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31st October-1st November 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:39am
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Depart ment of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati
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The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
Technology, Guwahati will organize the first Graduate Research Meet
2014 during 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014. We aim to bring together doctoral
students of different areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to
exchange and share their research results and ideas. As an organizing
committee keen on showcasing new ideas and innovations in Humanities
and Social Sciences, we solicit abstracts of paper presentations
and/or posters from research scholars.

Marcher Metaphysicals Conference

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Sterrett (Aarhus University, Denmark) / Helen Wilcox (Bangor University, Wales)
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The Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, 29 October-1 November 2015
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Mid-Wales

The Welsh Marches, Marchia Walliae, or Y Mers in Welsh, constitute an extensive area around the boundary between England and Wales. This border country, in its breadth and somewhat hazy demarcation, defies precise definition, and invites fluidity of ideas and perception. The Marches are both a place in their own right, and an approach to somewhere else; they form a site of great natural beauty but also of historic political contention. Norman conquerors used these lands to subdue the native Welsh, as well as to create a jurisdiction separate from the English crown.

[UPDATE] Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
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English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
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The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
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University of Kentucky
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A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 13-14, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:41am
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24th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

There is no restriction to any particular political/cultural ideology or to specific critical practices. The Colonial, Postcolonial, and Decolonized eras all are of interest. We welcome and seek to encourage a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates.

Tales and Totems: Lineage and Myth in Goddess Scholarship

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:02pm
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Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

ASWM Symposium Portland, OR April 11th 2015 Call for Proposals "Tales and Totems: Lineage and Myth in Goddess Scholarship" The work of Goddess Scholarship is intrinsically bound within a framework where we actively seek out, document, and honor the stories and concerns that animated the lives of our foremothers. We do this so that these stories will contribute meaningfully in the context of modern life. The research methodologies have focused on representing our historical, thealogical, philosophical, mythological, symbolic, cultural, linguistic and aesthetic lineages.

Call for papers for International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (Volume1, Issue 3)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:44pm
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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:

[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:

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

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
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.

Trance: Graduate Student Conference, English Dept.,GC- CUNY, March 5-6, 2014

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Graduate Student Conference Committee, English Student Asssociation, GC-CUNY
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This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.

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