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Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:52pm
The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

updated: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:46pm
The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest, 10/15 deadline

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:59pm
Center for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

"'Hysteria Beyond Freud': Nineteenth-Century Nerves" -- Due September 30, 2014; Conference April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:38pm
NeMLA 2015

Showalter's definition of the fin de siècle as the 'golden age of hysteria' in her seminal work, The Female Malady, bolstered late-twentieth-century theory and criticism's association between 'hysteria' and European fin de siècle culture and medicine. Literary critics, historians, and cultural theorists are reopening the discussion of 'hysteria' and, in effect, shifting our understandings of its role in gender ideology, literary form, and politics beyond the turn of the century. This roundtable takes up the title of the authoritative, cultural history, Hysteria Beyond Freud, in order to foster and take part in this new discussion.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th [UPDATE]

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

UPDATE James Hogg Conference 9-12 April Toronto - Abstracts due Sept 15

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:32pm
James Hogg Society

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:45pm
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller's classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nation-hood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

The Aesthetics and Politics of Irony

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture

Call for articles
Book publication
THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF IRONY

Organizers: Elsa Alves (University of Copenhagen / CECC) and Ana Dinger (CECC, Catholic University of Portugal)

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization

Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:30pm
Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College

This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

updated: 
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College

This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

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