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Post-Romanticism: Are We There Yet? -- Special Issue of CounterText

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 2:55pm
Editor: James Corby, University of Malta

Romanticism has not yet come to its end.
–Heidegger, Contributions to Philosophy

What interests us in romanticism is that we still belong to the era it opened up.
– Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy, The Literary Absolute

What is ultimately at stake here can be formulated in terms of the following question which weighs upon us and threatens to exhaust us: can we be delivered, finally delivered, from our subjection to Romanticism?
– Badiou, Theoretical Writings

'Post-Romantic' is, in its way, as uncertain and fluid a term as 'Romantic'; it is a necessary term, however…'
– O'Neill, The All-Sustaining Air

CFP for "Feminist Theory and Pop Culture"

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 2:50pm
Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Call For Papers for Feminist Theory and Pop Culture, Forthcoming in 2015 from Sense Publishers
Contact: Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D., Editor. adrienne.mtb@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2013
Deadline for Chapters: April 30, 2014

[UPDATE] Science and Literature: a Battle of the Books?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:41am
University of Bristol Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: 8th March 2013

We are excited to announce our plenary speaker will be Professor Tim Fulford currently at De Monfort University of Leicester, author of Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge.

On the 23rd of April the University of Bristol will be hosting its annual postgraduate half-day conference. This will be an opportunity for all postgraduates -- taught or research -- working in the field of English Literary Studies to come together to discuss the relationship between Science and Literature.

eSharp Issue 20: New Horizons

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:22am
University of Glasgow

Have you found yourself thinking beyond the boundaries of current viewpoints?

How has the framework of your field of research or interest changed?

Are you pursuing unconventional approaches regarding your field of expertise?

If you have any food for thought, if you have developed any insight to share, here is the place.

The Half-Life of the Cold War

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:02am
MLA 2014 special session

As evinced by the popular recent television show The Americans, in which deep-cover Soviet agents are depicted in a 1980s U.S. lovingly rendered in "retro" styling, the Cold War retains a hold on the twenty-first century popular imaginary even as it recedes further into the past. This panel seeks to assess the continuing significance of the Cold War in the sphere of contemporary cultural production, whether its spectral presence manifests itself as nostalgia, as with The Americans, or as apocalyptic anxieties (e.g. ambivalence about nuclear technology in the wake of the recent Fukushima Daiichi disaster).

CFP Reminder: Un/Natural Histories, Issue 16 of FORUM

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:46am
FORUM, The University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Although European thought has traditionally placed 'nature' in opposition to 'culture', as the title UN/NATURAL HISTORIES suggests, the world in which we find ourselves and the narratives we tell about it can also be seen to stand in a shifting and mutually influential relationship to one another. Recent work in eco-criticism has emphasised the importance of the relationship between our environment and the literary work we produce; while in popular culture, programmes such as the BBC's Unnatural Histories (2011) investigate the ways in which even the most pristine 'natural' spaces can be seen as human constructions.

Academy as Community: English and American Studies in Portugal and Europe

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:41am
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies APEAA | University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies ULICES

34th APEAA Meeting

Academy as Community:
English and American Studies in Portugal and Europe

Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon
9-10 May 2013

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE deadline for proposals: 31 March 2013
NEW notification on the acceptance of proposals: 9 April 2013

Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 18th May 2013

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:38am
Bangor University

This one-day symposium is organised by Contempo, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry which is run jointly by Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.

It will consider the scope and applicability of the ideas of Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher and related poetics, including issues of translation and place-specific writing, in the light of the archipelagic World-and-UK context of the many 'devolved voices' of contemporary poetry.

Taylor & Francis Call for Chapters 2013 : Case Studies in Intelligent and Secure Computing – Achievements and Trends (Two Vols)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:21am
Dr.Biju Issac, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK

We would like to bring your attention to TWO edited books as follows: (1) Case Studies in Intelligent Computing – Achievements and Trends (2) Case Studies in Secure Computing – Achievements and Trends. These books would be published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis and is anticipated to be in print by December 2013. We kindly request you to contribute chapters for these books based on your research area.

The Editors:
Dr.Biju Issac, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK
Dr.Nauman Israr, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK

The Congolese Diaspora in Belgium : Imaginaries and postcolonial relations in the artistic field. October 2013 Brussels.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:31am
Organization : Véronique Bragard, Sarah Demart, Sarah Gilsoul, Bénédicte Ledent, Fatima Zibouh, Antoine Tshitungu Kongolo, Jean Bofane, Monique Phoba. With the collaboration of la Maison du Livre et le Centre culturel Jacques Franck.

In 2010, Belgium (via its institutions, the media and civil society) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Congolese independence with a certain glorification of Belgo-Congolese relations. Yet, Belgium is far from having fully entered a postcolonial era of self-criticism. Despite the indisputable postcolonial historiographical renewal of the 1990s, the dominant ideology appears as permanently caught up in the paternalistic myth of a glorious and civilising colonial mission. The public apologies that followed the commissions of inquiry that brought to light the violence of the colonial power (e.g.

Childhood and Hybridity in the Literature and Film of Indian Diaspora (Deadline 15/04/2013)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:54am
PAMLA 2013 (November 1-3 at Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego)

This panel will explore issues of childhood and hybridity in the fiction and film of Indian diaspora, looking at how childhood is represented and/or constructed at the moment of cross-cultural encounter. How are childhood and identity represented in texts or films whose child characters straddle geographical and cultural worlds?

The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture."

Email questions or queries to: 11sg28@queensu.ca

Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio via PAMLA's online submission form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Woolf and London's Colonial Writers (MLA 2014)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:33pm
Elizabeth Evans

This proposed panel investigates literary, political, social, and spatial connections between Virginia Woolf and contemporaneous London-affiliated writers from the British colonies. Papers may consider such figures as Mulk Raj Anand, Mahatma Gandhi, C.L.R. James, Una Marson, and Jean Rhys (to name but a few) and address intersections through the Hogarth Press, mutual friends and social circles, shared literary and political investments, literary responses, and common spaces. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief scholarly biography to organizer Elizabeth F. Evans, elizabeth.evans@nd.edu, by March 8.

[UPDATE] "21st Century Pedagogies" -- MLA2014 Chicago (Jan 9-12)

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:08pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Modern Language Association

Brief presentations that explore alternative teaching approaches, innovative pedagogy, and English or Foreign language classroom best practices departing from the traditional instructional model.

[This is a guaranteed session sponsored by the Two Year College Discussion Group: all are invited to submit abstracts.]

Please submit 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Stacey Donohue sdonohue@cocc.edu

[UPDATE] "Vulnerability and Survivalism of Humanities in Corporatized Academia" MLA14 Chicago

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:04pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Modern Language Association

Vulnerability and Survivalism of Humanities in Corporatized Academia

MLA 2014 in Chicago. Session Arranged by the Community College Humanities Association (an Allied Organization of the MLA). ALL are welcome to submit abstracts on this guaranteed session designed in response to the MLA Presidential theme of Vulnerability.

A roundtable on how humanities faculty can resist adjunctification and other neoliberal "market-driven" values and corporate structures increasingly prevalent in academia.

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