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[MLA 2016, Austin] Special Session "Translation, Genre, Politics"

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5:10pm
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Josephine Hardman / UMass Amherst

MLA special session will investigate the influence of literary translation and adaptation on the development of new genres, forms, and modes of literature.

How do translated texts contribute to already-established literary canons in the receiving culture(s)? What kinds of translational choices do translators make? What is kept and what is lost in the process of translation?

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
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Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).

English Language Conference

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24pm
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California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association
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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:21am
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Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.
For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

[Deadline Extended]

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:57pm
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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]

Call for Papers and Presentations

Visualising the Animal

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:46pm
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University of Cumbria

Visualising the Animal

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals

18th – 19th June 2015 : University of Cumbria

Confirmed speakers:
Steve Baker, Emeritus Professor in Art History, University of Central Lancashire
John Darwell, Independent Photographer and Reader in Photography, University of Cumbria

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:38am
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Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons
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Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
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Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu).

Digital Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
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David Ainsworth
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Special Session
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (dainsworth@ua.edu).

Hawthorne and Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:49pm
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Milton Society of America

HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2015 via e-mail to David Greven (dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu) and Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com).

John Milton: A General Session (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Milton Society of America
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Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.

Call for Submissions – Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Issue 4: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug. 1

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 7:41pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

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