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Digital Emerson

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:54pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Digital Emerson, I and II

South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative; Abstract submission: 20 December 2014

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:23pm
Khan Touseef Osman, Editor

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce that we are editing a book entitled South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative. The book will be published with an ISBN and hopefully from a reputed publishing house. We are asking for articles that explore the following themes:

a. Partition trauma and fictional representation
b. The crisis of representation/Capturing the unrepresentable
c. Post-memory and fiction
d. Narrative technique (Realistic, postmodernist, etc.)
e. Autobiographical fiction
f. Bildungsroman
g. The genre of trauma fiction
h. Movie adaptations of partition fictions

These themes are expected to be explored with reference to the following novels:

The "readable"/Le "lisible"

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:58am
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

Call For Papers!
Journal number 12 Formes Poétiques Contemporaines – proposed subject « Le lisible » ("The readable")
New York – Paris

Technical Supervisors: editors of the revue and scientific council

- Nous approchons ici, dis-je au maître, d'une grosse objection que j'avais à vous faire…. L'obscurité !
- C'est, en effet, également dangereux, me répond-il, soit que l'obscurité vienne de l'insuffisance du lecteur, ou celle du poète… mais c'est tricher que l'éluder ce travail.
Stéphane Mallarmé, « Entretien avec Jules Huret », 1891

ASA 2015 (Oct 8-11): "Blackness and the Miseries of Law"

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:32am
American Studies Association

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Price, Ezell Ford, and too many others, and the ostensible inability of the law or the legal system to provide something resembling "justice" in the aftermath of these deaths by police violence, it is impossible not to consider the implications of a legally imposed condition of misery on Black bodies in the U.S. This panel takes up the meeting's call to consider a "long and changing past" of misery by asking how the historical imbrication of U.S. law and race - most obvious and yet still most crucial to analyze in slavery - further structures conditions of misery for Black Americans.

Food and Communication 3-5 July 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:12am
Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

Paper-proposers are asked to consider methods of transmitting information about all aspects of food production, preparation, presentation and consumption from the earliest times to the latest – from painted prey-animals on the walls of the Lascaux caves to the byways of Wikipedia.
While the subject is open to wide interpretation, themes that might be addressed include the extent to which society is influenced or/and altered by information passed on by electronic means – food-related websites and bloggers, Facebook, Twitter, image-sharing media – as well as messages delivered in traditional format by recipe-writers, restaurant-reviewers, nutritionists, sociologists, food-historians, and through conferences such as our own.

Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Urban Spaces- Call for Papers

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:25am
Dr. Maria DiFrancesco and Dr. Debra J. Ochoa

Landscape architecture and urban planning join aesthetics of design with the hard science of engineering. These areas foreground the complex influence of history and culture in the mapping and planning of social space. Since men have traditionally served as both prime architects and builders of metropolitan areas--designing plans and constructing buildings from the ground up--it is unsurprising that they have historically dominated cities. Contrastingly, women have been encouraged, implicitly and explicitly, to remain within the interior spaces of the home, or even far more distanced from society.

European Cinema Research Forum Conference, NUI Galway (Ireland), 7th-8th July 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:13am
NUI Galway

Space and Place in European Cinema
2015 European Cinema Research Forum
Annual Conference

Huston School of Film & Digital Media
National University of Ireland, Galway
7th – 8th July 2015

The 15th European Cinema Research Forum invites proposals exploring any aspect of space and place in European cinema. Contributions from the realm of practice-based research are particularly welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the practice or representation of space and place in European cinema in relation to questions of:

Announcing the First Book Institute, June 7-13, 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:35am
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Call for Nominations - Teaching Literature Book Award - Deadline March 15

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:16pm
ISU Ph.D. Program in English and the Teaching of English

Teaching Literature Book Award

The faculty in the Ph.D. program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University invites nominations for the Teaching Literature Book Award. This new, nationally-juried prize seeks to encourage and recognize excellence in research on teaching by honoring every other year a book-length work on teaching literature at the college level. Nominations are due by March 15, 2015, for books published in 2013 or 2014. More information about the prize appears below and on the ISU Teaching Literature Book Award website.

Eligibility:

Conference "Language, Literature and Culture in the Context of Philosophy", 22-23 May 2015

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:14pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

Drawn from the Archive: Reorienting Landscapes at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 5:38pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)

Taking up the 2015 SSAWW conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will investigate work produced by women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century for whom human interaction with the landscape was a central artistic concern. These women oriented themselves to the landscape through travel and exploration, desire and consumption, and through artistic representation reimagined the body, history, social-sexual formations, racial and gender categories, and sometimes humanness itself. Such reorienting encounters with landscape, meanwhile, formed part of late-nineteenth-century leisure class tourism and the romantic consumption of the natural world at a moment of expanded U.S. imperialism both at home and abroad.

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