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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:57pm
Alexis Becker and William Rhodes/ Congress of Medieval Studies

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:47pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:29pm
Pauline Hopkins Society

Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award
The Pauline Hopkins Society ( 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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:35pm
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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:49pm
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"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

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.

UPDATE Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:50pm

Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski

full name / name of organization:

Matthew Edwards UWE

contact email:

**Update** Change of email address as UWE email address has changed from original posting and is no longer valid. Any contributors who have contacted me or people interested, please use alternative email address *****************

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Wrath of God: The films of Klaus Kinski.

ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:22pm
Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - Sep 5th, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16am
Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group


Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

Call For Submissions: December, 2014. Theme : NO MAN'S LAND; Deadline: 20th October, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:18am

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : December, 2014.
Deadline: 20th October, 2014
Guest Editor for the Issue : Dave Besseling
The Four Quarters Magazine

More than an excellent, absurdist 2001 film set during the Bosnian War, "No Man's Land" is an idiom overused to inutility. It was a cliché long before I was born and learned what it meant or what a cliché was.