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Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 2:11pm
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University of Wyoming
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"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape" (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig's explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group, regardless of the size. For example, Edward Abbey's response to the commodification of a river through damming establishes his view as conflicting with that of developers.

The Third Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe'

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:21am
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Euroacademia
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Dear Colleagues,
Please find below the Call for Papers for The Third Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe', to be held in Berlin, Germany in 28th and 29th of March 2014. Feel free to forward and disseminate this call to all your colleagues, peers and collaborators who might be interested. Thank you in advance!

Euroacademia cordially invites you to The Third Euroacademia International Conference
'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe'

Call for Panels and Papers
The Third Euroacademia International Conference: Re-Inventing Eastern Europe
28 – 29 March 2014,
4* Superior Berlin Hotel
Berlin, Germany

MLA 2015: Gender and Medieval Affect

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:32pm
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Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
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SFMS CFP for MLA 2015: Gender and Medieval Affect
How did people "feel" in the Middle-Ages? What was expected from women and men to feel, what emotions were, or were not conceivable, and, most of all, how did emotional reception or creation shape the idea of gender? Presentations examining the crossroads of literature and affect/emotions are welcome, in subjects from all the specters of national literatures and comparative literatures from the Middle-ages. Send abstracts by March 14th, 2014 to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu)

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 8:43pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

Narration and Reflection

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:20pm
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Christy Wampole, Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)

In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:33pm
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English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. 'Forever' is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination. It finds its way into statements of intimacy and commitment, as well as statements of loss; it seems applicable both to the spiritual and the mundane; likewise to the very long and the ephemeral. 'Forever' comes up in discourses of religion, in manuscript and book history, and in medieval and early modern conceptions of time.

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature" (January 8-11, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 1:56pm
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MLA Folklore and LIterature Discussion Group
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MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group
2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature"

Abstracts on folklore and literature relevant to the session title. Presenters must be MLA members. 250 words abstract and CV by 12 March 2014; Sharon Lynette Jones (sharon.jones@wright.edu).

New Critics V: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference--abstract due March 3

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 1:51pm
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Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta

We are now accepting 150-word abstracts for the firth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference. Abstracts must be for critical (not creative) papers, and can be on any subject having to do with literature or composition. We are also accepting abstracts on film or other popular culture criticism. Accepted papers must be readable in no more than 15 minutes. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, and the conference will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, NY) on Saturday, April 19, 2014. This conference is free to attend. We are proud to have PEN Award Winner, Colette Brooks (New School) as our keynote speaker.

Chaucer and Realism

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:07am
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Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism

Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism
International two-day conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway
25th-26th June, 2014

Guest Speaker: Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia)

Call for Papers for Panel on Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:58am
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New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014
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Panel: Cross-Dressing and The Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture
What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Please send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

4th ICHSS 2014 - International Conference on humanities and social sciences

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:29am
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University of Montenegro, Faculty of Philosophy and MCSER
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Dear Colleagues!

After the great success of the 3° ICHSS held in Rome on September 2013 we have the pleasure to announce the organization of the fourth edition of ICHSS which will be held on May 31 - June 01 2014. We would like to thank all ICHSS 2013 attendees for making the conference a great success. More than 40 nations were represented at the conference, from Japan to Australia, from the USA and Mexico to Europe, Africa and Asia. It gathered more then 500 profesors, researchers and scholars from around the world. We hope to have the same success in the 2014 edition in Budva-Montenegro.

For submissions of abstract and any other information please contact conference@mcser.org

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 16, 2014 Meeting and Call for Papers

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 4:20pm
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Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
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The ninth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Waycross Campus of South Georgia State College on the South Georgia Parkway (U.S. Highway 82) in Waycross, Georgia, on Friday, May 16, 2014. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

[UPDATE] Haunted Landscapes Symposium, Registration Now Open

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:36pm
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Falmouth University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Registration is now open for the one day symposium 'Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature and the Environment', 8th March 2014. www.hauntedlandscapes.co.uk. The symposium is to be held at Falmouth University, UK in collaboration with ASLE UK-I. Keynote Speaker, Professor Ronald Hutton. Programme and registration details: www.hauntedlandscapes.co.uk . There is to be an associated art exhibition and readings by Professor Julian Wolfreys of his novel 'Silent Music'.

[UPDATE] Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative - MLA 2015

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:17am
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Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne University
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Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors (authorities) to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).

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