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Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
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Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva
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As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.

SCALE (SLSAeu Annual Conference, Malta, 15-18 June, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:23am
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European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
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Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:50am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)

Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

APRIL 10-11, 2015: (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:21pm
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley
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Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

The Failed Individual - International Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:46pm
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American Studies Department, University of Mannheim

"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture: B/Orders Unbound 7-8 May 2015 Isparta/Turkey

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
keynote speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent
Selected papers will be published in a volume
For further details please visit: http://mtb.cankaya.edu.tr
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.

Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:28pm
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Syracuse University Department of Religion
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Now announcing the Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture.

Syracuse University | March 28, 2015 | Syracuse, NY

The Department of Religion at Syracuse University will host its second annual "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture" on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The goals of the conference are to recognize and encourage outstanding undergraduate work, and to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to contribute to a broader academic conversation.

Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:15pm
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Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.

4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

CfP: 5th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Barcelona, 27 – 28 March

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:51am
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Ciucurescu Cristina/ Euroacademia

Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The 5th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers'

27 – 28 March 2015, Barcelona, Spain

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 1st of February 2015
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 15th of February 2015

Description and aims

Graham Greene and his Contemporaries

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:08am
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Graham Greene International Festival

The Graham Greene International Festival is an annual event that takes place in Berkhamsted towards the end of September. The eighteenth Festival will take place from 24-28 September, 2015.

Papers are being sought for the morning of Friday 25 September on any aspect of Graham Greene's life and/or work, and/or his relationship with other writers, filmmakers, or thinkers.

Please send your proposed titles for a 15 minute paper, together with a 250 word abstract, to grahamgreenefestivalcfp@gmail.com by 10th April 2015.

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