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Different Drummers: Military Unit Cohesion and Its Discontents

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:51pm
Tad Tuleja

One goal of military basic training is to replace recruits' focus on their own individuality with an unquestioned devotion to group solidarity. No military unit—whether as small as a squad or as large as an army—can survive unless its members subordinate their personal desires to collective action. This "de-individualization" is evident in everything from dress codes to forms of address, from small-arms drill to a reverence for "proper channels" and "chain of command." To be a member of the armed forces is, by definition, to be subordinate not only to those higher in rank but also to a protocols, regulations, and orders designed to ensure the efficient functioning of the whole.

The Problems of Literature Genres --- "hate speech", "styles of hatred"

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 9:38am
The Problems of Literary Genres, University of Lodz, Poland

Call for Papers 
A renowned Polish academic journal "The Problems of Literary Genres" (Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich) invites contributions for 59 issue (vol. 1/2016 and 2/2016). We are waiting for critical, original, unpublished and innovative submissions written from any theoretical angle, which can attract both oversees and Polish readers. In 2016, we are especially interested in papers about different aspects of "style of hatred" and "hate speech" in contemporary, especially literary discourses.

The deadline: 30th April 2016

2016 Theatre Symposium: Pages, Stages, Audiences

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 6:47am
Qatar University, Doha Department of English Literature and Linguistcs

Full Title: Theatre Symposium 2016: Pages, Stages, Audiences

Date: 08-May-2016 - 09-May-2016
Location: Qatar University Campus, Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Dr. Anastasia Remoundou-Howley
Call Deadline: February 28, 2016

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University inaugurates a two-day Theatre Symposium open to scholars and theatre practitioners with an interest in theatre and theatrical praxis in and about the Middle East.

[UPDATE] CFP: Intermediality/Intermédialité

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:48pm
Équinoxes Graduate Conference, Brown University Dept. of French Studies

*Deadline for abstract submissions extended to January 20, 2016*

April 8-9, 2016
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Morgane Cadieu
Assistant Professor of French, Yale University

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:05pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

Registration now open! CFP: Jan. 20th for this Texas Spring Conference on Medieval/Renaissance Thought

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 2:13pm
Sam Houston State University's Second International Conference on Med/Ren Thought

Attention: All Scholars!!

Don't miss this opportunity to have your work considered to be on the program at this unique Texas conference of medieval and renaissance scholars celebrating beauty!

Send your 250-300 word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director via email to Papers exploring any aspect relating to the medieval and renaissance time period are welcome. Disciplines typically represented at this conference are, art, music, history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, theater, and dance.

Our plenary speaker is Dr. Caroline Bruzelius, art historian from Duke University, whose fascinating research focuses on medieval cathedrals.