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Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O'Brien Conference (16-19 September 2015)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:12am
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Charles University, Prague

Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference

Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015

Keynote Speakers
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writer
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

7th Global Conference: Hope

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:39am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference: Hope

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: HOPE. This project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How should hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

Dangerous Pedagogies - NeMLA 2015 Toronto

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:32pm
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Sheila Cordner / Boston University
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Nineteenth-Century Dangerous Pedagogies

This panel welcomes papers that explore British writers from the long nineteenth century who depict any form of institutional education as dangerous—to one's health, to one's morality, or to the existent class structure. Please submit a 500-word abstract and C.V. using NeMLA's online submission (see link below).

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2014

Chair: Sheila Cordner
Session ID: 15418
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15418
Areas: British, Anglophone

CFP: Tarantino's Moral Universe, NEMLA 2015 Conference, Toronto, 4/30-5/3 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:21pm
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Andrew Schopp
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Quentin Tarantino's films situate characters within groups/institutions that are morally suspect (e.g., drug dealers, hit men, assassin squads, Nazi Germany, American slavery); in doing so his films interrogate the parameters within which we frame moral codes. While we can trace such moral inquiry back to Pulp Fiction, where hit men paused to debate the morality of massaging your boss's wife's feet, the stakes of his filmic investigations have become increasingly more historically and culturally significant as his embrace of the revenge drama has taken on Nazism in Inglourious Basterds and American slavery in Django Unchained.

Textual and Manuscript Studies in Online Environments at the 50th ICMS

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:57pm
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Albert Lloret/University of Massachusetts Amherst
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CFP - TEXTUAL AND MANUSCRIPT STUDIES IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University; May 14-17, 2015

Sponsored by _Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures_

Organized by Albert Lloret (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Jeanette Patterson (University of Virginia)

"(Im)Materiality in English and Welsh Medieval Culture" (Kalamazoo 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Daniel Helbert

The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.

Constructing Humanity

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:40pm
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University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
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5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Marriage, Money, and Seduction - RMMLA Friday Oct. 10, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:45pm
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Autumn Lauzon/ Rocky Mountain MLA
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This panel is urgently seeking one or two additional papers for a panel on Marriage, Money, and Seduction in literature for the upcoming Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho (Oct. 9-11, 2014). The topic is open to any time period, British or American.

Please send abstracts and questions immediately to Autumn Lauzon at autumn.lauzon@uncp.edu.

Prometheus, COLOSSUS, HAL … and Beyond - The Narratives of 'Cyber' All proposals must be received by 30th September 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:57am
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The Narratives of Cyber Conference - De Montfort University Cyber Security Centre
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When a nation is powerful it tells the world confident stories about the future. The stories can be enchanting or frightening. But they make sense of the world. But when that power begins to ebb, the stories fall apart. And all that is left are fragments, which haunt you like half-forgotten dreams.
Adam Curtis)

This one-day conference seeks to draw together academics and practitioners from as many different fields as possible, to encourage debate and discussion around the complex, contentious and contested theme of 'cyber', information technology, and the relationship between Human and Machine.

ASECS 2015: Minor Authors and Minor Genres: Re-examining the Creation of the Eighteenth-Century Literary Canon

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:55am
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Lindsay Emory Moore, University of North Texas
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By the end of the eighteenth-century, thanks to literary histories such as Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets and Thomas Warton's The History of English Poetry, along with the beginning of literary criticism, the framework of the eighteenth-century canon we still use today had already been created. Writers who were lauded by Johnson and Warton as the writers of the age are for the most part still anthologized and taught in undergraduate courses in today's universities. However, an entire oeuvre of white male authors of the dominant political party—such as Elkanah Settle, Colley Cibber, and Warton himself—are relatively unexplored even though they exerted influence over literary culture as City Poet and Poets Laureate, respectively.

New Directions in Dickens Scholarship (Deadline 30 September 2014)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:07am
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NeMLA 2015, Toronto
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2012 saw the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth, an event marked by commemorative activities and celebratory events across the globe. Where do Dickens studies go from here? This panel invites abstracts for papers that consider new directions in Dickens scholarship. Papers are welcome to interpret 'directions' broadly, considering, for instance, issues of space and travel; futurity, time, and change; global intersections in Dickens's works; or matters of event, monument, and commemoration. Please submit 300 word abstracts by 30 September 2014.
Visit https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html to submit.

Feminist Theory and the Futures of Nature, ACLA 2015 proposals due Aug 31st, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:17am
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American Comparative LIterature Association
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The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. Is this in fact the case? What are the frontiers of imagining futures, and how do feminist studies and queer theory help us get there?

"Representing Afghanistan" - NeMLA Panel, 30 April-3 May, Toronto 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:08am
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include:

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