers.

CFP Digitorium DH Conference 9-11 April 2015

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:19pm
University of Alabama

Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015

Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Deferrals and Disciplines

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:27pm
Adam Katz

This series will address and assess the transformations in the concept of the "human" across the human sciences over the past half-century. The approach adopted is to single out two concepts that can align disparate inquiries, from the post- structuralist critiques of humanism dating back to the 1960s, to more recent studies, driven by both speculation and controlled laboratory experimentation into human cognition. These two concepts are "deferral" and "discipline." Each concept directs us toward a range of issues, intellectual and ethical, and the possible relations between the two concepts suggest further lines of inquiry.

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
Institute of Musical Research, University of London, UK

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
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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