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The Objects of Performance (MLA 2016)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:14pm
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Ashley Bender / Modern Language Association
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This special session will explore the role of objects in drama and other public spectacles of the long eighteenth century. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words by 20 March 2015.

Lamar Journal of the Humanities article submissions

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Lamar Journal of the Humanities
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The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish.

[UPDATE] The Counterpublics of Underground Comix: MLA 2016 Special Session

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57pm
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MLA/Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer



When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

Canadian Literature Panel at Midwest MLA Conference 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:17am
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Midwest MLA
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"Every human society possesses a mythology/which is inherited, transmitted and diversified by literature."

Northrop Frye, Words with Power: Being a Second Study of the Bible and Literature (1990)

A champion of Canadian literature, literary critic Northrop Frye argued that, although provincial in nature, Canadian literature provided a deeper understanding into the Canadian imagination and the view of the Canadian environment. Calling this idea the "garrison mentality," Frye argued that all of Canadian literature falls within one central archetype – the belief that due to the "hostile nature" of the Canadian landscape, the literature exhibited a theme of isolation and moral discomfort.

Religion and (the Master) Narrative, October 22-24, 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:04am
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Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, CU-Boulder

Religion and (the Master) Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Practice

CALL-FOR-PAPERS

University of Colorado Boulder | Second Annual CMEMS Conference
October 22-24, 2015

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Bicentenary Conference, 3-5 July 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:09am
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Charlotte Boyce and Patricia Pulham, University of Portsmouth

The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth is a timely opportunity for a reappraisal of the interdisciplinary significance of her work. The last twenty years have witnessed growing art-historical and literary interest in this pioneer of Victorian photography, yet much remains to be said about the range and import of her cultural influences, as well as her participation in Victorian debates surrounding the arts and sciences, religion and philosophy.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session Contractual Publics: Between Precedents and Future Risk (please submit by March 15th)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:47am
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MLA 2016

We will examine literary texts as political events that can rewrite the past, reevaluate the present, and posit new futures.

300-word abstract and brief CV. by 15 March 2015; Suzanne Taylor (taylorsuzanne@uchicago.edu) and Darrel Chia (dkchia@uchicago.edu).

CALL FOR PAPERS REG/AC JOURNAL

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:46am
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JOURNAL OF GLOBAL STUDIES AND CONTEMPORARY ART, Art Globalization Interculturality research group, University of Barcelona
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Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art
Open call for participation in the thematic issue:

Rethinking the public sphere
Intersections between cultural practices and collective space

September 2015
Editors: Martí Peran - Diana Padrón
Universitat de Barcelona

Reception of abstracts: from March 5th to April 5th, 2015
Reception of articles: from May 1st to June 30th, 2015

Shakespeare, National Origins, and Originality (Collected papers) Submit by April, 30

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:16pm
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Multicultural Shakespeare Journal
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Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of original forms. Recent discussions about originality, now and then, have forced us to re-assess what we mean by Shakespeare, for originality not only travels backwards in time to a (perhaps mythologized) point of an "origin" but also refers to the "original" interpretation of Shakespeare today, one that–by definition of its newness–disrupts the continuity of tradition, and provides a transversal glimpse of a differential perspective. In the light of these views that demand a re-valuation of Shakespeare as original author, we need to rethink the idea of "Shakespeare originality".

Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 1)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:04pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the June 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue One). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: May 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: June 2015.

Studies in the Novel: Seeking Affiliate Website Editors

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:57pm
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Studies in the Novel

The editorial team of Studies in the Novel is seeking affiliate editors to solicit and oversee content development for the journal's online archive of indexed teaching tools.

We welcome applications representing each of the content areas below:

• Origins of the novel
• Non-Western novels
• Eighteenth-century novels
• Nineteenth-century novels
• Twentieth-century novels
• Contemporary novels
• Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to the novel
• Genre Fiction (individual editors needed for: YA literature, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels, etc.)

40 Years of The Woman Warrior, Abstracts due March 15, 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:14pm
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MLA Asian American Literature Division

Guaranteed panel: On the 40th anniversary of its publication, the continuing influence of The Woman Warrior on twenty-first century Asian American literature and culture. Sponsored by the Division of Asian American Literature.

[UPDATE] CFP:Teaching Single Texts for Multiple Purposes (Special Issue of The CEA Critic Spring/Summer 2015) deadline: 3/17/15

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:20pm
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The CEA Critic
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In the muse of the MLA's "Approaches to Teaching" series, The CEA Critic announces a Special Issue that will center on approaches for teaching single texts. We have no restriction on what texts, exactly: they may be selected from across the sweep of British, American, and World literatures and may be traditional or little-known. We also understand the term "text" broadly to include modes and media other than print (film, for example). Our emphasis will be on pedagogical methods and critical angles for engaging such texts in the college classroom, always with an eye in our selection process on how a given approach is widely adaptable to other single texts.

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