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Shakespeare's Italy (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Oct. 5)

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. Key areas of focus will be, among other things, the impact of the Italian Renaissance on England; early modern English translations of Italian works; Shakespeare's use of Italian texts for both direct source and indirect inspiration; Italian settings and characters in Shakespeare's plays; the influence of Italian genres, such as tragicomedy, in Shakespeare's drama; early modern English attitudes towards Italy in general and certain Italians (such as Machiavelli) in particular; and later Italian adaptations of Shakespeare, particularly for the opera and for the cinema.

Paris on Film (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Oct. 5)

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries. With the possible exception of New York, no city has been used as a setting as frequently as a setting as has Paris. However, the French capital is unique in that it has been featured not only in French films but in films from around the world. This transnational element will be emphasized by the panel, a panel that seeks to explore the contradictions inherent in filming such a contradictory city. For example, how can a city be seen as both the birthplace of the modern while also being so frequently being filmed - particularly in terms of its bohemianism - in such a nostalgic light?

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:20pm
University of Cambridge

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:48pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is October 26.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 8, 2016

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm
Yale University

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Seminar: Defining Nature

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:06am
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Seminar leader: Kellie Robertson, University of Maryland

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

NeMLA 2016 Panel - - EXTENDED DEADLINE / PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY (October 6, 2015) - - "On the Limits of Computational Analysis

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Dr. Jonathan Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association

The following will be a panel at next year's NeMLA Conference, set to take place between March 17 and March 20 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Please be aware that all papers on this panel will be considered for publication in a book by an international, peer-reviewed source.

Submit abstracts by the extended deadline of October 6, 2015.

Any questions concerning this panel should be directed to the chair, Dr. Jonathan Dickstein at Jonathan.Dickstein@alumni.cgu.edu.

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:40am
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

**Deadline extended until October 5th**
Submit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15723

This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

CfP for the Panel: Art as Cultural Diplomacy, Prague, 27 – 28 November 2015

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:42am
Euroacademia & Anglo-American University, Prague

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'The European Union and the Politicization of Europe' to be held at Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 November 2015

Deadline: October 15, 2015
Panel Proposed by Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel Description:
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

[UPDATE] International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain November 19-20, 2015

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:22am
Department of English, University of Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain)

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
November 19-20, 2015
Extended Deadline for proposals: October 15, 2015
Plenary speakers: Christopher Bigsby (Director of the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, pending confirmation); Matthew Roudané (Georgia State University), Félix Martín Gutiérrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and Ramón Espejo Romero (Universidad de Sevilla).
The Department of English of the University of Extremadura (Faculty of Arts and Letters) will host the International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference, in Cáceres, Spain on November 19-20, 2015.

SCREENING CHARACTERS (proposals due December 31, 2015)

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:20am
Johannes Riis (University of Copenhagen) & Aaron Taylor (University of Lethbridge)

Often the most immediate object of interest for audiences, characters frequently serve as the direct means by which we engage with a work of media. The figures represented onscreen tend to be one of the moving image's most captivating elements. We are absorbed by their fictional dilemmas, preoccupied by the circumstances of their creation, fascinated by their varying treatments across traditions, and engrossed in debates about their broader cultural impact. An ambitious collection of new essays, Screening Characters will be the first major English-language anthology with a concentrated focus on this relatively neglected subject.

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation. Conversations in the humanities regarding online learning typically address the challenges facing educators in transforming their face to face techniques into an online environment. This panel would seek to gather scholars who are have been leading the conversation in their home institutions about how to leverage digital learning environments to implement their best cyber pedagogy strategies. In particular, this panel asks that these scholars think of the ways that the digital archive, in its many iterations, influences and impacts virtual learning environment.

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