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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.

Symbiosis Conference,Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations 7/9/15 to 7/12/15 deadline 3/3/15

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:12am
Symbiosis, Transatlantic Journal /Department of English, Essex University

The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations

A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)

The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:

SOUND & MARX

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:47am
POLYGRAPH/Duke University

Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?

NCFS 2015 -- Contamination -- Nov. 5-7, 2015

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:43pm
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium

Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS 2015)
November 5-7, 2015, Princeton University

Contamination

[UPDATE] Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture/Extended Deadline

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:06pm
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

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:25pm
University of Michigan

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)

VPFA 7th annual conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice (13-15 July 2015)

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:25am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice

13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive

Call for Papers

*UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron 2015 Regional Conference

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:19am
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

CfP for the Panel: Art, History and Identity

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:03am
Crstina Ciucurescu/Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel
Art, History and Identity

As part of The Third Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

6 and 7 February 2015,
Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy

Deadline for paper proposals: 10 December 2014

Panel Description:

THE APOLLONIAN, Vol. II, Issue 1: Crime, Criminal, Criminality

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:26am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

FOCUS: CRIME/CRIMINAL/CRIMINALITY
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Passages: Graduate Student Conference Feb 21, Submissions Due Dec 31

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:35pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

- PASSAGES -

The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities Fields

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:58am
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
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 December 1st, 2014.

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