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Myth-Making Across Boundaries (22-24 October 2014: Literature and Cultural Studies Conference, Ege University, Izmir/Turkey)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
European Languages and Cultures Research and Application Centre
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Every culture has its conception, interpretation, dissemination and reformulation of myths on a grand spectrum from oral and written narratives to aural and visual arts. Furthermore, myths from different cultures have similar formation mechanisms no matter how diverse social processes cultures might have undergone. The underlying motivation behind the similarity of myths, even myth-making processes, might be considered as deriving from various aspects and layers of cultural memory. Myths as one of the basic building blocks of culture are continuously rewoven into the fabric of memory.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:
• Comparative creation myths
• Ancient myths and/vs. modern myths

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering (November, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning can be found in suffering. During the course of living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop and question why we suffer – be it through illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of distressing circumstances which we encounter. Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to a bewildering variety of conditions. And because our lives are constant streams of experience, the nature of suffering and consequently the "meaning" of such suffering continually varies and changes.

IN MY BODY: NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON BODY IMAGE OCTOBER 22-23, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cabrini College - Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown
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The Cabrini College Department of English and Women's Studies Program invites undergraduate students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.

The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty. Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.

Possible topics could address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

PAMLA 2014: Anne Carson's Spiritual, Supernatural and Sublime Poetics (Due May 15)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:43pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Proposals are invited on any aspect of Anne Carson's Poetics. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the spiritual, the supernatural and the sublime in Anne Carson's poetics will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to Anne Carson's poetics are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website
(http://www.pamla.org/2014).

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at
diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 25-27, 2014 (Undergrad) (proposals by June 17, 2014)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII
Undergraduate Sessions
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
September 25-27, 2014

Keynote Address: "What kind of monster is Religio Medici? Sir Thomas Browne and Renaissance Genres"—Reid Barbour, UNC-Chapel Hill

2015 CCCC Panel Proposal- Program Politics: The Professional Risks and Rewards of Program Innovation

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano / Edison State College
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Academia is changing, and perhaps nowhere are these changes more concentrated (and contested) than in the field of English. As programs adjust to meet the intellectual and professional needs of students in the 21st century, battle lines emerge between established powers and those encouraging change as well as between faculty and administrators with differing views of what constitutes "progress." Significantly, these beliefs arise not only out of pedagogical concerns but also the politics of power as institutions and departments struggle to balance their own interests against what is in the best interests of students.

2014 PAMLA Conference (10/31/14-11/2/14, Riverside, CA): CFP May 15 Deadline

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The 2014 PAMLA Conference in sunny Riverside, California will be held from Friday, October 31, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. There are more than one hundred approved sessions to which you may propose a paper. For more information about the conference or to propose a paper (deadline May 15 at midnight), go to: http://www.pamla.org/2014

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
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Shift welcomes exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines below.

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bill Wolff / Rowan University

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.

In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."

Mid-Atlantic Popular/= & American Culture Association Conference - November6-8, 2014, Baltimore MD - 25th Annual Conference

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

THE LAND OF EARLY NIGHTFALL: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE LITERATURE OF NORTHEAST INDIA, Submission Date: Up to June 30, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Anup Kumar Dey, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India-782 462 Mobile Nos.: +918876909239/+919436132468
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The phrase Northeast Literature refers to the writings from the Seven Sisters of Northeast India as well as Sikkim; but the diversity of this region defies any such attempt of easy definition. There are more than sixty major tribes in the region and each of them has its own language, folktales or oral literature and songs as well as different myths about their origin. Moreover when we look at the existing anthologies on Indian Literature we find that in most of these either the Northeast Literature is missing or is marginally represented although the region is the vast reservoir of literary resources.

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