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Special Session: Animal Poetics

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:03pm
NASSR 2015 - North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre. There have been a number of studies of prose writings that address animals and animal rights. However, this panel will examine the intersections between animal and poetic forms, inviting papers that give precise and compelling eco-critical, historicist, and formalist readings of how romantic political, philosophical, and scientific discourses might challenge or amend typically metaphorical and figurative conceptions of animals in the period.

'In Our Time' Postgraduate Symposium [27–28 March, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:47pm
Department of English, University of Malta

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ...
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

The poet—the contemporary—must firmly hold his gaze on his own time. But what does he who sees his time actually see?
'What is the Contemporary?' – Giorgio Agamben

The Edwidge Danticat Society- The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:21pm
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society

The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites multidisciplinary papers for a panel at the 40th Annual Caribbean Studies Association conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference: The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries, Borders – Literal and Imagined- we welcome papers that explore Edwidge Danticat's activist and creative work in relationship to fences, boundaries, and borders. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations, possible topics include:

Conference on Community Writing, October 16-17, 2015, Boulder, CO -- [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:04pm
Veronica House / Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder

Happy holidays, colleagues,

Is "submit a proposal to the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, CO next October 16-17, 2015" on your holiday to do list? I hope so!
Call for papers is at the conference website: communitywriting.org

Check out our fantastic line-up of keynotes and invited speakers:

Keynotes: Eli Goldblatt and Paul Feigenbaum

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:07am
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Publication: St. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:51am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include:

Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 5:45am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather "exotic" field of "Human-Animal Studies" (sometimes simply "Animal Studies") has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and innovative work that by now has gained some deserved recognition from the academic mainstream across a whole range of disciplines. Briefly put and among other things, Human-Animal Studies are interested in the manifold intersections of human and animal lives, the forms and modes of human-animal relations in different historical, social, literary, cultural and other contexts, and also inevitably touch upon the question of what it means to be a *human* animal.

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:03am
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/operetta.html

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

5-7 October 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:47am
Elwood Watson

CALL FOR PAPERS

HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Race, Sex, Class, Privilege and Gender

20th-Century Women Writers and the Natural World

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:39am
Robert Fillman, Lehigh University

CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due January 9 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31am
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.

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