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[UPDATE] Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories (I-CHORA 7)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:04pm
International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7)

Following previously successful I-CHORA conferences in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010) and Austin (2012), the University of Amsterdam, Media and Information Program is pleased to announce the forthcoming seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives to be held in Amsterdam from July 29-31, 2015. The conference will take place at De Bazel Conference Centre (http://www.debazelamsterdam.nl/index.html), located in the building that hosts the Amsterdam's City Archives.

Images of minority languages and identities. («Poli-Femo» special issue: submission deadline May 30th, 2015)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:28pm
IULM University, Milan, Italy


The starting point is the underlying interests fueled by the Images of minority languages and identities meaning group or minority social community expressions in an expanded context like that of the current EU.

The image of a minority identity and of a minority language, besides serving as a "brand" for one or the other, represents a line of communication and of explanation that refers to the role of the minority within a given society and at the same time, is an effective tool with which to underline how important it is, in general, to understand the languages and cultures related to them.

[UPDATE] Trans Writ Large: Writing Difference

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:11pm
University of Cincinnati

Extended deadline:
Submissions accepted through Friday, February 6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 13. Interested applicants should submit a 250-350 word proposal.

Keynote announcement:
Jonathan Alexander, the incoming editor of College Composition and Communication and former editor of Computers and Composition, will deliver the keynote address.

Date change:
The conference date has changed to Saturday, March 28.

The Future of Whedon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:46pm
Valerie Frankel

Call for Papers: The Future of Whedon
We all know and love Buffy, Firefly, Avengers, and the other big Whedon projects. But what's on the horizon—giant Marvelverse movies and tie-in shows? What about the smaller, long-rumored projects like Doctor Horrible 2, Ripper, Wastelanders, The Serving Girl? Whedon just created Bellwether Studios to produce Much Ado About Nothing and In Your Eyes. Will he do more Shakespeares like Hamlet? Film his decades-old scripts like Afterlife? What of the beloved Wonder Woman?

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:52pm
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:58am
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Collection: Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:11am
Alison Bertolini

Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by
1. Analyzing the lesser known works of McCullers, and 2. Reexamining her more popular works through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

•Comparative readings of the work of Carson McCullers, especially within transatlantic scholarship;

•The reception and evolution of McCullers' work across national boundaries;

"Approaches to the History of the English Language," November 13-15, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:00am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 87, Durham, NC

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of the history of the English language. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome. By Friday, May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biography, and description of audio/visual equipment requirements to Kevin Psonak, Georgia Southern University, at KPsonak@GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

CFP Furio Jesi

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:26am
Ticontre. Teoria testo traduzione

Monographic section - FURIO JESI
Edited by Alessandra Elisa Visinoni, Riccardo Ferrari, Marco Tabacchini
Archaeologist, Germanist, philologist, literary critic, poet, translator and, above all, mythologist: Furio Jesi's intellectual profile escapes any attempt of classification. Despite his premature death, Jesi left a vast production, which stands out both for the radicalism of its thought and for its variety. We find references to literary documentation, and especially to mythology, since his early studies on archaeology - see, for instance, his 1958 article devoted to 'archetypal connections'.

{UPDATE]Bernadine Evaristo: Edited Collection of Essays

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:50am
Tracey Walters/Stony Brook University

This call for papers is for contributions to Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays. This project focuses on the life and work of Black and British writer Bernadine Evaristo.

Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva

As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.

Erotica universalis? Meanings of love and their (in)translatability

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:00am
Planeta Literatur. Journal of Global Literary Studies

In 1984, a Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi launched the challenge of recuperating the local culture of intimacy, undermined by the colonial past. As an annex to her book, L'amour dans les pays musulmans, she published a "vocabulary of love" taken from a highly respected source: Rawdat al-Muhibbin (The Garden of Lovers) by a 14th c. scholar, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. In 2011, collaborating with the editorial Marsam in Rabat, she presented this work once again as a splendid bilingual edition in French and Arabic, illustrated with calligraphy by Mohamed Idali, as well as with parallel series of paintings by Mohamed Bannour and Fatima Louardighi.