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Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB

Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."

[REMINDER]Death in the Cityscape: CRAS Special Issue 01/04/15 (Abst.01/12/14 )

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:01pm
Canadian Review of American Studies

In contemporary literature, the intersection of the space of death and mourning within the confines of the city acts as a method of critiquing our understood modes of living. Since Plato's Republic, the uneasy interplay of death and memorialization within the polis has been considered. Theorists like Gillian Rose in Mourning Becomes the Law and Sharon Zukin in Naked City have elaborated upon the discourse of space, death, and mourning within an urban setting. This issue of finding a space within the city for the dead remains with us, and recent American economic turmoil places the urban metropolis and its spaces of decay in sharp focus (seen in novels like Teju Cole's Open City, television shows like The Wire and movies such as Synecdoche, New York).

[UPDATE] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:33am
Arizona State University

**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**

Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

ALA Conference, Boston May 21-24th, 2015: "James Baldwin, This Time"

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:29am
James Baldwin Review

"James Baldwin, This Time."
2014 has been a productive year for creative and academic work on James Baldwin during the 90th anniversary of his birth. In keeping with this renewed focus, the _James Baldwin Review_(JBR), in partnership with the African American Literature and Culture Society, seeks proposals for a panel at the 26th annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston entitled "James Baldwin, This Time." We welcome reflective approaches which consider Baldwin's contemporary relevance by exploring new connections between the author's life, works, and legacy. We also welcome papers that train Baldwin's critical eye on current social and political issues, what Brian Norman has called the "Cassandra Effect."

Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:20am
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Northern Nineteenth Century Network

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and the Northern Nineteenth-Century Network is pleased to announce a one-day colloquium, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on Friday 17th April 2015. We are delighted to have Professor Rohan McWilliam, President of the British Association for Victorian Studies (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Valerie Sanders (University of Hull) as our keynote speakers.

Call for Papers: The Loki Collection

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Grainne O'Brien

Since the release of Marvel's Thor along with its sequel and the Avengers Assemble movies, there has been a renewed interest in Loki, the Trickster God.

Tom Hiddleston's depiction of this legendary character has seen Loki become an international household name. But how much is Marvel responsible (if at all) for Loki's now mainstream status?

This collection will examine any and all representations of Loki from his appearance in Norse Mythology, up to his appearance in comics, films, TV series, and novels today.

Kipling beyond India (for NAVSA 2015)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:11am
Melissa Free/Arizona State University

I am interested in submitting a panel proposal titled "Kipling beyond India" for NAVSA's 2015 conference on "Victorians in the World," which will take place in Hawaii, July 9-12. Information on the conference can be found here: http://navsa.org/2014/10/29/cfp-navsa-2015-victorians-in-the-world-12114...

The panel I have in mind would include (1) a paper I'll be writing on Kipling in South Africa, as well as two other papers: (2) Kipling and America (or Kipling and New England, or Kipling and Vermont), and (3) Kipling and England (or Kipling and Sussex, or...).

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP Prof. Richard Sche

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:52pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia C PRACSIS

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Prof. Richard Schechner
8 February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Admission is restricted to 15 and actors, theatre enthusiasts and directors are welcome to apply. Those who are interested need to send their bio-data and details of their work. Selection to the workshop is on the basis of merit.

C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SPACE, SPACIALITY AND PERFORMANCE 7&8February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:49pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SPACE, SPACIALITY AND PERFORMANCE
7&8February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Keynote Speaker: Prof.Richard Schechner
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December, 2014.
Abstracts and queries may be send to director@cpracsis.org
Details available at www.cpracsis.org

Developments in Comics Pedagogy

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:04pm
Modern Language Association

This special session is a roundtable that focuses on innovative teaching practices of the production, research, and appreciation of comics. Submit a 200- to 350-word statement summarizing your approaches to teaching comics by March 1, 2015, to both Keith McCleary (kmccleary@ucsd.edu) and Derek McGrath (derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com).

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Native Literary Ecologies (ALA Conference, 21-24 May 2015, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:13pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Association for the Study of Native American Literatures invite abstracts for a "Native Literary Ecologies" panel at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

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