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CFP for Proposed Panel: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature – TEMA September 23-25, 2016 Texas A&M University

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Texas Medieval Association
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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

Green Cities in 18th and 19th Century Literatures

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kate Scarth / Dalhousie University
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Proposed special session (non guaranteed) for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.

How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and culture? Papers welcome on, but not limited to, the spatial turn, ecocriticism, health humanities, landscaping, architecture, domesticity, literary history/historiography, genre, formalisms.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (kscarth@dal.ca).

E-Book Revolution

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ellen McCracken
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The Popular Culture Forum of the MLA welcomes proposals for this session at the 2017 MLA in Philadelphia (Jan. 5-8, 2017)

Transformations of literary textuality and reading practices on small electronic devices; theoretical approaches from areas such as multimodality, narratology, semiotics, reception, authorship, and screen interface. 300 word abstract, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu).

Call For Papers - Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (Submission Due Date: March 31, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
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This is a call for papers for the 2016 Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium held at Villanova University.

The goal of the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is to provide a forum for theatre scholars and practitioners to share their research and enter into a dialogue about current trends in theatrical practice and scholarship.

Conference Theme: "Our Day Will Come": Reclaiming the Feminine in Irish Theatre

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Guest Speaker:
Garry Hynes
Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Arts in Society Knowledge Community

Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Paris, France
14-16 June 2017

The International Conference on the Arts in Society is a platform for interrogation of the nature of the arts and arts practices. Its aim is to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. The conference is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world–on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE]SAGES Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Hysteria Extended Deadline 2/29/2016

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:18am
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SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
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The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature and Ireland; 3/15/16 abstract deadline for MLA 1/5/17

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:13am
full name / name of organization: 
2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017; *non-guaranteed Irish Literature Forum
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2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017

"Anglo-Irish" refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What genres, themes, languages, or texts sustain or query Protestant Irish identities? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Mary Burke (panel chair)

NB: This is an early and *non-guaranteed* Irish Forum panel, which means that the MLA will make a final decision as to whether it runs in April 2016.

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
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Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University
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The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

Making Sense of Food - Exploring the Food Experience

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-disciplinary.net

Making Sense of: Food
Exploring the Food Experience

The Food Project: 5th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

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