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BREAKING THE RULES! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.

The Aesthetics and Politics of Irony

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
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CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
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Call for articles
Book publication
THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF IRONY

Organizers: Elsa Alves (University of Copenhagen / CECC) and Ana Dinger (CECC, Catholic University of Portugal)

Urban Studies Area (Abstracts due November 1, 2014)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (New Orleans)
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The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.

Children's Rights and Children's Literature

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
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Matthew B. Prickett
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CALL FOR PAPERS

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors:
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden

2nd Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS 2014 Almeria - Spain

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:11pm
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European Scientific Institute, ESI and University if Almeria
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This forum is a summit academic event, with a primary purpose of assembling researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities, who by presentation of their scientific attainments will contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary concept in higher education. By expressing their opinions and attitudes, hundreds of participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to discuss social, cultural, economic, educational and scientific problems thus contributing to a better society.

NEMLA CFP [UPDATE]: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (April 30-May 2, 2015)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:05pm
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NeMLA
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In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.

My co-chair and I left the description wide open so as to accommodate different approaches to the topic, which is Growth. We've gotten some great submissions so far, and are excited to read some more!

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
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CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization
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Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
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This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

Northeast MLA Roundtable: Teaching Grammar in Developmental Writing

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:26pm
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Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
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Research into the efficacy of teaching grammar in composition classes is discouraging at best; it is difficult to find any studies to show that instruction in formal grammar can produce student writing that reflects better grammar. Many instructors in developmental writing, however, resort to grammar instruction out of desperation, and their experience may yield insight into effective instructional practices that the research may not recognize. This roundtable seeks to gather practitioners and researchers to discuss the usefulness of formal grammar instruction in developmental writing. We are seeking new models for thinking about why and how we teach grammar, and what results, direct or indirect, we expect and later experience.

Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
contact email: 

This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

Second call for contributions: special issue of postmedieval on "Medievalism and the Medical Humanities"

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:36am
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postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

Second Call for Contributions
Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities
Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders.

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations (May 2015, Oxford, OH)

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:23am
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North American Network in Aging Studies
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The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations of and define new formations in this vital and growing field.

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