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Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:56am
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature

Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Liam Corley, wccorley@cpp.edu

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities Panel at MLA 2016, January 7-10

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:33am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

For this panel, organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, we invite proposals for papers that place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical conversation, thus attending to existing gaps in scholarship when it comes to the relationships among "trans(gender)," "ecology," and "environment." For example, while materialist ecocriticism has shown concern for trans phenomena, such as the "trans-corporeality" discussed by Stacy Alaimo, that work has tended to reject the linguistic and discursive turns that have been so important to transgender scholarship and activism.

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:24am
Keith Dorwick

I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015. Successful panelists will present short critical papers (20 mins; 6 double spaced pages single sided; this is a firm limit) that discuss C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia as a whole on the 60th anniversary of the completion of its first complete publication (1950-1956).

EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL: LEOPARDI CROSSOVER

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:39am
Suor Orsola Benincasa University Chair in Leopardian Hermeneutics And Ente Ville Vesuviane Foundation in cooperation with National Centre for Leopardi Studies Nazional Library of Naples

Advanced Specialisation Course
in Leopardian Hermeneutics
"European Leopardi, history and geography of reception and translations"

Naples-Italy
13-24 July 2015

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