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Persistent Texts, Sustainable Enterprises, and the Technologies of Book Making, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 15

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:36pm
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Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel, SAMLA
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The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15-minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, the history of the book, authorship, rare books, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, and the study of archives, books, or texts as material objects. We view this year's theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities" as widely applicable to bibliographical studies of texts in a variety of media.

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UPDATE: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 02/14/14: 06/28/14 - 06/29/14

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:18pm
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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** CALL FOR PAPERS **

Great Writing 2014

The 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Sat. June 28th - Sun. June 29th 2014

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Closing Date for Submissions: 14 February 2014

In this 17th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed.

The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

London Conference in Critical Thought (27-28 June 2014): Call for Papers [deadline: 10 March 2014]

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 4:35pm
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London Conference in Critical Thought

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014: Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014

Call for Papers
http://londoncritical.org/

The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards Announcements

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
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The Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

Through a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century [250 WORD PROPOSALS DUE FEBRUARY 28]

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Laura Nicosia/Montclair State U

Through a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century

Laura M. Nicosia & Rebecca A. Goldstein, Editors, Montclair State University

Series, Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action
Under contract with Sense Publishers

The purpose of Through a Distorted Lens is to explicate the media as forms of public curricula and pedagogy within the rapidly shifting context of a marketized, corporatized, and commodified torrent of media messages that threatens democratic possibility (Gitlin, 2007).

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 2:59pm
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Dr. Andrew O'Day
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I'm soliciting 500 word proposals for a collection on the Steven Moffat/Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who, to be published by I.B. Tauris. I'd be interested in any topics, although I am especially looking for someone to tackle the subject of the translation, sub-titling, and reception of the Capaldi era of Who in non-English speaking countries in the context of Doctor Who abroad more generally. The deadline for abstracts and a brief biographical note is, in the first instance, March 1 2014. Please type TWELFTH NIGHT in the email subject line.

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 24** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:56pm
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Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English
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"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

"Singing Storytellers: The Lives, Musics and Verbal Artistry of Bards in our World", October 9th – 12th, 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:31pm
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Department of Language and Letters, Cape Breton University

An International Interdisciplinary Symposium, in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island and an extensive line-up of community and educational events. Artists are invited from countries including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, Denmark, Spain, Brittany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Germany as well as from across the United States and Canada to join the finest of Cape Breton's musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and tradition-bearers.

Raduno 2014 "Orme femminili che transitano dal Mito verso la Storia"

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Fratellanza Donne - www.fratellanzadonne.org/call_papers.html

Argomento trainante del raduno sarà il ripensare al ruolo della donna quale parte attiva, nobile e creativa della società, attraverso la condivisione della nostra "non storia" e la rilettura dei miti o fiabe dal punto di vista del femminile.
L'iniziativa è rivolta a tutte le donne. In particolare si privilegerà la partecipazione di donne che siano espressione del proprio paese di origine oppure della cultura rappresentata al fine di garantire diverse provenienze.
Al Raduno è possibile presentare i propri lavori oralmente, in forma scritta,attraverso poster o attraverso video.

J.M. Coetzee and the non-English literary traditions

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:05pm
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EJES (European Journal of English Studies) Volume 20

J.M. Coetzee and the non-English Literary Traditions
EJES (European Journal of English Studies) Volume 20
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2014

Guest editors: María J. López, (Córdoba, Spain), Kai Wiegandt, (Berlin, Germany)

CFP (deadline 31 March 2014) Symposium- Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary Perspectives on Violence & Sexuality, 13 June 2014.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 4:35am
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Birkbeck College, University of London

This one-day symposium explores literary and cultural representations of homophobia and anti-homophobia. It explores representations of intimate lives lived with and against the threat of violence, and documents anti-homophobia and other forms of resistance, to ask new questions about the interlinked cultures, histories, experiences and politics of violence and sexuality across time and place. How are attacks on queer lives and nonnormative bodies represented in fiction and other forms of cultural production? What forms of resistance and modes of being different are imagined in these texts?

"The 'Pre-Occupation of the American West": American Studies ASsociation 2014 Annual Meeting

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:57pm
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Carrie Johnston
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Ethnography is inextricable from any narrative we might tell about
the development of the West at the turn of the twentieth century. The professionalization of anthropology played a key role in the describing and documenting a notion of vanishing cultures--in particular, Native American cultures--which, in turn, could be
marketed as tourist attractions. Salvage Ethnography (to use Jacob Gruber's term) was fundamental to creating a culturally rich image of the West, as well as to relaying a sense of urgency about visiting a rapidly changing landscape. As a result, the region's

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