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The Precarious Alliance: "Energy in Transition" (April 2-4, 2014 @ Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA)

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 12:42am
The Precarious Alliance: A Sustainability Symposium: "Energy in Transition"

Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) presents
The Precarious Alliance: Energy in Transition
April 2–4, 2014

Join us at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, for The Precarious Alliance, a sustainability symposium that explores present and future challenges related to how we can better adapt human networks to reduce and reverse trends of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities.

[UPDATE] Deferral, Discipline, Knowledge

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:41pm
Generative Anthropology Society & Conference

The Eighth Annual Generative Anthropology Summer Conference: Deferral, Discipline, Knowledge

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Dates: June 19-22, 2014

Plenary Speakers: Eric Gans and Raymond Tallis

Website: http://web.uvic.ca/gasc2014

The Rainbow and War: D. H. Lawrence Society of North America. MLA 2015, Vancouver BC

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

2015 MLA in Vancouver: The Rainbow and War

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Rainbow, the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America invites proposals for their session at the 2015 MLA on new readings of The Rainbow, including how it encodes war, wartime propaganda, surveillance, trauma theory, border-crossings, changes in sex or gender identity, or models of citizenship, race, or British national identity.

all roads will lead you home: a journal of poetry and poetics

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:33am
virtual artists collective

All Roads Will Lead You Home is a new online journal created by the virtual artists collective as a gathering place for music, poetry, visual art, and conversation about the creative process. We accept traditional reviews of books, recordings, exhibitions, and performances, as well as responses in the form of poems, music, or visual art. We also accept essays and interviews related to music, poetry, and visual art -- including essays on the creative process and translation. Please visit our website for details: http://vacpoetry.org/journal.

UPDATE Extended Deadline (Feb 15)--Herman Melville's Poetic (Dis)continuities ALA May 22-25, 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:20am
The Melville Society / ALA

Herman Melville's poetry and poetic career can be characterized as distinctly lacking in continuity. Not only does his turn to poetry signal a dramatic shift in his life's work, his poems and collections typically defy patterns of continuum—poems embedded into prose pieces, collections strikingly departing from each other thematically and stylistically, publication ambitions and relationships to readers inconsistent and nebulous. Within individual poems, too, we witness Melville's stylistic and philosophical fissions, abrasions, and reversals.

[UPDATE} RCSC Annual Conference 6/7/2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:53am
Renaissance Society of Southern California

Renaissance Conference of Southern California
58th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 June 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Keynote Address:
"From Marble and Brick to the Names of the Lord in Music: The History of a Pythagorean Symbol"
by
Adam Knight Gilbert
Director of the Early Music Program
Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:

FINAL CALL "Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance"

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:40am
National University of Ireland, Galway

European and Western performance discourse historically has often presumed a hegemonic and majority white field of practice despite an increasingly diverse European population. How does the present reality of European theatre and performance challenge traditional assumptions? And how specifically does formal innovation provide the space for critiques of power and hierarchy that may rework the concept of "Europe" as realized through performance? How have artists responded through form to neoliberalism and globalization in the wake of the most recent world economic crisis and how does their specifically European context set the terms of this response?

Modernist Studies Association: Nov. 6-9, 2014 / Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:47am
Modernist Studies Association

The annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association will be held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014. Hosted by Duquesne University and co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. Featuring plenary addresses by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Meta DuEwa Jones, Colin MacCabe, David Trotter, and Laura Marcus.

We invite proposals for panels, seminars, roundtables, and digital exhibits; deadlines are included in the link below, between Feb. 28 and May 9 depending on the proposed format.

http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa16/cfp.html

Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:10am
Girton College

Girton College's 2014 national Jane Martin Poetry Prize is now taking entries. Now in its fourth year, the national competition will be judged by John Fuller and Vahni Capildeo, both distinguished scholars and experts in the literary world. The winner will receive £700 and will have an opportunity to give a reading at a celebratory event at Girton College, at which the prize will be awarded. There will also be a second cash prize of £300.

Please find information about the prize and how to apply on our website http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/news/747-jane-martin-2014

[Update] Post-9/11 Literature and Media (abstracts due January 31st)

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:12am
Paul Petrovic

I seek proposed chapters for a collection of essays tackling emergent post-9/11 literature and media. An academic publisher has already expressed interest in this collection.

While several books already exist that cover post-9/11 literature, they typically camp out on the usual suspects (Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Jonathan Safran Foer, Oliver Stone, Paul Greengrass). In contrast, the primary aim of this collection is to broaden that coverage by gathering together articles on newer fiction and examining how these diverse texts complicate and expand upon the initial wave of post-9/11 media.

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:23am
Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

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