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American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:49am
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American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas, San Antonio
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The American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will sponsor a symposium "God and the American Writer" on February 26-28, 2015.

Submission of papers and panels are encouraged on any topic related to God, religion, belief, skepticism, and similar topics, as they relate to American writers from the colonial period to the present.

See symposium details and submission guidelines on the American Literature Association website.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Defoe Society

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 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: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Hogg Society
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Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
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Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]
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Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, www.nemla.org using the session ID# 15470.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu Walker
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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, its rationale, and 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).

Science and Religion in the XIX Century

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Russian Presidental Academy for National Economy and Public Administration

Dear Collegues,

We would like to invite you to participate in a special issue of an academic peer-reviewed Russian language quarterly "State, Religion and Church in Russia and Worldwide". (Please find below basic information about the journal).

'Regional Gothic', Collection of Essays, edited by William Hughes and Ruth Heholt, Call for Abstracts

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
William Hughes and Ruth Heholt

With the referendum for Scottish Independence scheduled for September 2014 and the Cornish having recently been granted minority status, questions about the dis-unity of the 'United' Kingdom are prominent in the contemporary debate regarding nationalism and regional identity. Regional Gothic will explore these fractures and the darker imaginings that come from the regions of Britain.

Liberal Arts International Conference 2015

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:28am
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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization. Texas A&M University at Qatar

LIBE­RAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization
1-3 February 2015
HOSTED BY: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers; [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation; Open, Non-Thematic Issue

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:33pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

Second Call for Papers

(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 9th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:53am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television.

His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

Transatlantic Connections Conference, Ireland January 14-18 2015

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Drew University

The Transatlantic Connections Conference takes place in Ireland, in 2015. To link to the detailed CFP, please click on http://www.drew.edu/irish/?p=265
This conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.

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