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[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:10pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by January 1st, 2015.

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
University of Bucharest, Department of English

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

NYPL Short Term Research Fellowships

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:44am
New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:54am
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extension] "The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition"

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:54am
GSU New Voices Graduate Student Conference

New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure (MadLit) - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:42am
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture (DEADLINE EXTENSION]

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:39am
School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
(http://www.enl.auth.gr/democracy/)

Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

15-17 May 2015

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014

Plenary Speakers

Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds

Oxford English Graduate Conference, 'Value', 5 June 2015

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:09pm
University of Oxford

'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'

William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53

In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.

Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies. 9 -11 April, 2015 (Conference). 8 April, 2015 (1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop)

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:40pm
Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry , State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. www.iiinz.org/call-for-papers.html

III Inaugural Conference: Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies

9-11 April, 2015: Main Conference
8 April, 2015: 1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop

Throughout history our understandings of categories such as space, time, and bodies have changed. Living in a more than human world, we have constructed these categories into systems of shared, and often unquestioned, meaning. This method of organising knowledge acquisition has a tendency to construct boundaries or borders which conceals the complex nature and varied connections between spatiality, instances of time and understandings of bodies.

[UPDATE] "Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:31pm
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.

CFP Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies DUE JAN 31, 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 3:05am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au] is a double blind peer reviewed open access online journal, based at the University of Western Australia.

For Volume 21.1, the Limina Editorial Collective is calling for substantive and original articles between 5000-7000 words from within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We welcome interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers, but demand a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers.

CFP Digitorium DH Conference 9-11 April 2015

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:19pm
University of Alabama

Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015

Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Literature at the Crossroads, May 20, Haifa

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 3:18am
Zoe Beenstock, University of Haifa

Literature at the Crossroads: Knowledge and the Eighteenth Century

The Department of English Language and Literature, University of Haifa

May 20th, 2015

Musical biography: National ideology, Narrative technique, and the Nature of myth, London, 9-11 April 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 4:52pm
Institute of Musical Research, University of London, UK

While musical biography has recently received scholarly attention through an array of insightful research, the sheer breadth of possibilities for the study of biography (and biographies) in relation to music means that the broad field remains rich in untapped investigative potential. This conference will provide a forum for consolidated critical discussion on both the content of musical biography (national trends and ideologies; myths and mythology) and its form (narrative technique and meaning). It will aim to open up interdisciplinary avenues of enquiry across a wide range of subjects and time periods, in the domains of classical music, popular music, and ethnomusicology alike.

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