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Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:38pm
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UCLA
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The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.

Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles

21st C Tunisian Women Writers' Literary Production (Sponsor: Women in French)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:01pm
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NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015
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Description: This roundtable invites papers exploring the twenty-first century literary production of Tunisian women writers in French and/or Arabic. Possible topics include: preoccupations, aspirations and dreams; changes from traditional to contemporary society; physical and spiritual relationships and alliances; literary devices to circumvent censorship; women and revolution; women and sexuality; challenges to male-centered models. All critical and theoretical approaches welcome. Chair: Anna Rocca

[UPDATE] (NeMLA panel; due Sept. 30) "The Moment Made Eternal": At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:51pm
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NeMLA 2015 - Toronto

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

[UPDATE] Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:52am
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MacEwan University and University of Alberta
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How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Call for Submissions

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:40am
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Digital Philology
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[With apologies for cross-posting]

Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

/Digital Philology/ is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. /Digital Philology/ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

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[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 4:18am
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Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
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In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.

April 2015 Issue - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:48pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—an interdisciplinary digital forum and peer-reviewed journal based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue (www.ethosreview.org). For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work considering topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics.

[UPDATE] Call for Articles: Popping the Question - The Question of Popular Culture

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:26am
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles

Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE

Deadline for article submissions: December 31, 2014​

As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 9/15/2013

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:51am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website, www.apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[Panel to be Proposed] Multimodal Literature and Narrative Communication- March 5-8, 2015 at Chicago

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:30am
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International Narrative Conference
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In the last two decades we have seen a proliferation of what scholars like Wolfgang Hallet, Alison Gibbons, and others have called "multimodal literature." These texts, which include Mark Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland, Anne Carson's NOX, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams' S, among others, engage the verbal dimensions of narrative communication while incorporating modalities that have been conventionally omitted in genres like the literary novel and even poetry.

"(Im)Materiality in English and Welsh Medieval Culture" (Kalamazoo 2015)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:53pm
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Daniel Helbert

The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.

[UPDATE] New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950's and 1960's

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:20pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.

CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/14; 2/11-2/14/15)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:42pm
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Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Association
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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 at:
http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)

Apes, Humans, and Other Primates (Ottawa, ACCUTE 2015)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:20pm
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Marc André Fortin (Université de Sherbrooke)

Non-human primates often play the role of "other" to the rational and civilized human animal in literature. As fictional foils, Darwinian traces, and anthropomorphic ruptures, the literary primate offers an existential challenge to the perceived supremacy of human evolution, to the social and biological experience of consciousness, and to epistemological models of truth and being. Recent representations of the non-human primate (Sara Gruen's Ape House, Colin McAdam's A Beautiful Truth, Kenneth Oppel's Half Brother) both contest and reinforce the dividing line between the human and animal, and situate the human within its own evolutionary history as animal.

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