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Romance and the Animal Turn, at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:45am
Medieval Romance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts.

NeMLA 2020: "Psychoanalysis and Laughter: Unconscious Meanings and Political Subversions"

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his famous study on “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious," Freud argues that jokes, and the laughter they elicit, allow a kind of access to the unconscious. They permit, among other things, the fulfillment of repressed desires, the channeling of aggression into an acceptable social form, and polysemic satisfaction. As the structure of a joke operates similarly to the structure of a dream (by condensation and displacement, metaphor and metonymy), it also enables the revelation of contemporary ideology and its ambiguities. Further, for Lacan, with the child’s “jubilant assumption of his [sic] specular image” in the mirror, laughter coincides with the ego's coming-into-being.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/15: Digital research across the humanities, 29–30 November 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:34pm
University of Newcastle, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dear colleagues, Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at ‘Digital research across the humanities’, a two-day symposium to be held at the University of Newcastle, Australia on 29 and 30 November 2019. The symposium will be preceded by Newcastle’s first THATCamp on the morning of 28 November 2019, a free, open meeting of humanists and technologists at all levels, and it will officially begin with a Stylo workshop by Jan Rybicki on the same day.

Proposals may address any topic related to digital humanities, broadly defined, and may take the form of traditional paper sessions, roundtables, demonstrations, and workshops.

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVII

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:43pm
Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVII
‘Dark Enlightenments’
2-4 December 2020
Adelaide, Australia

Keynotes:
Associate Professor Kate Fullager (Macquarie)
Professor Sasha Handley (Manchester)
Associate Professor Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster)