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

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:20am
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ASECS Annual Meeting
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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.

Crossing / Erecting Borders, The Lincoln Humanities Journal, November 1, 2014

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:11am
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Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The theme for 2014 is "Crossing / Erecting Borders", real or imagined, artificial or historic at all levels of human action. These border constructs may be literary, political, social, cultural, economic, ethical, or aesthetic. Approaches across a broad range of disciplines such as anthropology, politics, religion, education, world literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and the media, are welcomed.

4th International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:41am
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Society for Applied and Academic Research

This event will be devoted to presentations of scientific and academic research related to polyamory, open relationships, swinging, other forms of consensual nonmonogamy, and related subjects. Presentations will cover various topics that offer some possible progress to a deeper and more complete understanding of the phenomenon of consensual nonmonogamy. Issues related to both nonmonogamous and monogamous relationships will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective, in as objective and unbiased a manner as possible.

The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2015

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:17am
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The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Asian Studies, to be held from May 28 - May 31, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

http://acas.iafor.org

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

2015 Conference Theme: "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture" & "Power"

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2015

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:29am
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The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from May 28 - May 31, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

http://accs.iafor.org

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

2015 Conference Theme: "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture"

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Journal de la Langue et de la Littérature

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:50am
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Progress IPS
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Dear colleagues

You can send us an article (in English) for publishing in the Journal of Language and Literature. Note that, your work will be published free of charge. After publishing, you will be provided with PDF copy of the article for free. For more information: www.ijar.eu or http://www.ijar.lit.az/philology.php?go=indexingjll

Best regards
Ms. Alina Simonê

SCMS 2015 (Montreal): Justice Served?: Investigating the Theme of Punishment in Crime Films

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:15pm
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Sarah Delahousse

During the course of a crime film, punishment is a major motif that drives the film's narrative. The anticipated conclusion to a crime film, for instance, typically depicts the criminal receiving punishment of his or her misdeeds; this conclusion's prevailing message implies a resolution to the genre's powerful commentary on cultural values related to work and morality by reassuring that social order is restored. However, the instances when the criminal evades punishment or when race, class and/or gender strongly motivate the punishment given call this expected feature's moral compass into question.

Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:06pm
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Kari Nixon, Southern Methodist University; Lorenzo Servitje, University of California, Riverside

Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory

This call for proposals invites interdisciplinary approaches toward the development of an edited collection on contagion theory. The goal of this project is to build upon nascent foundational texts, such as Priscilla Wald's 2001 _Contagious_ and Laura Otis's 1999 _Membranes_, and hone this formative work in light of recent technological and socio-cultural developments.

These landmark texts elucidated the social construction of germ theory and the discourse surrounding epidemics in a globalized world. Endemic seeks to explore the further productive potential of theorizing contagion in an era where cancerous lesions and cardiac failure provoke more fear than cholera.

SCMS 2015 - TV: Complexity, Form and Format

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:12pm
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Branden Buehler (University of Southern California), George Carstocea (University of Southern California)

CFP for Panel - Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, March 25-29, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture Orlando turns 20 Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:31pm
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Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts, University of Alberta Department of English, MacEwan University Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts and Science, M

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

Orlando turns 20

Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

Tarot and Other Methods of Divination at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:28pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
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I am looking for papers for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in New Orleans April 1-4, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,

a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.

b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.

c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.

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