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Since Kimmel -CfP - January 1, 2015

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:36pm
Jonathan A. Allan and Frank G. Karioris

This collection of essays seeks to imagine critical studies of men and masculinities since Kimmel. What does it mean to study men and masculinities after Kimmel? Since, of course, is a complex word that speaks as much to moving beyond Kimmel, as it does to speaking in the shadow of Kimmel. How do we imagine men's studies and its future after Kimmel?

Cornering the Snarket: Sarcasm and Snark in Medieval Literature and Cultures

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:50pm
Alan Baragona and Elizabeth Rambo

From the litotes of Old English poetry to the layered ironies of Chaucer, the subtle ironies of the Provencal trobairitz, and the less subtle insultatis of the milites characters in medieval drama, the rhetorical trope of ironia is well-trod territory. However, sarcasmos, the "flesh tearing" subset of ironia, is notoriously difficult to identify in a written text, because it relies so much on the tone of a speaking voice. However, there are instances in medieval texts where the combination of circumstance and word choice makes it absolutely clear that the speaker, whether a character or a narrator, is being unambiguously sarcastic.

Full STEAM Ahead--Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat Oct. 22-24, 2014; Proposals by July 1

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:47pm
Terry Novak/Atlantic Center for Learning Communities

The 14th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held October 22-24, 2014 at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT. We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within the general theme of "Full STEAM Ahead!" We especially invite proposals that envision the continued evolution of learning communities, with a special focus on the integration of the Arts and STEM disciplines. ACLC Retreat workshops are designed to be interactive, with the goal of providing workshop participants with practical applications based on solid learning community research and principles. Workshops, or learning exchanges, are offered in a block of 75 minutes and may take one of two forms:

[UPDATE] CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Saturday, May 31

Additional papers are sought for multiple Asian Literature standing sessions at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future October 20-21, 2014 (Abstract Deadline: 7/15/2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:11pm
African American Studies

Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014

This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:35am
Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.

City Science and City Craft -- MMLA 2014 (Nov. 13-16)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:50am
Midwest Modern Languages Association

Finding a coin in a street gutter, the protagonist of Charles Reznikoff's 1930 novel "By the Waters of Manhattan" concludes, "If there was woodcraft . . . he was master of a new science, citycraft." Though his sense of mastery is short-lived, the language of his expression points toward a method of grappling with the economic realities of modern city life that aligns with what Tim Armstrong identifies as a conflict between the modern and the inherited.

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28th

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:01am
The Compass Scholarly Journal / Arcadia University

The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate level work.

Submission Guidelines

• All papers should be emailed to thecompass@arcadia.edu as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.