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Reconstruction, Restoration, Conservation: Reconciling the Past through word and image - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:37pm
University of Dundee

'Renaissance literary works are no longer regarded either as a fixed set of texts…that contain their own determinate meanings or as a stable set of reflections of historical facts that lie beyond them…rather they are made up and constantly redrawn by artists, audiences, and readers. These collective social constructions on the one hand define the range of aesthetic possibilities within a given representational mode and, on the other, link that mode to the complex network of institutions, practices and beliefs that constitute the culture as a whole.'
Stephen Greenblatt, The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance (1982)

[Update] Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:34am
The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

The conference will bring together scholars interested in developing dialogues between new/ecological materialists and related interrogations of materialism in science, philosophy and literature.

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

Call for Papers

We take great pleasure in announcing the Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, to be hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, on December 19-20, 2014. The general theme of the conference is "Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement."

American Environmental Literature Before 1900 (American Lit I, Pre-1900) UPDATE

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:49pm
SAMLA Conference - November 2014

Deadline: June 1, 2014 to spetersh@iue.edu

Since the publication of Lawrence Buell's The Environmental Imagination, there has been increasing awareness that the environment has played a significant role in the shaping of American literature since its beginnings but especially in the nineteenth century. This panel welcomes papers focused on the environment in American literature written before 1900, particularly those focused on topics dealing with the conference theme of sustainability. Following is a list of possible topics, but any papers related to the overall theme of the "environmental imagination" in American literature before 1900 will be considered.

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 3:02am
Semiotic Society of America

In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting
October 2-5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

This year's non-restrictive conference theme is:

Paradoxes of Life
Challenge – Determination – Resilience

(Contributions on any other topic related to semiotics are welcome)

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:18am
University of Sydney

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
• Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia)
• Michael McKeon (Rutgers University)
• Erika Naginski (Harvard University)

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:23pm
Matthew Cella

I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit.

[UPDATE] MWASECS 2014, deadline extended to July 1, 2014

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:55pm
MWASECS

MIDWEST AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
October 17–19, 2014 • Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. George Justice,
Professor of English and Dean of Humanities, Arizona State University
"The Urban Sociability of Books"

Conference 'Northern Myths, Modern Identities: The Nationalization of Mythologies in Northern Europe', Groningen 27-29 nov.2014

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:04am
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Venue: University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Dates: 27-29 November 2014
Deadline for application: 10 July 2014

According to Roland Barthes, mythology is primarily a mode of signification or a system of communication, rather than an idea or a concept in itself. It is a way of speaking about ourselves and our collective identities. From the early 1800s onwards the cultural construction of ethnic, regional, national and supra-national identities became increasingly characterized by an infatuation with the primordial. The metaphysical nature of national character transcended temporal and spatial dimensions, and was therefore considered by many to have found its most striking expression in indigenous mythological narratives.

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:51am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 1, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu.

The Theme for SAMLA 86 is Sustainability and the Humanities.

[UPDATE:Deadline Extended to June 1] "Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:56am
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

CfP for the Panel: Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Perform

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:29am
Euoacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

(As part of The Third Euroacademia International Conference: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe, Lisbon, 20 - 21 June 2014)

Deadline 23 May 2014

Panel Organizer: Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou

The University of Cyprus

Panel Description

Special Session of the MMLA 2014: "The Affects of Cities"

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:36pm
Elizabeth Dieterich

Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows. Theorists engaged with this affective turn wrestle with questions of how the "feeling of feelings," or affects, flow freely between individuals—especially when individuals are found in groups. "The Affects of Cities," a special session of the 2014 Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, themed "The Lives of Cities," proposes to explore and discuss affect and affective transmission specifically in urban environments.

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014

Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.

Alfred Hitchcock - Interdisciplinary Humanities - November 1, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:54am
Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Issue - Alfred Hitchcock

Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television.

His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

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