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WINNOWING CHAFF: Constructing Morals and Contesting Universals in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales [deadline: September 1st]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:56pm
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)

Considering The Canterbury Tales exclusively, this panel seeks to investigate Chaucer's engagement with the epistemological and ontological debate over universals. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer are heavily influenced by Platonic, Aristotelian, and Boethian philosophies; these philosophical authorities inform Chaucer's poetic meaning. Because The Canterbury Tales is situated in the midst of long-evolving and newly emerging philosophical debates, such as the dispute between Realists and Nominalists, any morality extracted from the tales must be understood in accordance with the (textual) construction of meaning.

UPDATE--CFP Caribbean Mothering

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 11:38am
Dorsía Smith Silva

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean Mothering and invite you to submit.

Editors : Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander
Publication Date : Fall 2012

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, April 20-23, 2011

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in such areas as

! the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Evolution

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:35am
Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario

Romanticism and Evolution

The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario invites paper proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism and Evolution." The meeting will convene 12-14 May 2011 at Windermere Manor, next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.

UPDATE: New Special Topic Sessions, C.F.Ps
• Steven Bruhm (Western): "Dance Evolutions"
• Jared McGeough (Western/Regina): "Spinoza and Romanticism"
• Joshua Shuster (Western): "American Organicism"

Please see the website for information about these sessions, the general call for papers, and submission details. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2010.

Homage to Miguel Hernández (1910 - 1942), Deadline: August 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:14am
Elvia Ardalania & Aitor Larrabide, University of Texas-Pan American, Miguel Hernández Cultural foundation

The present is a cordial invitation to participate in the creation of a book paying homage to Miguel Hernández with the purpose of commemorating and joining the activities surrounding the centennial of his birth. The book, which will be co-edited by Elvia Ardalani and Aitor Larrabide, shall consist of a collection of academic articles and essays based on the topics listed below. The book will be published jointly by the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and University of Texas-Pan American Press.

Time's excesses in music, literature and art

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 7:38am
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie / ERIBIA / LSA

Time's excesses in music, literature and art

This international conference is intended to explore how time may be represented aesthetically in excessive, eccentric and unthinkable ways. Art appears to have found a means of getting around time's dilemmas by depicting it as irrational or portraying the impossibility of getting a firm grasp of it. In art, time has long been shaped as something out of proportion, excessive, or even violent, which is evidenced by works such as Saturn Devouring his Son.

Music and Philosophy, London 1-2 July 2011

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 4:50am
Dr Nanette Nielsen / Music and Philosophy Study Group

Music and Philosophy

1st Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Centre for Music on Stage and Screen (University of Nottingham)

Institute of Musical Research and Institute of Philosophy, Stewart House, University of London

Friday and Saturday, 1-2 July 2011

Keynote speakers: tbc