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Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington
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The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

McLuhan's Faith and Works Conference - Winnipeg, Oct 18-19, 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34am
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IISTC and the Marshall McLuhan Initiative

The First Joint Conference
International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC)
and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative
CALL FOR PAPERS
McLuhan's Faith and Works
October 18-19, 2015 St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Conference Coordinators:
Read Mercer Schuchardt (read.schuchardt@wheaton.edu) Wheaton College
Howard R. Engel (howardr.engel@gmail.com) St. Paul's College

Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

This conference seeks to be the first of its kind that is dedicated to questions of anarchism in conjunction with questions about the body conceived of as real, social, perceived, constructed, or institutionalized. The conference committee will consider papers that use anarchism to inform studies related to the body or studies related to the body informing anarchism. We encourage innovative papers that engage with multiple aspects of anarchism intersecting with multiple disciplines and fields. While we encourage innovation, radical thought, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, we ask that individuals explain how their argument or presentation is applicable or significant to the fields with which they engage to ensure a coherent program.

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
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Queen Mary University of London

'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Desire and Devotion: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:12pm
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Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR
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www.eiraar.net


Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.

Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:

Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:31am
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Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University
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April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:59am
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
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Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:14am
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Susan Arndt / Mariam Popal/ Rinaldo Walcott University of Bayreuth, University of Toronto
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Ethics is a global endeavor bereft of any universal validity. Ethics is subjective, positioned and biased, commuting between subjectivity and collectivity/community. Ever since the birth of this concept, ethics was praised and betrayed, simultaneously, asking for resistance, empowerment and resituation.[...]
In a relatively new 'turn to ethics', this project seeks to work with an idea of the ethical that goes beyond colonial encountering and along the lines of cultural and economic surplus thinking as the fundament of the planet's present global amalgamation. Looking at the asymmetries and disjunctures of global (labour and mind) divisions and their value-coding, the project takes these questions as a starting point:

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