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Digitization in the service of poetry: Ruler poems through the magnifying glass of the Tustep program

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:47am
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Dr. Christiane Czygan / University of Hamburg, Germany
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Although Divan poetry was rooted in Persian lyrical tradition, in the 16th century Ottomans began to elaborate their own Turkish-Ottoman style. During Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver`s reign which lasted over forty years (1520-1566), the production of art was greatly stimulated and with Sultan Süleyman`s generous support, splendid works were created. Court poetry was strongly favoured and the poet Baki (1526-1600) was able to excel, taking Ottoman poetry to new heights. However, like his father and forefathers, Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver created thousands of Ghazels himself under the pseudonym Muhibbi. After his father Selim I he is perceived to have been the most gifted ruler-poet.

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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Feminist Spaces

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:03am
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McGill University English Department

The McGill English Department's Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation. Violation can signify multiply: violating rules and regulations, violating genre or generic conventions, violating treaties, violating the body, violating expectations, violating intellectual property and copyright, violating social and cultural conventions, violating promises, violating standardized constructions of gender and sexuality, violating religious codes, violating privacy, violating human rights and dignities, and more. How are these political, stylistic, generic, bodily, and social infractions figured in diverse literary and cultural contexts?

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference (February 20-21, 2015, Yale University)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Ksenia Sidorenko (Yale U); Emma Natalya Stein (Yale U)

Call for Papers

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference
(February 20-21, 2015, New Haven, CT)

Keynote speaker: Spyros Papapetros (Princeton U)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Ksenia Sidorenko (Yale U); Emma Natalya Stein (Yale U)

Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning, 2nd International Symp. (Mexico City: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th, Nov. 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Representations – Struggles for Reality, 2nd International Symposium (Mexico City: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:08am
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Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
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"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Websites, social media platforms, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, yet studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, distributed, exhibited, and consumed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

"Come Away, O Human Child": Children in Secondary Worlds

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection tentatively titled "'Come Away, O Human Child'": Children in Secondary Worlds." The collection will focus on literature that features children moving from their primary world (the known) into a secondary world (the unknown) or into Faerie.

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