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Handbook of Research on Next-Generation 2016 : Handbook of Research on N-ext-Generation High Performance Computing

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:39pm
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IGI - Global
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The IT field has witnessed many advances over the last decade. This included a remarkable progress in distributed and high-performance computing that led to the emergence of some technologies such as cluster, grid, and cloud computing. However, the amplification of large, structured and unstructured datasets, millions/billions of threads, multi-core/many-core architectures, hybrid CPU/GPU models, mobile and wireless networks, and billions of smart objects connected to the Internet are very complex. For this reason, these challenges need further analysis and understanding as they are shaping a new era of high-performance computing.

John Dewey and American Poetry [Special Sessions Panel Proposal for MLA 2016, 7–10 January, Austin, TX] (Deadline March15, 2015)

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
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James D Hoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
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Few American philosophers had as great an impact on modern American culture and society as John Dewey. From his early experimentalism to his groundbreaking philosophies of education and aesthetics, Dewey not only changed the shape of American philosophy, but his ideas reshaped the way that we think about art, literature, and poetry. This panel seeks to examine further the influence of Dewey's ideas on American poets of the early twentieth century, as well as how his philosophy might help us to rethink the way that we read and understand poetry and its relationship to society, politics, science, and the arts. Possible topics include:

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Boredom: Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:03am
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Western University

Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference, Boredom, has extended its deadline for submissions to February 6th, 2015. Is boredom an emotional state, or does it hint at something more substantial than the ephemerality of experience? We invite graduate students at all levels and from various fields, including but not limited to, visual arts, history, museum studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and theory to submit abstracts or artist panel proposals. Possible topics could include: boredom as critical gesture, theme, or strategy; boredom in the making or experiencing of art; the wrote exhibition experience; the mundane.

Creative Writing in the World (12 June 2015)

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:34am
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York St John University

Over the past 30 years, the growth of Creative Writing as a distinct academic discipline has been one of the great success stories of UK higher education. York St John University is pleased to host 'Creative Writing in the World', a one-day conference, bringing together scholars, teachers, and practitioners in order to consider the wider impact and future of that development.

CFP for edited anthology / Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy, 1945-1975

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:49am
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Roberto Cavallini

Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy (1945-1975)

The main objective of this edited collection is to examine the ways in which religion, culture and politics converge in configuring the contradictions of a post-war Italy's cultural history.

Starting from the assumption that to conduct a critical reflection on Italian post-war visual culture one must investigate the inevitable impact of Catholic religion on everyday life and its social, political and cultural dimensions, I choose the vantage point of cinema and visual culture to propose a critique and exploration of religion's influence on the Italian cultural and political landscape.

Anthology on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:49am
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Indie-publication
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The editor of a proposed anthology is looking for essays on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The anthology will be published as an e-book and sold through online channels. Accepted writers will be paid after the publication of the e-book. No royalties will be provided.

General guidelines:

Please avoid jargon even while dealing with abstract issues in Blood Meridian.
Please have a look at the bibliography maintained by the Cormac McCarthy Society and aim for new angles for interrogating Blood Meridian.
Please follow MLA guidelines.
For any citation please be ready to send a scanned page or screenshot of the citation if needed. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

Poetry:

[NEW DEADLINE] Teaching Eliza Haywood--Vancouver 14-17 Oct 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:01pm
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CSECS Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies
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Looking ahead to a proposed book collection, this panel invites papers on critical and classroom implications in teaching the works of Eliza Haywood. Deadline Jan 31.

Papers may address any aspect of teaching Haywood, but might address pedagogically informed approaches on

[UPDATE]Teaching the Eighteenth Century (deadline Jan 31)--Vancouver, 14-17 Oct 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:56am
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CSECS Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies
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NB: You may participate in a pedagogy roundtable in addition to giving a paper at CSECS. Roundtables on teaching book history, on innovative course design, and on teaching, technology and digitial humanities in the 18C.

Excellent teaching is what invites the next generation of great scholars into our profession. Perhaps because of bad high school experiences, many students expect the 18th-century to be a period of dry treatises, hard-to-understand poems, and repetitive plays full of in-jokes. We know differently, but what is the best way to teach the brilliance, wit, complexity, and conflict of our period?

Proposals are invited for up to three roundtable discussions:

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
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Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See http://www.readingsjournal.net/call-for-papers-and-reviewers for details.

Memorial Culture in the Twenty-First Century--ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:14am
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Melissa Parrish

What roles do—or should—memorials perform in the twenty-first century? What forms might they take, and what purposes do they serve? This panel considers memorial culture beyond enclosing narratives of patriotism, unity, and an accompanying sense of what Lauren Berlant has called "cruel optimism" in contemporary discourse. If, as Berlant puts it, contemporary Western rhetoric is in a perpetual, zero-sum game of "fantasies of the good life," then in what ways might memorials interrogate, rather than reinforce, such singular fantasies?

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:33pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the Long Eighteenth Century. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

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