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Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Faculty of Arts, University of Buea

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.

Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:26pm
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International Conference: "Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics" / University of Wrocław, The Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce

The International Conference

Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics

With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker

Performance studies, whose origins lie in the philosophy of language and theatre studies, have in the past decades become closely connected with a host of other disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, ethnography, cognitive science, and neurolinguistics. This phenomenon, sometimes aptly described as the performative turn, is in full swing at the moment, spreading both in the humanities and far beyond them.

CALL FOR PAPERS. TEXTOS HIBRIDOS / HYBRID TEXTS May 15, 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
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Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana.
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Textos Híbridos, the electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of critical studies on the Latin American literary chronicle for its JULY 2015 issue. The journal seeks to lend additional visibility to the chronicle as an important genre and to promote dialogue on a literary form that has been continually marginalized despite its wide readership and far-reaching influence in Latin America.

Edited Collection: Memory in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
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Heather Urbanski

Summary
Upcoming collection on memory in post-apocalyptic and dystopian stories, under contract with McFarland and Company, seeks proposals for academic essays on the complex role of rhetorical and social memory in science fiction/fantasy, fandom, and online gaming. Abstracts due 1/5/15 with final essays due 6/1/15.

Call for essay contributions to anthology -- Reconciling the Unexpected: The Intersection of Homebirths and C-Sections

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:18pm
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Samantha D. Gottlieb, California State University, East Bay

Seeking personal essay contributions from mothers or partners of women who have had a c-section after a planned homebirth.

Please submit a 250 word abstract and brief author bio by October 15 to samantha.gottlieb@gmail.com

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA) Deadline: 14 October 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. Please consider submitting your paper to our panel topic! Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Paper submissions should be submitted through the ACLA conference website: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting

Organizer: Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University
Organizer: Michael Subialka, Oxford University

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED- CFP - Intersections: Complicating Sexualities in Middle English Literature (NeMLA, April 30-May 3,

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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In her contribution to Bullough and Brundage's Handbook of Medieval Sexuality (1996), Jacqueline Murray calls for the de-universalization of the male perspective common to the majority of manuscripts. By composing accounts of sexuality that are in conversation with medieval sexual norms but which also pay attention to the individual experience of sex, we can arrive at a more nuanced understanding of medieval sexuality. Considering the sexual experience of literary characters also allows us to consider questions of mediated representation and perspective.

(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:53am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness? Orientating ourselves on Morrison's choice to reimagine and reinvent the story of Margaret Garner, we can similarly ask how the continual haunting of infanticide in Beloved is a formal innovation that interrogates the place of Motherhood (and particularly black Motherhood) in both a slave and neo-slave era.

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:33am
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36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
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36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org
Conference Theme, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
Submission Deadline: 11/1/14

This Area encourages dialogue between varied fields of performance scholarship (i.e., performance studies; theatre, dance, and cultural studies; as well as queer and post-colonial theory), and exploration of critiques of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, technology, and nation. Papers across performance modes, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Topics might include but are not limited to:

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