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[UPDATE] Colloquium - Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future - 5-6 September 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:18pm
University of Exeter

Colloquium

Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future

University of Exeter, UK

5-6 September 2013

The future offers a critical space to negotiate sexual possibilities. It can serve as a doomsday warning, provide utopian fantasies or aspirational goals for real reform. Such visions of the sexual future are often achieved through an imaginative reworking of motifs and elements from the past. This colloquium investigates how and why sexual knowledge, articulated in science, literature, art, politics, law and religion, turns to the past to envision the future.

Symposium Masculine and Feminine: Unsteady Definitions 20 September 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:01pm
University Toulouse 2 le Mirail, CAS EA 801 France

This symposium is organized by the "Jeudi du Genre" group of the research team "Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes" (CAS EA 801). This research group's discussions have focused not only on showing how notions of "woman" and "man" were changing categories, but also how these processes of re-categorizations were casting one in the margins, meanwhile constructing the other as normative units. This symposium will pursue these discussions, specifically targeting the definitions of the "feminine" and the masculine", whether they originate from artists, scholars, visual and written media or anonymous agents. In their creative, artistic or intellectual processes and productions, how do the latter define and redefine these notions?

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – Nov. 1-3 2013 - PAMLA special session

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:29am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?

'The Manifesto Revisited' - MLA 2014 Division Session

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 9:02pm
MLA, Division on Non-Fiction Prose

The manifesto has served many purposes in its history, and this session will bring together scholars with an interest in non-fiction to reflect on those purposes. In the realms of politics, art, literature and beyond, we invite contributions that will help clarify both the connections and the divergences between individual manifestos.

[UPDATE] Sporting Bodies

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 12:57pm
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK

Athletic competition has been a part of civil society for as long as societies have been civilized. But imperial ideologies of the nation-state as the source of communal identity and the relentless march of globalization have complicated the idea that the athletic body reflects the identity of the individual to whom it appears to belong. Sporting bodies have long since outstripped Greek wrestling philosophers, de Coubertin's Olympic ideal, or Huizinga's theory of play as socialization.

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture / Volume 44

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 12:01pm
Michelle Burnham / Santa Clara University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Volume 44

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an interdisciplinary journal published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences of ASECS and its affiliates (including the Society of Early Americanists, Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, etc.).

Anglo-Saxon Art, Poetry, and Prose due 15 June 2013

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 11:01am
Contemporary Old English

Contemporary Old English is a web source for Old English and Anglo-Saxon culture presented in a modern aesthetic. It is intended to aid scholars who are seeking a personal connection beyond textbooks, to foster the contemporary exercise of a medieval language, and to showcase creative uses of Old English.

http://contemporaryoldengli.wix.com/contempoldenglish

Please submit art, poetry and prose that demonstrate creative engagements with Old English by 15 June 2013 to:

contemporaryoldenglish@gmail.com

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