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Writing for Liberty

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 6:25am
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Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University

Writing for Liberty is a two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University to be held on 17-18 April 2015.

We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.

MSSC: Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages (Feb 7, 2015)

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:21pm
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John Wyatt Greenlee/Cornell University--Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
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The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-fifth annual Student Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place Saturday, February 7th at the A.D. White House on campus. We look forward to a keynote lecture from Professor Nino Zchomelidse from John Hopkins University, entitled "The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy." All attendees are invited to dinner with Professor Zchomelidse on Friday before the conference and Saturday afterwards.

The Human Journal is now open for submissions - Deadline: 20th November 2014

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:29pm
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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Article Submission

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 10/16/2014

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:12am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website, www.apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching Call for Papers for Volume 10

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:46am
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InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
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Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
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The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
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ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

contact email: aidan.canavan@gmail.com

36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Fantasy Literature division welcomes papers on all aspects of fantasy literature (broadly defined to mean anything from genre fantasy to magic realism and folk tales) including, but not restricted to, criticism on works by fantasy authors writing in English, inter disciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory.

Univ. of Georgia--Annual Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:38pm
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English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at the Univ. of Georgia invites papers in a wide range of disciplines for our annual conference this upcoming March 20-21 (panels 1/2 day Friday and a full day on Saturday). While we as an organization stress literary studies, we hope to foster an eclectic group that touches on a wide range of exciting, ongoing scholarship. Furthermore, scholars of any stripe are encouraged to apply. We wish to have every level of the academy represented, from distinguished faculty to beginning graduate students (or even promising undergraduates). Status should not be a factor (be it discipline or experience level): our focus is the promotion of high-quality, new, and innovative work.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16am
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New Voices
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Cogito, Ergo, Shakespeare? Cognitive Literary Studies from the Medieval Mind to Milton's

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:24am
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ACCUTE: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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While cognitive literary studies is beginning to establish itself in Shakespeare criticism, there have not been many ventures into the broader applications of cognitive science to early English literature, with the exception of a few examinations of the York Cycle or John Donne's poetry. How might Margaret Cavendish's Description of the Blazing World be interpreted in relation to an emerging Cartesian dualism? Can new insight be gained by exploring a playwright like Ben Jonson, whose attention to scientific discourse is perhaps greater than that of Shakespeare? Should we be skeptical of this burgeoning field? What new applications or readings can enhance current approaches to Shakespeare's works and other early English writers' texts?

"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:37pm
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“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
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"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
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ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
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ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
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Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

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