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Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology, NeMLA April 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:27pm
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North East Modern Language Association
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities April 15-17, 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:19pm
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California State University Dominguez Hills
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In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote, California State University Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with ILCH, is pleased to announce that on April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 it will host the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature 400 Years with Don Quixote: The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.

[REMINDER] The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Submissions for Journal 'Dante e l'arte'

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:30am
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Journal Dante e l'arte - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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The Journal "Dante e l'arte" invites submissions for several sections of its second issue. The 2015 'Dossier' is devoted to "Dante and Music" and it will include papers about drama and opera in Dante and its reception in symphonic music. The second part of the journal, entitled Articoli, will include essays and contributions from several topics about the relationship between Dante and the arts. The deadline for reception of articles in this first issue of 'Dante e l'arte' is 1 April 2015.

Special Topic: Christianity and Literature (for spring 2015)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Missouri Baptist University, welcomes essays for a special issue (spring 2015) on "Christianity and Literature." Essays may explore aspects of Christianity in individual works or writers, in pedagogical matters pertaining to teaching literature at Christian universities, and in issues concerning courses devoted to specifically Christianity and literature. Some possible approaches and examples would include:

• The ability of mainstream literature to show the picture and power of spirituality in the lives of non-religious people (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, as an example)

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE:11/15/14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

"Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline January 15, 2015

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:36am
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De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom
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Title: "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives"

Date: 25 March 2015

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination, 12-13 June 2015

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:51am
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Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden
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An international conference on the trope of the absent mother in literary and visual texts from Antiquity to the present day.

The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature, television, and films such as Finding Nemo (2003) and The Road (2009). The mother might be dead at the outset, or die during the narrative. Her death might be a disaster, propelling the child into danger; a blessing, saving the child from an abusive or inappropriate parent and making way for a more suitable guardian; or of no consequence.

"Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:12am
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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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.

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:26pm
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

[UPDATE] Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Examination of the Harlem Renaissance at Home and Abroad, November 5 – 7

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:05pm
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Catherine L. Adams / Paine College
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The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 18th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College.

The theme for 2014: Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Harlem Renaissance Era at Home and Abroad.

The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Paper/Panel Match-Making - ATHE 2015 Conference

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:14am
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ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Match-Making
Call For Papers / Panel Ideas
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
July 30-August 2, 2015, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Theme:
Je Me Souviens / I Remember

Quebec's simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.

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