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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:22am
4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium

HUMOUR

This symposium aims to discuss the themes of humour, comedy, comedy and tragedy, comedy hero, humour and ideology in western culture and literature, as well as the influence of these themes on contemporary literary forms. The concepts of humour and literature will be discussed in the framework of humour and culture, humour and psychoanalysis, humour and philosophy, humour and ideology, humour and media, humour and history, humour and language, humour and linguistics, humour and semiotics. The BAKEA symposium welcomes researchers from the fields of English, American, French, German and other Western Language and Literary Studies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative literary studies.

The Art and Science of Medieval Emotions (MMLA 2015)

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:02pm
Midwest Modern Langauge Association

The Midwest MLA will hold its annual convention 11/12-11/15 in Columbus, OH, with the theme "arts and sciences." In keeping with that theme, and inspired by the affective turn in literary studies, this Special Session invites papers on the art and science of medieval emotions.

Medieval texts often fuse artistic and scientific approaches to understanding and representing emotion, feeling, and affect. Witness, for example, the fact that we find texts as diverse as romances and sermons drawing on optical theory to explain how feelings like love and lust are transmitted: these texts explicate medieval science, but at the same time use artistic strategies to visualize invisible processes.

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:47am
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:14am
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "Discovery" and related topics.

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
Peter Leman

Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:21pm
Julie Orlemanski

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

What were the modes of medieval fiction? How did medieval authors produce, reflect on, and evaluate fictionality and its effects? Does the category of fiction have more to do with non-existence (what is "merely" imaginary) – or with art and artifice (from fingere, to fashion or form)? What were some of the rhetorical conventions by which fiction was signaled or queried?

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