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[UPDATE] (Re)worlding Jules Verne [Proposed seminar - ACLA Annual Meeting - March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University REMINDER ]

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:19pm
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Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
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The global character of Jules Verne's fiction requires no demonstration. Indeed, the work of the prolific French novelist, author of the immensely successful series of the Voyages extraordinaires, appears to deserve an inclusion into the (hypothetical) canon of world literature on at least two accounts.

Studies in The Hêliand

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:15pm
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Perry Neil Harrison / Baylor University

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI, 12-15 May, 2016
CFP: Studies in the Hêliand

The Hêliand, a ninth century Old Saxon poetic retelling of Tatian's Gospel harmony, the Diatessaron, constitutes the chief surviving linguistic evidence for the Old Saxon Language. It is also a remarkable piece of literature; the poet adapts the traditional Germanic line into a form appropriate for the Gospel and adapts the Gospel itself to a new Germanic context. This text, remarkable for its historic, theological, linguistic, and literary value, has received relatively little attention from English language writers. To date, scholars have published only two English language monographs and one article collection on the poem.

Geek & Pop Culture--Nov. 1, 2015

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 4:53pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Area: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA) Conference

Join us for the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

update, Call for Participation, International Conference Young Translators and Interpreters in an Europe of Post-Communication

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
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Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, department of Applied Modern Languages
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The Directorate-General for Translation, the European Commission
The Department of Applied Modern Languages
Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj
and
The Centre for Language Industries (CLI)

invites participation in the international annual conference on translation and conference interpreting. The event marks the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Masters in Translation (METT) and European Masters in Conference Interpreting (MEIC).

CFP: Languages, Cultures and Gender (11-13 May 2016) Ege University, Izmir/TURKEY

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:21pm
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Ege University, Izmir/TURKEY
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The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY's the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.

Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

Submissions Invited to The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:31pm
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Clemson University Press
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Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. For the full list of the Annual's editorial advisory board or for the latest updates, please refer to facebook.com/tseannual. For specific questions, or to submit an essay for consideration, please contact John Morgenstern, general editor, at tseannual@clemson.edu. Submissions should be styled according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and follow Merriam-Webster's current edition for spelling. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and be received by December 1, 2015 for consideration in the first volume.

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2016 (San Francisco, CA May 2016) 4 January 2016 Deadline

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 7:29pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 2016, San Francisco). The two ALA panels aim to present the varied ways in which women, as critics, dramatists, educators, essayists, journalists, oral storytellers, poets, novelists, short story writers, and practitioners of both older and emerging forms, invent and reinvent the American literary and cultural landscape. This year's panels will both take up the theme of transnationalism.

Panel 1: Transnational Approaches to Early American to 19C American Women Writers

Panel 2: Transnational Approaches to 20C to 21C American Women Writers

"Alt + Shift: Unlocking Alternative Methodologies and Marginal Positions"; March 3 - March 5, 2016

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 5:47pm
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7th Biennial NEXUS Conference (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
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Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)

Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)

[Reminder] Adventures in Hybridity: Expanding the Boundaries of the Composition Classroom / NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT March 17-20

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
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William Magrino / Northeast Modern Language Association
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The classroom practices of composition studies, known for decades as a staid facet of undergraduate pedagogy, has been opened up due to opportunities afforded by the Internet. Virtual spaces have allowed composition instructors to reimagine the parameters of our learning spaces. Workshopping, peer editing, and revision, among other student writing strategies, have seen new potential as ambitious instructors work toward successfully mediating the line between the brick-and-mortar classroom and the Web. Despite these promises, many composition instructors are still challenged by the implementation of these contemporary technologies into their curriculum in a pedagogically sound way.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for The Objects of Performance (ASECS -- 3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016)

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 12:27pm
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Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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This panel seeks papers that consider the role of objects in the production and study of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama. How might a consideration of the physical and material conditions of performance shed light on the texts through which we so often engage with the drama? What do textual artifacts reveal about production practices or even specific performances? Please send 300-word abstracts.

Deadline extended to September 20, 2015.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 12:26pm
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Centre for Comparative Literature

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Centre for Comparative Literature University of Toronto March 4th– March 6th 2016
Keynote Addresses: TBD
Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: TBD

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