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Gaming the Medieval: Medievalism in Modern Board Game Culture (July 6-9 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 3:40pm
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Daisy Black and James Howard / IMC Leeds 2015

Since the early 1980s, the medieval has proven to be a fertile source of narrative concept, artwork and play structure in popular board and card game culture. In recent years, games with medieval subject matter such as Carcassonne, Dominion and Shadows Over Camelot have increasingly graced the top of European and American board game award tables.

CRIME AND CONCEALMENT (Jan 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:37pm
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds.

We accept:

[UPDATE] The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

452ºF CFP: Chinese imaginary in other literatures (January 31st 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:27am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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CFP for the thirteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Chinese imaginary in other literatures: inspiration, appropriation and intertextuality". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

Peace and War

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:07pm
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The 41st Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

This colloquium will explore peace and war in medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and the arts. How did medieval men and women make peace and make war? What were the relationships between individual and social conflicts? How do the processes of peace and war shape, and how are they shaped by, institutions and artistic productions? Papers and panels might include such topics as the culture of the crusades, the politics of peace-making, military history, psychomachia and other forms of allegorical warfare, peace and penitence, gender and conflict, the use of spolia, just war theory, ethnic violence, the culture of knighthood, and the economics of war.

Les chemins de la tradition: myths, mythemes, and the rewriting of origins (March 13-14, 2015 - Louisiana State University)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:45am
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Department of French Studies Graduate Association LSU

The stories and plays of the ancients have long been an inspiration, a point de départ, for Western literature. Across the centuries, French authors use and reuse these myths, transforming them while giving them new life.

During the twelfth century, Benoit de Sainte Maure retold the Trojan War. Racine rewrote the fatal love triangle in Phèdre in the seventeenth century; Balzac recycled the King Midas myth in Eugénie Grandet two centuries later. This reappropriation of myth in literature was especially popular in the twentieth century, whether with Camus's Le mythe de Sisyphe, Anouilh's Antigone, or Cocteau's Orphée.

Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:05pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;

[UPDATE] Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:56pm
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University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium
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Mediating the Sacred and Secular in the Medieval and Early Modern period - deadline Nov. 15
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 20-21, 2015

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

E-Dictionary of Portuguese TRavel Writing (texts in Portuguese)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:11pm
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CETAPS (New University of Lisbon), IMLR (University of London), LIA (University of Sao Paulo)
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Call for Papers: E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, FCSH), da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), da Universidade de Londres (School of Advanced Study) e o Laboratório de Interlocuções com a Ásia (LIA), da Universidade de São Paulo, irão começar a publicar, no início de 2015, o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Escrita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

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

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:34am
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Medieval Association of the Pacific
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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:

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture: Cannibalism in Fiction

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:17pm
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Panel for ASLE Conference 2015 (Moscow, ID)
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What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibals in Fiction

Call for Presentation Abstracts for organized panel
11th Biennial ASLE Conference, June 23-27, 2015 in Moscow, Idaho
CFP Deadline: November 30, 2014

UTOPIA AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY TODAY - [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - Issue 10 (May 2015)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:27am
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CFP: Utopia and political theology today

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:46pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

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