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The Other Side of Translation (deadline: 9/15/2014)

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:43pm
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International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo May 14-17, 2015

The Other Side of Translation is concerned with rethinking medieval translation in terms of Lacanian understandings of the signifier, in the wake of Emma Campbell's and Robert Mills's recent edited collection Rethinking Medieval Translation: Ethics, Politics, Theory. Our session seeks papers that address medieval translation in practical and/or theoretical terms, which might include translation's analogy to the transference, untranslatability as "the insistence of the letter" in the structuring of the Real, and Lacanian readings of the specificities of medieval culture (macaronic texts and anthologies, late medieval Britain's trilingual culture, etc.).

[update] Religion & the Environment in Contemp. Lit. (ALA Symp: God & the American Writer, TX, Feb 15); due 9/15/14

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:11pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for a proposed panel at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about the environment and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. Recent writing occupies various points on a spectrum of approaches to that relationship—examples include the acceptance of the degradation of the environment as a sign of the Second Coming in the apocalyptic tenor of popular "rapture fiction," the opposition of evangelical preaching to sociobiology and science in E.O.

How Can We Believe? The Death of God in Contemp. Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Am. Writer, TX), Feb 15, due 9/15/14

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:09pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. In his recent book Culture and the Death of God, Terry Eagleton argues that the Enlightenment never set out to do away with the almighty, that Idealism, Romanticism, and Nationalism all failed to replace him, and that Nietzsche was only able to imagine the death of God because he also envisioned the death of man.

SCSECS, February 26-28, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:03pm
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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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The most recent call for papers with a preliminary list of panels is now located on the SCSECS website: http://scsecs.net/scsecs/. We hope you will visit the website and send a proposal for a paper or contact SCSECS President John Burke to propose a panel.

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:53pm
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Afterlife of Discarded Objects
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This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!

Marcher Metaphysicals Conference

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:46pm
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Joseph Sterrett (Aarhus University, Denmark) / Helen Wilcox (Bangor University, Wales)
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The Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, 29 October-1 November 2015
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Mid-Wales

The Welsh Marches, Marchia Walliae, or Y Mers in Welsh, constitute an extensive area around the boundary between England and Wales. This border country, in its breadth and somewhat hazy demarcation, defies precise definition, and invites fluidity of ideas and perception. The Marches are both a place in their own right, and an approach to somewhere else; they form a site of great natural beauty but also of historic political contention. Norman conquerors used these lands to subdue the native Welsh, as well as to create a jurisdiction separate from the English crown.

[UPDATE] Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
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English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
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The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

Neo-Victorian Biofiction: Re-Imagining Nineteenth-Century Historical Subjects

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:58am
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Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke / Swansea University
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We invite contributions on Neo-Victorian Biofiction for a themed volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series to be published in 2016. This edited collection will examine the manifold narrative ethics and strategies employed by writers, dramatists, poets, filmmakers, graphic novelists and other artists to re-imagine the lives of nineteenth-century historical subjects. From celebrities, including iconic public figures and notorious criminals, to obscure individuals virtually erased from historical records, as in the case of slaves, servants, industrial and sex workers, the personal triumphs and traumas of real-life people of the period continue to exert an evident fascination for the present.

Paradigms of Criticism

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:36am
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Northeast MLA
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The roundtable will consider how the spaces available for criticism, both inside and outside the academy, as well as the stylistic and disciplinary conventions of criticism, determine, in part, the kinds of critical work that gets (or doesn't get) produced and how that critical work advances (or doesn't) conversation and engagement with literature, art, science, and thought. Proposals representing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, historical eras, and methodological approaches are all welcome.

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
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University of Kentucky
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A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

Creative Criticism

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:33am
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Northeast MLA
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This reading will provide a space for writer-academics whose work straddles the creative-critical divide. Proposals that swerve, deviate, cross-generic and aesthetic bounds, and generally remain unclassifiable are encouraged.

This reading will take place at the 2015 NeMLA conference in Toronto, Canada. Please submit proposals via the NeMLA website and not via email: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15421

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 13-14, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:41am
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24th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

There is no restriction to any particular political/cultural ideology or to specific critical practices. The Colonial, Postcolonial, and Decolonized eras all are of interest. We welcome and seek to encourage a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates.

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:30am
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Intellect Press
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Short Fiction in Theory and Practice provides an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story in all its diverse forms, including flash fiction, the novella, hypertext, cross-media adaptation and hybrid forms of storytelling. We are a peer reviewed journal and welcome articles up to 8000 words. We are also seeking proposals for interviews and reviews. Please contact the editor, Ailsa Cox, in the first instance.

More details on http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=196/view,page=2....

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