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Joy/La joie (February 27th - March 1st 2014)

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:36am
Centre for Comparative Literature - University of Toronto

JOY

Centre for Comparative Literature
University of Toronto
February 27th – March 1st, 2014

"JOY" is the theme for the 24th annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at
the University of Toronto. We invite you to consider the idea of joy in literary, theoretical, and
interdisciplinary contexts.

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:32am
Southwest PCA/ACA

The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 35th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
February 19-22, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

"It's the end of the world as we know it!" …Or maybe just a major disaster; either way, we are looking to discuss it here. The Apocalypse and Disaster Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster or the end.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2014 Graduate Student Conference- Origins, Identity, and Authenticity - 01/30/14 - 02/01/14 - Atlanta, GA

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 8:41am
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University's English department and sponsored by the department's Graduate English Association. The conference is designed to provide emerging and experienced graduate scholars in the humanities with a forum for sharing their latest research. While the conference has a different suggested theme each year, adherence to the suggested theme is not at all necessary to be considered for inclusion in the conference. New Voices invites papers on all topics and themes related not only to English studies, but all other humanities disciplines as well as the social sciences and political science.

2014 Suggested Theme:
Origins, Identity, and Authenticity

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:29am
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France

CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT from 10 to 12 March 2014.
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France are pleased to announce the organisation of an international conference on ʻCreating Myths as Narratives of Empowerment and Disempowermentʼ to be held at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba from 10 to 12 March 2014.

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.

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