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Extension: Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 2/8/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:59am
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CSULA English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
Paper Topics

Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research, deadline 6/30/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:44am
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Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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The Edith Wharton Society welcomes applications for an award for archival research on Edith Wharton. This award, in the amount of $500, is intended to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton's work at the various archives available (e.g., Wharton's library at The Mount in Lenox, MA; the Wharton Collection at Yale University's Beinecke Library; the Wharton papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, etc). Prospective fellows for the 2016-2017 award are asked to e-mail a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by June 30, 2016, with the subject line "EWS Award for Archival Research" to:

Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize, deadline 6/30/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.

Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar 2016-2017, deadline 6/30/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:38am
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Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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This award, formerly known as the "Edith Wharton Essay Prize" and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and now published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations Extended 2/8/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
Paper Topics

Significations CSULA Deadline Extended 2/8/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
Paper Topics

A Change of (s)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch, Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2016

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:46am
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Michelle Poland / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French - Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby - Professor of Environmental Humanities (Monash University)

Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 9:22am
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Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

An Interdisciplinary Two-day Conference at the University of Warwick
6th and 7th May 2016

Keynote speakers:

Prof Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Comparative Literature, Stanford University)

Author of "Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature" (2012), "Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey" (2004) and "After 1945 - Latency as Origin of the Present" (2013).

Prof Giovanna Colombetti (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter)

Author of "The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind" (2014) and co-editor of "Emotion Experience", a 2005 special edition of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies".

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 8:59am
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Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

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
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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)

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