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Contamination from Above (Submissions Due February 2, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:06am
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Writing from Below
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"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"

THE THEME
Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:55am
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

CFP: 9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:17am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
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University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival
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We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. Both text-based and performance-based approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, and we especially encourage proposals that explore the relationship between text and performance.

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2014.)

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
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Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art. The aim of the journal is to cover a wide spectrum of themes and critical analyses cutting across numerous theoretical and disciplinary boundaries related to critical theory, literary theory, language and literature, history of art, postcolonial theory, politics, cultural studies, history of thought, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.

[UPDATE] Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature; August 1, 2014

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 5:32pm
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Matthew J.C. Cella, PhD [Edited Collection]
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I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit. That is, the ecosomatic paradigm proceeds from the assumption that nature and culture interact in an ongoing, dialectical relationship that has implications for both the human subject and the natural world.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:31pm
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Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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For the PCA/ACA national conference (1-4 Apr. 2015 in New Orleans), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2014.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business

Disability Studies

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
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College English Association, Caribbean Chapter

http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc/cfp/

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 12-13 March 2015. The topic is Disability Studies. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language and literature) and technology, as they relate to the conceptualizing Dis/Ability.

NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Papers

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Toronto, Ontario, for its 46th annual convention, held April 30 to May 3 2015. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

Censorship and Self-Censorship: Special Issue of "Between," Journal of the Italian Comparative Literature Association (Compalit)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:34pm
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Stefano Ercolino / Freie Universität Berlin

This issue aims to investigate the interplay between censorship and self-censorship in a variety of domains, from literary works to audio-visual media, from criticism to cultural mediation, in order to re-examine the relationship between censorship and artistic expression. We will focus our investigation on the following themes:

Call for Contributions and Participation: Online Forum for Literary Studies

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:50am
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Complit Complice

To Whom it may concern!

Post-graduate and post-doc students in literary studies at the University of Jena (Germany) and the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne have recently published the first version of an online forum that will allow students to continue their discussions outside the classroom.

You'll find the multilingual board through this link: www.complit-complice.org

The website is ad-free and free of charge.

We'd be happy to welcome you on-board.

Best wishes,
H. Jahn

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