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Borders and Crossings Conference, 11-13 September, 2014; deadline 1 May 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:34am
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University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria) and University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
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We invite all with an interest in the study of travel writing to the 13th Borders and Crossings conference. Proposals for 20-minute papers and for full panels are sought from scholars working in all areas of travel writing, including literary studies, book history, geography, art history, translation studies, anthropology, history, and media studies. Current travel writers are also very welcome and there will be space for readings.

'Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses' 26 – 27 June, 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:04am
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Centre for Fine Art Research, School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
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To sit 'upon' time, as in the English tradition of 'once upon a time' conjures the illusion of a linear singularity of forward motion. To accept such an understanding, although once conventional, now seems wholly outdated. In an age where time travel is no longer a delusion of magical thinking and the sensory human body is so closely replicated in the new automata of artificial intelligence, a reconsideration of the eternal return to a present that is past, invites a re-staging of a story ready to be told twice.

Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume) Last date for submission: May 15, 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:57am
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Subashish Bhattacharjee

Submssions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Submissions should be made in accordance to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook, within 5,ooo words by May 15, 2014.
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include but are not limited to
- depiction of the queer in fiction, drama, poetry
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory
- historicising the queer
- interrogating sexuality/gender

Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:47pm
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Michigan University / Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
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Please join us for the 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference, hosted by he Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Find more info and the CFP here: http://culturalrhetorics.org/crconf/

Submission Deadline Extended to May 1, 2014.

English Gothic Literature on Screen Chapter Proposal Call

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:55pm
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Lorna Fitzsimmons
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This is a chapter proposal call for an edited book GOTHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON SCREEN. Chapters will address film, television, and other screen adaptations and should demonstrate currency in contemporary adaptation theory. For initial consideration, email a statement of interest. Proposals of 600 words plus bibliography will be due by July 1 2014. Chapters will be 6000 words, due by January 5, 2015.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

Networks of Modernism MSA 16 Pittsburgh Nov 6-9 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:49pm
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Matthew N. Hannah / University of Oregon
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In his essay "What is a City?" (1937) Lewis Mumford describes the metropolis as "a related collection of primary groups and purposive associations" (93). His account of the city parallels twentieth-century conceptions of modernity as a vast grid of interconnected individuals. As the nineteenth century transitioned to the twentieth, populations increasingly congregated in massive metropolitan hubs that organized disparate individuals into a loosely constructed unity. For many, the city began to exemplify this vision of individual collectivity, all lines joining to a hub.

Environment in English Romantic Writing Chapter Proposals

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:27pm
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Lorna Fitzsimmons
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This announcement is a call for chapter proposals for a collection on representations of the environment in English Romantic writing. Proposals are 600 w plus a bibliography, due by August 15 2014. Chapters will be 6000w, due by January 5 2015. Please email lfitzsimmons@csudh.edu with initial statement of interest.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. She is the editor or co-editor of ten books, including Identities in Early Modern English Writing (Brepols, forthcoming).

CPF PAMLA Conference, 2014 Special Session: "That Old Black Magic": Temporality of Magic

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diego
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Recent scholarship in the 'temporal turn' has raised fundamental questions in the intersection of time and cultural representations (). However, this scholarship frequently side-steps cultural representations of time as malleable and non-rational, as well as supernatural temporalities. Thinking alongside the 2014 PAMLA Conference theme "Familiar Spirits," this panel invites papers that consider the relation between magic and time.

Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship (CAA, NYC, 11-14 Feb 15)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila/panel co-chairs for 2015 College Art Association conference

Traditionally defined by an individual's membership and level of participation within a community, scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm describe how "citizenship" results in access to benefits or rights. Yet citizenship moves beyond political framings. According to Aiwha Ong, cultural citizenship is a "dual process of self-making and being-made" but done so "within webs of power linked to the nation-state and civil society." Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this panel examines the role of art and visual culture in reflecting, confirming, or challenging ideals of citizenship across historical periods and media.

CfP: 2nd International symposium "Days of Justinian I", special thematic strand- Samuel's State and Byzantium, 26-27.09.2014

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:42am
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Euro-Balkan University and University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus - School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM "DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I"
Skopje 26-27 September, 2014

Organised by
EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA and
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, RAVENNA CAMPUS -
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE, ITALY

With the financial support of the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

Special Thematic Strand for 2014
"Samuel's State and Byzantium: History, Legend, Tradition, Heritage"

« Ecritures plurielles de la Franco-Américanie d'aujourd'hui », atelier dirigé par Peggy Pacini (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
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ACQS 19th Biennial Conference, Montréal, QC, 16-19 octobre 2014

Dans l'épilogue à son ouvrage Les Franco Américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre : rêve et réalités, Roby en 2000 offre une conclusion à la fois réaliste et pessimiste de la situation en Franco-Américanie à la fin des années 1980 : « il existe toujours des foyers de vie franco-américaine dynamiques à Manchester, à Worcester, à Orono et à Woonsocket. Cependant, la poigne de militants qui les animent s'essouffle sérieusement. Faute de relève, ils disparaissent de la scène l'un après l'autre sans être remplacés. » (490). La question que nous souhaitons soulever ici se porte précisément sur l'état de cette relève presque 25 ans plus tard. Qu'en est-il par exemple, du débat sur la « culture sans la langue » qui avait occupé les pages du FAROG Forum ?

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:27am
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Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford

THE 'EXOTIC' BODY IN 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH DRAMA

University of Oxford
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships scheme, European Commission

25-26 September 2014
Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Ross Forman (Warwick), Dr Peter Yeandle (Manchester),
Dr Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations, London)

Contemporary Dynamics of Langauges and Cultures

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:01am
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Lumina, The University of South-East Europe
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The program of Applied Modern Languages at Lumina - University of South-East Europe was created with the aim to circulate, cross and encourage exchanges between the Western cultural and linguistic space, represented by the English and French languages, on the one hand, and the emerging South - Eastern European space, on the border between continents and cultures. It is this positioning, between the East and the West, between the North and the South, between religions that represents the hallmark of our program, open to students from all over the world. Out approach is supported by the Enlightenment paradigm that has been encouraging us for nearly two centuries and a half to venture out.

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