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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)

CFP -- "Vicarious Victorians: Transmitting Experience in the Nineteenth-Century," VSAO, 30 April 2016 [Deadline 5 February 2016]

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 9:40pm
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Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
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The theme of the 2016 VSAO conference is "Vicarious Victorians: Transmitting Experience in the Nineteenth-Century." Professors Rachel Ablow (U Buffalo) and Jules Law (Northwestern U) will serve as our two plenary speakers.

We invite proposals that interpret the theme of vicariousness – across spaces, eras, bodies, genres, and media – in broad, interdisciplinary, and imaginative ways. Papers might address:

• virtual tourism, armchair imperialism

• simulations, dioramas, panoramas, maps

• translation, adaptation, reenactment

• identification, sympathy, empathy

• embodiment, psychosomatic phenomena, hypnotism and mesmerism

• photography, telegraphic realism, sound and film technologies

CfP: HUMOSEXUALLY SPEAKING Laughter and the Intersections of Gender

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 4:05pm
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de genere. Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies / Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere

Call for Papers:

Issue 2 (2016)
de genere. Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies / Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
www.degenere-journal.it

HUMOSEXUALLY SPEAKING
Laughter and the Intersections of Gender

Eds. Giuseppe Balirano and Delia Chiaro

Religious Topics in Fantastic Literature [19-21 Sept. 2016]

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz, Poland

The very nature of fantastic literature, its readiness to explore alternative worlds and dimensions of reality, makes it into a fertile ground for all kinds of religious, quasi-religious, and even anti-religious conceptions. It seems that religion in fantastic literature appears in at least three distinct ways. First of all, we have to do with what might be called religious apologia, where a specific religion is defended and propagated. This is how C.S.Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia have been often described and criticized because few people nowadays seek religious propaganda in fantasy books.

[UPDATE] Edwidge Danticat Society at American Literature Association May 26-29, 2016

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 1:58pm
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Edwidge Danticat Society

[UPDATE: Extended deadline is January 15, 2016]

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for a panel at the 27h Annual American Literature Association conference. In light of Edwidge Danticat's most recent concern with the Haitian/Dominican border and citizenship crisis, we welcome papers that explore Danticat's activist and creative work in relationship to borders, citizenship, and denationalization.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations, possible topics include:

Call for Papers "Stereotypes"

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 1:31pm
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Special issue of Reti, Saperi, Linguaggi. Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences

Stereotypes are ambiguous mental entities. They are negative insofar as they are thoughts that limit us in our process of categorization of reality. At the same time, they help us to simplify reality itself and the large number of perceptual stimuli we are faced with in every moment of our lives. So, while stereotypes can, on the one hand, be seen as a tool for categorization or as extensions of categories themselves – actually, a special type of category – on the other, they force us to assign a simplistic, superficial and unthinking label to a portion of reality, thus giving rise to biases and prejudices.

Call for Submission: Journal of Indian Studies

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:06am
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Bharatiya Prajna: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies

Call for Submission for the Inaugural Issue

We are inviting articles, notes and book reviews on the following broad areas. However we are open to inclusion of new topics/areas as per the scope of the journal:

NACBS November 11-13: Call for Proposals

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 8:35am
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The North American Conference for British Studies
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Call for Presenters: The North American Conference for British Studies

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: November 11-13, 2016

Abstract due: January 30, 2016

Panel Topic: The Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Britain

As part of the NACBS protocol, I'm soliciting for paper proposals to be submitted as a full panel to this year's conference in Washington. The panel will give focus to new scholarship on transatlantic Britain in the eighteenth century. As it strives to be interdisciplinary, scholars from all fields may submit an abstract.

Supporting Diversity in Honors Education

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:18am
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The new National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH)
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Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11, 2016 | Oakland University | Rochester, Michigan

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), a two day conference is being held, offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

Registration is now open at:

http://wwwp.oakland.edu/hc/national-society-for-minorities-in-honors-nsf...

Call for papers closes February 5, 2016

CFP Discipline and Excess: April 15, 2016

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 3:27am
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Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

We invite paper proposals for Discipline and Excess, a conference which seeks to consider boundaries and their transgression until 1750. The theme invites diverse interpretations of "discipline"—moral, religious, cultural, aesthetic, generic, geographic—in papers which explore the realms of penance and perfection, challenge the orderliness implicit in systems of knowledge, or examine the nature of punishment and retribution.

[UPDATE] CDE Conference 2016 – CFP: "Theater and Mobility"

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 3:16am
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The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.

THEATER AND MOBILITY

The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.

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