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"Public Scholarship and Activism: Communities, Practices, and Battlegrounds" roundtable session

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:27pm
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Amy Brady / NeMLA 2016
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The link(s) between academia and activism are nothing if not complex. In many ways, the academy rewards activist scholarship that challenges systemic inequality. Yet, as recent articles and testimonies in the Chronicle demonstrate, some scholars – especially those who make their activism public – are punished by their institutions and shamed by public audiences. In light of these potential consequences, how and where do 21st century scholar-activists pursue their activism? Why do they participate in public activism, and should they?

Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
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Medieval Association of the Midwest: International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016.

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared. A significant amount of the description of occult and sorcerous activity, however, also functions as political commentary, whether as direct criticism of secular current events or as a voice or conceptual space for the spiritual "other" in medieval society.

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Florence, Italy 22 April 2016 - abstract deadline October 31, 2015

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:33am
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The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England
Florence 22nd April 2016

The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year's conference will focus on the themes of prophecy and conspiracy in early modern texts.

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:13am
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Society for the Study of Southern Literature
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Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL's conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemispheric, and transatlantic literary and cultural studies. The foundation of traditional US Southern literary studies on domestic regional difference and distinctiveness has been expanded over recent decades to encompass broader study of Southernness within national and global rubrics.

The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:26am
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Tapati Bharadwaj
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The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays/primary texts that looks at early colonial-imperial print and the nature of Orientalist scholarship, based on religious texts, that emerged with Sir William Jones, post-1780s. Manuscripts of the Hindu religious texts were often transferred onto print; but what exactly were the processes involved? How did native-brahmins look upon it as they assisted the Britishers in making the shift take place from a manuscript culture to a realm of print technology?

Victorian Intimacies: An International Conference, 22–23 April 2016

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:38am
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Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
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The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, "Victorian Intimacies." The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of intimacy. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies' enduring interest in the intimate relationships among bodies, things, environments, and practices.

Expanding the Field: Rethinking Projective Verse and Mid-Century American Poetry

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:21pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to any aspect of mid-Century American poetics, but in particular those that build on and problematize the mechanics of projective verse. While "Projective Verse" has received ample treatment in studies concerning major poets like Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, other poets built on projective verse in their own ways, fashioning distinctive styles that, while tangentially related to projective verse, also created new poetic forms.

Ritus, Artes, Musica: A Session in Honor of Nils Holger Peterson, International Medieval Congress, May 12-15 2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:29pm
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2016 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

Special Session: Ritus, Artes, Musica: A Session in Honor of Nils Holger Peterson

CfP: Northern Lights. Feminine typologies from Ibsen's works to contemporary contexts

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 8:06am
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Images. Imagini. Images. Journal of Image and Cultural Studies / Center of Excellence in Image Studies
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(s'il vous plaît faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française / vă rugăm derulaţi mai jos pentru versiunea în limba română)

Bucharest University's Center for Image Studies welcomes paper proposals for the upcoming special issue of its publication "Images. Imagini. Images. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies".

The special issue of the "Journal" (no. 6), to be published in March 2016, will be dedicated to:

Northern Lights. Feminine typologies from Ibsen's works to contemporary contexts

Editor: Assistant Professor Cristina Modreanu

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