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[UPDATE] The Literature of Loss

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Dr Deirdre Flynn / Limerick Literary Weekend

The Literature of Loss

Irish literature is filled with loss; the loss of love, of language, of sovereignty, of wealth, of health and of religion. The atmosphere of loss almost haunts the pages and words of the Irish, and leads to questions about the influence of loss, the representation of loss and the meaning of loss. Where does this loss fit in? How has it changed? What impact do chronological, political, economic and geographical changes have on loss?

CRIME AND CONCEALMENT (Jan 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:37pm
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds.

We accept:

[UPDATE] The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

452ºF CFP: Chinese imaginary in other literatures (January 31st 2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:27am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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CFP for the thirteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Chinese imaginary in other literatures: inspiration, appropriation and intertextuality". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

A New Nation of Regions

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
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Carl Watts / ACCUTE
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This session seeks to create a dialogue among scholars focusing on regional, sub-regional, and urban writing in Canada. Canadian literature and critical approaches to it have long focused on large regions such as the Prairies and the coasts rather than the nation as a whole; more recently, however, there has been a shift toward provinces and smaller regions as well as specific urban areas. I welcome proposals on any of these formations, and I hope to discuss the relationships between newer and older regionalisms. For instance, does fragmentation into smaller areas challenge previous notions of region? Is a conception of Maritime writing such as David Creelman's enriched or undermined by analyses of Cape Breton literature?

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies: Volume 1, Issue 3

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:57pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS (Volume 1, Issue 3)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) is an open-access quarterly peer-reviewed online journal. It is published in March, June, September and December. The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue. Contributors can send their works to be considered for publication in Volume 1, Issue 3 (October-December). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014 Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage:

[MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline 30 Nov)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
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J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia
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Papers about the use/depiction/influence of religion/spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures (including pop culture) are invited.

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Submissions are welcome through Sunday, Nov. 30. Please send a 1-page abstract (including working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Dr. J. Stephen Pearson at stpears11@gmail.com. Presentations run either 15 or 20 minutes (7 or 9 pages). Panelists will be notified that week.

Papers not chosen can still be submitted to the general pool by 15 December.

UPDATE The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction 10-11 April 2015

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:53am
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals have become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Les chemins de la tradition: myths, mythemes, and the rewriting of origins (March 13-14, 2015 - Louisiana State University)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:45am
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Department of French Studies Graduate Association LSU

The stories and plays of the ancients have long been an inspiration, a point de départ, for Western literature. Across the centuries, French authors use and reuse these myths, transforming them while giving them new life.

During the twelfth century, Benoit de Sainte Maure retold the Trojan War. Racine rewrote the fatal love triangle in Phèdre in the seventeenth century; Balzac recycled the King Midas myth in Eugénie Grandet two centuries later. This reappropriation of myth in literature was especially popular in the twentieth century, whether with Camus's Le mythe de Sisyphe, Anouilh's Antigone, or Cocteau's Orphée.

The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS Panels for ISECS and ASECS 2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:04pm
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Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS), an affiliate society of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), is the first regional eighteenth-century society specific to Southeast Asia.Dedicated to a global approach to eighteenth-century studies, SASECS has sponsored sessions at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on SASECS, go to www.SASECS.com

A SASECS-sponored panel at the ISECS Congress, July 26-31, 2015, Rotterdam

"Eighteenth-Century Narrative Traffic."

War, Remembered: 200 Years of Nostalgia and (Post)Memory (due 1 November 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 June 2015)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Irene Mangoutas / ACCUTE
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Samuel Hynes identifies the Great War as "the great imaginative event": "not a falsification of reality, but […] the accepted interpretation of the war, repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth." With the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War just behind us, and the bicentenary of the end of the Napoleonic Wars just ahead, this panel explores the ways in which the 'great wars' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are (re)interpreted and (re)imagined, both by their contemporaries and, perhaps more pressingly, by ours.

Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

E-Dictionary of Portuguese TRavel Writing (texts in Portuguese)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:11pm
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CETAPS (New University of Lisbon), IMLR (University of London), LIA (University of Sao Paulo)
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Call for Papers: E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, FCSH), da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), da Universidade de Londres (School of Advanced Study) e o Laboratório de Interlocuções com a Ásia (LIA), da Universidade de São Paulo, irão começar a publicar, no início de 2015, o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Escrita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

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