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Othello's Island 2015: The Third Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:33am
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Severis Foundation
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Othello's Island 2015
The 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organised in association with the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus and the Cyprus College of Art

Convenors:

  • James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
  • Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
  • ​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art


  • About the Conference:

    Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience *FINAL CALL*

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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:38am
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    Todd Comer, Studies in the Humanities
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    Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the "Cityscape as Discursive Node and Character").

    The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Book reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

    Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:43pm
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    The Midwest Modern Language Association
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    This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

    Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

    Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

    [UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
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    Midwest Modern Language Association
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    The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

    James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability (SAMLA 11/7-9 2014, Atlanta GA)

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:31pm
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    Geri Harmon/SAMLA
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    James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability
    SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA

    "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." --James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"

    To support and amplify this year's conference theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel seeks discussion-friendly presentations on topics about any critique of James Baldwin's novella "Sonny's Blues," including, but not limited to, addiction studies; jazz/blues, America's classical music; religious views on suffering, especially the Hindu connection; and African-American studies.

    Utopia and political theology today (September 26-28, 2014, University of Zadar).

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:05am
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    Rethinking Humanities and Social Science Conference

    http://rhss-conference.com/call-for-papers/
    Deadline: June 15th,2014

    Keynote speaker: Simon Critchley (The New School for Social Research, New York)

    Roundtable: Eric Santner (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago), Fred Botting (English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingstone University), Mark Devenney (Politics and Philosophy, University of Brighton), Laura Mulvey (Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, University of London)

    Guest artist: Brandon Labelle (Bergen Academy of Art)

    Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:57am
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    Department of English, Gauhati University
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    Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University. Margins is now inviting submissions for its 4th issue due for publication in March 2015. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through five kinds of writings:
    1. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance (7500 to 10,000 words).

    Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

    updated: 
    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:48am
    full name / name of organization: 
    Department of English, Gauhati University
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    Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University. Margins is now inviting submissions for its 4th issue due for publication in March 2015. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through five kinds of writings:
    1. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance (7500 to 10,000 words).

    UPDATE: Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

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    Friday, May 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
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    The University of West Florida's Women's Studies Collective

    As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, _Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party scheduled soon after.

    [UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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    Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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    As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

    The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

    Religions, Environments & Popular Culture

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    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:59am
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    School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
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    This conference seeks to address the relationship between religion and environment. It will bring together researchers from across the humanities to question the connections between issues of environmental crisis and political religion, and the ways these manifest within popular culture. What is the nature of the intersection between religion and popular culture, and what impact does a human-environment relationship have on this?

    Call For Submissions: August,2014 Theme : Big Love, Small Towns; Deadline: 10th July, 2014

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    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:11am
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    THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

    "For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour. For the scientific mind, there might be a solution in the colourful images of the brain as captured by an MRI machine.

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