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Call for Papers: The Loki Collection

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am
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Grainne O'Brien

Since the release of Marvel's Thor along with its sequel and the Avengers Assemble movies, there has been a renewed interest in Loki, the Trickster God.

Tom Hiddleston's depiction of this legendary character has seen Loki become an international household name. But how much is Marvel responsible (if at all) for Loki's now mainstream status?

This collection will examine any and all representations of Loki from his appearance in Norse Mythology, up to his appearance in comics, films, TV series, and novels today.

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
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Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
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George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
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Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

[Extended Deadline: December 10]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
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Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
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The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

*Dec 1st deadline* - Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:56am
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International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge
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Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

Topics might include

[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
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IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, 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)

[UPDATE] Conflicts and Resolutions: Tensions, Struggles, and Solutions in Varied Discourses

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:18pm
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
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UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte

The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.

The following broad questions may be considered:

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:02am
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure

The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

On-going reminder CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL' 2nd issue

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:20am
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“George Enescu” University of Arts from Iasi, Romania.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'

2nd issue - Vol1 No2 December 2014

http://journalonarts.org

"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.

CFP Issue 7.1 of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:07am
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Daniel Defoe Society

Issue 7.1: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A major section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged. All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

[UPDATE] Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:20pm
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Early Modern Colloquium
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The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods in February. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Keynote speakers will be Nancy Warren (Texas A&M) and Sara Poor (Princeton).

[UPDATE / DEADLINE EXTENSION] Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:12am
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McGill University English Department

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."

Faculty Speaker:
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."

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