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[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries" Deadline: 3 March 2014

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:16am
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University of Sussex

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries"

'To be inside and outside a position at the same time – to occupy a territory while loitering sceptically on the boundary – is often where the most intensely creative ideas stem from. It is a resourceful place to be, if not always a painless one.' - Terry Eagleton

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
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49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:33pm
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Twelve Winters Press
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An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas,' edited by Ted Morrissey (http://tedmorrissey.com/), with an anticipated release date in 2015. The long-range goal is to do a series of anthologies on Gass's work with each book having a specific focus, and we're starting with the author's novellas. Visit http://twelvewinters.com/submissions/ for details.

Guidelines

Contributors should submit one document with

[UPDATE] Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy: Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium - April 11, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:20pm
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The Ohio State University - Department of Theatre
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As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances. As a new generation of practitioners emerges, we seek to interrogate, connect, critique, and celebrate the work of mime's late twentieth century North American cohort. We aim to articulate mime's history, to cultivate its legacy, and to imagine how contemporary artists might take mime into future practice, especially as they incorporate the potentials of motion capture and technological mediation.

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 Feb.)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:27pm
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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.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:04am
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Cusanuswerk

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Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

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2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:10am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:07am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:

20 June 2014 "Fictions of American Capitalism and the Narratives of Economic Theory"

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:46am
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Vincent Dussol/ Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3, France

One-day conference : "Illustrating, Constructing, Challenging the Model: Fictions of American Capitalism and the Narratives of Economic Theory"
- Montpellier, Friday 20 June 2014 (organized by EMMA EA 741, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3, Site Saint-Charles) :

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:23am
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University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies. This conference will explore the idea of the South as a region forever a step or two behind the modern nation, as well as reconsider the backward temporality of the South by taking its cue from poet and novelist Jack Butler's claim that "The future doesn't erase the past; it colonizes it."

Though the conference theme centers on southern literature and culture, we also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:44pm
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University of Warwick UK

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

"From the universal law of unevenness thus derives another law which . . . we may call the law of combined development – by which we mean a drawing together of the different stages of the journey, a combining of separate steps, an amalgam of archaic with more contemporary forms" (Leon Trotsky, The History of the Russian Revolution).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:06am
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Institute of Advanced Studies in English
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The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependance, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our study of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complementary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

Virtual Women: Webcomics due March 8; Special Session for MLA 2015, January 8-11

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Modern Language Association
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How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics that is both similar to and different from the space provided by graphic narratives in print form? In Graphic Women, Hillary Chute suggests that the graphic narrative form is particularly germane to representing the experiences of women. Scholarship has thus far focused mainly on comics in print form, with little scholarly attention given to webcomics. This panel aims to theorize webcomics as a medium by examining connections between gendered experience and the production of comics in the democratic space of the Internet. Papers could explore the following questions:

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