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Emerson as Orator and Rhetor at ALA

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:23pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, American Literature Association

Emerson as Orator and Rhetor
This panel examines Emerson in his oratorical and rhetorical milieu. We welcome papers that consider the relationship between Emerson and rhetorical studies broadly considered, but we are especially interested in papers that highlight Emerson's career as lecturer, that consider his work in the context of rhetorical history, and that investigate his connections to oratorical culture. We welcome new readings of Emerson in light of rhetorical theory, as well as presentations that consider his work in the context of various intellectual traditions, including the study of eloquence, elocution, oratory, homiletics, religious rhetoric, the rhetorical tradition, discourse theory, and speech act theory.

[UPDATE] CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be located at the Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-2, 2016.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios at

Deadline is February 1, 2016.

Journal of Florida Literature

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:27pm
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida

Call For Papers

Since 1988, THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE has published material relevant to the life, works, and friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling and many other widely respected and beloved works, including Cross Creek, Cross Creek Cookery, South Moon Under, and Golden Apples.

The journal also publishes critical articles on works of other Florida writers or writers who use Florida as a locale for their work.

29th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference--April 1-2, 2016

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:09pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

The 29th Annual MKR Conference
The Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL
April 1-2, 2016

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society invites you to attend the 29th Annual Rawlings Conference, which will take place at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville. The locale was chosen in honor of Rawlings Society founder, Phil May, who lives a few miles from the club.

Call for Papers: Disability Studies at CEA 2016

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:37am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Disability Studies at CEA 2016

47th Annual Conference | March 31- April 2, 2016 | DENVER, COLORADO

Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO, 80202.
Phone: (303) 295-1234

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015 at

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 47th annual conference.

Shakespeare in Modern Popular Culture June 15-17 2016

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:46pm
Guillaume WINTER

Shakespeare in Modern Popular Culture


International Symposium – Arras, Université d'Artois, FRANCE – June 15-17, 2016

Convenors : Guillaume Winter (Université d'Artois), Vincent Roger (Institut Catholique de Lille), Julie Assouly (Université d'Artois).

Symposium organized by Textes & Cultures (Université d'Artois, EA 4028) and Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société (Institut Catholique de Lille), under the aegis of the Société Française Shakespeare.

Keynote speakers :
-Prof. Sarah Hatchuel (Université du Havre) and Prof. Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier)
-Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire)

Request for book proposals: monographs and edited collections

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:19am
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an independent academic publisher, committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Founded by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge, we publish original academic work across a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.