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Early Modern Censorship and Libel

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:52am
UCR (dis)junctions

The relationship between censorship and slander, libel, obscenity and copyright - particularly as these legal doctrines existed in the early modern period, along with the institutions that enforce them - is a concept that has received critical attention in the academy; however little attention has been paid to how these relationships have evolved from the early modern to the post-modern period. The central question of this project is how these methods of censorship have changed and how those changes can be defined and explained. This paper will consist of an examination of the interaction of libel, slander and obscenity as forms of censorship in the 16th, 17th and 18th century in relationship to the Stationers' Guild and its licensing schemes.

Muppets and Metatextuality

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:50am
UCR (dis)junctions

Nobody practices irreverent intertextually like the Muppets. From it's inception, The Muppet Show combined parody and variety show performance in ways that reflect on and challenge traditional media forms and genres. We welcome paper submissions on any Jim Henson Company production, Muppet ephemera and products, Muppet participation in social media outlets, or unofficial parody works that utilize the Muppet image. Possible paper topics could include but are not limited to the presentation of criticism as portrayed through the characters Statler and Waldorf, Muppet film interpretations of canonical texts, Miss Piggy's role as an atypical and subversive pop culture icon, the Muppet's metatextual use of music and performance.

"English Renaissance Literature," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:18am
Kirsten Mendoza/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include cross-cultural interactions, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Mendoza (kirsten.n.mendoza@vanderbilt.edu).

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2014.

Beyond Authorship (24-27 June 2014)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:50pm
University of Newcastle, Australia

24-27 June 2014
University of Newcastle Australia

This symposium seeks to move beyond authorship as the primary focus of corpus-based studies in early modern literature, to consider broader questions of language and style, genre and form, influence and adaptation; to interrogate the new literary histories enabled by electronic text corpora, and the new methods of analysis they make possible.

Confirmed speakers include Douglas Bruster, Gabriel Egan, Jonathan Hope, MacDonald P. Jackson, Lynne Magnusson, and Michael Witmore.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17 JANUARY: 'Created Equal?' The Irish Association of American Studies Annual Conference, April 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:45pm
Irish Association of American Studies Conference in NUI Galway

Call For Papers: Created Equal?
The Irish Association of American Studies Annual Conference

When: 25 - 26th April, 2014
Where: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert Strong of Washington and Lee University, Fulbright Scholar

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the IAAS 2014 Annual Conference will investigate the notion of 'equality' in the American context.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 18th 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 4:04pm
Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to invite papers that investigate the role, value, and efficacy of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences.

Following Non-Human Kinds April 16-18

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 4:01pm
Caroline Picard

Following Non-Human Kinds; call for papers in French and English

From April 16-18 2014 La Box — a contemporary art gallery affiliated with the Ecole Nationale d'Art de France de Bourges (ENSA) — will host a multidisciplinary symposium with artists, philosophers and literary scholars working in or outside academia. This symposium explores the linguistic representations of non-human organisms (animals, planets, robots, viruses, etc), and how non-human encounters define or defy categorical cultural definitions of what is and what is n is not "natural." Following Non-Human Kinds is organized in response to two exhibitions in 2014 at La Box, thus promoting an ephemeral participatory discourse within the bounds of a static art exhibition.

[UPDATE] Reminder: Deadline for Rebecca Harding Davis panels at ALA 1/17/2013

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 2:50pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for a session on "Davis and the Political" at the American Literature Association's 25th Annual Conference.

The conference will be held on May 22-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

(Dis)Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 1:14pm
New Directions Graduate Student Conference at the University of Arizona

New Directions Graduate Student Conference
"[Dis]Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy"
Conference Dates: April 11-12, 2014, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 20, 2014

The body is a site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves, a nodal point or nexus for relations of juridical and productive power. And, yet, to speak in this way invariably suggests that there is a body that is in some sense there, pregiven, existentially available to become the site of its own ostensible construction.
– Judith Butler

Academic Alterity: Stories of Race, Gender, Disability, Sexuality

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:44pm
Hybrid Pedagogy

Paulo Freire claims in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, that "the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed [is] to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well." It's a conundrum, but an important one. For without this mandate, those waging their way out of oppression may suffer themselves to become oppressors in their own right, and then their efforts may be waged against those seeking liberation.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:38pm
Fordham University Graduate Student Association

Inequality has marked human existence and its effects have been felt worldwide. Academics and public intellectuals have pursued the causes and effects of inequalities through academia and the public sphere. The concepts and realities of inequality have been much examined through the lenses of literature, philosophy, theology, sociology, political science, economics, and psychology. From the ancient to modern analyses of the subject, the interpretation of equality and inequality has evolved, but inequality has always been a central theme of academic discourse. This conference will explore inequality as it impels us forward in our pursuit of an end that may ultimately be unattainable.

Kate Millett Conference - CFP Deadline 28 February 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:04am
Sam McBean, Birkbeck, University of London

Flying: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Kate Millett

30 May 2014
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
Supported by the Feminist Review Trust

Keynote: Victoria Hesford (SUNY Stony Brook University), author of Feeling Women's Liberation (Duke UP, 2013)

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for The International Conference on Welsh Studies

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:03am
North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History


North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History

International Conference on Welsh Studies
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
23-25 July, 2014
Call for Papers