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"Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses" 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference, March 25-26 2015

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:19am
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3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference/Community College of Qatar

Call for Papers (CFP):
Please join us for the 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 26th 2015. The Community College of Qatar was established in 2010 through the efforts of Her Heighness Sheikha Mozah as a leading educational institution, providing higher education and diverse opportunities for life-long learning. For the first Humanities Conference, the theme was "Seeing Life, Life As Seen: Constructing Reality" and in the second year "Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being." This year our conference theme is "Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses."

Authenticity and Imitation in Translation and Culture

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 5:31am
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SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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For Plato, as it is only too well known, imitation was an unwelcome way of bringing falsity to the world. What is connoted by the word "imitation" is first of all a kind of copying, repetition and/or substitution of that which, otherwise, may be modified by the adjective "authentic", applicable to nouns ranging from "life" and "feeling" to "signature", "document" and, of course, "text".

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:22am
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Univerisity of Alicante; University of Zadar

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Writing Literary History: Europe 1900-1950 (14-16 September 2015, University of Leuven)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:55am
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MDRN research lab, University of Leuven
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This conference is an initiative of the MDRN research lab at the University of Leuven (www.mdrn.be), which focuses on European literature from the (long) first half of the twentieth century. Recognizing that (modern) literary history is currently one of the main sites of theoretical and methodological reflection in literary studies, the conference aims to take stock of recent scholarship and to investigate how literary historical research has modified our understanding of writing between 1900 and 1950. We welcome proposals for papers which consider the following overall research questions and perspectives:

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
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Comparative Literature Indiana University
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Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

"Radical Archives" -- deadline 4/15/2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:42pm
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Archive Journal

Special issue of Archive Journal: Radical Archives
Deadline: April 15, 2015

"Radical archives" and "radical archiving" are concepts that continue to gain currency among archivists, artists and cultural theorists alike, but to date, discussions of "radical archives" and "radical archiving" often appear to rest on an assumed rather than articulated understanding of what these concepts mean. For this special issue of Archive Journal (scheduled for Fall 2015), we seek essays (3000 to 5000 words), reviews, and/or interviews (text, image, audio and video formats welcome) that address one or more of the following questions with the aim of bringing greater clarity to the "radical" in discussions of archives and archiving:

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:10pm
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by January 1st, 2015.

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

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:41pm
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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

[UPDATE--Final Deadline Extension--15 December] Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group - May 28-30 - Chicago

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:04pm
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Katherine Mansfield Society
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Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
28-30 May 2015

Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington

Call for Book Reviewers

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:33pm
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Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
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CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWERS

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2015 ISSUES

About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

[UPDATE] Carnivalization and the Carnivalesque -- Deadline Extended to 12 Jan.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Georgia and Carolinas College English Association
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Georgia and Carolinas College English Association
Call for Proposals
30-31 January 2015

"Dost thou think, because thou art / virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

For its 2015 conference, the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association seeks proposals that address the theme of carnivalization and the carnivalesque. As articulated by Mikhail Bakhtin, "carnival celebrated temporary liberation from prevailing truth and from established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions. Carnival was the true feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and renewal. It was hostile to all that was immortalized and completed."

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:34am
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

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