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Adaptation Essay Prize (OUP journal)

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 4:20am
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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University
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THE ADAPTATION ESSAY PRIZE 2015

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Adaptation Prize

The winner's prize will consist of:

[UPDATE] The IAFOR International Conference on Education

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:36am
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The International Academic Forum
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*Abstract submission deadline extended to January 1, 2015

The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Dubai 2015

http://iice.iafor.org

We invite you to submit a proposal to this inaugural event or to attend as an audience member.

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Dubai. IAFOR expects this conference to draw educators, researchers, professionals, and members of international offices to discuss the future of education.

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

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:35pm
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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

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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ww.aeluruslitjournal.com
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

Sites of Decay-March 13-14, 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:57pm
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The Eighth Annual Graduate Conference Literature, Politics and Aesthetics-The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University (SUNY),
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Faculty Keynote: Julia Walker, Art History Department (Binghamton University)

"Lydia Maria Child and Social Change" at SSAWW 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Lydia Maria Child Society
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Call for Papers:
The Lydia Maria Child Society invites proposals for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

"Lydia Maria Child and Social Change"

"Lydia Maria Child and Her Contemporaries" at ALA 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:35pm
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Lydia Maria Child Society
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Call for Papers:
The Lydia Maria Child Society invites proposals for the annual ALA Conference to be held May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA.

"Lydia Maria Child and Her Contemporaries"

After Extinction

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:48pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

call for book proposals, Sanctity in Global Perspective

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:47pm
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The Hagiography Society with Ashgate
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Book proposals are sought for a new series, Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:
Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University, USA;
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh, USA; and
John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, USA

CFP Victorians Institute Journal (no deadline; journal)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Maria K. Bachman and Don Richard Cox, Co-Editors
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The editors of the award-winning Victorians Institute Journal invite essay submissions on all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Submissions of 5000-8000 words should be sent electronically in Word format to the Editors at VIJ@mtsu.edu. All essays should follow Chicago manuscript style.

For more information about the journal, visit the VIJ website at:
http://victorians.utk.edu

Human Resources / Ressources humaines - Transverse journal

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:28am
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Transverse journal

Human Resources / Ressources humaines
Call for Papers, Transverse journal
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
Issue 14b

Transverse journal seeks to explore how we understand resources in their relation to human life and artistic expression. "Human resources" can be understood both as the use of resources by humans, and as the use of the human as a resource. What do we intend when we think of humans as resources, in a working, social or cultural context, and how do literary and artistic works depict the staging of human resources? What are the resources human beings can count on in times of crisis? What do we make of humans as resources for artistic creation, both outside and inside the work of art?

The human-animal boundary: exploring the line in philosophy and fiction

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:45am
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University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
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The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals have become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages/St Anne's College, Oxford, 11-12th September 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:52am
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Dr Daniel McCann/Oxford University

Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they can hurt or they can heal. Throughout the Middle Ages the potency of words, their effect and force upon the mind, body, and soul is explored and engaged with, poured over and focused upon not simply by the arts of grammar and rhetoric, but by poetry and theology, by medicine and psychology. Medieval texts are pieces of linguistic craft and intention, their words chosen and arranged with a purpose in mind. Poems in this period can be as crafted as theological treatises, their meters and rhymes as intentional and purpose driven as any medical instrument.

UofT Graduate Student Conference: PLAY/TIME, Feb 27-28, 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:33am
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University of Toronto Cinema Studies Institute
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University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute invites submissions to our winter conference, investigating the dialogism of play and time. We are particularly interested in how we negotiate both concepts' divided relationship to ontological "fact" and their transgressions of life's "normalized" functions. Recalling Jacques Tati's 1967 masterpiece Playtime, we raise questions concerning how the eponymous idea engages with cinematic humor, but we are also interested in how the demarcations of "play" and "work" have been processed through subjective experiences of modernity, especially vis-a-vis changing formal or technological potentialities.

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