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-Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:56pm
MLA 2017

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

· the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

· the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

· death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

· the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Science Vs. Spirituality in 21st Century Literature CFP

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:50am
Science Vs. Spirituality

A monographic volume on Science Vs. Spirituality.

Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning Science Vs. Spirituality in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, etc.

Essays should be 7,000-8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style Manual (7th edition) for internal citation and Works Cited.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2016
The final date for submitting articles: 30 June 2016.

Please send your abstract to: spiritualityvsscience@gmail.com

Senectus Mundi, Dream Visions, and Apocalypse - SAMLA 2016 - Nov 4-6, 2016

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:16am
Peter Steffensen/Georgia State University

To coincide with the conference theme of Utopia/Dystopia, this panel welcomes submissions concerning literature related to the medieval concept of the Senectus Mundi (the world grown old), dream visions, and apocalyptic imagery in general. Submissions unconcerned with these ideas will be considered, but priority will be given to submissions concerning the aforementioned concepts. Example topics include Chaucer's dream visions, Confessio Amantis, The Dream of the Rood, Piers Plowman, and Wulfstan's sermons.

By May 6 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Peter Steffensen, Georgia State University, at psteffensen1@gsu.edu.

[Update] Young Adult Literature in the Post-Secular Age (collected essays)

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:42am
Jacob Stratman

To date, there is no book-length critical exploration of the field of young adult literature and religious belief, and there are just a handful of peer-reviewed articles on the subject. While there are books that apply Christian theology to particular novels (e.g. Harry Potter), and some academic journals have been open to this scholarly topic, there still remains skepticism about religion's place in the scholarship of young adult literature.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:40am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 14, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

"Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy" Conference and Masterclass with Alain Badiou, Toronto, Canada May 16-17, 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:29pm
York University and TIFF Bell Lightbox

Although it has established itself as a sub-discipline or hybrid of film and philosophy in various European formations, film-philosophy is relatively new to North American cinema and media studies. As one of the first in North America to nominate itself under its auspices, this conference explores the mobilization of philosophical discourses and projects relative to the modern event of cinema. More specifically, we seek papers that address the origins of film-philosophy, in addition to its current manifestations and future potentialities.

Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives (MLA 2017)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:25pm
J. Ashley Foster and Margaret Galvan

CFP: Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives (MLA 2017)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe and Its Communist Past (Deadline Update)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 8:04pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the way these countries (past and present) contribute to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? How and what should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

Urban Studies Area - Call for Papers

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:02pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

UNT Critical Voices Conference (April 8-10)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:20pm
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:06am
University of Bristol

One-day inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Bristol, 1st July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Dr Angela McShane, Royal College of Art/ V&A
Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford/ Ashmolean Museum

Call for Papers:

This conference will explore the concept of performance and its role in the construction of individual and communal identities.
From a person's choice of dress in the morning to what they eat at night: When and how should we conceive of such everyday actions as having a role in the performance and construction of identities? How have public acts and rituals been used to construct and contest group identities? And how have the meanings of these performative acts endured or changed over time?  

Collectives, Communities, and American Print Culture

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:37am
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we reconceive solidarity or community through the literary?

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