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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:59am
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American Studies Association of Texas
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American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:26am
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Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

European Popular Culture and Literature-Submission Deadline 11/01/14

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-February 11-14, 2015
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Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect European popular culture and literature to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture," are especially encouraged.

Special Issue on "HOW TO STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE"

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 2:21pm
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The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
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Critical writings are invited from teachers and research scholars from any part of the world for the Inaugural Issue of The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature published by the Department of English, Bhatter College, Dantan, West Bengal, India.

Theme for critical writings: "HOW TO STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE"

[UPDATE] - Deadline extended (6/27) - The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:12am
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Emily Waples, University of Michigan
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From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental risks of urban space, cities have long been implicated in discourses of sickness and health. Recent works such as Julie Sze's Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (2007) and Simon Finger's The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia (2011) explore the historical rhetoric of contagion and contamination for urban populations in the United States.

CFP The new materialisms - Issue 19, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:16am
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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The role of matter has often been marginalised in much of philosophical thought. Rapid scientific and technological advances in the twentieth century, however, have since heightened the awareness of our place in the world as embodied human beings. This has revealed a pressing urgency to confront the ethical and political implications of our material practices within the dynamic terrain of contemporary times. As such, recognising the importance of material factors has led to an emergence of ways in which our prevailing understandings of material reality can be transformed.

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:02am
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The Compass Scholarly Journal, Arcadia University
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The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate-level work.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should be emailed to thecompass@arcadia.edu as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

With your email submission, please complete The Compass Submission Form.

Undergraduate students from any college or university may send a submission.

Modern Money: Aesthetics after the Gold Standard; October 23 - 24 , 2014; Guest Speaker: Yanis Varoufakis

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Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 4:44pm
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Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

"Money is the root form of representation in bourgeois society." So T. J. Clark put it in 1999. Almost aphoristic in its phrasing, the sentence turns on the set of questions it raises – about markets and money flows, about value and abstraction, about whom money belongs to, about the "social reality of the Sign" and the effect money has on artmaking. Money becomes a central form – maybe the central form – of life, inescapable and intractable. The conditions that shape our present and the failure of the Left to devise a practicable response have only intensified the urgency of the proposition and the questions that ground its pivot.

MLA Options for Teaching British and American Satire (proposals due 7/1)

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Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:09am
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MLA Options for Teaching (book series)

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Modern British and American Satire to be edited by Evan Davis (Hampden-Sydney College) and Nicholas D. Nace (Binghamton University, SUNY). The aim of this collection of essays is to gather in one volume a variety of resources for the teaching of satire and satirical texts in order to assist teachers across a variety of different educational levels and settings.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Northeast Modern Language Asssociation
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
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Eugene Grren/NEMLA
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This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

[UPDATE] The Essay: Forms and Transformations

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:30am
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Department of English and American Studies (University of Salzburg)

The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.

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