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After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517 (28-30 June 2017)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:21am
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Faculty of English, University of Oxford

An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. This event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England in the long fifteenth century. After Chichele adopts a similar investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because the inner workings of English intellectual and religious life during these years have proved challengingly resistant to the formation of grand critical narratives.

Call for Books of Poetry

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:33pm
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Angora Press
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The Angora Press is currently looking for original books of poetry. Typical manuscripts will run between 50-100 pages. As well, the poetry must tell a story and have unity. Writers should hold a strong MFA in poetry. Please send inquiries, cover letters, resumes, and manuscripts to
angorapress@outlook.com. Thank you.

Place and Formation of Identity

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:53pm
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Dr. Firouzeh Dianat
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This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) presents the story of a little girl, Alice. She falls into the rabbit hole and enters a foreign land, "wonderland." The animals talk and her interaction with others changes. She has to understand the logic upon the wonderland. She needs to find out who she is. She asks: "Who in the world am I"? Ah, that's the great puzzle" (Carroll 18). In the wonderland things that Alice has been taken for granted are not certain anymore. This panel invites papers that discuss the concepts and relations between place and identity. Panelists may consider:

GENDER, IDENTITY, SEX and SEXUALITY for NEPCA conference (10/21 &22, 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:14pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.

Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at GagnonD@wcsu.edu. Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.

Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession Oct. 21 - 22

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) and the Border Collective of the University of Michigan
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ASLE Graduate Student Symposium
"Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession"
October 21st - 22nd, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Call for Submissions: The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 (ongoing)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:41pm
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Janine Utell, Editor
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The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is an annual peer-reviewed open-access journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. Now in its eleventh year, the journal seeks to publish research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the intermodernist period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars.

Submissions for general issues are considered on an ongoing basis; proposals for special issues are also welcome.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for "Migrations," a graduate conference at UCSB on May 27, 2016 - paper proposals due March 4, 2016

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Graduate Center for Literary Research at University of California, Santa Barbara
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The Graduate Center for Literary Research at UCSB will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference exploring the topics of translation, memory and exchange within the context of migration.

"Failure" - Excursions Journal (Deadline 1 March 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Excursions Journal

We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...

Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

English: The Journal of the English Association - Special Issue on literature, landscape and the environment

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:13am
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English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

[UPDATE] CFP: Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium (April 15-16, 2016; abstracts due March 4, 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:07am
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University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Undergraduate/Graduate Renaissance Symposium, April 15-16, 2016.

Papers covering any area of Renaissance studies are welcome.
The symposium is in celebration of USC's selection to host the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" traveling exhibit.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kirk Melnikoff, Associate Professor of English, UNC-Charlotte.

ENTHUSIASM AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN LITERATURE (MLA, 2017)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:04am
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Modern Language Association Convention, 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia
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This session will seek to foster dialogue about the formative role of "enthusiasm"—e.g., poetic enthusiasm, religious enthusiasm, political enthusiasm, popular or market enthusiasms—in the making and shaping of American literature. I welcome any proposals on enthusiasm and affect studies, enthusiasm and religion/secularization, enthusiasm and political history/culture, enthusiasm and the public sphere, enthusiasm and internationalism, and, of course, enthusiasm and literary aesthetics. While the term "enthusiasm" has more rhetorical purchase from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, I am also interested in papers that explore the critical import of enthusiasm in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture.

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