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[UPDATE] Leeds 2013: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:39am
Cynthia Turner Camp, University of Georgia

Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine.

We seek papers for a session at the 2013 International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, dedicated to the relationship between saintly intercession and mercantile life in medieval Europe.

[UPDATE] Leeds 2013: Holy R&R: Rest, Recreation, and Retreat within the Religious Orders (10 Sept 2012; 1-4 July 2013)

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:37am
Cynthia Turner Camp / Communis: The Consortium for Medieval Monastic Studies

John Cassian famously declared that, like a hunter's bow, the hermit must not remain taut: just as a bow must be unstrung to retain its flexibility, so must the holy man relax at times to retain his spiritual suppleness. Benedict had structured leisure time into daily life in his Rule, and periods of recreation and ludi were allowed in the constitutions and traditions of every order. However, recreation could also be abused, licit leisure transformed into acadia and idleness; this problem was compounded by scholastic debates over the moral problems of leisure activities. (When was play a virtue?

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. [Deadline Extended to September 15]

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 7:53am
Four Corners Conference on Globalization

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being "Culture and Ethnicity". On October 26 and 27, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, will convene this fourth regional conference which is designed to permit multiple disciplines to share perspectives on themes involving globalization.

MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:44am
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

CFP: MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK

http://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/modernist-magazines/

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)

MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:02am
MarineLives

MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers

We are recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates for MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669.

MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.

Tampa Review Online wants your poems, reading year round

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 11:02pm
Tampa Review Online [TROn]

Tampa Review Online is a brand new online review from the University of Tampa's MFA in Creative Writing. We are the literary cousin of the print Tampa Review. We read year round and publish 2 poems, (6-8 pieces on total of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art) every 2 weeks, or about 42 poems a year. We can be found online at tampareviewonline.org, and submissions are accepted through our software at tampareviewonline.org/submissions.

Adapting Classical Myths and Themes in Canadian Literature

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:38pm
NeMLA; 21-24 March 2013; Boston, Mass.

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
44th Annual Convention
21-24 March 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Call for Papers:
Adapting Classical Myths and Themes in Canadian Literature

Borrow Language: Remixes, Mash Ups and Rip Offs (Deadline: October 31, 2012)

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:04pm
Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie

The new editorial team of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing /Rédactologie invites submissions for its inaugural special issue on representations of others' talk and text. Specifically, this issue will focus on those shifting practices and perspectives that impinge on or challenge public and institutional discussions of borrowed language. The inter-animated workings of online discourse, renewed debates about copyright law and new sites of collaborative writing, alongside perennial concerns about student writing, suggest that conceptions of linguistic borrowing need further consideration.

Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 2:41pm
The African-American Studies Collective

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013

Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

CFP: TAEECE2013 - Mevlana University Konya Turkey (May 9-11, 2013)

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:05am
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)

The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/taeece2013/

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.

[UPDATE] 13-14 December 2012 The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 6:01am
The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

13-14 December 2012
Ankara, Turkey

Keynote Speaker
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies
University of Kent

Contact name: Elif Öztabak-Avcı (elifo@metu.edu.tr)
contact email: bnc2012@metu.edu.tr

Multilingual Early Middle English

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:00am
Early Middle English Society for Kalamazoo 2013

Multilingual Early Middle English
This panel is interested in papers that reimagine the boundaries of Early Middle English in a multilingual milieu. We are interested in papers that think about multilingualism on the page, multilingual texts in one manuscript, or how multilingualism can make Early Middle English an interesting expertimental zone for code-switching and mixed language. We are also interested in how other media (music, visual, etc.) may also help reimagine multilingualism and the production of early Middle English.

Please send abstracts to: dokim@vassar.edu by September 15

Rereading the Ormulum

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:58am
Early Middle English Society for Kalamazoo 2013

Rereading the Ormulum (Bodleian Library MS Junius 1)

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 1:12am
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Conference Conveners have decided to expand the event's capacity and accept more proposals for papers and panels.

The new deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.

Call for Papers

Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

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