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Technologies of Turning Workshop, May 20-22, 2013 (Applications due March 18)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:50pm
Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture/Harvard Art Museums

A PDF of the CFP (and workshop schedule) is available at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6064380/CFP-Turning.pdf

Technologies of Turning
An Exploration of Making and Meaning
May 20-22, 2014
Harvard University


Jennifer L. Roberts
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Ethan W. Lasser
Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums

Eligibility: current graduate students in any discipline

Gender and the Archives Roundtable, MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:01pm
MLA 2015, Special Session: Gender and the Archives Roundtable

This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.

We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.

CV and 250-wd abstract by March 15, 2014 to Judith Scholes (judith.scholes@gmail.com) and Jessica Beard (jessicajbeard@gmail.com).

Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity 2015

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:57pm

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.

Environmentalism and Postcolonial Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Session I

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:41pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In her afterword to Postcolonial Green, "Postcolonial Ecocriticism and the Question of Literature," Ursula K. Heise writes, "In the convergence of ecocriticism and postcolonialism...this question of the aesthetic arises with double force. If we believe—as I assume most ecocritical and postcolonial critics do—that the aesthetic transformation of the real has a particular potential for reshaping the individual and collective ecosocial imaginary, then the way in which aesthetic forms relate to cultural as well as biological structures deserves our particular attention" (258).

Hagiography Society seeking papers for a sponsored session at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:20pm
Hagiography Society

The Hagiography Society invites scholars to submit proposals for sponsored sessions at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans in October 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel related to sanctity or virtue traditions, please contact Alison Frazier, President of the Hagiography Society (akfrazier@austin.utexas.edu).

About the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC):

[UPDATE] March 12, 2014 "Not an Exit but a Shift: Changing Children's Literature" (MLA 2015; Vancouver, BC)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:17pm
Modern Language Association

In her 1998 article "Exit Children's Literature?" Maria Nikolajeva meditates on contemporary trends in the children's genre and closes with the statement that "we must acknowledge that, sooner or later, children's literature will be integrated into the mainstream and disappear." This panel responds to the question of her title, but it focuses less on the idea of a disappearance or death, and more on a reimagining of the children's genre. With this in mind, we invite papers that address the ways turn-of-the-twenty-first-century children's texts have shifted to accommodate and reflect a contemporary childhood through changes in aesthetics, mediums, genres, and/or ideologies.

Animal Studies in the Age of Evolution

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:54am
MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the following special session at MLA 2015.

This panel considers American literary engagements with animality and the human-animal relationship in light of late 19th- and early 20th-century Darwinism.

CV, 250-word abstract by 14 March 2014; Agnes Malinowska (amalinowska@uchicago.edu) and Rachael Nichols (rnichol1@skidmore.edu).

MMLA: The Live of Cities: Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:29am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html for more details.

RRMLA 2014. La science fiction chez les écrivains françaises (WIF panel)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:46am
Rocky Mountain MLA - Women in French session

This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014

[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:03am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

Medieval and Early Modern Folklore

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:43am
American Folklore Society

Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8

Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:

[UPDATE] Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:15am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts


Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at editors@forumjournal.org.

Hwa Kang English Journal Volume 20

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:49am
Hwa Kang English Journal

Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 20 (December 2014)
We welcome original submissions from domestic and foreign scholars in the fields of literature, linguistics, English teaching, and cultural studies. In addition to articles on research, methodology and criticism, the journal also welcomes book reviews.
Submission Deadlines: May 25, 2014