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Horrors of War: The Living, the Undead, and the Battlefield

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:09pm
Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors (Abstracts 12/20/13; Essays 6/15/14)

Horrors of War: The Living, the Undead, and the Battlefield

War is hell, we tell ourselves, and battlefields are places where the spirits of the dead linger. Supernatural language and imagery—sacred and secular alike—pervades modern depictions of warfare, from Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to the opening scenes of Gladiator, in which a Roman general commands his men to "unleash Hell." The "honored dead" of past wars are routinely marshaled, in both pro- and anti-war rhetoric, to pass judgment on the conflicts of the present.

Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:38pm
English Department University of Bucharest, the Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?
Bucharest, 5-7 June 2014

A seminar organized as part of the the 16th annual conference of the English Department University of Bucharest, Romania, in collaboration with the Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland*

Proposals are invited for this seminar, to be held at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Str. Pitar Moş 7-13, Bucharest.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim, Gdańsk University
Prof. Ewald Mengel, University of Vienna
Prof. Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, Asheville

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 1st: MIGC: "ANIMACY" w Mel Y. Chen, Laura Micciche, Zach Blas, and Ben Woodard, Feb. 20-22

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:37pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

MIGC 2014
"ANIMACY"
February 20th – 22nd, 2014
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
CALL FOR PAPERS
[EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 1]

Keynote Speaker: Mel Y Chen, UC Berkeley, author of Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial
Mattering, and Queer Affect, (Duke University Press 2012).

Also featuring:
Laura Micciche, University of Cincinnati, author of Doing
Emotion: Rhetoric, Writing, Teaching (Boynton/Cook 2007).
Plenary speaker Ben Woodard, Ph.D. candidate, University of Western Ontario
Workshop led by Zach Blas, Ph.D. candidate, Duke University

Transnational Dimensions of Literature and the Arts

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:19pm
Department of English, University of Bucharest

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 16th Annual Conference:

Transnational Dimensions of Literature and the Arts

Dates: 5-7 June, 2014
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited Speakers:

James H. Cox (University of Texas at Austin)
Mădălina Nicolaescu (University of Bucharest)
Azade Seyhan (Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania)
Mads Rosendhal Thomsen (University of Aarhus)

Tranatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia (May 16-17, 2014)

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:18pm
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period. When discussing burgeoning forms of early modern ecological awareness, how should we account for the complex networks of knowledge construction in the Atlantic world resulting from the confluence of European, African, and Amerindian cultures? And, how do nonhumans figure into this network? Namely, how do we account for the influence of diverse New World ecologies and changing conceptions of land, space, animal consciousness, and ecological interdependence?

UPDATE - CFP Warren Ellis

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:06pm
Dr. Tony Venezia/Birkbeck, University of London

Bad Signals: Collected Essays on the Work of Warren Ellis

April 4, 2014: UConn Ninth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing (proposals due Feb 3)

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:16pm
University of Connecticut Freshman English Program

For many students entering college, writing courses present the daunting task of finding an academic voice in a newly-changed context. Part of our role as instructors is to facilitate this process by encouraging our students to claim their own authority and use it to challenge existing paradigms. This year's conference asks participants to consider what it means to have "authority" in writing and what "silence" might mean in the context of the writing classroom. Who inhabits these spaces? What role does listening play in our classrooms? How can instructors help students navigate silence, listening, speaking, and writing? How can a writing program help make voices of students and teachers more audible?

[UPDATE] Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:13pm
Madison Undergraduate Society for English

Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

www.museuw.com/call-for-papers

Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference/April 4, 2014

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 2:03pm
Kennesaw State University

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchises; the Batman, James Bond, and Marvel Cinematic Universe tent-poles; and the 24, Arrow, and Games of Thrones television series. Moreover, the hero took on new significance in other countries' cultural productions, as with the film series Krrish in India, Zebraman in Japan, and Valley of the Wolves in Turkey.

CARTOGRAPHIES OF DISSENT

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:44am
English Language Notes

Call for Papers: English Language Notes 52.2, Fall/Winter 2014

Cartographies of Dissent
Resistance and Revolution in the Transnational Imaginary

Game of Thrones Day: Popular Culture and the Deep Past CFP

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:04am
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University

Game of Thrones Day: Popular Culture and the Deep Past CFP
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University
https://cmrs.osu.edu/game-of-thrones
Contact email: cmrs@osu.edu
Priority will be given to abstracts submitted by December 20th; abstracts submitted by this time will receive a response by January 1st. Absolute deadline January 8th.

February 8th, 2014

Call for Essays: special issue of postmedieval journal on 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:01am
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders.
The editors invite essays that explore, through specific examples, how the interdisciplinary approach of medical humanities can be beneficial to medieval studies and/or the ways in which medieval studies can illuminate medical humanities research. As designated in the general aims of the journal, the editors are especially interested in research that 'brings the medieval and modern into productive critical relation'.

Invitation to the Luce Irigaray International Seminar June 2014

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:15am
University of Bristol, UK

Since 2003, Luce Irigaray holds a seminar with researchers doing their PhD on her work. This way, they have the opportunity to receive personal teaching from Luce Irigaray and to exchange ideas, methods and experiences between them.

Slovo CALL for FILM REVIEWS, volume 26.1 (Spring 2014). Deadline: 2 December

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:09am
Slovo

Slovo is a biannual academic journal edited and managed entirely by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

In the next volume of Slovo we are looking forward to design and implement the Film Reviews section.

If you love writing about cinema, submit your film reviews and help us shape the challenging Film Reviews section that will provide a fresh view on tendencies within contemporary Central and East European cinema.

The maximum length for a review is 700 words.

The deadline for film reviews for Volume 26.1 is 2 December 2013 (Please note that the deadline date is different for other types of contributions).

452ºF CFP: Iberian Comparative Literatures

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 5:55am
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On July 31st 2013, we start the CFP for the eleventh issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. The deadline for submissions is January 31st 2014.

http://452f.com/en/convocatoria11.html

The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with Iberian Comparative Literatures. A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

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