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Eco-Imaginaries: 4th Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:19am
Vivek Freitas/ Tufts University

As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.

CFP: Children in Media

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:55pm
Red Feather Journal

CFP: Children in Media

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline Sept 15th, 2014).

Sustainable Conversations on 16th c. Lit and Culture / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta / Abstracts Due June 6th

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:57pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

What aspects of sixteenth-century literature and culture continue to fascinate to this day?

Over the last roughly 500 years, Renaissance poets, playwrights, philosophers, and myriad other figures have continued to provide fertile ground for sustained conversation and debate within academia and beyond. For the study of the Renaissance to remain relevant, scholars must decide which conversations are worth sustaining. "Sustainable conversations" are those that invite debate, that challenge existing paradigms, that adapt to the shifting landscape of contemporary scholarship and culture at large.

This SAMLA 86 panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, circa 1450-1642.

Shakespeare: The Philosopher, 12th-13th September 2014; deadline for abstracts 16th June 2014

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:14am
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Shakespeare's work is rich in philosophical themes, addressing questions in areas including metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Meanwhile, issues concerning how Shakespeare's works manage to represent what they do are ripe for consideration in aesthetics, with the plays raising questions about the nature of representation, fiction, interpretation, literature and history, tragedy and comedy. Shakespeare: The Philosopher aims to explore the importance of philosophy in understanding Shakespeare, and the importance of Shakespeare to issues in philosophy.

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:50am
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Afterlives of Lydgate - RSA 2015 Berlin - DEADLINE: Monday June 2nd

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
Lydgate Society

John Lydgate epitomizes the fifteenth century. To many scholars, he fits easily in the space between the genius of Chaucer and the flowering of the Renaissance. His apparently deficient grasp of meter, his tendency towards loquaciousness, and his deference to his 'maister' Chaucer, all combine to make it easy to pigeon-hole Lydgate into a century whose literature is easy to overlook. Despite this latter-day designation, Lydgate maintained a strong presence amongst the reading public in England far beyond his own century. His works were among the first printed in English and he figured largely in the creation of a Chaucerian canon, being included in some of the earliest editions of Chaucer's works.

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:24pm
Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City
6th-7th November
King's College London

Organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network 'Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day'

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck), Professor Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths).

Further keynotes TBA

Reconstruction, Restoration, Conservation: Reconciling the Past through word and image - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:37pm
University of Dundee

'Renaissance literary works are no longer regarded either as a fixed set of texts…that contain their own determinate meanings or as a stable set of reflections of historical facts that lie beyond them…rather they are made up and constantly redrawn by artists, audiences, and readers. These collective social constructions on the one hand define the range of aesthetic possibilities within a given representational mode and, on the other, link that mode to the complex network of institutions, practices and beliefs that constitute the culture as a whole.'
Stephen Greenblatt, The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance (1982)

Young Shakespeare - 09/15/2014

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:16am
Société Française Shakespeare

Young Shakespeare: Call for papers for the 2015 French Shakespeare Society annual conference (SFS)

The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.

Young Shakespeare

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 3:02am
Semiotic Society of America

In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting
October 2-5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

This year's non-restrictive conference theme is:

Paradoxes of Life
Challenge – Determination – Resilience

(Contributions on any other topic related to semiotics are welcome)

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