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ACLA 2015: Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas (deadline 10/15/14)

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:55am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas

This seminar considers the role of sound and performance in poetry of the Americas across a range of periods and movements. We are interested in case studies and theoretical discussions that consider musically inflected texts; archives of performance; graphical representations of sound on the page; uses of creoles and vernaculars; and methodological inquiries into the intersections of sound studies, performance studies, distant reading, close reading, and hemispheric studies.

Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:18am
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Barrett Watten / Wayne State University
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Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes: Literary and Visual

Organizers: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University; Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma; Jacob Edmond, University of Otago

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching Call for Papers for Volume 10

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:46am
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InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
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Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

"Envisioning Science," Rutgers—New Brunswick, February 27, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:59pm
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Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group
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"Envisioning Science"
The 4th annual conference of Natura:
the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group
Rutgers University—New Brunswick
February 27th, 2015

"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

Victorians in the World, July 9-12, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:42pm
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North American Victorian Studies Association
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Call for Papers
Victorians in the World
2015 North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii

NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for discussion of critical issues in the Victorian period, and to encourage a wide variety of critical and disciplinary approaches to the study of the field. NAVSA sponsors an annual conference to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research in Victorian studies. Earlier conferences have been held in Pasadena, CA, Venice, IT, and Madison, WI.

Plenary speakers include Vanessa Smith of the University of Sydney, and Jonathan Osorio of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
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The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
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ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

contact email: aidan.canavan@gmail.com

36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Fantasy Literature division welcomes papers on all aspects of fantasy literature (broadly defined to mean anything from genre fantasy to magic realism and folk tales) including, but not restricted to, criticism on works by fantasy authors writing in English, inter disciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory.

Society for American Travel Writing at SSAWW 2015 (November 4-8 in Philadelphia) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Society for American Travel Writing
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The Society for American Travel Writing invites submissions for its upcoming panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome papers that explore the ways in which crossing ideological, political, economic, intellectual, and creative boundaries are elaborated in women's travel experiences and travel texts. Because the word "limen" suggests crossing thresholds, an inherent aspect of geographic movement, our panel seeks to investigate how the various mobilities of geography, politics, and identity meet and intersect in women's travel writing.

Transnational Clash (edited collection)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:09pm
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Samuel Cohen
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The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

British Women Writers Conference 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:05pm
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British Women Writers Association
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23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference June 25th-27th, 2015

Hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Conference Theme: Relations

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Tender Empiricisms and Weird Sciences

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Kathleen Morris, University of Oxford

In the nineteenth-century Goethe described "zartre Empirie," a delicate or tender empiricism. His approach provided an alternative to a purely scientific practice, insisting on the value of knowledge produced through rigorous attention to experience. Such an epistemology valued 'lesser orders' of knowledge such as emotion, affect, bodily experience and intuition. Similarly 'weird science' is a way of framing aesthetic practices that use constraints, rules, procedures and models of investigation. However, in the aesthetic domain such protocols are called into the service of affect, offering alternative modes for its expression and different avenues for considering the relationship between feeling and thought as they commingle in cultural texts.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16am
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New Voices
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Cogito, Ergo, Shakespeare? Cognitive Literary Studies from the Medieval Mind to Milton's

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:24am
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ACCUTE: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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While cognitive literary studies is beginning to establish itself in Shakespeare criticism, there have not been many ventures into the broader applications of cognitive science to early English literature, with the exception of a few examinations of the York Cycle or John Donne's poetry. How might Margaret Cavendish's Description of the Blazing World be interpreted in relation to an emerging Cartesian dualism? Can new insight be gained by exploring a playwright like Ben Jonson, whose attention to scientific discourse is perhaps greater than that of Shakespeare? Should we be skeptical of this burgeoning field? What new applications or readings can enhance current approaches to Shakespeare's works and other early English writers' texts?

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