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3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

Freedom of Expression in Contemporary Photography, Cinema, Theatre and Performance Art - Deadline May 25

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

In the upcoming issues 7 and 8, Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will be dedicated to the question of how photography, cinema, theatre and performance art can promote freedom of expression in various contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- Strategies in photography, film, theatre and performance art to respond to censorship in countries and contexts worldwide.

[UPDATE} Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics/PAMLA (October 31-November 2) Deadline is May 15, 250-word abstract

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
contact email: 

Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

Human and Nonhuman Interactions -- PAMLA (October 31-November 2, 2014) Riverside Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2014

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
contact email: 

This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté
contact email: 

Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

Saints and Cults in the World Religions

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hagiography Society at the Renaissance Society of American in Berlin
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The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:

1. Martyrs and Martyrologies

2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical

3. Economies of the Shrine

4. Manuscript & Print

5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament

Baltic Studies Session at PAMLA 2014, October 31-November 2

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Organization
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Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by midnight of May 15, 2014.

Media Theory and the Eucharist - RSA Berlin 2015

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Mead
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This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.

English Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century--PAMLA 2014 Standing Session deadline 5/15 (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Riverside, CA)
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Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).

For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at csudh.edu.

The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Stand-Up Comedy and American Culture -- AHSA (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY
contact email: 

I'm looking for two or three presenters to help round out a panel on stand-up comedy and American culture for the American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference. The conference will take place at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter on Bourbon Street from 12/4 to 12/7.

My own paper is on Louis C.K., so I welcome fellow presenters interested in American stand-up comedy. Due to a tight time frame, please send a 50-100 word proposal to me at pkunze@albany.edu by May 15. Inquiries welcome.

Peripheries of Modernism – MSA 16 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Benjamin/ University of Michigan
contact email: 

Since at least the early 1990s, the transnational turn in Modernist Studies has necessitated a re-thinking of Modernism's traditional boundaries. Propelled by feminist reevaluations of the canon, as well as minority discourses about visibility, New Modernist Studies ask us to think more broadly about Modernism and modernity. This panel seeks to investigate the ways in which various scholars navigate the peripheries of Modernism. For this panel, "peripheries" are broadly defined as texts, movements, or authors previously or currently unincorporated into the traditional canon. How do authors' national identifications relate to other identities, religious, ethnic, or cultural?

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