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SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
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University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited
to:

"Lovers, Madmen and Poets: Shakespeare and the Imaginary, Supernatural, and Divine"

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:00am
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Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
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The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks papers and panels relating to all things Shakespearean, especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. We take our cue from Theseus: "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends." The place of the world-beyond-the world, the line between reality and fantasy, and the demarcation of the sane from the mad are ever-present and controversial aspects of Shakespeare's work and of early modern literature more broadly.

9th Global Conference: The Erotic (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: The Erotic

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

Call for Presentations

Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

Myth-Making Across Boundaries (22-24 October 2014: Literature and Cultural Studies Conference, Ege University, Izmir/Turkey)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
European Languages and Cultures Research and Application Centre
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Every culture has its conception, interpretation, dissemination and reformulation of myths on a grand spectrum from oral and written narratives to aural and visual arts. Furthermore, myths from different cultures have similar formation mechanisms no matter how diverse social processes cultures might have undergone. The underlying motivation behind the similarity of myths, even myth-making processes, might be considered as deriving from various aspects and layers of cultural memory. Myths as one of the basic building blocks of culture are continuously rewoven into the fabric of memory.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:
• Comparative creation myths
• Ancient myths and/vs. modern myths

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering (November, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering

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

Call for Presentations:

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning can be found in suffering. During the course of living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop and question why we suffer – be it through illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of distressing circumstances which we encounter. Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to a bewildering variety of conditions. And because our lives are constant streams of experience, the nature of suffering and consequently the "meaning" of such suffering continually varies and changes.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 25-27, 2014 (Undergrad) (proposals by June 17, 2014)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
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University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII
Undergraduate Sessions
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
September 25-27, 2014

Keynote Address: "What kind of monster is Religio Medici? Sir Thomas Browne and Renaissance Genres"—Reid Barbour, UNC-Chapel Hill

2014 PAMLA Conference (10/31/14-11/2/14, Riverside, CA): CFP May 15 Deadline

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The 2014 PAMLA Conference in sunny Riverside, California will be held from Friday, October 31, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. There are more than one hundred approved sessions to which you may propose a paper. For more information about the conference or to propose a paper (deadline May 15 at midnight), go to: http://www.pamla.org/2014

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:16pm
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Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
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Shift welcomes exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines below.

Mid-Atlantic Popular/= & American Culture Association Conference - November6-8, 2014, Baltimore MD - 25th Annual Conference

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *One Week Reminder*

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:19am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

Literature of Status / The Status of Literature (Tuscaloosa, AL March 5-8, 2015)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:04am
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The University of Alabama Department of English
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The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-second Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

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