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Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
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MELUS
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Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.

Suspicious Subjects

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:51am
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MLA
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Papers investigating how the Protestant Reformation affected conceptions and/or representations of the self. Topics might include religious doubt, communal vs. isolated selves, self-awareness, self-distrust, etc. 300 word abstract by 15 March 2015 to Chelsea McKelvey.

The Cultural Life of Suburbs: Global Perspectives (proposed collection of essays)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:35am
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Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (http://suburbs.exeter.ac.uk/)

This edited collection of original scholarly essays directs attention to the relationship between cultural practice and suburban life across diverse global, disciplinary, and historical contexts. Where many previous studies of suburbia have focused on sociological, anthropological, political, or architectural features, this collection is specifically interested in the hitherto hidden part played by culture in shaping our understanding and experience of the suburbs. The aim of the collection is to evaluate culture's role in constructing, mediating or critiquing particular suburban environments and identities.

Seminar "Arts and Literature. Copyrighted", Krakow, Poland, 5-6 June, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:12am
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Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
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Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Date: 5-6 June, 2015

Application deadline: 15 March, 2015

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:09am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.
Deadline for proposals: February 20, 2015

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:05am
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International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Associate Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Dr Kylie Cardell (Flinders University) on behalf of the Flinders University Life Narrative Research Group.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Craig Howes (The University of Hawai'i, Manoa) and
Professor Gillian Whitlock (The University of Queensland).

*We will also have two life writing practitioners as keynote speakers (TBA) and further panellists to announce.

Reminder: Special issue of Deleuze Studies "Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene." Abstracts due March 1, 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:28pm
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Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania
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Twenty years after his death, Deleuze's thought continues to be mobilised in relation to the most timely and critical problems society faces. We are compelled to consider the philosophical consequences of the irreversible and profound impacts of industrialisation and consumerism on environments at a planetary scale. Theory is starting to reconcile itself with a grim environmental future, and more ambitiously, with the emergence of the Anthropocene as an eternal conceptual horizon. The Anthropocene disrupts thought itself, requiring that we return to the question of the place of the human species in the cosmos: a third Copernican Revolution. It is widely accepted now that the human species is itself a geological force.

Nabokov on Politics

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:13pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

CFP "Writing the World Fair, 1851-1900"; proposed special session at MLA 2016 (Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 6:17pm
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Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
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Papers sought for a planned special session at the 2016 MLA Convention (Austin, TX; 7-10 January 2016). Entitled "Writing the World Fair" this special session proposes to examine literary accounts of nineteenth-century world expositions, from the London Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. Submissions adopting a transnational framework and/or focusing on works outside the Anglo-American tradition are particularly encouraged.

Possible topics may include:

-writers' accounts of visits to world fairs
-world fairs in nineteenth-century fiction
-poetry at/on the world fairs
-relationship between world fairs and world literature

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film - Special Issue of "Sports Coaching Review"

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:45pm
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Nicholas Chare, University of Montreal / Katharina Bonzel, Australian National University

Enhancing performance: Analysing representations of sports coaches in film

***Special Issue of Sports Coaching Review***

Guest Editors: Katharina Bonzel & Nicholas Chare

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:52pm
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Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[FINAL CALL] Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, October 1-3, 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:48pm
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, lemoyne.edu/slsr
Co-sponsored by Hamilton College, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and Syracuse University

Keynote Speakers:
Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School
John Lardas Modern, Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
Richard Rosengarten, Religion and Literature, Chicago Divinity School
Cynthia Robinson, History of Art, Cornell University
Amila Buturovic, Humanities, York University

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

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