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If Scotland: Posting 2014 (23-24 August 2014)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:31am
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University of Stirling
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IF SCOTLAND is a two-day conference exploring how the referendum on Scottish independence will be remembered, discussed and explained a few decades from now, once the uncertainties of September 2014 have set and hardened into historical facts.

Viewed in retrospect, what happens in 2014 will quickly come to seem mundane, even inevitable. So while the question is still 'liquid', uncertain and up for grabs, we mean to imagine how the current debate might appear in 20-30 years' time – a few decades after either a Yes or No result on September 18. Both possibilities will be explored fully, by a distinguished group of speakers engaged with both sides of the debate.

Confirmed speakers include:

Freedom of Expression in Contemporary Photography, Cinema, Theatre and Performance Art - Deadline May 25

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:13am
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Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

In the upcoming issues 7 and 8, Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will be dedicated to the question of how photography, cinema, theatre and performance art can promote freedom of expression in various contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- Strategies in photography, film, theatre and performance art to respond to censorship in countries and contexts worldwide.

[UPDATE} Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics/PAMLA (October 31-November 2) Deadline is May 15, 250-word abstract

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30pm
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Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
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Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

Human and Nonhuman Interactions -- PAMLA (October 31-November 2, 2014) Riverside Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2014

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
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This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

Crusoe in Asia Conference

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 12:50am
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University of Tsukuba, Japan http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/access/tsukuba_access.html

Criticism of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe has tended to focus on the period of his residence on the island, or even more narrowly on his initial complete isolation. Earlier episodes such as Crusoe's own enslavement are usually erased, and comparatively little interest has been shown in the complex constitutional arrangements instituted on his return to the Caribbean. Yet if geographical space is compressed in the first volume, in the second, the action ranges globally: Crusoe not only goes back to his earlier domain but also roams across Asia.

This conference wishes to explore three aspects of this theme:

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
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Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté
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Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
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English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Special Issue: ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:59am
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I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called 'new cosmopolitanism' (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations.

CFP: Oceanic Literature and Culture (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:25am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.

"A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2, Riverside, CA) CFP Deadline: May 15, 2014.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:05am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . Select "A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" as the Topic Area.

[UPDATE] Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (Proposal deadline 9 June)

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:45am
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Karlstad University, Sweden

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference
Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Karlstad University, Sweden

Extended Second Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

"Reading Arabic Poetics in America: Colonialism, Tanslation, and the Sociality of Form"

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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What are the stakes of reading arabic poetics in america at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of arabic poetics--and of arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form? Submission form may be found at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas. Due: May 15.

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