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Call for Contributions: A Virtual Underground Railroad

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:52pm
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The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Edited Volume: Pour le sport: Physical Culture in French and Francophone Literature

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:44pm
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Roxanna Curto and Rebecca Wines

Pioneered by scholars such as Eugen Weber and Richard Holt, the study of sports in French-speaking cultures has dramatically expanded in the last few decades. While much research into physical culture focuses on the Anglophone world and has been led by social scientists and historians, increasing numbers of literary critics and theorists have investigated representations of sports and physical culture in the French-speaking world. We seek to continue and grow this trend, since French and Francophone authors have often written about athletic activities, finding in them the inspiration for new forms of poetics, as well as a metaphor for writing itself, both as a mental and physical endeavor.

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

updated: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:07pm
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Feminist Formations

A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? "Institutional Feelings" theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

John Donne Society Conference

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:01am
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John Donne Society of America

John Donne Society
30th Anniversary Conference
Call for Papers ›

Thursday, 26 February, to
Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Individual papers on any aspect of Donne's life and work are welcome. We also welcome panels of papers addressing specific topics in Donne studies.

Full papers preferred; substantial abstracts considered. (1 copy, 8-10 pages maximum, as an email Word attachment; please include your e-mail and mailing addresses in the body of the email submission).

Research Papers on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:57am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Call for Papers
We are inviting research papers, truly interdisciplinary in nature, for the Open Issue (Vol. VI, No. 3) of the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com). Writers should note the following areas of submission and must include tools, perspectives and insights from two or more disciplines in their articles. However, we also encourage authors to explore other relevant areas and use multimedia in their articles.
• English Literature
• Literature Written in other Languages
• New Literature in English
• Cultural Studies
• Critical Theories
• Aesthetic Studies
• Environmental Studies

Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:34am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined. Why do detective characters choose their technologies—notebooks, magnifying glasses, DNA analysis? How can we read detectives as figures in active response to emerging technologies? Does technology pose its own mysteries which require the negotiation of the detective figure, or is the detective himself or herself a technological development?

Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of 'Race' and Resistance

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:25am
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University

 This interdisciplinary conference addresses the role of historical representation in shaping radical cultural, aesthetic, and political meanings of 'race'. Celebratory conceptions of identity, e.g. 'hybridity', 'transnationalism', and the 'global', developed within the abstracted frames of postmodernism often fail to account for the nature and complexity of contemporary processes of identity formation, or for their contested political mobilisations and contexts. The conference is interested in critical historical and cultural representations that are rooted in particular histories and cultures and their legacies in the contemporary moment.

Call for Papers - Some Indexical You: Gender in the Twenty-First Century

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:39am
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Gender Studies Ulster/University of Ulster

7th-8th November 2014, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, in association with Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network , and the UU Research Graduate School

'If I survive, it is only because my life is nothing without the life that exceeds me, that refers to some indexical you, without whom I cannot be.' (Judith Butler).

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1) [Update]

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:32pm
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.
February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Our area now includes "dystopia"! The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia or the end.

Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:38pm
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

50th ICMS - Session on the Old Saxon Heliand

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:36pm
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Douglas Simms
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Accepting abstract submissions for the special session on the Old Saxon Heliand at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 14-17th 2015.

Papers are 20 minutes in length. Papers related to any aspect of Old Saxon language and/or literature are welcomed.

Please limit abstracts to one page in length.

Additional information regarding the ICMS can be found here:

http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/sessions.html

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

[REMINDER] SCMS 2015 Panel CFP: From Historical to New Materialism?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Brent Smith-Casanueva, Stony Brook University

The increasing attention to ontology and digital materiality in media studies bespeaks the considerable influence of new materialist theories on the field. With some exceptions, this new materialist-inflected scholarship has explicitly distanced itself from Marxist historical materialism, choosing to focus its attention on the material existence and agency of media technologies rather than on the articulation of these technologies within the historical development of capitalism. In response to these developments, this panel aims to consider what insights might be gained by rethinking the apparent opposition between historical and new materialism. What are the political stakes involved in the disjuncture between the two approaches?

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