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Sarasvati Nonfiction Book Award Notification

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:28pm
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Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

The Sarasvati Book Award solicits nonfiction books published during 2013-2015 in the field of goddess studies. Named for the Hindu goddess of learning and the creative arts, the Sarasvati award from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) honors creative work in the field of goddess and mythology studies. The award will be presented during ASWM's biennial conference, Boston, April 1-2, 2016.

Past winners include Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Voctor H. Mair (Cambria, 2010). and The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber (Norton, 2013).

Note to Publishers

Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice - Thematic Sessions at the 2016 Leeds International Medieval Congress

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anastasija Ropa

Medieval Equestrianism: Theory and Practice
Thematic Sessions at the 2016 Leeds International Medieval Congress
We invite paper proposals on all aspects of medieval equestrianism, for complimentary sessions highlighting:
1) theoretical approaches to medieval equestrian studies;
2) practical applications of medieval equestrian studies, whether as part of re-enactment, live demonstration or public engagement activities, as well as the application of equestrian practices to academic studies of the Middle Ages.
In addition, there will be a Making Leeds Medieval on Horseback session, to round up the findings of the previous sessions with thematic demonstrations.

CFP: Digital Humanities @ CEA 2016

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

The College English Association is now accepting proposals for presentations for our 47th annual conference. The special topics chair welcomes proposals for papers, presentations, and panels that address all areas of the digital humanities.

  • DH projects (digital collections/archives, digital editions, interactive maps, virtual models, etc.)
  • DH research methodologies (text analysis, visualization, GIS mapping, etc.)
  • DH pedagogy (teaching strategies, curriculum development, project collaboration, etc.)
  • DH centers (supporting research, consulting services, teaching faculty/students, etc.)
  • DH theory
  • digital project management
  • data curation
  • the future of DH

  • UNT Critical Voices Conference

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:41pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

    The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

    English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature -- 11/7/15

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:28pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
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    English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
    full name / name of organization:
    English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
    contact email:
    ego@wiu.edu

    CFP: English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
    The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

    "Queering Diasporic (Counter) Ecologies: Charting Interplace-Based Webs of Relation"

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:10pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    Dr. Jessica Best/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2016 Conference
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    Bridging the fields of queer ecology, transnational feminist theory, diaspora studies, and comparative literature, this panel invites proposals from literary scholars who perform "counter-topographic" readings of diasporic literature pertaining to ecological, interspecies, and interplace-based themes. Some questions might include: What does "queer ecology" mean in the context of diasporic literature? How do diasporic texts engage with issues of ecological consciousness? How are rural/urban imaginaries re-defined through diasporic consciousness? Is it possible to trace rural and urban communities/continuities across nation-states? How are human/interspecies relationships redefined in such diasporic imaginings?

    Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Graduate Conference, March 11-12, 2016.

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 2:23pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

    The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016.

    Word Hoard Issue #5: Scum and Villainy

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:58pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    Word Hoard

    Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard). We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."

    [UPDATE] CFP: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7-9, 2015

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:53pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    Center for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

    Call for papers: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference
    National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal

    http://stereoimmersivemedia.ulusofona.pt/

    October 7-9, 2015

    Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts (51st Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016)

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:15pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
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    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 12-15, 2016). Our panels this year are partly designed around a program to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

    Our second panel, "Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts" is part of a series of panels we have been organizing for the past several years that focus on a single play of Shakespeare's from multiple perspectives. As such, we are seeking papers on potential sources and inspirations for the play, textual or performance scholarship on the play itself, and modern performances, adaptations, responses, and critical approaches.

    Shakespeare at 400: Present and Future (51st Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016)

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:12pm
    full name / name of organization: 
    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
    contact email: 

    Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 12-15, 2016). Our panels this year are partly designed around a program to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

    The first panel is "Shakespeare at 400: Present and Future." We are looking for papers that explore what Shakespeare means today and potential future meanings. This can include pedagogical approaches, popular culture, adaptations, scholarly and biographical debates, and so on. As part of our anniversary programming, we look forward to a broad-based set of panels and discussion.

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