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Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages, Harvard University, March 13-15, 2014

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:02am
Harvard University's English Department and Standing Committee on Medieval Studies

The legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages has been enjoying a resurgence of interest in recent years, with new editions, translations, and studies that place his profound influence in a new light. The Alfredian Boethius project of Oxford University, to pick just one example, has produced a critical edition of the Old English Boethius (2009), and the spinoff database of the commentary tradition will almost certainly change our understanding of the broader reception of The Consolation of Philosophy across medieval Europe. Other recent work has revisited the legacy of Boethius in the fields of music, philosophy, poetry, and theology, and the Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages (2012) will stimulate future scholarship and teaching.

Lateral Aesthetics (Collected Edition) UPDATE

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 11:04pm
California State University

In her essay "Slow Death: Sovereignty, Obesity, Lateral Agency," cultural theorist Lauren Berlant contrasts "lateral agency" with the sovereign agency of the neoliberal subject. Where sovereign agency builds, intends, and extends the self via a purposive and propulsive will, lateral agency floats, spreads, hovers, and spaces out, interrupting the breakneck pace of capitalist production and suspending the self's forward motion. For Berlant, lateral agency symptomizes the exhaustion and attrition of the individual's will, particularly individuals of the working class, at the same time as it expresses a kind of pleasure in practices of self-abeyance.

Victorian Pedagogy, proposals due 10/31/13 (MVSA April 11-13, 2014)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:29pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

The MVSA invites proposals for a Pedagogy Roundtable at the 2014 MVSA conference on the campus of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Presenters will introduce innovative and successful strategies for teaching Victorian literature, history, music and culture in the classroom.

Presentations for this session need not be linked to the conference theme of "Victorian Violence."

Send a 300-word abstract and 1-page vita (both as MWord documents) by October 31, 2013, to conferencesubmissions@midwestvictorian.org.

Victorian Pedagogy Roundtable, proposals due 10/31/13 (MVSA April 11-13, 2014)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:25pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

The MVSA invites proposals for a Pedagogy Roundtable at the 2014 MVSA conference on the campus of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Presenters will introduce innovative and successful strategies for teaching Victorian literature, history, music and culture in the classroom.

Presentations for this session need not be linked to the conference theme of "Victorian Violence."

"Reflections on Frances Burney's The Wanderer at 200"

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 5:56pm
Call for Panel Papers at the British Women Writers Conference 2014

Reflecting on the critical reception of The Wanderer in October 1814, Frances Burney hoped that, in future years, her fourth and final novel, "when read fresh, & free from local circumstances of a mischievous tendency," would "by no means be found the lowest in the scale" of her works (J&L VII: 484). Selling out in its first edition and yet notoriously excoriated by William Hazlitt and John Wilson Croker and condemned for its perceived French sympathies, The Wanderer continues to evoke attention as Burney's darkest, most contentious, and most overtly political novel.

PCA/ACA National Conference: BDSM/Kink/Fetish Studies: Chicago, IL April 16-19, 2014 (Deadline Nov. 1, 2013)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 1:04pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to the study of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes in all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras.

All representations of BDSM, Kink, and fetishes in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.

We also welcome any academic discussion of the real-life practice of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes, as well as the lived experiences of people identifying as kinky.

CEAMAGazine Call for Papers (Oct. 15 annual deadline for March publication)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:32pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication poems and fiction related to literature or teaching and book reviews.

The Deep and the Daring: Reading and Teaching Poetry in the 21st Century (2 October 2013 – 7 October 2013)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:19am
H S Komalesha/IIT Kharagpur

'Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation'

'We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.'

'The Green Breast of the New World': Visions of America's Promise [NEMLA; 8/2]

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:17am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This session welcomes papers or presentations on visions of America, the American Dream, and the American landscape. As Nick Carraway describes at the end of The Great Gatsby, America has held promise for generations of dreamers. Even though we are drawn back 'ceaselessly into the past,' we continue to lay our dreams on America's shores. How has an understanding of the Dream changed? Any exploration of questions surrounding the myth and reality of the American Dream--from early explorers to current immigrants--is welcome. 250-word abstract due August 2.

For more information about the conference or the organization, see http://www.nemla.org.

Update Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:34am
Black Camera

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

Digital Humanities, SWPACA (February 19-22, 2014)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:33am
Digital Humanities Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Please join us for the 35th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Digital Humanities is a new subject area in the newly renamed SWPACA conference (formerly Southwest Texas PCA/ACA), and the theme for 2014 is "Popular and American Culture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."

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