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CFP: Midwest MLA Special Session, November 8-11, 2012 - "Writing the Ineffable: Mystic Literature and the Limits(?) of Language"

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 1:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Morgan Shipley / Michigan State University
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In The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James informs us that the mystical state operates in an ineffable realm and, as such, language remains incapable of accurately narrating or textualizing the mystical experience. And yet, mystical literature has attempted to find expression for what, ostensibly, can be described as an absence, a lack, a debt within the normative structures of communicative and discursive language. If the mystical experience inhabits a landscape beyond the limits and borders of language, how do writers find the words to describe the ineffable? How do form, word-play, negative dialectics and deconstructive tendencies help structure, out of an absence, a mystic analysis or language of unity?

Appropriating the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures, Deadline 9/30/12

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association

Appropriating the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

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

During the medieval and early modern periods, the Bible was a source of worship, instruction, and entertainment. This panel invites papers that address ways the Bible was read, misread, adapted, or performed. A variety of approaches and perspectives are welcomed. Topics might include translation and adaptation, Bible illustration, the commentary tradition, biblical exempla, apocryphal narrative, and drama.

20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD
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Call for Papers
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

Media Studies Interest Group - Papers and Programs - WSCA (Reno, NV, February 15-19, 2013) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Scott Diffrient / Western States Communication Association (WSCA)

Call for Papers and Programs
Media Studies Interest Group
WESTERN STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

2013 WSCA Convention
Reno, Nevada
February 15 - 19

Conference Theme: GOING GLOBAL: COMMUNICATION IN THE NETWORK ERA

THE DICKENS WORLD: POST-IMPERIAL READINGS [18-20 DECEMBER, 2012]

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:19am
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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH (CENTRE OF ADVANCED STUDY) AND CENTRE FOR VICTORIAN STUDIES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA 700032, INDIA

The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.

Psychedemia: Psychedelics in Academia 9/27-9/30 2012

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Psychedemia / University of Pennsylvania
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Conference Announcement and Call for Exhibits
PSYCHEDEMIA: interdisciplinary conference integrating psychedelic experiences in academia.

September 27th-30th, 2012
The University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visionaries, professionals, and academics from across the sciences, cultural studies, medicine, visual arts, and music are invited to the University of Pennsylvania for the first ever Psychedemia: a conference integrating psychedelic experiences in academia.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; June 15, 2012

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Spring/Summer 2012 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom.
Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts with abstracts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
http://www.cpcc.edu/taltp

CFP: Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
HEnry Schwarz/ Blackwell Publishers
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Call For Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is soliciting contributions for 400 original entries ("headwords") on a wide range of topics relating to colonial/ postcolonial dynamics. Our coverage is global and ranges historically from cultures of contact (1492) through European colonization and imperialism to the present, with emphasis on movements of decolonization post WWII. With regional editors on three continents we ensure a wide geographical representation.

Teaching African Literature Roundtable, SAMLA conference Nov. 9-11, North Carolina

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State Univeristy
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TEACHING AFRICAN LITERATURE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
This panel discussion will invite faculty members who have taught full courses in African literature to share ideas about book lists, pedagogical approaches, classroom activities, and supplemental materials (i.e., art, film, documentaries, digital sources, etc.). Panelists will also discuss how a course in African literature can be positioned within an English curriculum and within regional studies across the university. By June 30, 2012, please submit abstracts to Renee Schatteman, Georgia State University, at schatteman@gsu.edu.

CFP - "States of Suspension": UChicago Graduate Conference, Nov 15-16, 2012

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

November 15 – 16, 2012

University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History

Deadline: August 1, 2012 / statesofsuspension@gmail.com

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