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

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:41pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY

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
Northeast Modern Language Association

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
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
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

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
LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia

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
Magistra: a Journal of Women's Spirituality in History

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
Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University

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
American Studies Association of Texas

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
Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium

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.

CFP+Grant: "Self or No-Self: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self" Claremont CA Feb. 2015; appl. due 8/31/14

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:45pm
Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Grant: $2200
Website: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/11082.asp

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided grants of $2,200 each to enable doctoral students and recent post-docs (not before 2010) to participate in the international Claremont Philosophy of Religion conference held in Claremont, California every February. The theme of the 2015 conference (Feb. 19-21, 2015) is "Self or No-Self: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self."

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014) [REPOST}

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:58am
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:51am
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

The Death of God in Contemp Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Amer Writer, TX, 2/26-28); due 9/15/14

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:36pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature.

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