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UPDATE: deadline extended to Jan. 5 for "Travel and Translation" Medieval Studies Conference at Yale (March 28th, 2015)

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 11:12pm
New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

A Call for Papers:
Travel and Translation in the Middle Ages

March 28, 2015 at Yale University

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 32nd Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, the theme of which will be "Travel and Translation in the Middle Ages." In light of recent endeavors such as the Global Chaucers project, the growing interest in the multilingual cultures of England, and the upcoming anniversaries of two great medieval councils, Fourth Lateran (1215) and Constance (1415), "travel" and "translation" are immediately relevant to many branches of medieval studies.

Call for Special Session Proposals: 2015 PAMLA Conference (deadline 1/15/2015)

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Languages and Cultures in Contact: Catalan and Today's Europe. Cultural Dialogues through Literary Translations. Apr.17-18, 2015

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:45pm
Center of Comparative and Cognitive Linguistics, University of Bucharest

The Centre of Comparative and Cognitive Linguistics at the University of Bucharest organizes the first international conference on Catalan Studies in Romania:

Languages and Cultures in Contact: Catalan and Today's Europe
Cultural Dialogues through Literary Translations
Bucharest, april 17 – 18, 2015

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm
albeit

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 11:02am
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Flint, Michigan

The proposal deadline has been extended to 30 January 2015.

"Soon after the Braincap came into general use, some highly intelligent—and maximally zealous—bureaucrats realized that it had a unique potential as an early-warning system. During the setting-up process, when the new wearer was being mentally "calibrated," it was possible to detect many forms of psychosis before they hand a chance of becoming dangerous." —Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

CFP: From the Outside: Narratives from the Othered in the Academy

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 8:45am
Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick

Call for Proposals

From the Outside:
Narratives from the Othered in the Academy

Editors Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick are proposing a collection of edited essays with the working title "From the Outside," which would collect theorized narratives from a number of positions: non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; non-tenured individuals (especially those beyond the MA, MFA, or PhD); racial and ethnic minorities; academics with HIV, AIDS, or other diseases; differently abled individuals; academics from an impoverished and/or working class background; first-generation academics; atheists and members of religious communities; and non-US/international faculty and grad students.

UPDATE: extension seeking additional submisions

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 10:48pm
SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
Focus on Caribbean symbolic forms

English Romantic Ecologies: Call for Chapt Proposals

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 8:15pm
Lorna Fitzsimmons

Chapter proposals are currently being considered for a book, entitled English Romantic Ecologies, on ecological themes in English Romantic writing. Proposals are 600 w plus a bibliography, due by April 30 2015. Chapters will be 6000w, due by December 30 2015. Please emaillfitzsimmons@csudh.edu with initial statement of interest.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. She is the editor or co-editor of ten books, including Identities in Early ModernEnglish Writing (Brepols, 2014).

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

[http://umassego.com/conference/]

We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

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