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[UPDATE] The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/13/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:07am
Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair

UPDATE 6/4/14:
PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/

2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 5 PM EST on 13 June 2014

Literary Science? The Science of Literature?: Thoughts Toward an Evolving Field, NeMLA 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:57am
Jamie Carr, Niagara University

In recent years, the function of literature and the purpose of reading have become the focus of studies in a number of fields beyond literature—including cognitive psychology, neuroscience and management and organization. In some respects, it is reassuring that some outside the discipline of literary studies have taken up literature's defense, conducting empirical studies to prove that reading fiction does indeed have value. Such inquiries may be due in part to a marked decline in leisure reading in the 1980s and 1990s and in part to a broader trend in higher education in which the humanities have lost significant funding and support due to a presumed lack of "practical" value.

Request for Abstracts for Canadian Literature Roundtable at NEMLA 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:19am
Ellen Rosner Feig

I will be running at panel on Canadian Literary Identity at the NEMLA Conference in late April 2015 in Toronto and would like to put out the request for abstracts to all of your members.

Chair: Ellen Feig
Session ID: 15068
Session Format: Roundtable
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15068
Title: The Search for Self: Canadian Literary Identity in 'American' Novels
Board Contact: Jennifer Harris

Asst Professor, English
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ

Interactions in the History of Philosophy

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:44am
PHILHIST'14: History of Philosophy Conference

Interactions in the History of Philosophy
Philosophy can be described as an interaction center of an infinite number of dynamics that progressed and differentiated by affecting each other throughout the history. Although the history of philosophy examines philosophers, texts and periods individually, it has also been the history of interactions, i.e. affecting and being affected. The historical and multifaceted identity of the philosophy was also shaped by the correlations in between the philosophy to other disciplines as well as among the philosophers, themselves.

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

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