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The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR? (Submission deadline July 31st 2015)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23am
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The Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
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Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:

SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR?

OCTOBER 29-30 2015, THE GRADUATE CENTER of CUNY

Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactors in contemporary Western cultures, salt and sugar have adopted –singularly, in tandem, or in contrast to one another--many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in France and in lands impacted by French colonialism.

Call for Proposals: Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Vol. 8: Canada and Caribbean [Due: 1 Aug. 2015]

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:09pm
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David Buchanan / University of Alberta
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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture is an eleven-volume series devoted to the exploration of popular print culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present. The key questions are: What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? Two volumes are published (Volume 1: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660; Volume 6: US Pop Print Culture 1860-1920) and several others are in progress. The General Editor of the series is Gary Kelly at the University of Alberta.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:56pm
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The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
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Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice [Improv Practice] will create a discourse community that explores major inquiries about improvisation in our professional lives. Improv Practice will facilitate the exploration of how improvisation plays out in our work and in our learning, teaching and becoming as professionals. Please join an interdisciplinary conversation about the complex improvisational practices of professional action, about how we learn as professionals and about how professional education can be understood.

The journal will publish two kinds of papers:
Narratives/ explorations in improvisational work
Scholarly research

[UPDATE] Postponed: 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
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Although the conference on Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman has been postponed, the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing is still accepting abstracts and proposals for its third biannual conference.

The new deadline for Call for Papers will be announced as soon as the new date for the conference is determined.

Where: Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

When: to be announced

RSA Annual Meeting Boston 31 March-2 April 2016 "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
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RSA / Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité) / Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

CFP for a panel on "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

A Panel Sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England)

Organizer: Anne-Valérie Dulac, Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité
Respondent: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Following up on last year's two panels on "Scriptile Objects and the Making of Metaphors" and the many questions and discussions that ensued, the aim of this panel is to enquire further into the material qualities of ink, dyes or pigments used in writing, printing, colouring or limning.

Call for Submissions: Renascence

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Renascence
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Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

"Dangerously Close to One Another": Standing at the Intersection of Music & Poetry with Wyn Cooper; Abstract 6/15; Conf 11/13-15

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:27pm
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Andrea Rogers / Georgia State University / SAMLA
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This panel welcomes papers about the poetic and musical lyricism exhibited in the work of SAMLA 87's Co-Creative Plenary, Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion which will undertake an exploration of the intersections of music and poetry. By June 15th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at arogers34@gsu.edu.

SAMLA 87 takes place November 13th-15th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. The conference's special focus is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

SAMLA 87, November 13-15, 2015; New Narratives of 9/11: Conspiracy, Terror, and Change

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
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Panel Chair: Levin Arnsperger; Conference Organization: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, assumed significance for Arabs and Muslims not solely on account of the sheer magnitude of the disaster, that is the extent of the destruction and the number of victims. Rather, Arabs and Muslims have faced repercussions of the attacks in their own, extended communities, for instance discrimination and racial profiling in the U.S. and war and civil strife in Iraq. This panel seeks to illuminate how Arabs and Muslims have been represented in literature and other arts after the events of 9/11 - and how they have represented themselves. How is terrorism, how are conflicts in the Middle East addressed? What is the place of Islam in the texts? Papers on American and non-American works are welcome.

CFP: Broadside Ballads (6/5/15; 3/31-4/2/16)

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:09am
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Renaissance Society of America

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

We invite paper proposals for a panel on English Broadside Ballads (1500-1800). In particular, we are interested in new approaches to the ballad culture of the early modern period.

Please email a 150-word abstract to jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com and kxmcabee@ualr.edu by June 5th for consideration.

Please see Boston 2016 for more information about the conference.

Rabindranath Tagore and the Indian Dramatic / Performance Tradition/s - edited by Mala Renganathan & Arnab Bhattacharya

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 5:08am
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Mala Renganathan, Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India
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Encouraged by the success and the positive feedback that we have received about our edited volume The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore's Drama: The Bard on the Stage [edited by Arnab Bhattacharya & Mala Renganathan (New York & London: Routledge, 2015), the link of which is given here as - http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138804623/], we are announcing the CALL FOR PAPERS for another edited volume on Tagore's Drama, to be published by a reputed publisher. Please find the attachment of the Concept Note.

Current Trends in Theatre Theory and Meta-theory

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 3:03am
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Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic
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Dear author,
For the Fall 2016 issue of Theatralia, we are looking for submissions in the fields of theatre theory, meta-theory of theatre studies, and methodology of theatre research.
There will also be a special section on cognitive theatre studies, which has become a dynamically developing trend in theatre research, and we are proud to offer an opportunity to publish in this young field.

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