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Victorian Collections and Collecting (October 16-18, 2014)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
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We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Collecting/Collections and commodity culture
Connoisseurship, expertise, and elites
Collecting and identity formation
Communities/coteries of taste
Art, museums, and curation
Science collections
Collecting among the nouveau riche
Collecting nature
Collecting and empire
Competitive collecting
Collecting and Entrepreneurship
Eccentric and eclectic collections
Collecting as a response to modernity
Cataloging, indexing, and taxonomies
Neo-Victorian and steampunk collections
Hoarding and obsession

After Loss, After Despair: Environmental Literature, Memorialization, and Futurity (MLA, 1/8-11/2015)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:11am
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Clare Echterling / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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Environmentalism must consider loss while also looking forward: we mourn the environmental changes and losses that have already occurred, mitigate those that are upon us, and work to prevent those in the future. Firmly entrenched in the Anthropocene, though, our environmental future appears very bleak. Apocalyptic visions abound, and grief, anger, and even despair pervade the many arenas of environmental discourse. Yet the danger of despair is the very absence of hope that defines it and threatens to quell enactments of alternative futures. How do we move forward, then, when material ecological changes—losses—also bring about cultural and individual psychic changes patterned by despair?

Chaucer and Realism

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:07am
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Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism

Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism
International two-day conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway
25th-26th June, 2014

Guest Speaker: Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia)

45th ISAGA conference

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 10:58am
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ISAGA and SAGSAGA
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45th ISAGA (International Simulation and Gaming Association) conference in Dornbirn, Austria
July 7 – 11, 2014

The ISAGA conference is a forum for enhancing gaming simulation and related approaches. A wide range of methods including traditional gaming methods such as computer and web‐based simulation games, board based games, role‐play games, learning games, policy exercises and scenario games etc., as well as new developments in business wargaming, digital games, game‐based learning and "gamification" etc. will be discussed.

The theme of the 45th ISAGA conference is: "The shift from teaching to learning: individual, collective and organizational learning through gaming & simulation"

Call for Papers for Panel on Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:58am
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New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014
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Panel: Cross-Dressing and The Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture
What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Please send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

Call for Papers for New Jersey 37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
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Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

4th ICHSS 2014 - International Conference on humanities and social sciences

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:29am
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University of Montenegro, Faculty of Philosophy and MCSER
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Dear Colleagues!

After the great success of the 3° ICHSS held in Rome on September 2013 we have the pleasure to announce the organization of the fourth edition of ICHSS which will be held on May 31 - June 01 2014. We would like to thank all ICHSS 2013 attendees for making the conference a great success. More than 40 nations were represented at the conference, from Japan to Australia, from the USA and Mexico to Europe, Africa and Asia. It gathered more then 500 profesors, researchers and scholars from around the world. We hope to have the same success in the 2014 edition in Budva-Montenegro.

For submissions of abstract and any other information please contact conference@mcser.org

[UPDATE] "Life, in Theory" - Second Call

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:59am
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European Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts

"Life, in Theory" refers to the ways in which the principle of life is assumed and articulated by highly specialized disciplinary knowledge, is entangled with media technologies, and is constantly resignified in relation to specific forms of power. Because the concept of life today does no longer provide sufficient ontological ground to distinguish among different forms of life and to guide ethical, political, legal, medical just actions, the conference aims at generating the context for a fruitful discussion on the ecological stakes of theorizing the bios across science, technology, literature, and the arts.

(re)Reading Wallace after Wallace; 1st Annual DFW Conference, May 23, 2014 Bloomington-Normal

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:36pm
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Brendan Beirne, New York University
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Although David Foster Wallace's early works enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and were subject to scholarly treatments such as Steven J. Burn's Understanding David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (2003), the field of Wallace studies was still in its infancy at the time of his suicide in 2008. This panel seeks to elucidate the ways in which Wallace's death has influenced – perhaps unduly – the critical trajectories and popular reception of his work. Panelists may take up the following questions as a means of reconsidering the present consensus about Wallace's life and works, of charting new courses of critical inquiry, and of recovering promising avenues of scholarly interest that have faded from view in the wake of his abrupt departure.

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
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DASH Literary Journal


Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.

The Way Things Work: Art as Science, Science as Art

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:39pm
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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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The Way Things Work: Art as Science, Science as Art

The Third Annual Undergraduate Student Conference
Art History Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Organizers: Lauren Scharf and undergraduate students at UMass Dartmouth's Department of Art History
Faculty Sponsors: Pamela Karimi and Thomas Stubblefield

Time and Place of the Conference:
Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Thursday, April 10th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Light refreshments will be provided during the conference at no charge.

[UPDATE] Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference (12 April 2014)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:18pm
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Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
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Reading, Writing, and Interpreting the (Dys)Functional South

The South and its cultures, traditions, celebrations, music, literature, and dialects have long been a source of fascination, derision, and entertainment for those not Southern. Southerners have the reputation of being backward, racist, and zealously religious. These stereotypes continue to be reinforced through the media and, some would argue, by Southerners themselves.

We welcome papers that treat the theme of cultural function and dysfunction in the transnational construct that has been termed the "global south" (for example, South America, southern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean, as represented both by their inhabitants and by the outside world).

The Robert Frost Review issue 23/24

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 4:21pm
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The Robert Frost Society
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The Robert Frost Review is planning a special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of either book, their poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic copies of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu for consideration.

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