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CFP: Children in Media

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:55pm
Red Feather Journal

CFP: Children in Media

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline Sept 15th, 2014).

Rereading, Revisiting, and Reinventing Faulkner for the 21st Century / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9 / Abstracts Due Jun. 10

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:53pm
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore and excavate SAMLA 86's themes of sustainability and renewal in the works of William Faulkner. As the geographical compass of Faulkner Studies has shifted ever southward and Faulkner criticism has embraced postcolonial, transatlantic, and digital humanities readings of his work, we believe the time is ripe for scholarly reconsiderations of those works otherwise thought to be critically overexposed. We interpret the terms "sustainability" and "renewal" broadly and invite abstracts that approach Faulkner's work from a unique textual or theoretical perspective, particularly those that seek to revise, reinterpret, and/or reinvigorate Faulkner criticism for the 21st century.

Sustainable Conversations on 16th c. Lit and Culture / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta / Abstracts Due June 6th

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:57pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

What aspects of sixteenth-century literature and culture continue to fascinate to this day?

Over the last roughly 500 years, Renaissance poets, playwrights, philosophers, and myriad other figures have continued to provide fertile ground for sustained conversation and debate within academia and beyond. For the study of the Renaissance to remain relevant, scholars must decide which conversations are worth sustaining. "Sustainable conversations" are those that invite debate, that challenge existing paradigms, that adapt to the shifting landscape of contemporary scholarship and culture at large.

This SAMLA 86 panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, circa 1450-1642.

[UPDATE] [Deadline extended] [email correction] Teaching Heart of Darkness and Other Texts by Joseph Conrad (by June 20, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:50pm

For the 86th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014: While taking into consideration the special focus for SAMLA 86, we will consider the importance of artfully and effectively introducing Conrad to undergraduates. Making Conrad authentic, pertinent, and interesting for students as we go forward can contribute to the goal of sustainability in the Humanities. How might such lesson be designed? What might a student-centered class period (or several periods) devoted to a Conrad story look like for the student? What sequence of activities might the facilitator, the professor, choose to guide the students in a way that allows them to make crucial discoveries about Conrad on their own?

[UPDATE] Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:48pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany)

2nd Call for Papers

Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics

Research Agendas in Literary Linguistics

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 15-17 April 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde)
Johanna Laakso (Vienna)
Deirdre Wilson (UCL)

International Children's Geographies Conference 2015, Children's Literature and Children's Geographies (due July 1, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:42pm
Kate Slater

This multidisciplinary panel, to be proposed for the 4th International Children's Geographies Conference, seeks to bring together two groups researching the sociospatial constructions of young people—children's geographers and critics of children's literature—to consider the role of literature for children in creating children's geographies. Written narratives have their own important spatialities, their own methods of making visible real and imagined places of childhood. While imagined representations of place and space differ in important ways from physical locations that living children inhabit, these representations and tangible sites are also closely interrelated.

Shakespeare: The Philosopher, 12th-13th September 2014; deadline for abstracts 16th June 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:14am
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Shakespeare's work is rich in philosophical themes, addressing questions in areas including metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Meanwhile, issues concerning how Shakespeare's works manage to represent what they do are ripe for consideration in aesthetics, with the plays raising questions about the nature of representation, fiction, interpretation, literature and history, tragedy and comedy. Shakespeare: The Philosopher aims to explore the importance of philosophy in understanding Shakespeare, and the importance of Shakespeare to issues in philosophy.

Panel on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:44am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot's final novel. Contributors are encouraged to submit work that examines the many facets of Eliot's last novel, as she engaged the historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and cultural trends of her day.

The annual conference for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

The Material Culture of Magic

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:25am
Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie

Call for Chapters - The Material Culture of Magic

Book project, ed. by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie

Magic is a wide field of research comprising what we might call the occult, paranormal events, anomalous experience, spirituality and other phenomena throughout human history. However, research has often been focused more narrowly on the historical analysis of written sources, or the anthropology and occasionally sociology of practitioners and their communities, for example. What is often overlooked are the physical artefacts of magic themselves.

Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holocaust in a Global Age, October 9 - 11, 2014, University of Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:36am
University of Hamburg, Germany, Department of English and American Studies

The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.

[UPDATE] Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:47am
University of Le Mans, University of Angers, University of Farmington

Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts

March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015