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Exploring 30 Years of Studio Ghibli: Spirited Discussions

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Cardiff University and University of East Anglia
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2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli, and with that anniversary it is time to reflect on the domestic and global success of Japan's most famous animation studio. With the retirements of Studio Ghibli's most famous director, Hayao Miyazaki, and it main producer, Toshio Suzuki earlier this year, the future of Studio Ghibli is in turmoil, provoking rallying cries from fans and critics alike. The Wind Rises may have been Miyazaki's swan song, but this is not his first retirement.

Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented, essay collection, abstracts due Jan 30, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
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Professor Jane Tolmie, Queen's University
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Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.

[UPDATE] Apollon Undergraduate Humanities Ejournal - Extended Deadline (12/7)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:51am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.

Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
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Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:16am
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St. Teresa's College, Kochi, Kerala
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UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015, organized by Department of Sociology and Centre for Research, St.Teresa's College,Kerala, in collaboration with Indian Medical Association.
Research papers based on original research work can be presented on any relevant areas based on the topic.All the presented papers will be published in a book with ISBN number.The paper should not exceed 10 pages nor be less than 8 pages and should have an abstract of not more than one page.

Specifications: A4 paper, Times New Roman size 12, single space. Tables/ graphs/ pictorial illustrations maybe included. References in standard format.

Elizabeth von Arnim Conference, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University, UK

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:44am
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Dr Erica Brown, Sheffield Hallam University

Conference 19th September 2015

This conference will re-evaluate the writing of Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941). Von Arnim's complex, intelligent and witty novels were critically acclaimed and immensely popular during her lifetime, but until recently they have received little academic attention. This conference aims to shed fresh light on the contemporary contexts of von Arnim's work and the literary hierarchies and values that have shaped her reputation.

Multi-Discursion: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:11pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

A colloquium hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while this question maintains its relevance, it is about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts we produce and the environments in which they are produced.

The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf CFP. June 4th-7th, 2015

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Julie Vandivere/Bloomsburg University
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Call for Papers: woolf.bloomu.edu
The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, sponsored by Bloomsburg University, will take place in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, June 4-7, 2015. The topic, Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, seeks to contextualize Virginia Woolf's writing alongside the work of her contemporaries. This unprecedented number of women writers — experimentalists, middlebrow authors, journalists, poets, and editors — was simultaneously contributing to, as well as complicating, modernist literature. In what ways did these burgeoning communities and enclaves of women writers intersect with (or coexist alongside) Virginia Woolf?

CFP AAIS 2015:The Essay as Genre

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:37pm
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Johanna Rossi Wagner
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CFP American Association for Italian Studies 2015

The Essay as Genre

Despite the numerous exegeses in defense of the form from Lukács to Bakhtin, the essay remains a peripheral form of cultural production. Often praised as knowledge in-progress, the essay is experimental and variable ranging in scope from highly personal prose to timely political photography and film. Though the essay remains central to academic and theoretical discourse, it is often a space of anti-scholasticism and political transgression considered supplementary to traditional narratives.

T. S. Eliot Society Sessions at ALA May 21-24, 2015

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:49pm
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American Literature Association
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The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish (ngish@usm.maine.edu). Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2015.

For information on the ALA and its 2015 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org.

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
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Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."

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