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Suspicious Subjects

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:51am
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MLA
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Papers investigating how the Protestant Reformation affected conceptions and/or representations of the self. Topics might include religious doubt, communal vs. isolated selves, self-awareness, self-distrust, etc. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2015 to Chelsea McKelvey.

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:09am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.
Deadline for proposals: February 20, 2015

Nabokov on Politics

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:13pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:48pm
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

Keynote Speakers:
Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School
John Lardas Modern, Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
Richard Rosengarten, Religion and Literature, Chicago Divinity School
Cynthia Robinson, History of Art, Cornell University
Amila Buturovic, Humanities, York University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who have professional experiences to share both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:46pm
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De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship
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"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:

Religion and Early Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:48am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Given the difficulty of distinguishing between literary and religious texts in early periods, how do literary scholars differ in their approaches to early texts from scholars of religious studies? We invite papers on religious literature from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries, from a range of literary disciplines and languages (Old English, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, etc.), exploring questions of approach and practice. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Adrienne Williams Boyarin, aboyarin@uvic.ca

Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:58am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015; Lisa Gordis, lgordis@barnard.edu

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:56am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Liam Corley, wccorley@cpp.edu

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:24am
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Keith Dorwick
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I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015. Successful panelists will present short critical papers (20 mins; 6 double spaced pages single sided; this is a firm limit) that discuss C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia as a whole on the 60th anniversary of the completion of its first complete publication (1950-1956).

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:22am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

1) Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words)
2) Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, nonfiction/prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry (or experimental) and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

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Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: EXCHANGES ABOUT DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION

Terrae Incognitae 47.2 (2015), 48.1/2 (2016), and 49.1/2 (2017)

Silence! McGill AHCS Graduate Student Conference (24/04/15)

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
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McGill University Department of Art History and Communications
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Silence!
McGill Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference
CFP Deadline: March 1st, 2015.
Conference Date: April 24, 2015.
McGill University, Montréal

Silence itself—the things one declines to say, or is forbidden to name, the discretion that is required between different speakers—is less the absolute limit of discourse, the other side from which it is separated by a strict boundary, than an element that functions alongside the things said, with them and in relation to them within over-all strategies. [...]There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses. (Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Vol. 1: An Introduction )

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