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Call for Papers and Creative Writing 02/15/16

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:16am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

SCMLA Restoration and 18th Century Literature Panel, November 3-5 2016.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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This panel welcomes any papers on restoration and 18th century prose, poetry, and drama for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.

Abstracts should be 300 to 500 words. Abstracts that relate directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are welcome, but

If you are interested in presenting a paper in a session, email an abstract and a brief CV to Courtney Simpkins at csimpkins9@outlook.com by March 31, 2016.

CFP: Seventh Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium at Gordon College, Wenham, MA (02/01/16; 04/02/16)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:45am
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Gordon College
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The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their seventh annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016.

Gender and Early Modern Drama

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:28am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender in Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-8, 2015. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey (j.lodine-chaffey@wsu.edu) by March 1, 2016. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2016.
More information is available on the conference website:

Spring 2016 Patrick Henry College Colloquium, April 23, 2015. Submissions due April 1, 2015.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:08am
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Patrick Henry College

The Patrick Henry College Literary Colloquium is put on by a group of undergraduate literature students at Patrick Henry College, with the interest of promoting lively and relevant discussion of literary topics. We believe that literature should not be simply left in the classroom, that the study of literature ought to be taken up and applied in the context of everyday culture and experience. Dialoguing about these matters is part of how we learn and grow as human beings, cultivating a deeper appreciation of art and meaning. This call goes out, then, to other undergraduate students to bring what stories or research they have concerning the colloquium theme.

[Reminder] Old and New Humanism(s)– Proposals by 1/15/15; Conference 4/15/16-4/16/16

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:53am
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

Old age and aging in Northern Irish and Irish theatre and drama - Seeking last contributions for an edited collection

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:08pm
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dr Katarzyna Bronk
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The editors of the collection of essays on old age and aging in (currently) British theatre and drama have received a few wonderful contributions on Irish playwrights and plays. We therefore decided to potentially broaden the scope of the initially planned publication and include some more essays, focused on Irish and Northern Irish dramaturgy and old age/aging.

We invite abstracts on the following topics but other notions related to age, the elderly and aging in drama across centuries are likewise encouraged:

• biological, chronological, functional, cultural definitions of old age, senescence and aging in drama but also beyond

• performativity of old age (markers of old age; the old body on stage; etc)

U.S. Imperialism and Pacific Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century, ALA Conference, May 26-29, 2016

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Spencer Tricker
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Writing of the Pacific in 1870, Walt Whitman proclaimed that the U.S. was "destined to the mastership of that sea and its countless paradises of islands." While the touchstone year of U.S. Imperialism in that hemisphere remains 1898, literary representations of the Pacific and its peoples are present throughout the long nineteenth century.

Dialogical Imaginations: Debating Aisthesis as Social Perception, Biopolitics, and New Ideas of Humanism

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 1:09pm
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Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

In the name of the master's program "Aisthesis: Art and Literary Culture – Discourses and Methodologies from a Historical Perspective," encouraged by the Elite Network of Bavaria and of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, we invite you to apply to participate in the project

Dialogical Imaginations:
Debating Aisthesis as Social Perception, Biopolitics, and New Ideas of Humanism

and to present a paper (20 minutes) at a research atelier scheduled for the week of April 4 to 10, 2016.

1. The topic

Some remarks about the keywords may justify the choice of the topic:

Gradaute Conference: Seeking Refuge, 23-24 May, 2016

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:58pm
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King's College London

The OED defines 'refuge' as "the state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or difficulty." As this all-encompassing definition suggests, refuge is a multifarious concept, subject to many interpretations. Conditions of economic, social and political crisis in our contemporary world have, however, rendered achieving 'refuge' an ever more elusive state.

What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? SAMEMES-5, Zurich, 9-11th September 2016

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:33am
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Antoinina Bevan Zlatar, Olga Timofeeva / University of Zurich
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What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England?

Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies

Fifth Biennial Conference

Zurich, 9-11th September 2016

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. Brian Cummings (University of York)
Prof. Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center, New York)
Prof. Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Nicolette Zeeman (University of Cambridge)

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