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3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
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Cusanuswerk

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

[update] Objections to War: pacifism, anti-interventionism and conscientious objection in literature, theatre and art 1830-1918

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:53am
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University of Hull

Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS): www.bavsuk.org.

7-9 September 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Martin Ceadel, University of Oxford
Professor Sandi Cooper, City University of New York
Dr Grace Brockington, University of Bristol

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
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Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
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In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Poetry on Science/ 4/15/14

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:49pm
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Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
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This is a call for poems about science for a creative panel at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 9-12, 2014. Panel title to be determined. Poems engaging any of the following subjects are particularly welcome:

animals/ plants/ biology
nonhuman nature/ ecosystems/ ecology
particles/ energy/ matter/ physics
elements/ chemistry
planets/ solar systems/ galaxies/ cosmology
scientific method
scientists
bioethics, science and ethics
fluidity of nature and/or science (conference theme)

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:52am
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Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
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How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

MLA January 8-11, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 8:44pm
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The William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on "Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering" to be held at the 2015 MLA. Papers are invited but not limited to mindfulness in Williams; poem as archive; critical and popular reception; sites of memory and monuments in Paterson; archives, selections, and silence; Williams in age; omissions in late Williams; Williams as a public figure; and the future of Williams studies.

Send 300 word abstracts and a brief scholarly bio to Margaret Konkol at margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu by March 23, 2014.
This panel is sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:01pm
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Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Art in the Trenches | In the Trenches of Art". 100 years of First World War

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa
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In order to solemnize the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Institute of Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Arts of University of Porto will associate itself with government and city agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Porto City Hall that will carry a set of commemorative activities of the ephemeris. The aim of this Interdisciplinary Colloquium is to further discussion on the participation of Portugal in the Great War, through joint and coordinated reflection, beyond issues strictly related to historical-political matters, focusing on the various artistic fields, with special emphasis on the field of Literature. Thus, the following themes will be considered:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

The First World War: 100 Years Later (SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November 2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:21pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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In this year of First World War centenary remembrances, we have the opportunity to revisit the vast amount of literature from "The Great War." In recent years, many new voices have been added to the archive of WWI authorship. This session seeks to consider how both established and emerging perspectives impact and broaden our understanding of the war.

Possible topics to consider:

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