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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

American Humor Studies at ALA Deadline January 10, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:11pm
American Humor Studies Association

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
School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:53am
Ashley Currier and Thérèse Migraine-George

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.

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text" 27-29 March 2015

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:52am
Indiana University Medieval Studies Institute

Oral practice was a widespread mode of cultural consumption in the Middle Ages. From troubadour chansonniers, to the itinerant Japanese biwa hôshi and court poets like the Anglo-Saxon scopas, to the carnivalesque festivals of the Feast of Fools, speech and song illuminated the public and private lives of men and women throughout the medieval world. Even in the highly literate codicological culture of scriptoria, hearing and recitation were indispensable tools for understanding and producing the manuscripts we study today.

The symposium would like to pose a broad range of possible topics on the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic purposes of oral culture and its contexts.

Ireland International Conference on Education

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:10am
Infonomics Society

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

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Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015)
April 20-22, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
www.iicedu.org
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Science and Political Discourse, 18th-21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:46am
ILCEA 4 (University Genoble Alpes)

This call for papers is issued in the context of the current project of the publication by ILCEA 4 of a book on "Science and political discourse" as part of a series of volumes on the relationship between science and the humanities:

"Madness: Sacred and Profane", (23-24 October 2015)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:02am
National Taiwan University

The Ninth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

23-24 October 2015
National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)

Call for Papers

Madness: Sacred and Profane

Locating Post-45 @ UPenn, March 19-20, 2015

updated: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:58pm
University of Pennsylvania



WEBSITE: http://post-45.tumblr.com/


On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.

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