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[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:07am
Christopher Walker

This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?

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

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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

Organizers

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

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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

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:57pm
IUGTE

"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.

Animal Studies in the Age of Evolution

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

[UPDATE]
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.
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"Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL) (abstract deadline 5/12/14)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

Geography, Environments, Narratives

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:16pm
MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

This panel considers the intersections between literature and geography, or literature and environment, from the mid-nineteenth century through the modernist period. We are interested in how geographical knowledge circulates, regulates, conditions, or disrupts. Specific attention to how narrative functions (broadly conceived) in relation to particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations (academic, middlebrow, popular, avant garde) is welcome. 500 word abstracts and c.v. to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Anne Baker (abaker@ncsu.edu) by 15 March 2014.

MFS Special Issue - Infrastructuralism

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 3:54pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Guest Editors: Sophia Beal, Bruce Robbins, and Michael Rubenstein
Deadline for Submissions: 1 September 2014

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:31am
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal invites submissions both to the section "Text in Context," which consists of varied topics, as well as a special section on the topic "Sex in Context."

Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Interfacing Language and Literature. 12-13 October 2014.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:58am
Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.

Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:
• Language acquisition and learning
• Language Education
• Innovation in language teaching and learnings
• Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Language Curriculum Development
• Language Testing and Assessment
• Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
• The role of language and communication in human cognition
• Translation and Interpretation
• Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature ( Extended: due 27 Feb.)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:22am
Rebeccah Bechtold

"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.

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