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Pennsylvania and Romanticism

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Daniel Robinson

Since MLA is in Philly next year, I thought I might put together and propose a session on Pennsylvania and Romanticism. It seems like there are many interesting connections: just off the top of my head, Pantisocracy, Priestley, Henry Reed (Wordsworth's first American editor), Franklin as "modern Prometheus," Leigh Hunt's father (a Philadelphia lawyer), of course book history, and something interesting probably could be done with Penn himself (although not a Romantic-period figure), his utopian ideals, and Quakers during our period. I'm sure there are many more interesting possibilities. I would like to see proposals of 150-300 words. Of course, keep in mind that this is not a guaranteed session.

La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux (July 7-9 2016, Gatineau, Canada)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:32am
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53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF)

Appel à communication pour la session thématique "La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux" organisée dans le cadre du 53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF), qui se tiendra à Gatineau, Canada, les 7-9 juillet 2016.

Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:54am
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Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, University of Wrocław, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

Call for Papers
Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:29am
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H-Midwest

"The times they are a-changing," but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation. The Midwest has long been thought of as pretty monolithic: all white, all farms, all "average," all cold, and flat. The borders of other US regions seem to be easier to define, but the Midwest has often been white-washed by too-easy definitions of who lives there and what life is like.

Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:32am
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Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:26am
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Italian American Studies Association
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Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

Location: California State University—Long Beach, Long Beach / Los Angeles, California

Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.

'Anachronism and the Medieval' (includes post-medieval literature)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:32am
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European Society for the Study of English (ESSE); Galway, Ireland

A seminar dedicated to "Anachronism and the Medieval" is planned for the next European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Conference, to be held from 22-26 August 2016 in Galway, Ireland. The organizers look forward to receiving proposals for papers to be presented in this seminar.

States of the Book - 23-24 September

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:21am
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Department of English and Philosophy / United States Military Academy at West Point
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The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

Anticipations: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions 8-10 July 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:23am
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The H. G. Wells Society

Anticipations: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions 8-10 July 2016
H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK. Organised by the H. G. Wells Society

Plenary Speakers: Stephen M. Baxter and Lesley A. Hall

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. His early scientific romances featured time travel, mad scientists, alien invasion, space travel, invisibility, utopia, future war and histories of the future: his mappings of the shape of things to come was an overture to over a century of science fiction.

AATI @ Naples June 22-27, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
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American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
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NOTIFICATION OF EXTENDED DEADLINES

Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.

Completed Sessions and Roundtables with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.

FOR QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT AATI NAPLES COMMITTEE CHAIR, COLLEEN RYAN at: ryancm@indiana.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS
AATI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABROAD
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
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L'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
June 22-27, 2016

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:34pm
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This Bridge Called Language Anthology

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions. This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an "untranslatable" word from around the world. We are seeking true-to-life, personal stories, inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any attempt at a direct translation could. We seek true tales that convey both the unique and the universal in the magic of real life.

This anthology will allow the power of language, storytelling and personal lived experience to be the bridge between the imagined "us" and "them," in a world that is increasingly filled instead with pieces of us all.

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