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New College Conference, March 8-10, 2012, Sarasota, FL: Call for papers: "Does Beowulf Allow (for) Illustration?" (due 9/5/2011)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew J. Snyder / University of Florida
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This session will seek to explore the question: Can Beowulf be illustrated, or does the poem exhibit and/or foster an inherent antagonism between sign and icon? Recent efforts to provide illustration that augments (or perhaps subsumes or subordinates) the poem's 3182 lines of text, including Seamus Heaney and John D. Niles' Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition (Norton, 2007), the graphic novel Beowulf: Monster Slayer (Graphic Universe, 2008), and Robert Zemeckis' 2007 motion-capture animated film, all would seem to push back against what might be termed the text's opacity of the visual imaginary.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; August 15, 2011

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Summer 2011 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom. TALTP is also seeking articles for the Fall issue (November 15) about using primary sources, databases, archives, etc., in the literature classroom.
Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts with abstracts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

Language Rights Panel

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kamal Belmihoub, Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS)

The panel will explore various contexts where language rights are involved. You do not have to have a paper to present, but if you are interested, please write an abstract of your presentation and e-mail it along with your name and affiliation. For more information, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Picturing the Nineteenth Century - March 22-25, 2012 - University of Kentucky

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:53am
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association
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Though its title foregrounds art and visual culture, this conference will treat "picturing" in all its many senses: imagining, representing, framing, mapping. We invite papers and panels that consider how the nineteenth century represented itself to itself – through depictions of subjectivity, history, and culture; through emerging technologies and disciplines; through self-conscious "meta" attempts to understand methods of representation. We also encourage papers that consider how our own technologies and disciplines create multiple pictures of "the nineteenth century." Interdisciplinary papers and panels are especially welcome.

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels (9/15/11; Medieval Congress, May 2012)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:26am
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International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in dialogue with medieval art
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
10-13 May 2012

We can follow the history of the "Decorated Page" from illuminated medieval manuscripts to the graphic novel, but what if we skip the pesky intervening years from one to the other? That is, what can the theories and analysis of medieval manuscripts, wall paintings or other medieval visual mediums tell us about how we read the graphic novel, and how might the theories behind contemporary graphic novel analysis help us read medieval illustrations and art?

Update-Conference CFP, Website and Blog

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Nick Davis-University of Liverpool
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Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science. The conference aims to explore overlapping paradigms of paranoia and pain in psychology, biological sciences, and literary texts/contexts.

For further information on the conference and events, please visit http://paranoiapain.liv.ac.uk

The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies is looking for editors and contributions

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:03am
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Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies
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The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies aims to provide a platform for students of Medieval Studies to publish their work.

As publishing in established journals can be difficult for postgraduates, the PGMS can provide the necessary experience of writing, reviewing and editing as well as provide an insight into what postgraduate students are currently researching. Therefore, this journal is mainly looking for contributions from MA and MPhil students. However, PhDs are also welcome to submit articles and reviews.

Exceptional undergraduate dissertations will also be considered for publication.

CFP--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 10:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Florida State University Center for Humanities & Society
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Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. Affiliated with the Society for Values in Higher Education, the journal has recently moved to Florida State University, where it will be housed in the Center for Humanities & Society and edited by John Kelsay of the FSU Department of Religion. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.

[UPDATE]: The Ethics of Pleasure in Early Modern Literature and Philosophy (St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-6, 2011)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:33am
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Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
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eflecting the 2011 MMLA conference theme "Play…No, Seriously," this interdisciplinary panel seeks to bring together scholars interested in examining the value and uses of pleasure in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and philosophy, especially in texts in which the two disciplines intersect. The panel welcomes submissions from the European tradition widely construed and beyond. Submissions might include, but are not limited to, topics on any of the following:

PENGUIN POETRY AND THE 1960s March 16

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:10am
full name / name of organization: 
William Wootten/University of Bristol

PENGUIN POETRY AND THE 1960s

Plenary Speakers: A. Alvarez, John Fuller, Edward Lucie-Smith and Tom Raworth

To mark 50 years since the first publication of A. Alvarez's The New Poetry and the beginning of the Penguin Modern Poets series, the Bristol University Poetry Institute and the Penguin Archive Project will host a One Day Conference on 'Penguin Poetry and the 1960s' on Friday, 16th March 2012, 9.30am-9.30pm, in the Wills Memorial Building at the University of Bristol.

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