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Technical Writing at CEA (3/26-28/2020)

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:42pm
Linda Di Desidero/ College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Technical Writing at CEA 2020

 

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on all areas of Technical Writing for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Conference Theme

M@P: Technique and Technology in the Middle Ages

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Medievalists@Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

12th-Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate Conference

Date: April 17, 2020
Keynote: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), author of
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015)

Exigence in the Anthropocene: Teaching Ecocomposition in the Age of Climate Change

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Everett/University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

 

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
Shelley Ingram / University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

Editors: Willow G. Mullins and Shelley Ingram

    

“Don’t like the weather here? Wait five minutes, it’ll change.”

Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:05pm
Sarah Baccianti & Deborah Hayden / Queen’s University & Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World
19–21 March 2020 Maynooth University, Ireland

This interdisciplinary conference explores the reception and transmission of medical knowledge between and across England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Scandinavia during the medieval period, and will draw on history, literature, philosophy, science, religion, art, archaeology and manuscript studies. It will interrogate medical texts and ideas in both Latin and vernacular languages, addressing questions of translation, cultural and scientific inheritance and exchange, and historical conceptions of health and of the human being within nature.

"Cosmopolitanism and World Citizenship" International Conference

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:58pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

“I am a citizen of the cosmos” Cynic Diogenes replied in the fourth century BCE when he was asked about his origins. What does it mean to be a global citizen today? Highly complex, multilayered and always contemporary, the concept of cosmopolitanism offers fertile ground and uncharted waters for scholarly interpretations. For millennia, philosophers have theorized on the meaning of global citizenship in an effort to identify who are the “kosmopolites”, the real citizens of “the Small World, the Great” in the words of Nobel laureate Odysseus Elytis.

“Somewhere in Between: Borders and Borderlands” International Conference Oxford

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:57pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

In an ever changing world the problems of setting boundaries as well as the need to create meanings and establish understanding of diverse phenomena have always been of the utmost importance for humanity. Borders, boundaries, frontiers, and borderlands, naturally formed or man made, are grounded in various ethical traditions, and have always been associated with limits and restrictions. The ongoing process of globalisation is changing the role and stereotypes of borders, so that they are often seen as opportunities rather than constraints. However, in some cases they are still being militarized and conflicted.

"Faces of War" International Conference

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:57pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The twentieth century, violent and brutal, offers a wide spectrum of material that deserves further analysis. The Great War introduced the first aspects of modern warfare; the Second World War, even more devastating in its atrocities, advanced war further. The Cold War introduced modern society to new methods and technological advancements of warfare, beyond anything our species had seen. The thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Iron Curtain in 1989 altered the balance of global power yet again.

International Conference on Food Studies "Culinary Evolutions"

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:57pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

This conference will explore food as a complex cultural product, an indicator of social, religious and political identity. It will focus on people's relationship with food and discuss how food choices are determined by historical period, region, class, gender, kinship and/or ethnicity.

International Conference Oxford on Medical Humanities

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

International Conference on Medical Humanities 14-15 March 2020 - St Anne's College, University of Oxford

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

and

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire

 

 

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity”

Hippocrates

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender Narratives”

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:55pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

International Conference Oxford "Migrating World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration and Integration"

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:55pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Migration has been a constant feature of human history – “homo migrans” have existed ever since “homo sapiens”. Recently the themes of migration and integration have been especially topical in Europe and in other parts of the world due to massive and ever-growing movement of population. These spreading in-flows of immigrants have a strong impact on the social, economic and political climate of host countries, which are often highly challenged by the growing number of immigrants and, therefore, have to review their immigration and integration policies to adjust to the contemporary processes of globalization.

"The Aesthetics of Decay: Creative Modes of Destruction" International Conference Oxford

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Decay as a state of nature is inevitable, yet it is something that could be at least postponed: decay in art as the main decadent idea has been on the cultural front row long enough to make certain conclusions about its essential characteristics. Decay as a philosophical issue is much more complex than its natural incarnation: French Symbolists and, later, fin de siècle authors regarded decay as an inseparable part of any type of cultural cognition. Its original interpretations can be found in the ideas of Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Nietzsche, Wagner, Bergson’s intuitivism, modern scientific discoveries and folklore. The art of decay feels the need to justify its aesthetic principles, to explain to the public audience its goals and tasks.

Spatiality and Temporality "Time, Space and Culture" International Conference

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.

"Fashion, Body and Culture" International Conference

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Applying diverse methods from across subject disciplines the conference will explore fashion and style in wide-ranging contexts. It will examine connections between fashion, body and culture and will focus on dress, cosmetics, coiffure and body alterations (piercing, tattooing, circumcision, aesthetic surgery, etc). 

How does our dress or hair style create our identity and status? How is it concerned with sexual and body politics? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal or unique to Western culture? These and other questions we set out to discuss at the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Film Studies Workshop: The Double in Cinema

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020

How do we specify the parameters of our identity? How do we differentiate ourselves from others? Is it functional to emotionally invest in social masks, compartmentalising various dimensions of ourselves? Is the ‘double’ a useful symbol for communicating division in the self and emotional conflict?

Identity formation is a psychological process by which a person assimilates an aspect of someone else and is transformed, wholly or partially, by the model that the other provides. It is by means of a series of identifications that the conscious personality is formed. Whilst a simple concept on the surface, identity is one of the most perplexing areas of clinical and theoretical research in psychoanalysis.

International Conference on Film Studies: "(De)Constructing Narrative Identities"

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

International Conference on Oral History

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

For decades, oral history was considered less than scholarly, leading to its exclusion from several history books; thus valuable first-hand experiences and information that could alter historical truth were neglected and ultimately lost to oblivion. Our conference wishes to challenge the pervading view that oral testimony can lead to false representation of historical events and underline the significant support it can provide to historical research, especially in lieu of written documentation.

International Conference "Play, Masks and Make-believe: Ritual Representations"

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:53pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world.

International Conference on Gender Studies in Cambridge “Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity”

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:53pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

London Studies Workshop: Women Walking in the City

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:52pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Inspired by the journey of Virignia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Lauren Elkin’s critical work Flaneuse, this one-day workshop seeks to explore the idiosyncratic journey of various women in the city of London as represented in British fiction. The course will focus on the idea of women in public space and think about the ways in which the city provides women new freedoms to think, to explore and to be. We will look at work by Virginia Woolf, Muriel Spark and Anita Brookner and discuss representations of the city landscape in specific texts. We will also engage with some theories and ideas of the city in modernism and critical theory.

Spaces and Places: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:50pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 5th April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Every day we move through spaces that have been constructed or delineated somehow to be significant. We recognise and —consciously or unconsciously — react to this significance on a daily or hourly basis, and we draw from a cultural well of knowledge in order to do so.

Modernism and Disability Aesthetics

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Rafael Hernandez / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Recent work in the field of disability studies by scholars like Ato Quayson (2007), Tobin Siebers (2010), Maren Linett (2016), and Suzannah Biernoff (2017) has considered modernism’s appropriation of disabled bodies. This seminar thus seeks to better understand the role of disability in modernist literary and visual aesthetics. In particular, we encourage papers that consider how writers and artists borrowed from, mimicked, or otherwise recast disability as uniquely modernist literary and artistic subjects. Secondly, this seminar is interested in the ways modernism was cast as disabled in varied attacks on its aesthetic projects.

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish to Walter Miller Jr. to today

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
North East Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable CFP

Annual Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston MA, March 5th - 8th, 2020

Mariott Copley Place

Host Institution: Boston University

 

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish & Walter Miller Jr. to Today

REMINDER l ACLA March 2020: Oil & Water

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:51pm
​Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.

ACLA 2020: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Melanie Jones / UCLA (ACLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

UPDATE: Work on international and/or non-English authors especially welcome!!

With Health Humanities programs on the rise and medical memoirs flooding our bookshelves, it is easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have frequently squared off against doctors for the right to diagnostic prominence, particularly in capturing the "essence" of disease and the dis-eased body/mind. Their motivations, meanwhile, have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

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