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[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:32am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

[UPDATE] AMSN2: Transnational Modernisms, 15-17 December 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:54pm
Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference

The 'Transnational turn' in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism's transnational scope. Scholarly interventions by Paul Giles (Transnationalism in Practice), Wai Chee Dimock (Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time), Jahan Ramazani (A Transnational Poetics), and Paul Jay (Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies), among many others, establish the viability of transnationality as a disciplinary focus.

CFP: New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales: Texts and Contexts (Harvard, April 10-11, 2015)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:04pm
Harvard University

Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald de Barri, is one of the most widely referenced authors of the twelfth century, and an important source of information for life in the insular medieval world. Much of his work, however, remains understudied, with scholarly focus usually limited to his works on Ireland and Wales, while his religious and other writings remain almost untouched. Recent scholarship on the complete manuscripts of his works by Catherine Rooney at the University of Cambridge, however, as well as recent studies on his ethnographic writings and the vernacular transmission of his work, has opened up new possibilities and renewed interest in his life and writings, including several forthcoming new editions.

CFP (Kalamazoo 2015) "Peasants and Texts" Deadline 9/15

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:57pm
Alexis Becker and William Rhodes/ Congress of Medieval Studies

History from below and newer explorations of alternative literacies have considered and reconsidered the relationship between the medieval peasantry and textual culture. We seek papers that further expand our notions of the relationship between peasant and text, including ones that call into question the assumptions implicit in both of these terms.

SWPACA Conference, Motor Culture and the Road, Feb. 11-14, 2015

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:47pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Join the Motor Culture and the Road Area for the 36th annual SWPACA conference.

This year's theme is: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture".

Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:29pm
Pauline Hopkins Society

Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 15, 2015 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.