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[UPDATE] - CFP: Transcending Realism in Early Modern Utopias: Reading Worlds Through the Lens of Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
contact email: 

Transcending Realism in Early Modern Utopias: Reading Worlds Through the Lens of Theory and Practice
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
SAMLA 2016 - Jacksonville, Florida, November 4-6, 2016
Dr. Ruth McIntyre, Kennesaw State University

[EXTENDED DEADLINE - CORRECTION] Proposed Panel: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature – TEMA September 23-25

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Texas Medieval Association
contact email: 

Panel co-chairs: Melissa Filbeck and Michaela Baca, Texas A&M University

Something about our medieval past continues to fascinate contemporary readers, including a readership most often associated with all that is shiny and new: children and young adults. For this panel, which will be proposed for the 2016 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference, we seek papers that focus on the medieval in texts for young audiences. Some possible areas for exploration include:

•Children's/YA adaptations of medieval texts (including books, television, and film)

•Medieval motifs in contemporary children's or YA literature or film

•The function of medievalism in children's/YA texts

REMINDER: In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP (deadline April 15)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gloriana Society
contact email: 

The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life. Even more themes are listed in the CFP, and digital humanities projects related to any of these themes are welcome too.

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University
contact email: 

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

CFP Edited Collection: Negotiating Identities from Pregnancy to Parenthood within the Academy

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rachel Berger (History, Concordia) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (English, Bishop's)

The (Stuffed) Elephant in the Room: Negotiating Identities from Pregnancy to Parenthood within the Academy

Co-edited by Dr. Rachel Berger (Associate Professor, History, Concordia) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (Associate Professor, English, Bishop's University).

Description:
This edited collection takes a multi-disciplinary approach to conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood within the academy. Contributors from diverse disciplines will contribute essays on their process of negotiating parenthood and professorship within the Canadian landscape of higher education.

[UPDATE] Scenography and Borders: Practice, Place and Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Theatre and Performance Research Association

The Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.

Thea Brejzek has described scenography as a "transdisciplinary practice of the design of performative space [that] can no longer be assigned to a singular genre…" (2011, 8) and this leads to a discussion of disciplinary border crossings, giving the increasing critical consensus around scenography's interdisciplinarity.

REVISITING RICHARD WRIGHT'S 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES: SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Privett / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

November 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States (1941), a documentary text that juxtaposes Wright's historical analysis of slavery in America with Edwin Rosskam's photographs. This panel seeks to revisit the text from the perspective of recent trends in literary and cultural studies, as well as the conference theme of utopia/dystopia.

[UPDATE] Revision, Revival, Rediscovery: 'Re' words in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:11am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull, Department of English

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the conference

Revision, Revival, Rediscovery... The 'Re' word in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960
on June 24th 2016 at The University of Hull
Keynote speakers:
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin
Professor Gill Plain, St Andrews

Book online via University store under FASS conferences and events
http://shop.hull.ac.uk

website: https://britishwomenwriters1930to1960.wordpress.com

Call for Papers-International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies [April-June, 2016 Issue]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:20am
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
contact email: 

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the April-June, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Extended Deadline - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to focus on the relationship between global themes and local practices, highlighting the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize both research that theorizes the links between the local and the global and research that shows, through practical evidence, how local and global interact.

Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

updated: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

CFP: Heroes in Popular Culture (for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016 in Chicago); April 30 deadline

updated: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 6-9
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies November 10-12, 2016

updated: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
contact email: 

The 60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 10-12 2016 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies" The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual/performing) and Music Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science

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