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Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Experiencing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Riverside, CA, 10/31/14-11/2/14 (Extended Deadline May 31)

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Over thirty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals for this year's PAMLA Conference in Riverside, CA (October 31-November 2, 2014). The deadline for proposing via PAMLA's online proposal system is May 31: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas

So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper soon.

Open Sessions currently include:

CFP REMINDER: Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise, DEADLINE 30 May 2014 [28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:48am
Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)

28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld

In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.

[REPOST] Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June, 2014)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

2015 BSA New Scholars Program

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:19pm
John A Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

Eco-Imaginaries: 4th Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:19am
Vivek Freitas/ Tufts University

As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:50am
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Afterlives of Lydgate - RSA 2015 Berlin - DEADLINE: Monday June 2nd

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
Lydgate Society

John Lydgate epitomizes the fifteenth century. To many scholars, he fits easily in the space between the genius of Chaucer and the flowering of the Renaissance. His apparently deficient grasp of meter, his tendency towards loquaciousness, and his deference to his 'maister' Chaucer, all combine to make it easy to pigeon-hole Lydgate into a century whose literature is easy to overlook. Despite this latter-day designation, Lydgate maintained a strong presence amongst the reading public in England far beyond his own century. His works were among the first printed in English and he figured largely in the creation of a Chaucerian canon, being included in some of the earliest editions of Chaucer's works.

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:24pm
Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City
6th-7th November
King's College London

Organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network 'Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day'

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck), Professor Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths).

Further keynotes TBA

August 11, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:58am
Florida College English Association

Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:
THEME: "Converging Voices of the Pirate State"

"Ahoy Mates!" The Florida College English Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference on the Treasure Coast of Florida. You are invited to present papers, panel discussions, and talks related to the many voices represented in texts, popular culture, and media converging upon Florida's shores, landscapes, and beyond.

Reconstruction, Restoration, Conservation: Reconciling the Past through word and image - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:37pm
University of Dundee

'Renaissance literary works are no longer regarded either as a fixed set of texts…that contain their own determinate meanings or as a stable set of reflections of historical facts that lie beyond them…rather they are made up and constantly redrawn by artists, audiences, and readers. These collective social constructions on the one hand define the range of aesthetic possibilities within a given representational mode and, on the other, link that mode to the complex network of institutions, practices and beliefs that constitute the culture as a whole.'
Stephen Greenblatt, The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance (1982)

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