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Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington
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The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

McLuhan's Faith and Works Conference - Winnipeg, Oct 18-19, 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34am
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IISTC and the Marshall McLuhan Initiative

The First Joint Conference
International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC)
and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative
CALL FOR PAPERS
McLuhan's Faith and Works
October 18-19, 2015 St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Conference Coordinators:
Read Mercer Schuchardt (read.schuchardt@wheaton.edu) Wheaton College
Howard R. Engel (howardr.engel@gmail.com) St. Paul's College

Literature of Status / The Status of Literature [UPDATE]

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:17am
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The University of Alabama Department of English
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The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-first Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:06am
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KES International

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Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
12th - 14th April 2015 Seville, Spain
http://sdm-15.kesinternational.org/
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----First Keynote speaker announced!
Professor Paul Maropoulos, Head of LIMA, Editor of Journal of Engineering Manufacture, University of Bath
Title: Design Verification in the Context of the Light Controlled Factory
More information and abstract to follow. We will also be announcing more speakers soon!

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions (deadline 2/15/2015)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

Shock Value: Experience, Affect and the Moving Image

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:29pm
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Cinema Studies Department, New York University
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NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference
February 20-21, 2015

From theorists Munsterberg and Benjamin to Deleuze and Gunning, the concept of shock has a long historical and theoretical legacy in cinema and media studies. Moving images and sound can challenge zones of sensory, emotional, or intellectual comfort. Movie theater, gallery, television, or touch screen, what does it mean to produce and experience shock in media? Or, have we entered a post-shock era? With a news cycle that appears increasingly punctuated by one explosive event after another, the time is ripe to revisit moving image media through the lens of shock.

MAP annual conference, April 10-11, 2015 "Reform and Resistance" [UPDATE]

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:34pm
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Medieval Association of the Pacific
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MAP is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its annual conference hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, April 10-11, 2015. The program committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. We welcome papers and panels that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages, especially those that connect to the conference theme, broadly conceived. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP to register for the conference and participate.

Proposals need to include the following for each speaker:

Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

This conference seeks to be the first of its kind that is dedicated to questions of anarchism in conjunction with questions about the body conceived of as real, social, perceived, constructed, or institutionalized. The conference committee will consider papers that use anarchism to inform studies related to the body or studies related to the body informing anarchism. We encourage innovative papers that engage with multiple aspects of anarchism intersecting with multiple disciplines and fields. While we encourage innovation, radical thought, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, we ask that individuals explain how their argument or presentation is applicable or significant to the fields with which they engage to ensure a coherent program.

[UPDATE] Young Shakespeare (extended deadline: 11/10/14)

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:24am
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Société Française Shakespeare

The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.

We welcome proposals on all aspects concerning youth and Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

- What exactly was innovative, revolutionary even, in Shakespeare's youthful productions, and what might be learnt from them by today's young audiences, scholars, performers and readers?
- How far can today's young actors, directors, academics in literature and history, find inspiration for their own works in the "Young Shakespeare" experience?
- What types of products and productions aimed at young people today draw their titles, characters or elements of plots from Shakespeare?

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