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Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:38am
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Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self, 2nd International Symposium (Barcelona, Spain: 14th - 16th May, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:40am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of May, 2015

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)

Sideways in Time [UPDATE]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:45am
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Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives Conference

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives:
March 30-31, 2015 [Please note the change in dates from the previous cfp; we have also confirmed our 3 keynote speakers - see below]

Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.

Special journal issue of Text Matters on 'Gothic Matters'

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:13am
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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne

Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.

Gaming Identity: Sports and Cultures, local and global ABSTRACT: 15th February 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:40am
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Altre Modernità academic journal, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
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The current notion of competitive sports involves an ambiguous attitude towards one's own belonging. On the one hand, sports have become increasingly globalized, and on the other the issue of competing in support of one's own nation goes on being an explicit responsibility of the professional athletes who comes from a specific nation but at the same time are supposed to "speak" a common language, universally understood regardless of one's national belonging. As Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann state in their Gaming the World (2010), globalization and local allegiances as conflicting influences are remoulding the cultural and artistic implications of sports all over the world.

Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:34pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State
The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project: 10th Global Meeting

Saturday 2nd May – Monday 4th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:
Pluralism is both a challenge as well as a goal of communities in the contemporary modern Nation-States.

Communities are grappling with issues like ISIS, the near-independence of Scotland, ongoing viability of the EU, Russia vs. Ukraine vs. international community and asylum-seekers policy, just to name a few. At the same time, there is increased diversification of population with large-scale migrations, and diversity of populations in modern Nation-States is celebrated.

CFP: Reviewers needed

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:52pm
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Hypercultura - Hyperion University, Bucharest
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Dear Colleagues,

The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his fourth number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics

- Hinduism, Western (movies), identity politics, racism (African-American, Gypsiness, Postcolonialism, Native-Americans, identity-sociology, Anglo-American Literature (Victorian, on raical minorities, on Africans)African Identity, media-propaganda)

If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE AT LEAST PHD STUDENTS

UPDATE: CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-2/14/15)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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UPDATED with EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-2/14/15)

Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)

CFP: Toxic Grounds: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (deadline 11/24/14; ASLE Conference 6/23-27/15)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:31am
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Toxic Grounds: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (deadline 11/24/14)

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Conference announcement: The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:53am
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British Academy
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Conference announcement:

The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 November 2014, 9.30am to 5.00pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Convenors:

Dr Santanu Das, King's College London, and Dr Kate McLoughlin, University of Oxford

CULTURAL MEMORY - DEADLINE EXPANSION - 10 DECEMBER 2014

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
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Hypercultura - Hyperion University, Bucharest
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Dear all,

For those of you who would (have) like(d) to send us an article on these theme, I just wanted to let you know it's still time. I will (re)attach the cfp and........well......looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,
Phd Lecturer Sorina Georgescu

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