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The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

March 20–21, 2015

Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Flint, Michigan

"Soon after the Braincap came into general use, some highly intelligent—and maximally zealous—bureaucrats realized that it had a unique potential as an early-warning system. During the setting-up process, when the new wearer was being mentally "calibrated," it was possible to detect many forms of psychosis before they hand a chance of becoming dangerous."

—Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

Utopian bodies and media, October 20-22 Delta Hotel, Montreal

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:07pm
Leverhulme International Research Network "Imaginaries of the Future"

Call for Proposals (Deadline 1 September 2014)
Utopian Bodies and Media
Montreal, QC, Canada 21 – 22 October 2014
Inaugural symposium of the Leverhulme International Research Network
Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present

Early American Literature and Performativity (NeMLA Convention, Toronto, April 30-May 5, 2015)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:25am
Keat Murray

This panel seeks fresh scholarly and pedagogical approaches to early American literature (to 1865) through the lens of performance theory and performativity. Proposals can work with intersections between performance theory and a wide range of topics, including ethnicity, identity politics, (trans)national identity, social roles, power relations, democracy, the culture of novel reading, contact literature, missions literature, travel literature, and so on. Special consideration will be given to proposals that tether performance in literary studies to early American history and culture. Proposals working with oral literatures, such as those of Native Peoples, are also welcome.

"Government / Literature" for ACLA 2015 (Seattle, March 25-29)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:17am
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University

"Government" and "literature" belong to different spheres, exercise different forms of power, and are studied in different departments. As literary scholars, we often pit literature as a positive (humanizing, expressive, or empowering) force against negative (impersonal, bureaucratic, or oppressive) governments. Or, perhaps more commonly, we treat governments as irrelevant to the production and circulation of literary works. This seminar works to move beyond these familiar positions. We welcome papers from varied national, transnational, and historical contexts that stage the relation between government and literature in new and surprising ways.

ANZAMEMS 10th Biennial Conference 2015

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:30am
Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
10th Biennial Conference
The University of Queensland
14-18 July 2015

Sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Queensland

Keynote speakers:

- Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge)
- Professor Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame)
- Professor Jessie Ann Owens (UC Davis)

We invite proposals for papers and panels for ANZAMEMS 2015.

Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:31am
Amber Workman / Pepperdine University

Textos Híbridos, the electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of critical studies on the Latin American literary chronicle for its JULY 2015 issue. The journal seeks to lend additional visibility to the chronicle as an important genre and to promote dialogue on a literary form that has been continually marginalized despite its wide readership and far-reaching influence in Latin America.

Theater/Performance Studies Panel at El Mundo Zurdo/Gloria Anzaldúa Conference (May 27-30, 2014)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:07pm
Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa

Theater and Performance Studies Panel

El Mundo Zurdo 2015: Memoria y Conocimiento, Interdisciplinary Anzaldúan Studies--Archive, Legacy, and Thought
May 27-30, 2014
Austin, Texas

I am seeking collaborators for a panel focusing on Theater and Performance Studies at the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Conference. Papers may explore theater and performance through an Anzaldúan lens and/or study Anzaldúa's work (the archive) as theater/performance. Innovative approaches to the intersections of Anzaldúa's work and theater/peformance are especially welcome.

Call for Creative & Scholarly Writing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:08pm
Kudzu House Quarterly

Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), an independent journal of ecology, is seeking chapbooks (Aug. 1), scholarship (Sept. 1), and general creative writing (Sept. 1), for its upcoming issues. Submissions for our winter issue close at the end of the month! Our focus is ecological southern writing. We are always looking for books to review and contributed reviews of ecocritical scholarship and ecological creative writing. We are open to hybrid-genre work, especially for the blog. Queries to

Composition and Rhetoric at CEA 2015, (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS

46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric

NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline January 1 2015]

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:34pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shape the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Comparative Ideology and Adaptation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:56am
European Network for Comparative Literary Studies

ENCLS-CLAI Congress – Ireland 24-28 August 2015
Call for proposals for a panel on: Comparative Ideology and Adaptation

CFP: Edited Collection on Book Clubs **proposal deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:33am
Julie Tyler, Ph.D.

I am seeking proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection on book clubs and reading communities. Contemporary book clubs are an ubiquitous socio-cultural phenomenon worldwide, having evolved from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century salons and literary societies. There is currently a growing body of scholarship on these groups, including but not limited to work by Cecelia Farr and Jaime Harker's The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club, Elizabeth Long's Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life, and Heather Murray's Come, bright improvement!: The Literary Societies of Nineteenth-Century Ontario.