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Teaching 18th-C Lit: Interdisciplinary Approaches [10/5/15; 3/17-20/16]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:00pm
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NEMLA / Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College
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This roundtable gives instructors an opportunity to share innovative and interdisciplinary strategies used in teaching British and Anglophone literature and culture from the long eighteenth century. Teaching literature from the eighteenth century can be truly challenging, steeped as it is in culturally specific references, place names, and intertextual allusions to other writers, ancient mythology and the Bible. Syntax and vocabulary also pose barriers to new readers. The political, imperial, and colonial histories of the long eighteenth century are equally complex.

[UPDATE] The Pedagogical (Re)Turn - Deadline Extended (10/5/15)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:12pm
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.

[UPDATE] The (Native) American University - Deadline Extended (10/5/15)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:09pm
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

2016 SUNY Council of Writers Annual Conference (March 4-5)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:50pm
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University at Albany
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Writing (and) Affordability: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Writing Instruction

For this year's conference we ask writers, writing instructors at all levels, tutors, and researchers to consider the role of affordability in our practices. We welcome perspectives, strategies, and questions for approaching and understanding the role of "affordability" pluralistically—as both what is within one's financial means and what writing can afford (as in what it allows us to be able to do or manage). In the tradition of SUNY CoW conferences, we are interested in how these ideas apply to historical, contemporary, and projected-future practices of instruction.

2016 SUNY Council of Writers Annual Conference (March 4-5)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany
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For this year's conference we ask writers, writing instructors at all levels, tutors, and researchers to consider the role of affordability in our practices. We welcome perspectives, strategies, and questions for approaching and understanding the role of "affordability" pluralistically—as both what is within one's financial means and what writing can afford (as in what is allows us to be able to do or manage). In the tradition of SUNY CoW conferences, we are interested in how these ideas apply to historical, contemporary, and projected-future practices of instruction.

UPDATE: Lacan and Literature submission deadline 9/30/2015 -- NeMLA, Hartford CT 3/18-20/2016

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:49pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

Correction to an earlier CFP

Papers are invited for a panel on Lacan and Literature at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Hartford, CT. 3/18-20 2016. Papers may be on specific literary figures like Poe and Joyce who Lacan explored, or consist of an in-depth analysis of Lacan's own writings and style. Lacanian analysis of works by authors not specifically examined by Lacan are also welcome. Please send an abstract or completed papers to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15863

by 9/30/2015. Papers should be 15-20 minutes maximum.

Religion and Theatre Focus Group- Emerging Scholars Panel

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:43pm
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ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
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Call For Papers
Emerging Scholars Panel – Religion and Theatre Focus Group

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2016 Conference
Chicago, Illinois
Palmer House Hilton
August 11-14, 2016

Popular Culture and the Deep Past - Shakespeare's Day: 1616/2016

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:05pm
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The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
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On February 19-20, 2016, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its third annual celebration of popular culture and the deep past at the Ohio State University, with 'Shakespeare's Day: Popular Culture 1616 / 2016,' an exploration of popular identities past and present with special attention to the world of Shakespeare's time. As in past years, this event will feature a scholarly conference (featuring papers, round tables, and other academic events) nested inside of a Renaissance-faire-like carnival (featuring exhibits, gaming, contests, and activities of all kinds).

[UPDATE] Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 1/1/16

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:42pm
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Comparative Drama

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs) between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. We seek submissions that engage both disciplines, either by combining methodologies or by taking the relationship between fields as a subject. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

25th CDE Conference: "Theater and Mobility", 26-29 May 2016 in Eichstätt, Germany

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:35pm
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The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
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The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference in Eichstätt, Germany (26-29 May 2016).

It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.

Theater and Mobility

The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.

Call for Papers for volume 9, n° 1(17)/ 2016/ Communication in Statistics: Why? When? and How (not) to do it?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
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ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
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The Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies invites scholars to submit original papers for a Special Issue on "Communication in Statistics: Why? When? and How (not) to do it?" This special issue co-editors are looking for papers which are analyzing all relevant matters of communication in statistics.

[UPDATE] Life Writing as Empathy, Deadline for abstracts October 8, 2015

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:33pm
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 2 | September 2016
Call for Papers
Life Writing as Empathy
Deadline for Submissions:
October 8, 2015 abstract
December 20, 2015 final paper

Guest editor: Rocío G. Davis
University of Navarra

February 1st. "Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom," special issue of Ninet

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:20pm
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Nineteenth- Century Gender Studies

Call for Papers:
"Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom," special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Summer 2016

Editors and Contact E-mails:
Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: lkarpenk@carrollu.edu

Lauri Dietz, Director of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), De Paul University ldietz@depaul.edu

[UPDATE]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:11pm
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Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

Literature and arts / Litterature et arts / Letteratura e arti

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:03am
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IULM University, Milan

The journal Poli-femo (IULM University, Milan)  announces the call for papers for its next thematic issue on "Literature and Arts".

We welcome articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Topics and areas for research that may be covered will therefore take into consideration:
-Theoretical and methodological openings and perspectives
-Convergences between literary texts and artistic media: 
hybridization and duality
- Literary creation arising from an extraliterary artistic element
- Works of art as mediators for writers
- The signifiers of artistic media within a literary text

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