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Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century (Abstracts due by 11/1/12)

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 8:56pm
Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

Call for Papers for a Book Collection; Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Abstracts due by November 1, 2012 First draft of accepted papers due May 1, 2013.

Contacts:

Michael Austin (austinm@newmanu.edu)
Kathryn Stasio (kathryn.stasio@saintleo.edu)

theory@buffalo: The Word Flesh [UPDATE]

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:31pm
theory@ buffalo, Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O'Neil
Annual Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature
theory@buffalo issue 17: "The Word Flesh"

Call for Chapter Proposals: Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:12pm
Angela Sweigart-Gallagher / Northeastern Illinois University, Victoria Pettersen Lantz / Sam Houston State University

Abstracts are now being accepted for an edited collection on historical narratives and theoretical implications of how children and youth relate to political performances. By examining different avenues of youth participation in theatrical moments of nationalism, this book will engage in a dialogue about how children and/or youth involved with public events intersect political ideologies/practices. Therefore, we invite studies on theatre created by and/or for children and/or youth on themes of nationalism and politics, as well as studies into youth-driven/centered political performance in the broader sense, from parades to protest movements.

[UPDATE] "By the Author of David Simple": New Approaches to Sarah Fielding (ASECS; April 4-7 Cleveland, OH)

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 2:22pm
Stephanie Harper Recine / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Just passed her 300th birthday, the popularity of Sarah Fielding is increasing; yet, her life and writing tend to be overshadowed by the critical reception of her brother, Henry. This panel seeks to advance the conversation surrounding Sarah Fielding, especially as it relates to new approaches on themes of gender, nature, trauma, and psychology in her work. Furthermore, papers which focus on teaching Fielding are encouraged.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words and a 1-page CV to Stephanie Harper Recine (stephanie.harper.15@my.csun.edu) by September 15th, 2012.

[REMINDER] CFP: Loco/Motion (Annual Conference for the NCSA, Fresno, California, March 7-9)

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 1:24pm
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION

The long nineteenth century set the world on the move. Travel became increasingly important for business and pleasure, for war and peace. At the same time, new forms of moving people arose: the balloon, ships, undergrounds, funiculars, the railroads. Each carried riders to great distances, different locales, and novel pursuits. But motion wasn't purely spatial; new movements arose as well, sweeping the inhabitants of the period into fresh vistas of thought and endeavor. We seek papers and panels that capture the sense of movement at work and at play during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).

[UPDATE] The Future State of Ireland. 17-18 November

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:45am
The Future State of Ireland

***online registration now open***

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)
Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)
Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)
Anthony Haughey (Artist; Dublin Institute of Technology)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

[UPDATE] Environmental Utterance: A Performative Conference

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:03am
University College Falmouth

FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION: Registration Closes 28/08/12

ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE: A Performative Conference

University College Falmouth

1st-2nd September 2012

Drawing together theorists and practitioners from across the arts, social and environmental sciences, to challenge and reflect upon the role a conference environment, among other environments, plays in the generation and dissemination of human-environment perspectives. For a glimpse of the programme and to register please visit http://environmentalutterance.wordpress.com/

Registration Closes 28th August

Politics and the Power of Print, Chetham's Library, Manchester, 30 November 2012

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:25am
Dr Catherine Feely

From the pamphleteers of the English Civil War to the library of 'Occupy Wall Street', the image of the book has often been a central element of political propaganda. But in what ways have cultures of books and reading shaped political action and ideologies? Or, conversely, how has politics affected the form and understanding of texts?

We invite paper proposals relating to the theme of 'Politics and the Power of Print', from any historical period or geographical location, and relating to movements across the ideological spectrum.

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) - Call For Papers

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 12:01am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of everyone ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners in a range of topics in computer sciences and engineering in general and computer security, biometrics and bioinformatics, image processing and signal processing. All journals under CSC seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding computer science and engineering fields.

ASECS 2013 CFP: "Remapping 'Scientific' Travels"

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:12pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April 4-7 2013

Scholars have made much of the Royal Society's reform of travel writing that occurred in the late seventeenth century. And indeed, the new philosophy had a far-reaching impact on the travel genre. But not all contemporary readers and writers were impressed by such developments. From Ned Ward's A Trip to Jamaica (1698) to Jonathan Swift's famous critique of travel writing in Travels into Several Remote Nations (1726), and from William King's Useful Transactions (1709) to Daniel Defoe's facetiously titled A New Voyage Round the World (1724), many writers criticized the new style of travel writing. Moreover, many lesser-known travelers wrote idiosyncratic accounts that disregard or overtly undermine the principles of the Royal Society.

[UPDATE] Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:41pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

Marguerite Porete, the Mirror, and Their Contexts (Kalamazoo, deadline Sept. 15)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 4:35pm
International Marguerite Porete Society

For the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, USA, May 9-12, 2013, we are inviting proposals for papers in two sessions on Marguerite Porete, the Mirror of Simple Souls, and their contexts:

Session I. "Which Mirror of Simple Souls? Reconsidering Manuscript Transmission and Translation."
This first session invites papers about the Mirror's manuscript tradition, the relationships among copies, the book's medieval translations into Latin and vernacular languages, the implications of the fragments in ms. Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale 239, the relative merits of various manuscripts, reconsideration of copies' dates, and work on related topics.

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