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[UPDATE] Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington

The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): "UNBEARABLE" Keynotes Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, February 20-21 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:21pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

*The 10th Annual* Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Call for Submissions
"UNBEARABLE"
KEYNOTES: LAUREN BERLANT (Chicago) and LEE EDELMAN (Tufts)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 20th and 21st , 2015
Deadline: December 5th
Submission Portal at www.themigc.com

"Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:56pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington

The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

McLuhan's Faith and Works Conference - Winnipeg, Oct 18-19, 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34am
IISTC and the Marshall McLuhan Initiative

The First Joint Conference
International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC)
and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative
CALL FOR PAPERS
McLuhan's Faith and Works
October 18-19, 2015 St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Conference Coordinators:
Read Mercer Schuchardt (read.schuchardt@wheaton.edu) Wheaton College
Howard R. Engel (howardr.engel@gmail.com) St. Paul's College

Language/Knowledge/Power: A Graduate Conference - March 28, 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:26am
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

The English Graduate Student Organization of Virginia Tech welcomes papers and presentations related to this year's conference theme: Language/Knowledge/Power.

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions (deadline 2/15/2015)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:24am
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

MAP annual conference, April 10-11, 2015 "Reform and Resistance" [UPDATE]

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:34pm
Medieval Association of the Pacific

MAP is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its annual conference hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, April 10-11, 2015. The program committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. We welcome papers and panels that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages, especially those that connect to the conference theme, broadly conceived. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP to register for the conference and participate.

Proposals need to include the following for each speaker:

California State, University, Long Beach -- Watermark 9 -- English Scholarly Journal -- Deadline February 2, 2015

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:13am
Watermark Journal

Watermark, an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our ninth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
Queen Mary University of London

'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

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