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5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:32am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

[UPDATE] AMSN2: Transnational Modernisms, 15-17 December 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:54pm
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Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference
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The 'Transnational turn' in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism's transnational scope. Scholarly interventions by Paul Giles (Transnationalism in Practice), Wai Chee Dimock (Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time), Jahan Ramazani (A Transnational Poetics), and Paul Jay (Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies), among many others, establish the viability of transnationality as a disciplinary focus.

CFP: New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales: Texts and Contexts (Harvard, April 10-11, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:04pm
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Harvard University
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Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald de Barri, is one of the most widely referenced authors of the twelfth century, and an important source of information for life in the insular medieval world. Much of his work, however, remains understudied, with scholarly focus usually limited to his works on Ireland and Wales, while his religious and other writings remain almost untouched. Recent scholarship on the complete manuscripts of his works by Catherine Rooney at the University of Cambridge, however, as well as recent studies on his ethnographic writings and the vernacular transmission of his work, has opened up new possibilities and renewed interest in his life and writings, including several forthcoming new editions.

CFP (Kalamazoo 2015) "Peasants and Texts" Deadline 9/15

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:57pm
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Alexis Becker and William Rhodes/ Congress of Medieval Studies
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History from below and newer explorations of alternative literacies have considered and reconsidered the relationship between the medieval peasantry and textual culture. We seek papers that further expand our notions of the relationship between peasant and text, including ones that call into question the assumptions implicit in both of these terms.

SWPACA Conference, Motor Culture and the Road, Feb. 11-14, 2015

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:47pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Join the Motor Culture and the Road Area for the 36th annual SWPACA conference.

This year's theme is: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture".

Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:29pm
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Pauline Hopkins Society
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Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 15, 2015 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.

Awareness/Engagement: Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in Lit./Comp. Classroom--deadline Nov. 1, 2015

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:35pm
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College English Association

CEA Conf., Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 26-28, 2015
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presenta-tions on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, Smartphones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook), whether in F2F, online, or hybrid courses.

UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Conference, Oct 1-3, 2015

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:49pm
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UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is holding a conference on material culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance October 1-3, 2015 on the UNL City Campus to celebrate twenty years of our major.

Our key note speakers will be Anne Stanton, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Missouri who will be presenting an illustrated lecture about the illuminated prayer books of Isabella of France, wife of Edward II; and Amanda Wunder, Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY will speak on extreme fashions and the politics of appearance in early seventeenth-century Spain.

CFP (ASECS 2015, 19-22 March, Los Angeles): "Perspectives on Habermas"

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm
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American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Thomas Burger's translation of Jurgen Habermas' The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. While Habermas' work had enjoyed some prominence, Burger's translation resulted in the proliferation of exciting scholarship that engaged Habermas' key concepts: the public sphere, communicative rationality, the ideal speech situation, and discourse ethics. Because so much of Habermas' work is indebted to eighteenth century thinkers, his ideas continues to resonate at this conference, whether in applications or critiques.
This roundtable will present perspectives, followed by what should be compelling conversation, about Habermas' continuing relevance or lack thereof.

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