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ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:55am
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University

The 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting shall be held in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. We invite participants who are interested in a proposed seminar related to biologism, (genomic) identity, and (anti-)essentialism.

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The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference (18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015)

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:29am
International Margaret Cavendish Society

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

Host: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings
The theme may include topics such as
- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry,
general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014.

Monstrous Women in the Middle Ages at TEMA Oct 3-4, 2014 [deadline for submission Sept 1]

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:23am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology Through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: "Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous." In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual, verbal, and performative—that assert the exceptionality of female bodies, communities, and practices against a male norm. In line with this year's Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) theme "Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance," MEARCSTAPA invites papers that focus upon the instances in which women are presented as either literal or figurative monsters, as found in images or texts from medieval Europe and contiguous cultures in Africa and Asia.

ASECS 2015: "'His Digressions are the Digressions of a Gentleman': Anecdote and Tangential Thinking as Rhetorical Devices"

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:42am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Like the legendary English garden, narratives in the long eighteenth-century have long been accused of being unwieldy, unmanageable, and ungoverned. In 1804, the actor J. Moody sent his compliments to the author of the heavily anecdotal Memoirs of Charles Macklin, William Cooke. Moody writes approvingly: "The book has, from the Beginning to the End, the glowing Finger of the Master. His Digressions (by far the best Part of the Work) are the Digressions of a Gentleman." Present-day readers, however, may become vexed by the constant detours from the immediate subject matter that characterizes many narratives of the period. What draws eighteenth century writers (and readers) towards the anecdotal and/or the digressive?

Call for Papers IJSRMS 2014

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:08am
International Journal of Scientific Research & Management Studies

Call for Paper – IJSRMS
GE Index Factor: 0.60 ISSN: 2349-3371

Key Dates for submission of research paper to Journal

Submissions Due : 20 August, 2014

Submission of Revised Manuscript : 22 August, 2014

Publishing Date : 25 August, 2014

John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:52pm
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University

I am placing this "Call for Papers" on the topic of "John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales," for an edited collection I hope to compile and publish. Please submit your abstract (500 words) and one-page cv by December 1, 2014, to be considered for this collection.

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I am looking to put together 10-12 critical analytical essays (which I will edit and introduce). Abstracts should deal with some critical aspect of Milton and his relationship to folklore and fairy tales.

Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

"Inventing Evangelicalism" for SEA 2015 (Chicago)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:16pm
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
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
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
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
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.

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