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ALA 2015: Whitman and Social Theory

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:35pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:55am
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

[UPDATE: Deadline: Jan. 12, 15: CFP: "Trading Stories: European-Arab Literary Relations in the Eighteenth Century."

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:31am
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; 14th International Congress (Rotterdam; July 26-31, 2015)

This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century. The panel is interested in papers that explore the following questions: What interactions were there between European and Arab writers? How did trade and commerce affect the literary sphere? How did European writers engage the Arabic literary tradition and vice versa? How did Arab writers present Europe in their writings and how did European authors depict the Arab world? How did texts travel across different literary traditions? What role did cross-cultural networks play in shaping the literary marketplace?

The 2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLIST (Association of History Literature, Science & Technology)

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:01pm
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology

AHLIST
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
www.ahlist.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015

Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015

"The Struggle to Learn and the Struggle Left Behind: The Battles for Education and the Preservation of Historic Sites"

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:31am
The Louisiana Public History Forum and Southern University at New Orleans

2015 CALL FOR PAPERS LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE "THE STRUGGLE TO LEARN AND THE STRUGGLE LEFT BEHIND:THE BATTLES FOR EDUCATION AND THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES"

PURPOSE:
The history of African descended people during the Reconstruction Era in Louisiana remains greatly understudied and poorly understood.This conference will have a double theme focus: the right of Black people to a public education and the importance of preserving Black cemeteries and historic sites.The conference seeks to determine why the struggle for public education continues today; and what is the importance of preserving Black cemeteries.

Symposium - Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:13pm
Digital Humanities Center, Kansas State University

Kansas State University invites submission of abstracts for our inaugural symposium, Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities. This symposium seeks to examine the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities scholarship, including the involvement of arts, sciences, and social sciences.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Digital research in Humanities disciplines like Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and Cultural/Ethnic/Women's Studies

Digital Humanities Pedagogy, or dissemination of DH theories and practices

Visualization, analysis, and computational representations of humanities content

Contemporary Wars - ALA - Due 1/1/15

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:12pm
Aaron DeRosa & Stacey Peebles

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Contemporary Wars
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 250-word abstracts for presentations at its panel on "Contemporary Wars" at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on pertinent American literature published in the last 25 years.

ALA - Society for Contemporary Lit General Call

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:46pm
Society for Contemporary Lit

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20th-21st May 2015.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:40am
University of Hull

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

Revising the Rising: The Significance of 1916 for Ireland

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:26am
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University

The Irish/Irish-American Studies and History and Culture programs of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies invites paper proposals for its upcoming Irish history conference entitled "Revising the Rising," to be hosted by Drew University from March 20th to 22nd.

LA Film Manifestos - Deadline January 15 - Conference March 17-18

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am
Hudson Moura, University of Toronto

Cinema Novo/New Worlds:

Latin American Cinema and Film Manifestos Conference

University of Toronto

March 17-18, 2014

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Glauber Rocha's film manifesto Aesthetic of Hunger (1965), and the importance of Cinema Novo as a major influence on film history, the University of Toronto is pleased to host this international conference on Latin American cinema in March 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Ismail Xavier (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

'Perfectly phrased and quite as true': Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950; 4 July 2015

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Dr Kostas Boyiopoulos and Dr Michael Shallcross

'Perfectly phrased and quite as true': Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950

We hold this truth to be self-evident: the conference will take place on the 4th of July 2015, at King's Manor, University of York, UK.

Plenary speakers:
Dr Mark Sandy, Durham University
Dr James Williams, University of York

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