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"Inventing Evangelicalism" for SEA 2015 (Chicago)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:16pm
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Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute

This is a panel on early evangelicalism as an innovative religious and cultural movement within the mid-eighteenth-century transatlantic world. Many evangelical doctrines and practices have come to assume the status of "orthodoxy" in the 250 years since their introduction, but the controversy they generated, starting in the 1730s and 1740s, suggests that many observers saw in evangelicalism a significant break from Christian tradition. In areas like historical consciousness, theory of interpretation, conversion, epistemology, political theology, and others, early evangelicals articulated new religious ideas they sought to pass off as recoveries of ancient doctrines and practices.

Word Hoard Issue 4: "Word of Mouth"

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:47pm
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Word Hoard (Western University)

Viva voce—"with living voice," but also (and more commonly) the phenomenon of "word of mouth." When incidents of speech, song, or shouting take place, it is the mouth that transforms private impulse into audible sound. Articulatory phonetics tells us that this physiological transubstantiation is little more than the aerodynamic energy of breath rendered into sound waves, or acoustic energy. Yet when do words become more than translations, and mouths more than translating machines?

[UPDATE] International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), DATES CHANGED 4-5 DECEMBER 2014, Lisbo

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

DAtes changed (please disregard previous version of this CFP)

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (4-5 December 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

Call for SCMS 2015 Panel Presenters Due August 8th: "Computation and the End Times"

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:23pm
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Ian Hartman and Beatrice Choi / Northwestern University

CFP: Computation and the End Times

As novelist Don Delillo writes in White Noise, computers simultaneously embody the "appetite for immortality" and the threat of "universal extinction," at once promising the transcendental realization of human potential and the apocalyptic dissolution of human civilization (285). From the myriad dystopic tales spun out in science fiction (Dick, Delany) to the utopic yearnings of contemporary transhumanists (Kurzweil, de Grey), from classic critical appraisals of new technologies (Mumford, Postman) to critical theoretical ruminations on the radical potentials of digital media (Galloway, Thacker), computers have been consistently written and rewritten as the prime movers of epochal collapse and transformation.

International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) (27-28 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, FCSH-New Univesity of Lisbon

http://internationalconferencearchandlit.wordpress.com

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), in Lisbon (27-28 November 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

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

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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.

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