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Crossing / Erecting Borders, The Lincoln Humanities Journal, November 1, 2014

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The theme for 2014 is "Crossing / Erecting Borders", real or imagined, artificial or historic at all levels of human action. These border constructs may be literary, political, social, cultural, economic, ethical, or aesthetic. Approaches across a broad range of disciplines such as anthropology, politics, religion, education, world literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and the media, are welcomed.

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:33pm
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Wreck Park
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WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond

T. S. Eliot at the Louisville Conference

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:25am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The T. S. Eliot Society will again sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26–28, 2015. Abstracts on any subject reasonably related to Eliot are invited. For further information on the 2014 conference, please visit the website: www.thelouisvilleconference.com.

Those interested should send a 300-word abstract to John Morgenstern (jmorgen@clemson.edu) no later than September 10, 2014. Please include your academic affiliation (if applicable) and a brief biographical note with your abstract.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:41pm
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Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
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Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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the quint's twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:07am
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LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

CFP Kzoo2015 Mysticism and Materiality

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:23am
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Magistra: a Journal of Women's Spirituality in History
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50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI
May 15-17, 2015

A number of different scholarly organizations have come together for the 50th Medieval Congress to pose questions about Materiality in the Middle Ages. While each panel represents a different issue and/or approach, at the core of these many inquiries is the question, "what about the MATTER of the Middle Ages?"

BOOK CHAPTERS on Maya Angelou (Abstracts due NOVEMBER 30, 2014)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
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Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University
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In light of Maya Angelou's most recent passing, I am inviting chapter essays that provide 21st century criticisms of Angelou's autobiographies, creative non-fiction, and poetry—preferably beyond I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, "Phenomenal Woman," and "Still I Rise." While there are some criticisms of Angelou's work (Myra K. McMurry, 1976; Carol E. Neubauer, 1983; Francoise Lionnet, 1989; Mary J. Lupton, 1990; Harold Bloom, 1995; Pierre Walker, 1995; Joanne Braxton, 1999) they precede the 21st century. Others (Terrasita A. Cuffie, 1999; Judith E. Harper, 1999; Patricia Kite, 1999; Pamela Loos, 1999; Corrine J. Naden, 2005; Vicki Cox & Miles Shapiro, 2006) are basically biographies; and many of them are for juvenile readers.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] American Studies Association of Texas Conference date Nov. 13-15, 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
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American Studies Association of Texas
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American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

20th Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium November 9-11 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium
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Accepting panel or individual paper proposals on topics relating to Jewish American and/or Holocaust Literature. We welcome proposals that discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film or other visual media, and which highlight new ways to think about the discipline.

The Jahlit Symposium is held yearly in exotic South Beach, Florida, at the majestic Betsy Hotel. 15-20 minute papers can be read or presented orally.

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