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[UPDATE] CFP Arts and Literature. Copyrighted - deadline: 15 Mar 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:04am
Maciej Jakubowiak, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Date: 5-6 June, 2015

Application deadline: 15 March, 2015

[UPDATE] The Poetics of Knowledge (5-7 Nov 2015, Berne, Switzerland)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:30am
Wolfgang Funk (Leibniz University Hanover) and Irmtraud Huber (University of Berne)

One very common narrative about Victorian Britain is that it was an age of ground-breaking scientific discoveries: Charles Lyell significantly extended the age of our planet; Charles Darwin forced a rethinking of the origins and development of life; Michael Faraday and James Maxwell Clark paved the way for modern physics; Non-Euclidean Geometry changed the way mathematicians measured and formalized the world; Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace laid the foundation for computing. The list could be expanded at leisure, as scientists made and remade the various fields in which humans have tried to make sense of the natural world.

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:28pm
MLA / Jessica Kuskey

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (

Death, Violence and Fiction

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:59pm
MLA Special Session

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.

[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin

In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselves (and to be seen by students) as producing an education that molds future workers rather than augmented civic subjects.

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:53am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
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To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link:

In addition to following the notice below.

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51am
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices
**CORRECTION: This conference is open to scholars at ALL levels and from ALL disciplines. This conference is NOT limited to graduate students, though graduate students are more than welcome!
October 1-3, 2015
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Syracuse University

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:51am
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city

16th Annual International Conference of the European Utopian Studies Society, 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle University, UK.

Confirmed plenary speakers include Annette Giesecke (Delaware), Ruth Levitas (Bristol) and Mark Shucksmith (Newcastle).
"Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall" (Yevgeny Zamyatin, We).

Due to the high volume of interest we are extending the proposal deadline to 15 March.

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Beyond Fin-de-Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 6:28pm
MLA 2016

While the literature of decadence often emphasizes the imaginative transgression of borders of all kinds, studies of literary decadence often remain strictly bound by the borders of Europe. Moreover, publishing programs dedicated to anthologizing decadent literature routinely reinforce national paradigms, marketing themselves as collections of the decadent literature of France, England, or Germany, for example. While various studies examine decadent literature's complex temporalities, these studies also focus largely on the usual fin-de-siècle suspects and their immediate predecessors or modernist successors.