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Books and Ideas / Ideas and Books, 30 May to 2 June 2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
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Bibliographical Society of Canada / Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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The Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada and ACCUTE invite proposals on the theme of "Capital Ideas" for the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at the University of Ottawa, Ontario from 30 May to 2 June 2015. In particular, proposals are invited on the following topics:

"Thomas Merton and Imagination" (11/1/2014,3/26-28/2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:06pm
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Monica Weis SSJ/ International Thomas Merton Society
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Special Topics CFP Template

Call for Papers: "Thomas Merton and Imagination" at CEA 2015

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

War, Remembered: 200 Years of Nostalgia and (Post)Memory (due 1 November 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 June 2015)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Irene Mangoutas / ACCUTE
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Samuel Hynes identifies the Great War as "the great imaginative event": "not a falsification of reality, but […] the accepted interpretation of the war, repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth." With the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War just behind us, and the bicentenary of the end of the Napoleonic Wars just ahead, this panel explores the ways in which the 'great wars' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are (re)interpreted and (re)imagined, both by their contemporaries and, perhaps more pressingly, by ours.

[UPDATE] Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:56pm
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University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium
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Mediating the Sacred and Secular in the Medieval and Early Modern period - deadline Nov. 15
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 20-21, 2015

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

E-Dictionary of Portuguese TRavel Writing (texts in Portuguese)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:11pm
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CETAPS (New University of Lisbon), IMLR (University of London), LIA (University of Sao Paulo)
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Call for Papers: E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, FCSH), da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), da Universidade de Londres (School of Advanced Study) e o Laboratório de Interlocuções com a Ásia (LIA), da Universidade de São Paulo, irão começar a publicar, no início de 2015, o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Escrita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

It's All About the Personalization: The Challenges of the Online Professor [UPDATE]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:52am
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NEMLA
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This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2014.

NeMLA 2015 Panel: Victorian Courts, Victorian Courtship (due Sept. 30)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Cusick / NeMLA 2015
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This panel invites papers on the marriage plot and the law in Victorian culture. Practices governed by both tacit and explicit rules, legal and romantic trials structure much Victorian fiction, warranting an examination of their intertwined development across the century. Possible topics include: marriage law reform and courtship literature; laws, lawyers, and criminal investigations in the marriage plot; shared narrative structures in legal and romantic writing; and tensions in publishing, publicity, and private (legal or extra-legal) affairs.

According to the new guidelines set by NeMLA, no abstracts will be accepted through email. Instead, interested scholars should submit abstracts through the NeMLA website.

The Backbone Journal: What Does the International Black Community Have to do with the W. Montague Cobb Collection?

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:50am
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Howard University- W. Montague Cobb Research Lab

The W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory based at Howard University is dedicated to enhancing the international prominence, research portfolio, and instructional opportunities through providing innovative opportunities for advanced study of the biological and archaeological materials housed therein. The Cobb Research Laboratory mission is to maximize the research potential of the collections contained within the Laboratory and train a new generation of scholars. As a result the Cobb Research Laboratory aims to be the pre-eminent professional resource for interdisciplinary research on the Cobb Collection of human skeletal remains, the New York African Burial Ground remains, and the other assemblages of key research resources.

Call for Papers: (Re)Imagining the Insect: Natures & Cultures of Invertebrates, 1700-1900. [Deadline: 19th December 2014]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:40am
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Emilie Taylor-Brown (University of Warwick) & Elisabeth Wallmann (University of Warwick)

The organisers invite abstracts of 250 words for 20 minute papers on the subject of invertebrates in the 18th and 19th centuries for a one day interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Warwick on 7th March 2015. We welcome papers discussing their literary, linguistic, scientific, visual, pedagogical or historical significance. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

- Invertebrates in literatures (insects as metaphors; as teaching tools)

- Insect 'economy' / insects and economy (e.g. in advertising)

- Natural History (taxonomic problems, collecting/collections, microscopy)

- Origins and spontaneous generation

- Disease (vectorism, book-worms, tooth-worms, death, medicine)

[UPDATE] ROUNDTABLE:Teaching World Literature at the Boundaries: Methods, Approaches, and Practices

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:12am
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NeMLA 2015 Toronto
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Teaching World Literature at the Boundaries: Methods, Approaches, and Practices

This roundtable seeks to explore new approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses. How can we introduce students to traditional issues of national myths and exile in new and innovative ways? What are the boundaries of 'world literature' and how can we shape our syllabi and course goals to extend to exciting horizons beyond these limits? All approaches welcome: We want to have a lively discussion about pedagogy and teaching, so be prepared to give - and receive - handouts, syllabi, etc.!

Flannery O' Connor at 90

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:58am
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Spartanburg Methodist College
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CALL FOR PAPERS: FLANNERY O'CONNOR AT 90

In observance of the ninetieth anniversary of Flannery O'Connor's birth, the Division of English at Spartanburg Methodist College will host a two-day conference—Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th —honoring the distinguished short-story writer, essayist, and novelist.

Topics are open; subject matter may include any aspects of O'Connor's writings or her life. We encourage participation by scholars (affiliated, independent, and retired), graduate students, and undergraduate students. Presentations of individual papers will be strictly limited to 15 minutes each.

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