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Chapter and Verse: Structures of Reading Conference Date: October 8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of California at Berkeley / The Bancroft Library
contact email: 
thehistoryofthebook@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Nicholas Dames, Departments of Comparative Literature and English, Columbia University

The Bancroft Library and the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to the History of the Book and Reading Townsend Center Working Group conference. This conference will explore what comprises the field we call “History of the Book.”

How do reading and writing practices inflect or constitute meaning?
How do changes in book media—from wax tablets, to scrolls, to codices, to electronic texts and beyond—inform structures of reading and perhaps change what it means to read?
What do print and material cultures across periods and geographies reveal about texts?
How might intellectual property relate to its physical media, particularly in terms of piracy and copyright practices?
What are the effects of the spaces and conditions of reading—in, on, and around the page?

Panel: “Postapocalyptic Topographies” / SLSA 25, Sept. 22-25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Miller / Nanyang Technological University
contact email: 
sjmiller@ntu.edu.sg

Armageddon, the rapture, end times, the deluge, nuclear holocaust, global warming. In its myriad forms, apocalypse bears with it both the sense of revelation and cataclysm.

Call for Research Articles for a New Humanities Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH)
contact email: 
edebiyat@akdeniz.edu.tr

Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH) is published semiannually as a peer-reviewed print journal by Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters.

Humanities in Crisis Cluster, Media Commons: The New Everyday DUE April 22 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Media Commons: The New Everyday
contact email: 
mm458181@albany.edu

CFP: The New Everyday, Media Commons
Cluster Title: Humanities in Crisis.

[UPDATE] 2nd International Aksit Göktürk Conference: "Myths Revisited" 28-29 November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Lanuage and Literature - Istanbul, Turkey
contact email: 
iagc@istanbul.edu.tr

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Marina Warner, English Theoretician and Writer of Fiction
Murathan Mungan, Turkish Writer of Fiction

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: English Literature 1700 to Present Panel at PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
annette.hulbert@gmail.com

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

C21 Literature: Launch Edition Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
C21 Literature, Gylphi
contact email: 
K.Shaw@brighton.ac.uk

C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings (ISSN 2045-5216) is seeking contributions for its first issue, to be published in 2012.

[UPDATE] Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms 7-8 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter
contact email: 
c.m.wagner@ex.ac.uk

Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms 7-8 September 2011
full name / name of organization:
Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter
contact email:
c.m.wagner@ex.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Aesthetic Mutations - Interdisciplinary Grad Conference -- Abstracts due April 7th

full name / name of organization: 
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
contact email: 
cltcucsb@gmail.com

REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)

27 MAY 2011

Medieval Weather and the Natural Order - New Chaucer Society, Portland OR July 23-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Stanton
contact email: 
stantoro@bc.edu

Paul Dutton has written that "'weather' is properly historical and stubbornly subjective, since it involves humans in time thinking about it and how it affects their lives." How were meteorological ph

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