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Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.

Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:26pm
International Conference: "Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics" / University of Wrocław, The Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce

The International Conference

Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics

With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker

Performance studies, whose origins lie in the philosophy of language and theatre studies, have in the past decades become closely connected with a host of other disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, ethnography, cognitive science, and neurolinguistics. This phenomenon, sometimes aptly described as the performative turn, is in full swing at the moment, spreading both in the humanities and far beyond them.

Edited Collection: Memory in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
Heather Urbanski

Upcoming collection on memory in post-apocalyptic and dystopian stories, under contract with McFarland and Company, seeks proposals for academic essays on the complex role of rhetorical and social memory in science fiction/fantasy, fandom, and online gaming. Abstracts due 1/5/15 with final essays due 6/1/15.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA) Deadline: 14 October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. Please consider submitting your paper to our panel topic! Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Paper submissions should be submitted through the ACLA conference website:

Organizer: Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University
Organizer: Michael Subialka, Oxford University

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:33am
36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference

36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, NM
Conference Theme, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
Submission Deadline: 11/1/14

This Area encourages dialogue between varied fields of performance scholarship (i.e., performance studies; theatre, dance, and cultural studies; as well as queer and post-colonial theory), and exploration of critiques of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, technology, and nation. Papers across performance modes, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Topics might include but are not limited to:

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:21pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 'Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue on emotions and feelings in the Middle Ages.

We are seeking submissions that treat medieval emotions and feelings from a variety of cultures and literatures. Submissions may be concerned with issues such as
- literary descriptions of emotional states; the meanings and significations of emotions
- the engagement of the audience's emotions; affective literacy; mediated emotions
- methodological and archival challenges in approaching emotions in the Middle Ages
- rhetorics, languages and social conventions concerning the emotions and medieval definitions of emotion; medieval conventions of 'interiority' or 'subjectivity'

Economies and Currencies in Literature ACLA Seattle March 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:59pm
Anick S. Boyd/ Alisa Sniderman

This seminar will explore the representation of money, economies, and currencies in literature from a wide range of methodologies (materialist, historicist, formalist, etc.) to examine the process of value making in literature. One approach is to study the relationship between metaphor and economic exchange. As Marc Shell has shown, metaphor is itself an exchange, and language and thought internalize monetary form into what he calls "money of the mind." And, in On Truth and Lies in the Extra Moral Sense, Nietzsche compares "truths" to "coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins."