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The Secular and the Sacred: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Works of Marilynne Robinson and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
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Trinity Western University
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"People that read Bonhoeffer are possessed by Bonhoeffer."
~Marilynne Robinson, Interview, Berkley Center

Trinity Western University's Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming graduate conference—a component of a larger, three-day conference on Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism and the challenges of moral formation in 'a world come of age.'

[REMINDER] Perspectives On Terror And The Literary (June, 2014) Deadline: 20th March, 2014, Vol I Issue I

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:58pm
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Peer-Reviewed Journal) edited by Sourit Bhattacharya and Arka Chattopadhyay

Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.

For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.

http://sanglap-journal.in/

Third International Conference: Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature, May 24 and 25, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:41pm
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Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme

Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25

Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:

• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures

SCMLA Restoration & Eighteenth-Century British Literature Panel (October 18-22 in Austin, TX)

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:16am
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South Central MLA
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The theme for this year's SCMLA conference is "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." We welcome essays on this theme or on any topic related to literature of the long eighteenth century. More information about the conference is available at the SCMLA website: http://www.southcentralmla.org/. Deadlien for submission is March 31.

Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal's Role in the 21st Century

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:31am
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University of Dayton Department of English and International Society of Metal Music Studies
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Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:41am
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Publisher: “George Enescu” University of Arts from Iasi, Romania.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'

Inaugural issue - June 2014

http://journalonarts.org

"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.

London Medieval Graduate Network - Flaws - 29 May 2014

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:57am
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University College London (UCL)

The London Medieval Graduate Network welcomes submissions for research papers on "Flaws" for its 2014 annual conference, hosted by UCL. This interdisciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.

Interplay: A Journal of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
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Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Interplay - Call for Papers: We are a new journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai University. We are seeking original submissions examining any/all aspects of the study of languages, linguistics, and literature, for inclusion in the first edition of the journal. Also welcome is scholarly work treating any of these subject areas from an interdisciplinary perspective. Articles may be written in English, French, German, or Spanish. Interested scholars should send an abstract of 300 words, detailing their proposed contribution, and providing at least 5 key words concerning their project's subject and disciplinary areas of interest.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (Special Session Proposal, MLA 2015 Vancouver, January 8-11)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:10pm
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The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society
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The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society invite abstracts for this non-guaranteed MLA 15 session, Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing. Pound's direct impact upon H.D.'s writing is not limited to their early collaboration as Imagists; whether regarded as nurturing or negative, his presence reverberates. This session considers how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work engage with Pound's aesthetic, personal, and political activities throughout their careers. Evidence of their interaction might be found in critical writing and correspondence; representations of Pound in fiction and memoirs; poetic practices. All aspects welcome: including engagement with visual culture, publishing, politics, the occult.

Between Journal (journal issue) "Technology, Imagination, Narrative Forms" (Vol. 4, n. 8, 2014)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 2:01pm
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Between Journal (University of Cagliari, Italy)

In the last decades, especially since the inception of digital literature, the impact of new technologies on narrative forms has been increasingly discussed: from George P. Landow's seminal work on early hypertexts (1997) to Katherine Hayles' s ruminations on how we write and think in posthuman times (2012). State of the art enquiries growingly consider the way in which texts interface with technologies in a continuous process of 'remediation' (i.e. the 'refashioning' of old media by new media – Bolter and Grusin, 2001), and the 'radiant' textualities (Jerome McGann, 2001) which are the outcome of this process, as well as the focus of a more 'media-conscious' narratology (see Marie-Laure Ryan, 2004; and 2014, forthcoming).

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