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[UPDATE} Abstract/shuns DEADLINE MARCH 31

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
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Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

adair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:21pm
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MLA 2016
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Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Objects of Performance in British Drama, 1660-1830

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Ashley Bender / Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the role of objects in drama and other public spectacles of the long eighteenth century. Deadline extended through March 23.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:51am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

Eborakon poetry magazine

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 9:47am
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Eborakon

Eborakon is a poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name derives from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics that have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:30am
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Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

[REMINDER] Teaching Renaissance and Medieval Literature

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:15am
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews.

Submission deadline for our Summer issue is currently May 16, 2015.

BROAD STREET Magazine: interdisciplinary nonfiction magazine reading all year around

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:34am
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Broad Street Magazine
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Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence, run cooperatively at Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org; to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professor. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.

ESSAYS ON SUDEEP SEN

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:49am
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shormishtha panja

ESSAYS ARE INVITED ON THE WORK OF SUDEEP SEN, POET, EDITOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER, FOR A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS ON HIS WORK. ESSAYS MAY FOCUS ON HIS POETRY, HIS EDITING, HIS PHOTOGRAPHY OR ON ALL THREE. THEY SHOULD BE BETWEEN 6000 TO 10,000 WORDS, INCLUDING ENDNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. PLEASE SEND THEM TO Shormishtha Panja
BY 1 JULY 2015.

Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:36pm
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Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo

In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.

Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 1, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:40pm
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SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society
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Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.

Precursors to Modernism's Revolutions

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:08pm
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Jeremy Carnes, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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The Call for Papers for MSA 17 states that the MSA 17 title, "Modernism and Revolution…invokes characterizations of modernism as a revolutionary movement across the arts, as a revolt against tradition, and as a renovation of literature, performance, visual arts, and culture more generally." But every revolution has its precursors. The revolution of modernism is itself a movement of multiple revolutions, all of which have these precursors. From the Harlem Renaissance to vorticism, the revolutions of modernism have grown out of complex and specific historical, literary and artistic circumstances. This panel seeks papers that discuss these precursors to modernism's revolutions.

Black/Queer Ontologies @ Princeton U. Abstracts Due 8/31

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:05pm
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Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective / Princeton University
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Princeton University's Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective is proud to announce its 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference…

Black/Queer Ontologies
Princeton University
October 24, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Saidiya V. Hartman

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