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Terrible Beauty [Deadline Extended to 1/30/2016]

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:22pm
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University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History (MLA 2017 CFP)

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:28pm
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Elizabeth Tavares / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this production mode influence actorly practice or playgoing? We invite work from a range of periods and traditions; e.g., from sixteenth-century English London theatre to contemporary American showcases for new work.

200-250 word abstracts by 15 March; Elizabeth E. Tavares (tavares1@illinois.edu). For more: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8523.

Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect, September 22-25 2016, Banff

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:02pm
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Canadian Literature Centre at University of Alberta and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Innsbruck
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Keynotes

1. Daniel Heath Justice, University of British Columbia
2. Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
3. Daniel Laforest, University of Alberta

Round-Table of Invited Authors

1. Nicole Brossard, Montreal, Quebec
2. Louise Dupré, Montreal, Quebec
3. Katherena Vermette, Winnipeg, Manitoba
4. Aritha van Herk, Calgary, Alberta

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
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Catholic Library World/ Catholic Library Association
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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

A special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:31pm
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Faith Barrett (Duquesne University), Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth), Elizabeth Petrino (Fairfield University).

Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to celebrate the landmark contribution of Paula Bernat Bennett to the recovery of nineteenth-century American women poets and the 20th anniversary of the publication of her ground-breaking anthology Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets (1997). Papers that acknowledge her contribution to the field and both extend and respond to her scholarly recovery work are invited. Essays that focus on writers that she has recovered or explicitly respond to her scholarship would be especially welcome.

IGNCC Comics Conference - Graphic Gothic - CFP deadline 31/01/16

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:59pm
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International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics; Studies in Comics; Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics; Gothic Studies Network
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The Seventh International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics present GRAPHIC GOTHIC
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK: w/c 11 July 2016

In association with Studies in Comics (Intellect Books), the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), and the Gothic Studies Network

Proposals (for 20 minute papers) on the relationship between comics and Gothic are now invited for our seventh annual conference, including but not limited to:

"Archives of the North Atlantic" Seminar at Early Medieval Seafaring Conference [November 3-5, 2016]

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:15pm
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Seafaring: an early medieval conference on the islands of the North Atlantic
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This seminar for the early medieval Seafaring conference (http://www.du.edu/ahss/english/news-events/seafaring-conference.html) invites proposals on the archive, broadly conceived, as well as on the special challenges early medievalists face in creating an archive of materials with which to work.

UPDATE: Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:08pm
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by JANUARY 30

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

CFP: Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:43am
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Graduate students in the fields of literature, history, art history, and musicology are invited to apply to the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies. The deadline is February 1st.

This is the 25th year the MVSA Arnstein prize has been awarded to graduate students in British Victorian Studies. Please encourage colleagues and students to apply.

Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

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