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CFP for Scholarly Articles - Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:42pm
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Humanities Review-St John's University

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

To this end, we are seeking scholarly articles that examine the way supposed distinctions are constructed and maintained between authentically linked, contiguous, or identical concepts; the consequences of such distinctions; and the implications of their removal.

In a similar and related vein, we are interested in cross-pollination between academic fields which are capable of illuminating both the strengths and oversights of one or both disciplines and shedding new light on new or stagnating issues.

UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
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Troy University

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:44am
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University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization
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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday February 10th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters.

NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:48am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

In spring 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. In mid-March, the association will begin accepting online session proposals (panel, seminar, roundtable, creative session) in the following areas:

American
Anglophone
British
Canadian
Comparative Languages & Theory
Culture & Media Studies
French and Francophone
German
Italian
Pedagogy
Professional
Russian
Spanish/Portuguese
Rhetoric & Composition
Women's and Gender Studies
World Languages (non-European)
 
For 2015, NeMLA  particularly welcomes proposals on the following topics:

Minetta Review is accepting submissions!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:30am
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Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. Print editions are made available free of charge to the student body and to bookshops in Greenwich Village, and select content is viewable on our WordPress. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—we encourage you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is March, 15 2014.

Check out our WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:
minettareview.wordpress.com/submit

[UPDATE}

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:07pm
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Binghamton University (SUNY) Graduate Student Organization

Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword across the humanities; the term usually implies that scholars make use of the tools of another discipline while remaining within the boundaries of their own. The French philosopher Jacques Rancière points to the impossibility of this project, describing his work as "a-disciplinary" or "in-disciplinary." This conference seeks to reflect on the current state of work within the humanities by asking if the traditional ways of organizing disciplines are sufficient for the future of academia.

We invite talks/papers that deal with but are not limited to the following topics:

Defend and promote the arts and humanities.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:51pm
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The New Union
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A new project designed to defend and promote the value and all round general goodness of the arts and humanities is looking for passionate people to contribute articles.

We are looking for like-minded people to write on a variety of subjects and urge you to contact us at editors@new-union.co.uk with ideas and suggestions. We aim to start publishing content online from March 2014.

You can find out more about us at thenewunion.wordpress.com/manifesto.

Philologist - journal of language, literary and cultural studies

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:25pm
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University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
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We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

You can read previous issues online at http://doisrpska.nub.rs/index.php/filolog/issue/archive

Classroom assignments relating Shakespeare to "classics" - to be compiled as a chapter in a forthcoming Ashgate companion volume

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:11pm
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Sean Keilen / University of California at Santa Cruz; Nick Moschovakis
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The editors of The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (forthcoming 2016) welcome brief submissions of 700 words or fewer for a multiauthored compilation of classroom assignments relating Shakespeare's drama and poetry to classical works or traditions — or, alternatively, to the idea of "classics" or "a classic." By "classics" we do not mean only texts from ancient Greece or Rome (though we do, of course, mean those). Rather, eligible "classics" in our broad sense may be found in any canon of verse, drama, narrative, or even music and visual art that has exerted large cultural influence or carried high cultural prestige — from Egypt and Israel to China, India, Japan, and beyond.

Reading Matters - May 30, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:55am
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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Deutsch

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 1 March 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Writing from Below
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A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death. Pictures of a decaying corpse seducing a young woman, such as Hans Baldung's Death and the Maiden, became popular during the Renaissance, and have been repeated and adapted oftentimes since, the theme taken up by modern artists such as Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele, or composer Franz Schubert.

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