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"Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages"--Cornell University-Medieval Studies Student Colloquium, Saturday, February 7, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:36pm
Cornell University Medieval Studies

The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-fifth annual Student Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place Saturday, February 7th at the AD White House on Central Campus. We look forward to a keynote lecture from Professor Nino Zchomelidse from John Hopkins University, entitled "The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy." All attendees are invited to dinner with Professor Zchomelidse on Friday, February 6th and also on Saturday February 7th directly after the conference.

*Update* Registration Open: The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination (Brighton, UK) - Nov 21-22, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:21am
University of Brighton

Brighton University's College of Arts and Bath Spa University are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the international and interdisciplinary conference, The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination. The conference takes place from Friday 21st November to Saturday 22nd November at Grand Parade, Brighton (UK). We are especially pleased to announce our keynote speakers;

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Dante (Special Issue)

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:14pm
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching

Call For Papers:
Innovative Approaches to Teaching Dante

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching
Special Issue

Alison Langdon

Essays are sought for a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching on innovative approaches to teaching Dante. Topics may include specific assignments or units as well as courses. The special issue will complement rather than overlap with the planned second edition of the MLA Approaches to Teaching Dante volume.

Landscape, Space, and Place conference

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Images of Identity: International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 30-31 January 2015

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:39pm
University of Zurich

Words and images have always been used to fashion, refashion and challenge identities. In the age of discovery, written and visual texts combined to negotiate identities of self and other; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw an explosion of visual technologies. In the early twenty-first century, our lives have become more permeated by multimedial texts and images than ever before.

CFP: 19th-Century British Literature at CEA 2015, 11-1-2014 / 3-26-28-2015

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:11pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We welcome papers on any aspect of 19th-century British literature, especially those addressing the conference theme of imaginations.
Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014

[UDPDATE] The International Conference Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics; December 12th-14th 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:42am
The Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory , The University of Wrocław/Doktoranckie Koło Naukowe Teorrytków Literarury, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce


The International Conference

Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics


With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker


UPDATE- UGC Sponsored National Conference on Film, Film Studies & Ideology, 12-14 November 2014: Deadline for Abstracts 25.10.14

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:29pm
Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.

[UPDATE] The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:28pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:21pm
Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder

The Conference on Community Writing, hosted by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Theme: Building Engaged Infrastructure
October 16-17, 2015

Find the CFP and conference information at

Who's coming?:

Keynotes: Eli Goldblatt and Paul Feigenbaum

Editor's Roundtable --
Kathleen Blake Yancey -- outgoing College Composition and Communications (CCCs) editor
Jonathan Alexander -- incoming CCCs editor
Michael Moore -- Community Literacy Journal editor
Cristina Kirklighter --Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning editor

Science and/as Process: SLSA-sponsored panel at ASLE 2015

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:13pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

ASLE conference website:

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts(SLSA) is sponsoring a panel at the upcoming ASLE Biennial conference on this general subject. Approaches may be critical or creative (or a continuum of both) and could include -- but are not limited to -- the following topics:

Science and the poetics of process and/as place

Science and Poetics as intersecting processes and/or onto-epistemologies

Fluid ontologies and hard realities (in scientific outcomes, ecological limits, etc.)