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Pleasure's Potential: Religion and Leisure in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:54pm
East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS)

This panel seeks papers that explore the intriguing relationships among religion, leisurely pursuits, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century. These connections include religion's complex engagement with the period's entertainment practices and changing social spaces as well as the idea of religion as a leisurely pursuit with its own pleasures. Participants are invited to consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

- How do religious critiques of entertainment or leisure activities reflect changes in eighteenth-century social dynamics?

- How might categories of blasphemy, obscenity, or immorality intersect with an emerging culture of pleasure and/or eighteenth-century religious thought?

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014

Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.

SAMLA 86 Poets Panel

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:28pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The SAMLA Poets panel welcomes creative work. Poets are invited to send work related to this year's theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," keeping in mind the sustainability of all of the arts, what makes poetry itself sustainable, and where we find humanity in our poems. Consider ekphrastic poetry, narrative poetry, ars poetica, and poems about our own human sustainability. For consideration as a participant on the SAMLA Poets panel, poets should send a brief publication and professional CV as well as a writing sample. This sample should include no more than 10 pages/seven poems. The panel will consist chiefly of poets reading or presenting original, new work with time for a brief question and answer period.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:10am
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation, 27-29 March, 2015

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:36pm
Peter Cheyne / Kyoto Notre Dame University

Call for Papers
Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation, 27-29 March, 2015

Abstracts are welcome for this international, interdisciplinary conference on Coleridge and Contemplation

Further details and a downloadable cfp poster here:

http://kyotocontemplation.org/call-for-papers/

Confirmed speakers:

Jim Mays (Literature, UCD): 'Coleridge and Contemplation in Poetry'

Douglas Hedley (Philosophy / Divinity, Cambridge): 'Coleridge and Contemplation'

David E. Cooper (Philosophy, Durham): 'Meditation on the Move: Walking and the Appreciation of Nature'

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Kudzu Review's Scholarly Issue (June 1st)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:24am
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review is now calling for Scholarly Essays for its newest yearly publication: The Kudzu Scholar. The journal's focus "literature of an invasive species" reveals diverse intersections of post-colonial and ecocritical understandings of texts and environs.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:05pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015

2015 Call for Papers
April 16- 19, 2015

Language and Ethics of Care in Contemporary Literature - University of Montreal - Friday, Oct. 31st 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:44am
Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal and University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)

Since Foucault's Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice and Nel Noddings' Caring, the notion of care has built bridges between philosophy, psychology, ecology, sociology, anthropology and feminism. However, significantly less work has been published in the field of literature and fewer theorists address issues related to care in their analyses of fiction. Therefore, the first goal of this one-day conference is to create linkage and knots of tension between care ethics, care theory, care practices and literature. It has been argued that institutional and social language draws mostly on the judicial, on "the language of rights" (Fukuyama), but what is implied or expected when we shift to a language of care?

[UPDATE] "Reassessing Language Poetry" // PAMLA 2014 (Dealine: May 15)

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:26am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:24am
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Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

Wole Soyinka: 80 Years of Protracted Engagement

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:24am
The Journal of Pan African Studies

In honor of the 80th birthday, and the life-long commitment to human rights/justice, and the arts, The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) will host a special edition on Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka, a Nigerian writer, playwright, poet and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, becoming the first person in Africa to receive the award. An activist in Nigeria's fight for independence, Soyinka was imprisoned in solitary confinement from 1967 to 1969 for writing an article that called for a cease-fire. To this day he is involved in the politics of Nigeria.

Boston University's American and New England Studies Program Graduate Conference 2014: New England and the World (Oct 24-25)

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:45pm
Boston University American and New England Studies Program Graduate Student Association

Call for Papers

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: "New England and the World." We invite submissions that consider New England's place in national and international contexts. Proposals should reflect New England's role as 'the Hub' and the ways that the region has been and remains a vital center for activity. We seek papers that follow an interdisciplinary framework through literature, film, architecture, history, visual culture, archeology, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:58pm
Auburn University at Montgomery

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:51am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

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