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Black Theatre Association Post-Conference Gathering - Call for Participants

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:26pm
Black Theatre Association (BTA)

Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014

Submissions Deadlines:
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at shandelj@arcadia.edu.

SCMLA Panel: Modernist Weather (Abstracts due 2/22)

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:21pm
South Central Modern Language Association, Dan Colson

This panel seeks papers about the significance of weather and/or climate in modern literature. Open to a wide range of topics (including American, British, and world literatures) and approaches. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

[UPDATE] 17th Annual C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, April 3-5, 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:09pm
CSLIS Conference: "A Culture of Death? Inklings and Modernity"

** Submission date extended to Feb. 15 **

Conference Theme: A Culture of Death? Inklings and Modernity

Keynote speaker: David Bentley Hart, Winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing, 2011

April 3-5, 2014
Wesleyan College
Macon, GA

The Inklings were situated squarely in the modern world, but were deeply disturbed by many aspects of it. This year's conference seeks to explore issues that arise from the ambiguities and ambivalences of their temporal placement. Topics include:

Teaching Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Jan 8-11

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:48pm
Stacey Lee Donohue/Community College Humanities Association MLA Allied Organization

Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited exploring the teaching of these narratives at the intersection of memory and invention.

Send 300 word abstracts and brief biographies to sdonohue@cocc.edu by or before Friday, March 14th.

All submissions welcome; however, we are particularly interested in teaching strategies for the lower division classroom.

#CFP: Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture @SyracuseU

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:45pm
Syracuse University - Religion Graduate Organization

Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture

Syracuse University | March 29, 2014 | Syracuse, NY

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University is hosting the first annual "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture"! Undergraduates inspired by the theme of Religion and Culture are invited to apply. Travel stipends available. We welcome undergraduate student term papers, selections from honors and senior theses, creative projects, and works in progress. Papers may be from any field of study and are not required to directly address the theme.

Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800 [Edited Collection]

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:53pm
Andrew Crome, University of Manchester

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on "Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800". While the collection has a number of authors committed to producing papers, we are still seeking submissions, particularly those focusing on:

*Prophecy and Eschatology in the Netherlands and Dutch trade networks.

*Prophecy and its relationship to debates on religious toleration.

*Prophecy and conceptions of providence in the trans-Atlantic world.

*Expansion of trade within an eschatological context.

*Eschatology and European/Native interactions in the New World.

Problems and Solutions for Modernist Digital Humanities. MSA 15 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:49pm
Shawna Ross

With its textually diverse and expanding canon, its relative immunity to copyright problems, its attention to formal qualities, and its following of academics dedicated to "making it new," modernism has attracted perhaps a disproportionate amount of attention from digital humanists. As a result, modernist digital scholarship and pedagogy can provide an ideal stage for hypothesizing best practices at a time when the digital humanities is still, from an institutional standpoint, very much in transition from the "next big thing" to a staple feature of the humanities.

English Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama (SCMLA 3/30/2014; 10/18-22/2014)

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:56am
Jessica C. Murphy

We are currently accepting submissions for the English II: Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

The 1st Anne Lister Conference; women, gender and sexuality in the 19th Century

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:40am
Calderdale Museums

A Call for Papers for 'The 1st Anne Lister Conference; women, gender and sexuality in the 19th Century'.

A one-day conference to be held on the 28th June as part of a wider weekend dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of the renowned Anne Lister; 19th century diarist, landowner, explorer and lesbian icon.

We invite 300-word abstracts (for 20-minute-long papers) on any topic relating to Anne Lister including history, womens studies, gender studies and other related topics (papers need not relate specifically to Anne Lister, only topics relevant to her life and times).

New Technologies and the Future of the Humanities, May 15-17, 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 9:18am
City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media and English Department

In an effort to bring together literary theorists, writers, computer programmers and artists to investigate the impact of new technologies on the humanities, City University of Hong Kong has planned the first Digital Humanities Roundtable in Hong Kong.

From May 15-17, 2014, we will host several prominent, international speakers from top universities to discuss topics such as digital literatures, digital pedagogies, and visualization in the humanities. We aim for this roundtable to encourage new partnerships and to reveal commonalities between those working with computation and those investigating literature, poetry and critical-cultural theory.

Culture Wars 1900-1950, 14th June 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 9:00am
Sheffield Hallam University

What was meant by 'culture' in the period 1900-1950? Whose culture was it and did all walks of life have a culture? How was culture contested? This is an inter-disciplinary conference that looks beyond the purely literary to encompass film, journalism, publishing, libraries, etc. We particularly welcome papers addressing cultural change over time, and that focus on the beginning and end of the 1900-1950 period.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Democratisation and elitism
• Working-class culture
• The rise of the cinema
• Modernism and modernity
• High, low and middle-brows
• Bestsellers and the changing publishing industry
• Education and libraries: educating the 'masses'

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 8:07am
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Department of History

I would read accounts of so-called battles I had been in, and they had no relation whatever to what had happened. So I began to perceive that anything written was fiction to various degrees. The whole subject – the difference between actuality and representation – was an interesting one. And that's what brought me to literature in the first place.
Paul Fussell

Call for Papers: International Conference ICT for Language Learning, 7th edition

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:53am
Pixel Associazione

CALL FOR PAPERS - International Conference on New Technologies for Language Learning

Experts, teachers, trainers and researchers in the field of language learning are invited to submit papers for the 7th edition of the ICT for Language Learning international conference which will take place in Florence (Italy) on 13 -14 November 2014.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 8 September 2014

A ISBN publication with all accepted papers will be produced.

Oral, poster and virtual presentations will be available.

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