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Update-Global Positioning Systems-Mapping Beings Being Mapped Abstracts by 4/1

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:01am
William Thomas McBride

This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.

"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:10am
University of Cambridge: the Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference

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**Call for Papers**
The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference 2015
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Saturday, 18 April 2015

We are inviting submissions for papers to be presented at the annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference taking place on 18 April 2015. This year's theme is '"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century.'

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
Robinson Jeffers Association

Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

Teaching Non-Traditional Medieval and Renaissance Texts

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:55pm
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee

A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

Unsettling endings in English-language fiction - June 20th 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:26pm
OVALE research seminar - Paris-IV Sorbonne

CALL FOR PAPERS

UNSETTLING ENDINGS IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FICTION

Annual one-day conference organized by OVALE in partnership with VALE EA4085
Paris-IV Sorbonne University

June 20th 2015

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:12pm
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

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