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CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Pilgrimage

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:25pm
Emily Kelley/ Saginaw Valley State University

Call for Papers: Striding toward Salvation: Medieval and Renaissance Pilgrimage in Europe and the Mediterranean. Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI), February 22-23, 2013

John Donne Society Annual Conference -- Feb 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:16pm
John Donne Society of America

John Donne Society 28th Anniversary Conference
Call for Papers
Thursday, 21 February, to Saturday, 23 February, 2013
The Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Individual papers on any aspect of Donne's life and work are welcome. Please note that only full papers, not simply proposals, will be considered.
COMPLETE PAPERS (1 copy, 8-11 pages maximum, as an email Word attachment; please include your e-mail and mailing addresses in the body of the email submission).
All graduate student essays accepted for presentation will be considered for the John R. Roberts Award for Best Essay by a Graduate Student.

CFP: Special issue on Science Fictions

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:51pm
Studies in the Novel

Call for Papers

For a special issue on "Science Fictions" Studies in the Novel seeks critical responses to the genres of SF. Essays would consider debates within SF's various communities of genre and affiliation, as well as across these communities, with an emphasis on the SF novel or writings of any kind by noted SF novelists. Submission deadline is September 1, 2014; all questions and submissions should be directed to studiesinthenovel@unt.edu.

Guest Editor: Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Chair of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan 2008), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003).

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 4:02pm
Alex Vernon, Hendrix College

CFP: "Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Rather than the typical single-text approach, Kent State University Press's Teaching Hemingway series will focus each new volume on pedagogical approaches to major issues in the author's works. This volume intends to explore the many intersections of teaching war, teaching war literature, and teaching the works of Ernest Hemingway. We are thus hopeful that our contributors and our audience will come to us from several academic disciplines. The target audience is teachers at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

CfP Summer School "Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind" 26th - 30th August 2013

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:05pm
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst (Germany)

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the International Summer School "Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind". The event will take place from
26th to 30th August 2013 and will be hosted by Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst (Germany).

The Summer School provides a unique opportunity for Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior academic researchers to
take part in a lively exhange of ideas within an international and interdisciplinary community of experts in aesthetics and the embodied mind thesis.

Conference of College Teachers of English

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 2:55pm
Conference of College Teachers of English (Texas)

CCTE welcomes scholarly papers, creative writing, and panels in literature and language, including linguistics, film, popular culture, rhetoric, composition, ESL, and teaching these areas.

CCTE accepts only submissions that have not been read or published elsewhere.

Smooth Criminals: Blandishments, Satire, and Communicative Trickery in the Middle Ages, Kalamazoo, MI May 9-12, 2013

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:46pm
Special Session, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Medieval Christians were ambivalent about rhetoric. In 'De doctrina christiana,' Augustine describes an unknown poet's idolatrous tribute to the god Neptune with an allusion to Luke 15:16: "Within its pleasing covering, this husk rattles sonorous little gems; but it is the nourishment of pigs, not of men" ("Haec siliqua intra dulce tectorium sonantes lapillos quatit; non est autem hominum sed porcorum cibus"). Augustine's mixed metaphor conflates aural, visual, and gustatory pleasure, and emphasizes language's potential for empty sensuality. He suggests that the smooth or pleasing surface of poetic language may conceal proper meaning or deceptively cover over a void in spiritual truth.

Live Visuals for Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments - LEA - Abstract Deadline September 1, 2012

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:19am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Key advancements in real-time graphics and video processing over the past five years have resulted in broad implications for a number of academic, research and commercial communities. They enabled interaction designers, live visualists (VJs), game programmers, and information architects to utilize the power of advanced digital technologies to model, render and effect visual information in real-time.

cfp: Russian and Soviet films in from the Global Arctic

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 10:32am
Scott MacKenzie, Anna W. Stenport

We are seeking proposals for a volume entitled Films on Ice: Arctic Imaginations, Landscapes, and Populations in Twentieth Century Moving Images. Films on Ice is the first book of its kind to analyse the cinemas of the Arctic from a transnational, global perspective. Bringing together an international array of scholars and researchers from the Arctic countries (Canada, the US, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia), we aim to trace out the key issues facing the study of Arctic moving images, both those made in the Global North and those that, for various reasons, appropriate the North to their own political and aesthetic ends.