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Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:43pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

John Donne Society Conference

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:01am
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John Donne Society of America

John Donne Society
30th Anniversary Conference
Call for Papers ›

Thursday, 26 February, to
Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Individual papers on any aspect of Donne's life and work are welcome. We also welcome panels of papers addressing specific topics in Donne studies.

Full papers preferred; substantial abstracts considered. (1 copy, 8-10 pages maximum, as an email Word attachment; please include your e-mail and mailing addresses in the body of the email submission).

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:39am
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Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

'If I survive, it is only because my life is nothing without the life that exceeds me, that refers to some indexical you, without whom I cannot be.' (Judith Butler).

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:45pm
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PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
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Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***
"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures."
—Ray Bradbury

"[T]rash talks to us, or certainly speaks of us. However much we want to put trash and garbage and waste and rubbish out of sight, out of mind, out of smell, there is considerable evidence that we take them to be revelatory of all manner of not insignificant facts about individuals, communities, civilizations, or that tired old workhorse the 'human condition.'"
—Elizabeth V Spelman

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:09am
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The University of Birmingham
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The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print. It includes submissions from postgraduate students with a diversity of interests and backgrounds, including specialists in Literature and Language from all periods and cultures.

Each issue features articles and notes from current postgraduate students, along with book reviews. Original literary compositions and artwork are also welcomed.

Articles for the next edition are to be submitted via email to the General Editors at webbjll@googlemail.com by the following deadline: Monday 29 September 2014.

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:41am
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The New Union
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Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014. If you have something you would like to contribute, please send it to editors@new-union.co.uk by Friday 17 October 2014.

Do you want to promote and defend the value of the arts and humanities? If so, why not contribute to The New Union by writing for us. We are currently on the look out for interesting and powerful articles that reflect the importance of the arts and humanities in the twenty-first century.

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:50pm
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The University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:
Water, Sound, Land, Text

{UPDATE] Dramatizing Old Age: Ability, Impairment, and Old Age in Early Modern England--April 30-May3

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:33am
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NeMLA
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Tobin Siebers in Disability Theory offers what is a central tenet of Disability Studies. The normative body and its full range of function—its ability to work and move—is at best a temporary fiction, one which accidents, disease, or disability might shatter at any moment. Indeed, the notion that the body's wholeness can be diminished by old age is something of a commonplace. Jacques speech, for example, in As You Like It rehearses the familiar scheme of the Ages of Man, connecting each stage to a part played on stage, with the beginning and the end roles described by their lack of power. But what might early modern English literature challenge about the temporary nature of the normative body?

KULTUR-e invites contributions

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:21pm
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The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
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The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work related to the cultures of Turkey and Turks throughout the world. We invite colleagues to submit contributions in written, audial and/or visual form.

KULTUR-e will be published aperiodically, and all published material will remain available online along with commentaries or discussions to be submitted subsequently by readers and viewers.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
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The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
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THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 6, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014

[UPDATE: CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE] International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies (ICISS) 26-27 November. 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:21pm
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University of Tehran
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To be held by the University of Tehran, ICISS aims to provide a professional forum for scholars, researchers and academicians to share their outstanding findings with their peers on Shakespeare. It is strongly believed that the conference can explore innovative arenas on Shakespeare studies. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their abstracts on the following streams:

Shakespeare and Political Discourse
Shakespeare under the Eastern Eye
Shakespeare and Adaptation
Radical Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Mysticism
Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Shakespeare in Education

Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Queen Elizabeth I Society
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This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England. In the ideal marriage extolled in contemporary conduct literature, a wife should exhibit obedience and subjection, but the recurrence of "shrewd" and "froward" women in popular texts of the period indicates that the spectacle of assertive female subjectivity was both present and inconvenient. As the reign of Elizabeth I drew to a close, the figure of the recalcitrant wife attracted increasing attention. We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth's queenship related to and shaped the use and abuse of domestic authority in prose, poetry, and drama.

Medieval Romance Kalamazoo 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:11am
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Medieval Romance Society
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Call for Papers: Medieval Romance Society, Kalamazoo ICMS 2015

How do we think about things? Scholarship's recent "material turn" offers an exciting new focus on things that forces us to rethink romance's well-recognised but under theorised relationship with stuff: in particular, the trappings of courtly and chivalric life (costly fabrics, rich foodstuffs, glittering jewels, shining weapons, luxury furnishings) and the thing-ness or object-ness of the texts themselves, whether books or booklets, loose leaves or other fragments, some extravagantly decorated, others poor and tatty.

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