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Dancing in Restoration and 18th-Century England--due 9/15/15

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:51am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting (Mar. 21-April 2)

Dance was an important part of Restoration and eighteenth-century society and of Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre, and it figures prominently in a number of eighteenth-century novels as well. Yet it is a field of study that has been largely overlooked in Restoration and eighteenth-century scholarship (particularly that on England). This panel invites papers on all aspects of eighteenth-century dance culture, from attempts to reconstruct or analyze dances to explorations of eighteenth-century dance textbooks to inquiries into how dance informed the other arts like theater, opera, and the novel. What might the methodologies of dance scholarship contribute to our understanding of eighteenth-century books, performances, or cultures?

The Documentary Film Movement in Contemporary Spain

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association

The proposed panel explores the development of a documentary film and video movement from the margins of the Spanish film industry during the early years of the twenty-first century.

The Oswald Review: Undergraduate Literary Criticism

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:57am
University of South Carolina, Aiken, English Dept

The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor's endorsement).

Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals.

All text should be provided in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.

Presumed Autonomy: Literature and Art in Theory and Practice 10–13 May 2016

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:20am
Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

Ever since the emergence of the modern marketplace for cultural goods, literary texts and art works have, on occasion, defied the expectations of its readers and audience, affronted their moral ethos, or flaunted a disregard for their sensibilities and norms. The potential power of art to disrupt the perceptions of its audience was foregrounded in the critical discourse of the modernists and the historical avant-garde and this possibility continues to animate critical debates, particularly those organized around some understanding of autonomy. With the all but complete commodification of every artistic and literary practice, it is more urgent than ever to pose the question whether we can still presume autonomy.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED for Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:56am
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 20, 2015***
• What makes an environmental crisis common or uncommon?
• How do our understandings of environments depend on causes—both as ideas of causality and ideas of action?
• What ways of imagining, re-imagining and making our environments are held in common, or perhaps just as valuably, are uncommon?
• What can our common and uncommon cultures contribute in addressing environmental crisis?
• How might we understand culturing as an experiment, and thus as a means of creation and conversation? What might we seek to culture?
• What kinds of environmental commons and means of conversation do we already have, or should we create?

Composition Faculty Summit Friday October 23, 2015--Submissions Due Friday September 25, 2015

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:41am
Jina Lee/Essex County College

CFP for Composition Faculty Summit
Submissions due Friday September 25, 2015.
 
 
Essex County College in Newark, NJ will host a one day composition conference on October 23, 2015 from 12:00-3:00.
 
This conference seeks to share best practices in college writing and developmental writing courses. Some questions we would like to address:
How can we best serve our students at the high school and community college level so they have the skills they need to succeed once they transfer to a four-year college? 
How can we attempt to align curriculum? 
What role does technology play in student success?

Monsters and the Irish Imagination (9/10/15; NEACIS West Haven, CT 11/20-21/15)

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:52pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Monsters and the Irish Imagination
Session Sponsored by the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
For the New England ACIS Regional Conference
20-21 November 2015
University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut
Proposals by 10 September 2015

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:08pm
ASECS 2016

Below, please find a cfp for a panel to be held at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 31 - April 3, 2016.

"Making Sense(s) in the Eighteenth Century"

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