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International Children's Geographies Conference 2015, Children's Literature and Children's Geographies (due July 1, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:42pm
Kate Slater

This multidisciplinary panel, to be proposed for the 4th International Children's Geographies Conference, seeks to bring together two groups researching the sociospatial constructions of young people—children's geographers and critics of children's literature—to consider the role of literature for children in creating children's geographies. Written narratives have their own important spatialities, their own methods of making visible real and imagined places of childhood. While imagined representations of place and space differ in important ways from physical locations that living children inhabit, these representations and tangible sites are also closely interrelated.

Shakespeare: The Philosopher, 12th-13th September 2014; deadline for abstracts 16th June 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:14am
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Shakespeare's work is rich in philosophical themes, addressing questions in areas including metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Meanwhile, issues concerning how Shakespeare's works manage to represent what they do are ripe for consideration in aesthetics, with the plays raising questions about the nature of representation, fiction, interpretation, literature and history, tragedy and comedy. Shakespeare: The Philosopher aims to explore the importance of philosophy in understanding Shakespeare, and the importance of Shakespeare to issues in philosophy.

Panel on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:44am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot's final novel. Contributors are encouraged to submit work that examines the many facets of Eliot's last novel, as she engaged the historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and cultural trends of her day.

The annual conference for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

The Material Culture of Magic

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:25am
Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie

Call for Chapters - The Material Culture of Magic

Book project, ed. by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie

Magic is a wide field of research comprising what we might call the occult, paranormal events, anomalous experience, spirituality and other phenomena throughout human history. However, research has often been focused more narrowly on the historical analysis of written sources, or the anthropology and occasionally sociology of practitioners and their communities, for example. What is often overlooked are the physical artefacts of magic themselves.

Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holocaust in a Global Age, October 9 - 11, 2014, University of Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:36am
University of Hamburg, Germany, Department of English and American Studies

The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.

[UPDATE] Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:47am
University of Le Mans, University of Angers, University of Farmington

Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015

Call for Papers: The Asian Conference on Education 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:33am
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Asian Conference on Education, to be held from October 28 - November 2 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center (OICC) in Osaka, Japan.

2014 Conference Theme:
"Transforming and Changing Education: Individuals, Communities, Societies"

CFP: Forms of Life, Forms of Death (journal special issue)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:50am
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:20am
The University of West Florida Women's Studies Collective

As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, Feminist Spaces is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party scheduled soon after.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Explore the Significance/Identity of Place

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 10:24am
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

"The International Thread: Lace and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:41am
ISECS Quadrennial Congress on the Enlightenment, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 27–31 2015

"The International Thread: Lace and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Proposal for a panel at the ISECS Quadrennial Congress on the Enlightenment, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27–31 July 2015

Chairs: Tara Zanardi (Department of Art & Art History, Hunter College/CUNY 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065;, and Michael Yonan (Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 21 Parker Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211;