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Fourth ENN conference (16-18 April 2015, Ghent, Belgium) - deadline: Sept & Oct. 1 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:40pm
Ghent University

** CALL FOR PAPERS **
The 4th Conference of the European Narratology Network (ENN)
Modelling Narrative across Borders
April 16 to 18, 2015
Ghent University, Belgium
http://www.enn4.ugent.be

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Pavel (University of Chicago)
Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
David Herman (Durham University)

Pre-Conference Doctoral Master Class
April 14 and 15, 2015
Confirmed speaker: Jan Christoph Meister (University of Hamburg)

Modelling Narrative across Borders

Teaching World Literature at the Boundaries: Methods, Approaches, and Practices (NeMLA, Spring 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This roundtable seeks to explore new approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses. How can we introduce students to traditional issues of national myths and exile in new and innovative ways? What are the boundaries of 'world literature' and how can we shape our syllabi and course goals to extend to exciting horizons beyond these limits?

This will be a "hands-on" roundtable, where we share ideas, compare visions, and discuss the teaching of world literature. Be prepared to share and receive both ideas and handouts/activities/syllabi!

Possible topics for this session may include but are not limited to the following:

UPDATE: "The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century": abstracts due Aug. 29, 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:57am
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

A Wind Freshened and an Anchor Weighed: Reflections on the Career of Seamus Heaney, Toronto, 4/30-5/3, 2015; proposals 9/30/14

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:42am
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).

CFP: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK), 2015 - 11/14/14 (06/20/15 - 06/21/15)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:15am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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Great Writing
International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.

In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov. 13-16) - Popular Culture - The Lives of Cities

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:06am
Midwest Modern Language Association

In "The Metropolis and Mental Life," Georg Simmell famously wrote, in 1903, that "[t]he psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift and continuous shift of external and internal stimuli." While the metropolitan scenes observed by Simmell look quite different from the ones we observe today, the city remains a site of consistent change. This session invites proposals for papers on the theme of urban life, broadly defined, in any aspect of popular culture from any region or period.

Call for Papers Fashion Research Now: Archives

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:53am
Fashion Research Network (FRN)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Fashion Research Now: Archives

The inaugural issue of Fashion Research Now reflects the aims of the Fashion Research Network: presenting critical, innovative and interdisciplinary research on fashion and dress. It will provide a space for early career researchers and PhD students to publish current and innovative research. Submissions are welcomed from both written and practice-based researchers and can take the form of text or image.

Following our recent study day, ''Fashioning the Archive,'' the first publication theme is fashion and archives.

Reconstruction Issue 14.2, Phenomenology and Education

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:48am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)

Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7:43am
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

'The Greatest Show on Earth!': The Circus in German Literature and Film (NEMLA, April 30-May 3 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7:25am
Anna Stainton / University of Toronto, Vanessa Plumly / University of Cincinnati

Recent German literature and film have seen an increased focus on the performative space of the circus. Germany's longest-running television series Tatort turned to the topic in the episodes 'Schwindelfrei'(Wiesbaden, 2013) and 'Zirkuskind' (Ludwigshafen, 2014) and in literature, authors Zsuzsa Bánk (Die hellen Tage, 2011) and Yoko Tawada (Etüden im Schnee, 2014), among others, have integrated this space into their recent publications. Nevertheless, the circus as a site of academic investigation and inquiry still remains poorly visited from all sides.

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:41am
International Association of Word and Image Studies

The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

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