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SPECTRA Journal submissions open for Issue 5.1

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:38am
SPECTRA (the Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives) Journal

Initial abstracts due: October 15, 2015
Contributors informed of decision no later than: October 22, 2015
Full submissions due: December 1, 2015
All abstracts should be submitted online at

The editors of SPECTRA: the ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical and cultural thought for the Fall 2015 issue. We are interested in work that is thoroughly transdisciplinary, valuing multiple systems of knowledges and engaging in discussions that interpolate critical thought and concrete action.

Trajectories of inquiry may include theoretical, critical, empirical, and performative explorations of issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

ACLA Panel, 17-20 March 2016: Toward the Empirical Study of Poetic Form

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:15am
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Poetic form is marked by regularities, such as metre, rhyme, verse length, the structure and interdependence of stanzas, and myriad other features. Even where poetry discards or deflects such regularities, for instance by changes of metre, free rhythms, non-rhyming verses or unconventional schemata, they are still echoed within the form: we usually define unconventional and irregular poetic forms by their absence of regularities, thereby implicitly highlighting the resulting gap even where it becomes poetically productive.

[UPDATE] Speaking is Being: Modern Transnational and Transcultural Francophonie (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016; Abstracts due 9-30-15)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How and where do Francophone voices speak? Where are they silent? How do linguistic and cultural expressions define what is French and what is Francophone? Are these two terms simultaneously inclusive and exclusive of one another and of other selves, places and languages that they encounter? This NeMLA panel hopes to explore the relationship between identity and voice in digital media (web, social platforms, e-books, audio, video, etc.) in French-speaking spaces that cross national, linguistic and/or cultural borders either intentionally or implicitly. Does digital media offer ways to investigate Francophone identities not available in other forms?

ACLA Seminar: Proustian Awareness (Harvard, March 2016)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:27pm
Adeline Soldin, Dickinson College

Call for Papers : American Comparative Literature Association, 2016
Seminar: Proustian Awareness: Seeing, Reading, Listening, with the author of la recherche
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dates: 17-20 March, 2016
Abstract submission deadline: 23 September, 2015

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [annual]

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:36pm

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE). now in its fifth volume, is a scholarly annual published by AMS Press. RAE publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, and the law.

[Extended Deadline]- Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:35pm
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

Border Crossings and Revolutions

CFP ACLA 2016: Numbing the Pain: Aesthetics and Anaesthetics of Global Mexico (March 17-20, 2016 Harvard U)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:37pm
Marcela Romero Rivera



ACLA 2016, Harvard University. March 17-20, 2016
Organizers: Marcela Romero Rivera, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Maximillian Alvarez, University of Michigan.
Deadline for submissions: September 23rd, 2015.
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