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Memory and Remembering. Articles: 6/1/2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:17pm
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Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The special theme for 2014 is "Memory & Remembering." Contributors are invited to examine the issues of representation, transmission, and circulation of memory, as well as the role of personal, cultural and collective memory in shaping meanings, values, attitudes and identities. They are also encouraged to address how dominant national, religious, racial, sexual or ethnic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged.

Romanticism and the South West -- Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:15pm
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University of Bristol

This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

- Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
-The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery;
-The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism;
-Romantic afterlives in the South West.

Please submit a 250-word proposal by 18 March to: southwest.romanticism@gmail.com

[UPDATE] SCMLA Comparative Literature deadline extension

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:08pm
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Amy Smith, Lamar University
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Deadline extended until March 30.

Abstracts are being accepted for the regular Comparative Literature session at the South Central MLA meeting in Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015. The conference theme is "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" but papers on any topic are encouraged. Successful papers may be considered for publication in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. Please submit abstracts to the session chair, Amy Smith, at amy.smith@lamar.edu by March 30, 2015.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:52am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

[UPDATE] REMINDER: 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium (3/31/2015; 7/8-10/2015)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:48am
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Sara Malton/Dickens Society
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20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 8-10, 2015
Deadline: March 31, 2015

"Liquid Dickens"

In 1842, Charles Dickens visited several prominent cities in the United States and British North America. He subsequently published a travelogue, American Notes, detailing his experience in North American society. He arrived in Halifax Harbour in January of 1842, and the fledgling garrison town would be incorporated as the City of Halifax in the same year.

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:47am
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Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
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2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

[UPDATE] MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:32am
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Modernist Studies Association

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

Special Issue: Transport Policy and Social Inclusion - Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:20am
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Cogitatio

The journal Social Inclusion is preparing a special issue on Transport Policy and Social Inclusion.

Title: Transport Policy and Social Inclusion
Guest Editors: Professor Graham Parkhurst, Dr. Juliet Jain and Dr. Miriam Ricci
Special Issue website: http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/pages/view/s...

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 15 October 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: December 2016

Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion (Edited by Gary D. Bouma) - Deadline for Abstracts: 30 June 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:15am
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Cogitatio

The journal Social Inclusion is preparing a special issue on religious diversity:

Title: Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion
Guest Editor: Professor Gary D. Bouma (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations-Asia Pacific, Monash University, Australia; E-Mail: gary.bouma@monash.edu)

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 June 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 October 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: April 2016

The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:14am
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SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

Special Issue: Social Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples - Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:12am
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Cogitatio

The journal Social Inclusion (2183-2803) is preparing a special issue on Indigenous Peoples.

The issue will be edited by Professor Pat Dudgeon (University of Western Australia, Australia), Dr. Waikaremoana Waitoki (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Rose LeMay (Wharerātā Group, Canada) and Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (University of Waikato, New Zealand).

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 August 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: February 2016

[UPDATE] Postgraduate Conference: Collectors and Collecting (Deadline Approaching for Abstracts: 22nd March)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:36am
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University of Portsmouth, UK
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Deadline Approaching: 22nd March, 2015.

University of Portsmouth Centre for Studies in Literature

Postgraduate Conference 2015

Collectors and Collecting from the Early Modern Period to the Present
Friday 5th June 2015

Keynote Speaker: Professor Susan Pearce (University of Leicester)

Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1, May 20/21); deadline: March 30

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:32am
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Yale University Whitney Humanities Center Working Group "Fictionality"
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Call for Papers: Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1)

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG "Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches' invites presentation proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference's papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law).

Yale: Law and Fiction (Conference Session 2, May 20/21) - deadline: March 30

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:30am
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Yale University Whitney Humanities Center Working Group "Fictionality"
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Call for Papers: Yale: Law and Fiction (Conference Session 2)

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG "Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches' invites proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference's papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale).

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