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Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. Please consider submitting your paper to our panel topic! Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Paper submissions should be submitted through the ACLA conference website: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting

Organizer: Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University
Organizer: Michael Subialka, Oxford University

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED- CFP - Intersections: Complicating Sexualities in Middle English Literature (NeMLA, April 30-May 3,

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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In her contribution to Bullough and Brundage's Handbook of Medieval Sexuality (1996), Jacqueline Murray calls for the de-universalization of the male perspective common to the majority of manuscripts. By composing accounts of sexuality that are in conversation with medieval sexual norms but which also pay attention to the individual experience of sex, we can arrive at a more nuanced understanding of medieval sexuality. Considering the sexual experience of literary characters also allows us to consider questions of mediated representation and perspective.

(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:53am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness? Orientating ourselves on Morrison's choice to reimagine and reinvent the story of Margaret Garner, we can similarly ask how the continual haunting of infanticide in Beloved is a formal innovation that interrogates the place of Motherhood (and particularly black Motherhood) in both a slave and neo-slave era.

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:33am
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36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
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36th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org
Conference Theme, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
Submission Deadline: 11/1/14

This Area encourages dialogue between varied fields of performance scholarship (i.e., performance studies; theatre, dance, and cultural studies; as well as queer and post-colonial theory), and exploration of critiques of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, technology, and nation. Papers across performance modes, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Topics might include but are not limited to:

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:21pm
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
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http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 'Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments'

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
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Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.

JOURNAL: Call for Papers: EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
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Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue on emotions and feelings in the Middle Ages.

We are seeking submissions that treat medieval emotions and feelings from a variety of cultures and literatures. Submissions may be concerned with issues such as
- literary descriptions of emotional states; the meanings and significations of emotions
- the engagement of the audience's emotions; affective literacy; mediated emotions
- methodological and archival challenges in approaching emotions in the Middle Ages
- rhetorics, languages and social conventions concerning the emotions and medieval definitions of emotion; medieval conventions of 'interiority' or 'subjectivity'

[UPDATE] Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:20pm
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Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University
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Note the change in date for the conference and the extended deadline.
The conference has been moved to Dec. 12-13 to accommodate our keynote speaker and with the change in date, the deadline has been extended to October 10.

GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY | CULTURAL INDIGESTION | DECEMBER 12-13, 2014

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Graduate Symposium on Theatre & Performance Studies:

Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

"Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." -Oswald de Andrade

Economies and Currencies in Literature ACLA Seattle March 26-29, 2015

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:59pm
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Anick S. Boyd/ Alisa Sniderman
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This seminar will explore the representation of money, economies, and currencies in literature from a wide range of methodologies (materialist, historicist, formalist, etc.) to examine the process of value making in literature. One approach is to study the relationship between metaphor and economic exchange. As Marc Shell has shown, metaphor is itself an exchange, and language and thought internalize monetary form into what he calls "money of the mind." And, in On Truth and Lies in the Extra Moral Sense, Nietzsche compares "truths" to "coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins."

Society for American Travel Writing at ALA 2015 (May 21-24 in Boston, MA) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:40pm
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Society for American Travel Writing
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The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Panel 1: Where I Went, What I Ate: Travel Writing and Food

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book (April 10, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Charlotte Werbe, Princeton University

Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book

"Spiegelman prompts one to see the panel as a picture and a window, as an oxymoronic 'picture window' that must at once be looked at and looked through: looked at because its signifying surface does not simply efface itself, does not merely yield before the authority of a signified reality or become a transparent means to an end outside itself; looked through because such 'picture windows' do open onto other windows, onto the abyssal depths of panes within panes."
Michael G. Levine, "Necessary Stains: Spiegelman's Maus and the Bleeding of History"

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:33pm
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

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