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CFP: Globalizing the Human(ities) the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Intl. Region of the AAR

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:58am
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Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion
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CFP: Globalizing the Humanities - #EIRAAR

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"Globalizing the Human(ities)"Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2016 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Globalizing the Human(ities).

IJHCS Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2015)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:51am
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the December 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue Three).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015.

Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of Antiquity" in Italian Literature and Arts from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:13am
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Angela Ida Villa (Milan) Bart Van den Bossche (Leuven)

First International Conference of Hermeneutical Studies on Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of Antiquity" in Italian Literature and Arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first Century (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 1-2 December 2015)

PANELS

I. Words and concepts
I. 1. Hermeneutics, symbol and myth: etymological meaning of the terms and their evolution in the ancient culture.

ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
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Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature
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For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University

In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.

ACLA 2016: Images of Science in Literature

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:56am
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

This seminar investigates the views man has expressed about the impact of technology and science across recorded history. Questions that might be addressed include: What is the relationship between religion and technology? Has man always viewed technological innovations as positive? What relationship is there between man's vision of utopian society and technology? The seminar promotes awareness of the importance of literature in creating and maintaining the social, political, ethical and religious systems by which we live. The seminar also considers how humans have discussed the impact of technology and science on society. Suggested primary works may include, but are not limited to, T. More's Utopia; A.Huxley's Brave New World; H.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to 12/1/15: Existential Poetics: American Free-Ranging Outlaw Poets (Anthology)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:13am
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HGDG Arts, LLC
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A collection of essays and scholarly articles analyzing the work of late 20th century "existential" and outlaw poets living or dead will be published in 2017. Please choose from the list of named poets below which includes those largely ignored by academics because of the obscure nature of their less categorizable creative work. We seek articles, literary criticism, reviews, private collection catalogs, student essays, and some anecdotes or narratives describing encounters with the poet/artist or writing/art that are not strictly pejorative. Photos and video are welcome. The anthology will collect secondary works about the listed artists.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:51pm
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Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
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The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

CFP: Horror, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:54pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The area chair for Horror at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online media, as well as in general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition in the last three years of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.

CFP: War and Culture, February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:52pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"WAR AND CULTURE"

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on
February 10-13, 2016
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, March 17-18, 2016

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Paul W. Child/Sam Houston State University
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The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Sam Houston State University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Huntsville, Texas
March 17-18, 2016

Call for Papers

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites abstracts for paper and poster presentations on topics related to the intersections between medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary conference, which is open to contributions from all relevant fields, includes plenary sessions, scholarly panels, round tables with community representatives and stakeholders, a full poster exhibition, student sessions, and a student poster competition.

NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
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Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut
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This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

Greening the Gap: Rhetoric, Literature, and the Environment

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Tensions between rhetoric and literary studies are long-standing. For example, poetry and other types of literary texts were subsumed by rhetoric for the greater part of two millennia. However, a shift in 20th-century values led to the canonization of literary texts; consequently, English departments today prioritize literature (however you might define it) over rhetoric. Why are rhetoric and composition considered "low arts"? Why do academics fight to teach literature classes available, but complain about teaching composition? What does an English department "do" anyway? These kinds of questions and concerns have led many contemporary English departments to hunker down in their respective camp. But is this divide necessary or useful?

Roland Barthes at Boston College, grad.conference, Nov.13-14

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:37pm
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Boston College, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College is organizing an interdisciplinary graduate conference in celebration of Roland Barthes' centennial. Deeply invested in the role of literature and art in society, Barthes' influence extended far beyond the boundaries of French language and literature. His writings laid the groundwork for modern literary theory and criticism. Forever resisting dogmatic assertions, Barthes' curiosity and expansive body of work have left a mark on almost every intellectual field of study and, far from outdated, his writings continues to influence generations of scholars.

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