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Special Session of the MMLA 2014: "The Affects of Cities"

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:36pm
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Elizabeth Dieterich
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Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows. Theorists engaged with this affective turn wrestle with questions of how the "feeling of feelings," or affects, flow freely between individuals—especially when individuals are found in groups. "The Affects of Cities," a special session of the 2014 Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, themed "The Lives of Cities," proposes to explore and discuss affect and affective transmission specifically in urban environments.

Pleasure's Potential: Religion and Leisure in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:54pm
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East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS)
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This panel seeks papers that explore the intriguing relationships among religion, leisurely pursuits, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century. These connections include religion's complex engagement with the period's entertainment practices and changing social spaces as well as the idea of religion as a leisurely pursuit with its own pleasures. Participants are invited to consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

- How do religious critiques of entertainment or leisure activities reflect changes in eighteenth-century social dynamics?

- How might categories of blasphemy, obscenity, or immorality intersect with an emerging culture of pleasure and/or eighteenth-century religious thought?

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
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Conference on Christianity and Literature
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2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014

Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:10am
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English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
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Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:24am
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albeit

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:51am
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

[Deadline extended to 31/05/2014] In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:29am
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Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti
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Please note that «Ticontre» Journal deadline for the Call for contributions for the monographic section "In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature" has been extended to May, 31st, 2014.

«È noto che all'inizio di nuove tradizioni di lingua scritta e letteraria, fin dove possiamo spingere lo sguardo, sta molto spesso la traduzione: sicché al vulgato superbo motto idealistico in principio fuit poëta vien fatto di contrapporre oggi l'umile realtà che in principio fuit interpres, il che significa negare nella storia l'assolutezza o autoctonia di ogni cominciamento.» (Gianfranco Folena, Volgarizzare e tradurre, Torino, Einaudi, 1994)

Republics of Letters - A Journal of Literature, Arts, Politics, and the Arts - Call for submissions

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:50pm
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Arcade, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University
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Republics of Letters is a peer-reviewed, digital journal dedicated to the study of knowledge, politics, and the arts, from Antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the early modern period. Articles are organized by forum, each of which, unlike special issues in print journals, will continue to accept new material over time. All articles are freely accessible. The journal is sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) of Stanford University.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 15th Urban Studies and Pop Culture

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:42pm
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
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Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Topics can explore any facet of urban studies. Papers can take ecocritical approaches and focus on depictions of urban landscapes throughout pop culture. Papers can explore manifestations of cultural identity through urban studies or anything else that you feel is a further exploration or discussion related to the field of urban studies.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Urban Studies to the Urban Studies area,

[UPDATE] Explore the Significance/Identity of Place: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:38pm
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Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
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Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology (Southern California, 10/31/14 - 11/2/14)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:28pm
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Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This is an approved standing session for the 2014 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the sunny locale of Riverside in Southern California on 10/31/14 through 11/2/14.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology is a well-attended, standing session seeks to foster a discussion amongst academics about the real-world practices and implications of utilizing technology to teach. The panel will examine and explore the multifaceted way in which the tech world is changing teaching both inside and outside of the classroom.

"The World of George Herbert"

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:10pm
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Proposed session for RSA (Berlin, March 26-28, 2015)

This session is conceived as a panel on contemporary approaches to the work of George Herbert. It could deal with aspects of Herbert's cultural world as reflected in manuscript, print or digital contexts. It would ideally juxtapose treatments of literary aspects of Herbert's verse with discussions of his relationship to other traditions such as the Emblem, architecture, the Bible, religion, etc. Given sufficient interest, this session may be sponsored by the Medieval & Renaissance Studies Association in Israel. Send short abstracts or inquiries to Noam Flinker .

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:54am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

This 3-day special focus event aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being

Sunday 19th October – Tuesday 21st October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tranquillity and Well-Being is an inaugural symposium marking the launch of Tranquillity Studies – a pioneering inter- and trans-disciplinary research and publishing network that explores tranquillity as a multi-layered experience and provides a forum to explore philosophies, conceptual frames, research and practices associated with Tranquillity and its influences and effects on human beings in isolation and within natural and urban environments.

"Life is lived one breath, one smile, one heartbeat at a time"

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

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