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

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
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:

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association at York University
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Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

[UPDATE-deadline extended] The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
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Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene. Theories, analyses, visualizations, and big data projects welcome.

Send 300-word abstract by 16 March 2014 to Heather Houser (houserh@mail.utexas.edu) and Ursula Heise (uheise@humnet.ucla.edu).

The Modern Language Association convention will be held 8-11 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Information here: http://www.mla.org/convention

In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature [deadline 15/05/2014]

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 4:13am
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Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti
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Call for Contributions for the thematic section of the peer-reviewed pluringual journal 'Ticontre' (n° 3, March 2014) edited by Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti.

«È noto che all'inizio di nuove tradizioni di lingua scritta e letteraria, fin dove possiamo spingere lo sguardo, sta molto spesso la traduzione: sicché al vulgato superbo motto idealistico in principio fuit poëta vien fatto di contrapporre oggi l'umile realtà che in principio fuit interpres, il che significa negare nella storia l'assolutezza o autoctonia di ogni cominciamento.» (Gianfranco Folena, Volgarizzare e tradurre, Torino, Einaudi, 1994)

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
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2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

CFP: Global Diasporas - Spectrality and the Uncanny, PAMLA 10/31-11/2 2014

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2014
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"Global Diasporas: Spectrality and the Uncanny." PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands through various representations of spectres, ghosts, haunting, and uncanny experiences or Gothic settings and plots.

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:53am
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Gender Forum

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum (http://www.genderforum.org/) has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Queer Theory.

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
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Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact me at: megan.cannella@gmail.com

Medieval Studies Conferences at the University of North Texas

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shana Thompson / University of North Texas
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Texas Medieval Association
October 3-4, 2014

INTERDISCIPLINARITY in the AGE OF RELEVANCE

We are happy to announce the University of North Texas (Denton) will be hosting the annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, October 3-4, 2014. More information can be found on the TEMA website (http://www.texasmedieval.org).
This year TEMA will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, October 2, 2014. http://www.art.unt.edu/medieval-symposium/

Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, abstracts by 14th April

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Bowles / University of York
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Keynote: Dr James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries.

Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts? Can 'war' reconceptualise or reform 'nature', and can 'war' be found in 'nature' – and to what end?

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS... (11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Helsinki 2014)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:31am
full name / name of organization: 
The European Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS
11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

Digital Humanities Roundtable, Hong Kong, May 15-17

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:27am
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City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media and English Department
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In an effort to bring together literary theorists, writers, computer programmers and artists to investigate the impact of new technologies on the humanities, City University of Hong Kong has planned the first Digital Humanities Roundtable in Hong Kong.

From May 15-17, 2014, we will host several prominent, international speakers from top universities to discuss topics such as digital literatures, digital pedagogies, and visualization in the humanities.

Please join us!
*New Speakers Added and One-Day Registration Available:

http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/digitalhumanities/

Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

"Expense & Expendability"

Keynote: TBA

To me it would seem only a commercial exchange, in which each wished to be benefited at the expense of the other.
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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