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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
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
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
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation

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.

Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

CALL FOR PAPERS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture
Edited by Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

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

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
Eugene Grren/NEMLA

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
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.

It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014

From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
Language Society at UCO

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

[UPDATE] 1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Di

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:13am
School of Film Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema
The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Discoveries of The Past (1945-1967)

MAY 28-30, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece

Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas Elsaesser
Plenary Speaker: Professor Vrasidas Karalis

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