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[Extended Deadline: December 10]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC

In the course of African-American cultural history, the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro movement, has proven one of the most influential in shaping and directing black artistic expression. For this collection, Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance, we seek a series of essays of five thousand to six thousand words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the most influential and at times controversial authors of the time from Langston Hughes to Claude McKay, Carl van Vechten to Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Nella Larsen.

*Dec 1st deadline* - Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:56am
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge

Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

Topics might include

The Alchemical Landscape: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:45am
Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
23rd March 2015

"If any one book put ley lines on the map, re-enchanted the British landscape and made Glastonbury the capital of the New Age it was John Michell's seminal 1969 tome The View Over Atlantis."
---Bob Rickard, Fortean Times, 2009.

[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

Digital Material conference // 21-22 May 2015 // National University of Ireland, Galway

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:41am
Dr Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] Smart Education and e-Learning 2015

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:54am
KES International

Smart Education and E-Learning 2015 (SEEL-15)
Hilton Sorrento Palace, Sorrento, Italy
17th-19th June 2015

Smart Education and E-Learning 2015 (SEEL-15) - Launching a New Vision in Education and e-Learning

[UPDATE] SPM 17th Annual International Conference : EXTENDED DEADLINE January 15, 2015

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:32am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 17th annual international conference. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by National University in La Jolla (San Diego), California, U.S.A.

Proposals for 3-person panels are now also being accepted. These should be organized around specific media—for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.

(Un)/veiling the Self: Contested Desires (deadline for submissions 01/15/2015)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:51am
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The 2015 issue of the 29th volume of Études Francophones, entitled "(Un)/veiling the Self: Contested Desires," invites contributions exploring the avatars of the veil in the era of globalization, with emphasis on contemporary Francophone spaces. In France, and more recently, in Quebec, the veil has been a site of multiple contentions that illuminate dichotomies such as religious vs. secular, private vs. public, local vs. global, self vs. other. These contentions are moments that deserve reflection, as they invite us to rethink these polarities in terms of contiguity.

UCLA Mediascape Journal "Columns"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:48am
Zeinab Oumais / UCLA

Columns - "Time"

The manipulation and treatment of time in film, television, and digital media has been subject to many different styles and interpretations across Hollywood's history, and therein time itself. Time is a factor that is often used to enhance and/or complicate narratives and filmic elements, which in turn attempts to intensify our viewing and interactive experiences. The aim of this issue is to explore time in its different forms and the roles it plays in film, television, and digital media - and to also take into account the role it plays for the audience.

Columns welcomes submissions of approximately 800-3,500 words (5-15 pages) in Chicago format. Topics may include but are not limited to:

12th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Melbourne 6-10 July 2015

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:43pm
Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference Association

The Organising Committee of the 12th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference invites submissions aiming to expand both the knowledge and awareness of the discipline of piano pedagogy and the interpretation of keyboard music in general. Proposals for scholarly papers, recitals, lecture-recitals, as well as discussion topics suitable for open fora on any aspect of piano pedagogy and/or performance are welcome for consideration.

Further information about paper submissions and a conference brochure can be downloaded from

See also

Trans- and Trance 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:15pm
Western University

(((Trans- & Trance)))

17th Annual Graduate Student Conference | Western University, Canada

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures | Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Keynotes by Dr. David S. Ferris (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Dr. Joel Faflak (Western University)