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Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due December 14 2014

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:18pm
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppressions that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE: 12/15]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB’s English Department

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

Call for Submissions, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, special issue, Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologi

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:01am
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies. The special issue will explore patterns of continuity and change in Anglophone screen culture after the year 2000 within a wide spatial and conceptual frame.

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

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:51am
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] Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty, ALA Boston, 12/12/14; 5/20-24/15

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:27am
American Literature Association, Boston, May 20-24, 2015

"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston (May 20-24), the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's early formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.

"Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses" 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference, March 25-26 2015

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:19am
3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference/Community College of Qatar

Call for Papers (CFP):
Please join us for the 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 26th 2015. The Community College of Qatar was established in 2010 through the efforts of Her Heighness Sheikha Mozah as a leading educational institution, providing higher education and diverse opportunities for life-long learning. For the first Humanities Conference, the theme was "Seeing Life, Life As Seen: Constructing Reality" and in the second year "Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being." This year our conference theme is "Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses."

Authenticity and Imitation in Translation and Culture

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 5:31am
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

For Plato, as it is only too well known, imitation was an unwelcome way of bringing falsity to the world. What is connoted by the word "imitation" is first of all a kind of copying, repetition and/or substitution of that which, otherwise, may be modified by the adjective "authentic", applicable to nouns ranging from "life" and "feeling" to "signature", "document" and, of course, "text".

CFP- Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:13am
French Association of American Studies

AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:22am
Univerisity of Alicante; University of Zadar

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Writing Literary History: Europe 1900-1950 (14-16 September 2015, University of Leuven)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:55am
MDRN research lab, University of Leuven

This conference is an initiative of the MDRN research lab at the University of Leuven (www.mdrn.be), which focuses on European literature from the (long) first half of the twentieth century. Recognizing that (modern) literary history is currently one of the main sites of theoretical and methodological reflection in literary studies, the conference aims to take stock of recent scholarship and to investigate how literary historical research has modified our understanding of writing between 1900 and 1950. We welcome proposals for papers which consider the following overall research questions and perspectives:

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
Comparative Literature Indiana University

Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

"Radical Archives" -- deadline 4/15/2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:42pm
Archive Journal

Special issue of Archive Journal: Radical Archives
Deadline: April 15, 2015

"Radical archives" and "radical archiving" are concepts that continue to gain currency among archivists, artists and cultural theorists alike, but to date, discussions of "radical archives" and "radical archiving" often appear to rest on an assumed rather than articulated understanding of what these concepts mean. For this special issue of Archive Journal (scheduled for Fall 2015), we seek essays (3000 to 5000 words), reviews, and/or interviews (text, image, audio and video formats welcome) that address one or more of the following questions with the aim of bringing greater clarity to the "radical" in discussions of archives and archiving:

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