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CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:22am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
General information and online registration

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.

{UPDATE] Dramatizing Old Age: Ability, Impairment, and Old Age in Early Modern England--April 30-May3

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:33am
NeMLA

Tobin Siebers in Disability Theory offers what is a central tenet of Disability Studies. The normative body and its full range of function—its ability to work and move—is at best a temporary fiction, one which accidents, disease, or disability might shatter at any moment. Indeed, the notion that the body's wholeness can be diminished by old age is something of a commonplace. Jacques speech, for example, in As You Like It rehearses the familiar scheme of the Ages of Man, connecting each stage to a part played on stage, with the beginning and the end roles described by their lack of power. But what might early modern English literature challenge about the temporary nature of the normative body?

Science, Pure and Applied: Oliver Lodge, Physics and Engineering, University of Liverpool, 31 October 2014

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:07am
Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940

Oliver Lodge was a defender of pure science, particularly in the modern university, yet he took a keen interest in how science might be applied throughout his career, taking out patents and setting up businesses. This workshop, which will take place in the University of Liverpool's Victoria Building, the opening of which Lodge attended in 1892, examines the distinction between pure and applied science in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Speakers already confirmed include Di Drummond (Leeds Trinity), Bruce Hunt (University of Texas), Peter Rowlands (Liverpool), and Matthew Stanley (New York University).

New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950's and 1960's at the Louisville Conference

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 9:10pm
The Charles Olson Society

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.

Hell Studies - Kzoo 2015

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:25pm
Societas Daemonetica


Call for Papers: Hell Studies
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), 14-17 May 2015

The Societas Daemonetica is seeking papers for our "Hell Studies" session at the 2015 ICMS.

KULTUR-e invites contributions

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:21pm
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work related to the cultures of Turkey and Turks throughout the world. We invite colleagues to submit contributions in written, audial and/or visual form.

KULTUR-e will be published aperiodically, and all published material will remain available online along with commentaries or discussions to be submitted subsequently by readers and viewers.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 6, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014

"De/Coupling Monstrosity and Disability" -- Kalamazoo 2015

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:55pm
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)

Sponsored by MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:34pm
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 11, 2014

CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS FOR A CCRWT SESSION ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:11pm
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking Annual Conference

CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS FOR A CCRWT SESSION ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking (CCRWT) is a holding its Third Annual Conference on October 25th at St John's University, 51 Astor Place, New York City. This year's conference is a cross-institutional collaboration between Berkeley College, St. John's University and Iona College. This year's event will feature presentations on the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking across academic disciplines.
A Roundtable on Academic Integrity; Institutional Conformity; Faculty Responses; and Individual and Institutional Consequences is planned.

It's Only Natural(ism)--Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (April 9-11, 2015)

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Conference Theme--It's Only Natural(ism): Questioning and Responding to the Master Narrative of Late Modernity

April 9-11, 2015
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Roger Lundin, Wheaton College

Undergraduates thrilling to the bleak despair of Stephen Crane or Thomas Hardy are often excited to discover the existence of naturalism as a philosophy of life and a literary movement of great importance. They are quick to draw parallels to contemporary issues and controversies, for naturalism's reach is clearly not confined to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

University of Waterloo MetaFandom Unconference - September 18th and 19th

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:37am
University of Waterloo's Games Institute

The University of Waterloo's Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th. Unconferences are gatherings of interested scholars and experts, where they have informed conversations on a particular topic fandom and fan studies, in this case! Attendees shouldn't prepare papers or presentations; rather, they should come to the unconference prepared to speak briefly about a specific topic as a panelist, ask informed questions of other panelists, and, most importantly, get to know other scholars, experts, and interested fans.

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