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Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 1:05pm
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.

ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 10:26am
I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

Inverting imperialist rhetoric, Oswald de Andrade's Manifesto Antropófago (1929) used metaphors of primitivism and cannibalism in his assertion of Brazil's identity versus European postcolonial cultural domination. In 1955, Aimé Césaire's Discourse on Colonialism implicated Europe and labelled the colonizers as 'barbaric' and 'morally diseased' for their colonial treatment. By equating racism, barbarism and colonialism, Césaire claimed colonization to be a form of dehumanization, and argued that the German Nazi Party's persecution of Jews during World War II was part of "colonialist procedures applied to Europe" itself (Césaire 2000: 36) Waiting for the Barbarians, the novel published in 1980 by 2003 Nobel Prize J. M.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline [Feb 28] Supernatural Creatures: from Elf-Shot to Shrek

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:18am
University of Lodz, Poland

The conference aims to bring together experts in folklore, medieval and early modern literature and culture as well as contemporary fantasy and science-fiction to explore the fascinating relationship between supernatural creatures and humankind.

We would like to invite contributions that address the nature and function of the beliefs of past eras, their postmodern transformations, and especially those which trace the (dis)continuities in the ways in which these creatures have been imagined and perceived over the ages. From medieval fairies through Tinker Bell to Orlando Bloom's Legolas, from Fafnir to Glaurung or Smaug, the conference aims to investigate the nature of the undying fascination with the supernatural denizens of our (?) world.

[UPDATE] RCSC Annual Conference 6/7/2014

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 12:10am
Renaissance Society of Southern California

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renaissance Conference of Southern California
58th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 June 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Keynote Address
"From Marble and Brick to the Names of the Lord in Music: The History of a Pythagorean Symbol"
by
Adam Knight Gilbert
Director of the Early Music Program
Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:

CFP: Renaissance Drama (SCMLA 3/30/2014; 10/18-22/2014)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 4:36pm
SCMLA 2014

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 30, 2014.

For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Milton and Book History (MLA 2015, 8-11 January)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:31pm
Milton Society of America

John Milton and the material book; Milton and readership; books and the law; censorship; editions and editing. Proposals dealing with sociomaterial, bibliographical, or legal aspects of Areopagitica in its 370th anniversary particularly welcome. Co-sponsored by Milton Society of America and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Abstracts and CVs by March 15, 2014 to Sharon Achinstein (sharon.achinstein@seh.ox.ac.uk) and Greg Barnhiselg (barnhiselg@duq.edu).

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:03pm
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

The editors of Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed annual print journal published by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for Volume 23 on all aspects of English literature, culture and linguistics. The suggested maximum length of the paper is 12 pages (27000 characters with spaces) including the reference section and notes. We recommend the MLA style guide (7th edition). The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. Authors are also asked to provide a short biographical note, approximately 50 words.
The deadline for contributions is 30 April 2014.

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

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:42pm
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.

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

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:11pm
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

Authority and Its Discourses [UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 4:10pm
Lynda Chouiten/University of Boumerdès

Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
International Conference
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014

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

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
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
University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization

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
Northeast Modern Language Association

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:

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