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Call For Submissions: December, 2014. Theme : NO MAN'S LAND; Deadline: 20th October, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:18am
THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : December, 2014.
Theme : NO MAN'S LAND
Deadline: 20th October, 2014
Guest Editor for the Issue : Dave Besseling
http://tfqmagazine.org/call-for-submissions/
The Four Quarters Magazine

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : DECEMBER, 2014
More than an excellent, absurdist 2001 film set during the Bosnian War, "No Man's Land" is an idiom overused to inutility. It was a cliché long before I was born and learned what it meant or what a cliché was.

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:14am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can thwart the successful realisation of desirable outcomes lead to personal frustration and systemic entropy.

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

7th Global Conference: Hope

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:39am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference: Hope

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: HOPE. This project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How should hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

Constructing Humanity

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:40pm
University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

ASECS 2015: Minor Authors and Minor Genres: Re-examining the Creation of the Eighteenth-Century Literary Canon

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:55am
Lindsay Emory Moore, University of North Texas

By the end of the eighteenth-century, thanks to literary histories such as Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets and Thomas Warton's The History of English Poetry, along with the beginning of literary criticism, the framework of the eighteenth-century canon we still use today had already been created. Writers who were lauded by Johnson and Warton as the writers of the age are for the most part still anthologized and taught in undergraduate courses in today's universities. However, an entire oeuvre of white male authors of the dominant political party—such as Elkanah Settle, Colley Cibber, and Warton himself—are relatively unexplored even though they exerted influence over literary culture as City Poet and Poets Laureate, respectively.

British Poetry of World War I, Louisville Conference

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:54pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Since 2014 is the centenary of the start of World War I, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on war poetry for the 2015 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, KY (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/). The work of British poets, both those who supported the war effort and those who opposed it, offers a varied resource for teaching and scholarship.

Languages on Trial: Translation and the Law, NeMLA, 30 April - 3 May, 2014

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 2:11pm
Oisín Keohane (University of Toronto) and Ian Fleishman (University of Pennsylvania)

In appealing to the law, one must appeal to language. This raises the question of what kind of appeal to language can be made before the law, and in what ways the law depends on language. Consider Socrates in Plato's "Apology" for instance, pleading to his fellow Athenians to treat him as a stranger, to act as if he were a foreigner, an outsider, one ignorant of the 'native tongue' spoken in Athens. One might highlight how this Socratic 'as if' introduces narrativity and fiction into the very core of legal thought, a narrativity and fiction that the law is both troubled by and which it nevertheless frequently utilizes.

CFP Reminder: The New Materialisms - Issue 19, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 4:42am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

The role of matter has often been marginalised in much of philosophical thought. Rapid scientific and technological advances in the twentieth century, however, have since heightened the awareness of our place in the world as embodied human beings. This has revealed a pressing urgency to confront the ethical and political implications of our material practices within the dynamic terrain of contemporary times. As such, recognising the importance of material factors has led to an emergence of ways in which our prevailing understandings of material reality can be transformed.

CFP: Paradoxa, "The Futures Industry," 10/01/2014

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:55pm
Paradoxa

Paradoxa: Call for Papers: "The Futures Industry"

More than thirty years ago, Fredric Jameson suggested in "Progress versus Utopia" (1982) that, far from providing us with blueprints of the future, the function of science fiction was to dramatize our inability to imagine a future distinct from the capitalist present. Much of his work since, including his "genealogy of the future" in Valences of the Dialectic has focused on the importance of speculative fiction for working through the difficulties of utopian thinking in a context thoroughly saturated by capitalist thinking.

Dealing with Change: Unconventional Reading in Early Modern Europe

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:26am
NeMLA 2015

The European continent witnessed widespread transformation between 1500 and 1700. This panel will explore the role of literature as a driving force behind this time of social innovation and cultural turmoil. Possible topics: the interplay between orthodoxy and heterodoxy; the re-appraisal of magical literature and its dialectic with empiricism; the re-interpretation of folklore and popular beliefs; the role of the printing market in the circulation of unorthodox texts; the raison d'état underpinning the birth of national states.

Organizers: Erika Mazzer and Fabio Battista

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