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The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:56am
PRESDA

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:

The Versatile Genius: Renaissance Women Artists and the Canon (NeMLA 2015.Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015).

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:15am
Elisa Modolo / Northeast Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on pioneering women whose innovative work opened new fields of expression in literature, theater, music or the visual arts; on female artists who created or re-wrote the artistic canon; versatile talents who crossed genres and disciplines; women who resisted or rebelled against the coeval limitations of their gender or socio-economical condition through art. Areas of interest: European female artists between the 15th and 17th centuries.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Elisa Modolo by September 30th, 2014 through the NeMLA website: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.

"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism"

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:12am
Brock University, St. Catharines

Call for Papers
"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism"
Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.

Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.
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Migration and philanthropy: Understanding giving in the context of diaspora

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:32am
Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) Working Group on Development Equity and Social Cohesion

CALL FOR PAPERS

Migration and philanthropy: Understanding giving in the context of diaspora

Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC)
Working Group on Development Equity and Social Cohesion

SAMLA CONFERENCE CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS June 16 Deadline

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

SAMLA CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS

The SAMLA creative nonfiction panel is seeking an array of quality submissions. An interpretation of the conference theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," is encouraged but not required.

We welcome papers that reflect a deeper understanding on what sustainability means as well as personal narratives that lure the reader into the story. Interdisciplinary and interstitial writing is also encouraged.

CNF submissions should be 5-6 pages maximum using standard MLA format. Panelists will have 15-20 minutes for their presentations.

[UPDATE] Challenging Media Landscapes

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 9:16pm
University of Salford

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE NOW 20 JUNE 2014
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE

Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
The theme of the Challenging Media Landscapes conference is Exploring Media Choice and Freedom. It is hosted and organized by the University of Salford at MediacityUK and is part of the five day 2014 Salford International Media Festival.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Professor Milton Mueller (Syracuse University, USA)
Professor Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna, Austria)

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time" LANGSA V Conference (Nov. 7, 2014; CFP deadlines, Sept. 16)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:42pm
Languages Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) - University of Connecticut (UCONN)

V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"

Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs CT

Cocktail Culture: The Book

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:36pm
Craig N. Owens (Drake University) and Stephen Schneider (University of Louisville)

Cocktail Culture: The Book

Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries. Seeking papers dealing with literary perspectives on urban ecologies from the premodern to 1900, including topics such as (but not limited to): pollution, population, nonhuman city dwellers, anti-urbanism, migration, early globalization, cosmopolitan environmentalism, etc. Please send 250-word abstracts of 15-minute papers by September 30, 2104; to submit an abstract, please go to www.nemla.org and follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit an abstract directly to this session.

Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:05pm
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

Topics might include

- Methodological or technical approaches to Pynchon that wouldn't have been possible in the previous millennium.

"The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century": abstracts due June 29, 2014

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Rotterdam, July 26-31, 2015

CFP: "The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century"
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
July 26-31, 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew Bricker
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (2014-2016)
Department of English, McGill University

[UPDATE] The Victorian Period in 21st-Century Children's Literature: Representations & Revisions, Adaptations & Appropriations

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 1:06pm
Sara K. Day and Sonya Sawyer Fritz

This proposed volume seeks essays that analyze how twenty-first century texts for young audiences across a variety of media--including print, film, television, and digital formats--interact with Victorian literature and culture.

A significant aim of contemporary literature for young people is to provide a window into a variety of historical periods and cultural milieus. Such representations of the past have educational, creative, and political resonances, reflecting both on historical periods and contemporary values. However, since the turn of the twenty-first century, we seem to have reached a critical mass of works for children that engage the Victorian period in particular.

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:54pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 10, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:33pm
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh


UPDATE: New submission deadline- Monday, June 30, 2014

UPDATE: Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke University Press, 2014).

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film


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