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English Seventeenth-Century Literature/2015 RMMLA Convention

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2015 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at rmmla.innoved.org.

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

Changes in Medieval Fashions - April 25th, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:16pm
University of California Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"

Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley

"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."

"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."

Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred
The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
Pilgrimage is a cross-cultural phenomenon that facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures and walks of life. In the 2nd Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of this profound phenomenon.

Among the key issues that emerged from Sacred Journeys I: Pilgrimage and Beyond, were:

[UPDATE] CFP: Public Intellectuals Lecture Series DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:55pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan. 12)

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 11:53am
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Intersections Graduate Conference - Thresholds: Presence, Absence, and Territory

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 11:32pm
Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University

This two-day interdisciplinary conference organized by the Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University seeks to explore the theme of thresholds. The steering committee invites submissions of all academic and creative contributions that respond to the theme from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Submissions for Papers: Please submit 250 word abstracts for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief 50-word biography and contact information, or a 500-word proposal for 50-minute panels/roundtables, to is.submissions@iscs-conference.com by January 9th, 2015.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association

In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

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