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CFP AAIS 2015:The Essay as Genre

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:37pm
Johanna Rossi Wagner

CFP American Association for Italian Studies 2015

The Essay as Genre

Despite the numerous exegeses in defense of the form from Lukács to Bakhtin, the essay remains a peripheral form of cultural production. Often praised as knowledge in-progress, the essay is experimental and variable ranging in scope from highly personal prose to timely political photography and film. Though the essay remains central to academic and theoretical discourse, it is often a space of anti-scholasticism and political transgression considered supplementary to traditional narratives.

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB

Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."

[UPDATE] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:33am
Arizona State University

**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**

Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies (deadline 31 Jan 2015)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:40am
Institute of Engilsh Studies, University of Warsaw

The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.

The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.

Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/

[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

Digital Material conference // 21-22 May 2015 // National University of Ireland, Galway

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:41am
Dr Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] Conflicts and Resolutions: Tensions, Struggles, and Solutions in Varied Discourses

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:18pm
University of North Carolina at Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association

UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte

The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.

The following broad questions may be considered:

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:02am
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure

The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

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