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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).

Philamet Issue 20 - Humour CFP

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 10:20pm
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Philament, Thue University of Sydney Journal of the Arts
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Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture that is affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of humour. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Humour and identity
- Laughter
- Humour and music
- Satire
- Parody
- Humour and politics
- Psychology of humour
- Humour in the humanities
- Humour and truthfulness
- Black humour
- Cultural humour
- Irony and sincerity
- Humour and emotions
- Forms of humour
- Humour and feminism

Transformations - 30 May 2014

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
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University College London

This year's UCL English Department Graduate Conference seeks to explore the nature of transformation and the many possible meanings this can hold for the wide diaspora of text production and consumption. Over the past century the study of English literature has undergone vast transformations, prompting academics and writers to re-evaluate the concept of the 'canon', examine practices of reading, and consider the cultural impact of texts and criticism. We invite students across periods and disciplines to explore the theme of 'transformations'.

Graduate-Undergraduate Colloquium: TRANSFORMATIONS - May 10, 2014

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 2:11pm
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Portland State University
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CALL FOR PAPERS
World Languages and Literatures
Graduate Student Colloquium
May 10, 2014
TRANSFORMATIONS
Current trends in Literature, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Cultural Studies
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 24th

[UPDATE] Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Gordon College
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The submission deadline for the Fifth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Colloquium has been extended to February 15, 2014.

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for the Fifth Annual LLUC taking place on March 29, 2014. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative

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Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 3:09pm
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Duquesne University
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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).

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

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Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 2:17pm
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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.

"Early Ecocriticism: Environments in Medieval and Early Modern Literature," 68th RMMLA Convention, Boise, ID (Oct. 9-11, 2014)

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:03pm
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Dr. Peter Remien / Rocky Mountain MLA
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This session seeks papers for the 68th annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho (Oct. 9-11, 2014) that utilize the critical lens of ecocriticism, the interdisciplinary study of literature and the environment, to explore any aspect of medieval or early modern literature. When ecocriticism emerged in the 1990s as a response to awareness of impending environmental crises, its primary focus was on literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. More recently, however, scholars like Ken Hiltner, Sylvia Bowerbank, Diane McColley, and Gillian Rudd have called attention to how earlier works of literature register and respond to the environmental problems of their own periods.

Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 1:05pm
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Humanities Review-St John's University

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

To this end, we are seeking scholarly articles that examine the way supposed distinctions are constructed and maintained between authentically linked, contiguous, or identical concepts; the consequences of such distinctions; and the implications of their removal.

In a similar and related vein, we are interested in cross-pollination between academic fields which are capable of illuminating both the strengths and oversights of one or both disciplines and shedding new light on new or stagnating issues.

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