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One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
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Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)

To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on "The Wreck of the Deutschland.") Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins's changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.

New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mikee Delony and Perry Harrison
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CFP for Edited Volume: New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

The 2013 publication of Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson's Early Rymes of Robyn Hood: An Edition of the Texts, ca. 1425-1600 provides new opportunities for scholars to reread and reconsider the earliest Robin Hood rhymes and plays. Scholars now have access to the extant manuscripts of the late medieval ballads as well as two early plays. Now that these early texts are readily available—some for the first time—it is time for scholars of a wide range of interests and backgrounds to return to the medieval rhymes with the aid of this significant new resource that allows for truly in-depth analysis of the source materials.

Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:31pm
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Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

Romantic Utopia/Dystopia (K-SAA/SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA, 4-6 Nov. 2016)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers

Romantic Utopia/Dystopia, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA (4-6 Nov. 2016)

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:02pm
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40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
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ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
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ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2016]

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance (MLA 2017)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:05pm
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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (guaranteed 2017 session)
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The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:56am
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
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While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds/ 19 May/ Deadline 25 Feb.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:41am
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University of Sheffield
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"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

[UPDATE] Shakespearean Communities 14th-16th April 2016 (extended deadline; some funding available)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:05am
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University of Portsmouth

To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on 'Shakespearean Communities' celebrating Shakespeare's life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined. The persecution of religious minorities, the discovery of the new world, the growing importance of the mercantile class and the spread of the printed text, tested and redrew ideas of community and fellowship.

"Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts and Cultures, 1660-1830" (5-7 October, 2016)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:43am
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University of Huelva, Spain
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The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, "Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830", to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women's writing of the long eighteenth century.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Queer at Camp

updated: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason

The American Camp Association reports some 12,000 summer camps in the United States alone, and there are nearly a thousand more in Canada. While especially popular in North America, summer camp is a global affair. Certain iterations of summer camp loom large in the popular imagination – Scout Camp, band camp, bible camp – but camps engage a staggeringly diverse range of interests and activities, from sports to language learning, computing, forensic science, weight loss, and so forth. Some camps are specialized; some have a general education and/or elective curricular structure.

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