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Working it Out: A Day of Numbers in Early Modern Writing, Sat. 18 May 2013

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:10am
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Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, London
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Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature and textual culture. How were numbers and numerical techniques used in drama, dance, and music? What were the practical issues arising from printing numerical texts, and how were numbers represented on the page? How were the index and the cross-reference created and used? To what extent would an early modern audience recognize mathematical references in literary texts and performance? Who would buy an arithmetic book and how might they use it?

Proposals for papers are invited on, but not confined to, the following subject areas:

General Literary Criticism and Forum on Haunted Objects--Accepting submissions until January 18, 2013

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:27pm
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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
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For more information see criterion.byu.edu

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

Call for Submissions, 2014 and 2015 Open Issues

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 7:23pm
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Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
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Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results. The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes two issues of Digital Philology per year. One is open to all submissions, while the other one is guest-edited, and revolves around a thematic axis.

[UPDATE] Color in Medieval France: 27-29 June 2013 (proposals due 1 December 2012)

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 1:17pm
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International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)
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Symposium: Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 June 2013, Paris, France
Proposals due: 1 December 2012
Keynote speakers:
Professor Michel Pastoureau, EPHE and EHESS, Paris
Professor Jonathan Boulton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame

The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 symposium organized around the theme of "Color" in medieval France.

From the beginning of the Middle Ages, color was as connected to the visual and performing arts as it was to letters, theology, science, the livelihoods of medieval people, and their way of relating to the world.

Gli spazi della musica journal, free topics and special issue: Sounding bodies: spaces, identities, relationships

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:08pm
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Universita degli Studi di Torino, Department of Humanities (StudiUm).

Call for papers first deadline: 31 January 2013

Papers must be submitted to glispazidellamusica.lettereefilosofia at unito.it according to the Author guidelines on the website (Linee guida per gli autori) and provided with an abstract of 600 characters.

Supported languages are Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.

For more information, please view the full CFP
http://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/spazidellamusica/announcement/view/10
(choose English Language)

Comparing Violences, or the Violence of Comparativity? (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April 2013)

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:23am
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Miriam Novick (University of Toronto) and Jay Rajiva (University of Toronto)

This seminar seeks to ask what is gained and what is lost through the practice of drawing comparisons between and among cases, spaces, and systems of violence. Comparativity is a methodological watchword in a number of academic disciplines, a process through which we gain insights and draw connections as well as a tool for encountering unfamiliar and complex contexts. And yet the act of comparison itself can be fraught with ethical and political consequences: there are events some deem incomparable, such as the Jewish Holocaust, or comparisons others dismiss as unethical acts in themselves, such as between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and South African apartheid.

Creative Composition: a collection of pedagogical essays. Abstracts due Nov. 30

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:34am
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Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction
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Call for Abstracts: 'Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction' --an essay anthology. We seek essays that examine concrete approaches to teaching writing in several venues, across the spectrum. Abstracts (250-500 words) for proposed essays must be received by Nov 30, 2012. Notifications and invitations for full essays will be sent by Jan 4, 2013. Invited essays (2,500-7,500 words) are due by March 1, 2013. For more details and to see the Submission Guidelines please visit: http://creativecompositioncfp.blogspot.com/

[Deadline 15 Feb.] Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:40am
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University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013
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There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology and philosophy of negativity before and after the Enlightenment. Nineteenth-century semiotic sources other than language are particularly read in separation from one another in different fields so much so that in postcolonial studies, for example, we do not see expression of multimodality in its realistic form. Rather we encounter an idealistic homage in its uni-modality, studying the mind and body of the 'other' through the intellectuality of the so-called governing mind and body of the 'self'.

CFP: ACLA 2013 Seminar, Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:15pm
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Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath, Binghamton University
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This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.

Seminar Title: Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect
Co-Organizers: Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath

Re:Humanities - An Undergraduate Symposium On New Media

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 9:25pm
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Tri-College Consortium
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Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations. Our keynote speakers for 2013 will be Tara McPherson, Ph.D., and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D., Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:

+ Gaming and Narrative
+ Transmedia Storytelling
+ Infographics and Informatics
+ Cultural Criticism Through the Lens of New Media Platforms
+ Digital Forms of Argumentation
+ Visual Models of Record and Witness
+ Oral and Auditory Experimentations

CFP: 2013 Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biographies Area, Washington, DC,

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:17pm
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Susie Skarl/UNLV Libraries
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CFP: 2013 Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biographies Area, Washington, DC March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott

The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC
Proposal Deadline: 11/30/2012

The annual joint conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will be held at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC from March 27-30, 2013. The Biography Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions from scholars of various disciplines.

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture - Theatre History and Criticism Graduate Conference

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:01pm
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Theatre History and Criticism Program Department of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture

A Graduate Conference by the Theatre History and Criticism ProgramDepartment of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

April 5th and 6th 2013

With Keynote Speakers:
Heather S. Nathans (Department of Theatre, University of Maryland)
Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson (Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University)
Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Dianne Harris (Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the
Humanities and Departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

Histories of Violence: War and Memory, Friday, May 10, 2013

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:38pm
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Northwestern University, Critical American Studies Working Group

Call for Papers
Histories of Violence: War and Memory

The Northwestern University Critical American Studies Working Group seeks presenters and participants for a day-long Histories of Violence symposium on Friday, May 10, 2013. This event will be held at Northwestern University's Evanston campus.

Parental Guidance Advised: The Mother as GPS (ACLA, Toronto 4/4-7/2013; deadline 11/1/2012)

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:15pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

Presenters sought for a panel on mothers or discourses on motherhood as guides. Submit paper proposals to http://acla.org/submit/index.php by 1 November 2012.

Seminar leaders: Valerie Bherer and Rachel McWhorter (University of Minnesota).

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