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The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
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Wadham College, Oxford
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The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

A conference to be held at Wadham College, Oxford
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016

From its use in classical and medieval arts of memory to its presence in the work of contemporary artists and writers, the house has been a recurrent, even haunting image. In recent art and literature, it has been used as a symbol with a wide variety of social and political resonances, but also has intimate links with the creative process, exploring memory, imagination and the interactions between them. It is here, in particular, that there are striking consonances with medieval and early modern writing influenced by the arts of memory.

SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
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Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
http://rensoc.org.uk/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'

Call for Papers

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:02am
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Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

In James Shirley's 1631 tragedy The Traitor, the villainous Lorenzo advises his angered target:

master your high blood
Till I conclude, Sciarrha. I accuse not
Your noble anger, which I have observed,
Is not on every cheap and giddy motion
Inflamed; but, sir, be thrifty in your passion,
This is a petty trespass. (The Traitor, Act 2, scene 1)

Fictions of Academia (to appear in June, 2016)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:41pm
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American, British and Canadian Studies (the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania)
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.

Guidelines

These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com .

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REMINDER: APCS 2015 Panel - "Narrative Borders: Literature, Film, and Psychoanalysis" (Oct 22-24 2015, New Brunswick NJ)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Margeaux Feldman and Philip Sayers

For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.

Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html

2015 World Picture Conference

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:51pm
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University of Toronto/World Picture

2015 World Picture Conference
"Faculty"
Keynote Speakers:
Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main)
& Olivia Boudreau

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
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Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
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Journal of Narrative Theory
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Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:10am
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Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa. With Gordimer's passing in 2014, twenty years after the transition to majority rule, the question of her legacy is not immediately apparent. Given the current climate in which apartheid studies are beginning to be seen as no longer relevant to the future of South Africa, this panel welcomes papers that explore her unique literary contribution and influence and suggest how she should be remembered over time. Papers exploring her novels, short stories, or essays are all welcome.

Video Gaming and Digital Media NEPCA 2015 Conference

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:42am
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North East Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of digital media for its annual fall conference to be held on the campus pf Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH October 30-31, 2015. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and independent and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

Mapping Medievalisms, October 2-4, Pittsburgh, PA

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:01am
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The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism
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Mapping Medievalisms
The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism
International Society for Studies in Medievalism
October 2nd - 4th , 2015
at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA

Plenary Address by Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming, author of Hollywood Knights: Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia, Medieval British Arthurian Narrative, and
co-author of The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy Tale and Fantasy Past.

[UPDATE; revised deadlines] Asia and the Historical Imagination: Edited Volume

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:12am
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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Asia and the Historical Imagination is an edited volume of essays that explores papers concerned with representations of Asia's past. The essays submitted will complement a 3-day workshop held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The volume aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in Asia (both ancient and modern).

The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowledge Production and Society

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:59am
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International Graduate Conference 2015 of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined. Academic scholarship plays a crucial role in analyzing and critiquing social, economic, ecological, and political developments, while simultaneously, however, being inextricably linked to its social context and its inherent relations of power and domination. Scrutinizing the link between social critique and scholarship also entails the critical examination of the tools applied in analyzing social phenomena, which in turn lay the basis for academic social critique. Scientific methods of gaining knowledge not only co-constitute and shape the object of research, but also the kind of knowledge that is produced.

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