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Horace Walpole, Image [&] Narrative special issue

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 5:01pm
ed. Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz

Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole's literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.

Possible topics may include:
- narrative functions of images in Walpole's work
- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother
- art commentaries in Walpole's correspondence, journals and Anecdotes
- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill
- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press
- illustrations of Walpole's work

2016 Summer Shaw Symposium, July 22-24, at Shaw Festival. Travel Grants. May 1 Deadline.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Send paper proposals by May 1 to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca, focused as much as possible on the two Shaw productions at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Mrs. Warren's Profession and an adaptation of The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, but other topics are possible. Applications for Bryden Scholarships and ISS Travel Grants should accompany your abstract (see http://www.shawsociety.org/ISS-Travel-Grants-2016.htm).

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31pm
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)
Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:53pm
Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein. The purposes of this volume are to create important links between the innovative scholarship emerging on Jewish American literature and classroom pedagogies and resources Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Victorian Periodicals Through Glass: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Digitising Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Maga

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:14am
University of Buckingham & Royal Holloway, University of London

When the flagship Journal of Victorian Culture announced its intention in 2008 to 'act as a forum for digital research on the nineteenth century and for discussion of its relationship with traditional scholarship,' it was an acknowledgement that a wide range of nineteenth-century research communities had become actively engaged with the imaginative and critical possibilities opened up by the digital world. Since then, its 'Digital Forum' section has included challenging work from a wide range of perspectives and chronicled the growth of this discipline over the past eight years.

"Revolutionary Affects: At the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Politics in the Middle East"

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:19am
Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Nov. 17-20, 2016 - Boston, MA

We are seeking two papers for a panel we are proposing to hold at the next year's MESA conference. Please find the pertinent proposal and the call below, and contact us with any questions you might have. Submission deadline for consideration is February 10, 2016.

"Revolutionary Affects: At the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Politics in the Middle East"

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:49pm
Project Narrative

Project Narrative Summer Institute, "Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media"
July 4 - July 15, 2016

The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at The Ohio State University devoted to an intensive study of issues in narrative theory as they relate to a specific theme or movement. This summer's PNSI on Narrative Medicine will be led by Project Narrative core faculty Jared Gardner and James Phelan. On July 13-14, we will be joined by Rita Charon (Columbia University), the pre-eminent scholar-practitioner of the movement.

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

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:35pm
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing

We regretfully announce that the 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely. We are not accepting submissions and we have closed the "Submittables" website to avoid confusion.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this indefinite postponement causes you.

Loyola University will continue to honor Walker Percy and his ideas and writings.

To all of you who have participated in our conferences on Walker Percy's books, we thank you for all of the good faith, support, and many contributions that you have made over the years.

Histories of Digital Labor (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:36pm
Shawna Ross / MLA Committee on Information Technology

The MLA Committee on Information Technology invites abstracts on the history of digital labor for a guaranteed panel at the MLA conference in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2017.

As labor-intensive projects continue to dominate the funding landscape of the digital humanities, scholars are beginning to ask important questions about the labor involved in such project. Who is doing this work? What are the working conditions? How are these labors credited or erased? By recovering stories and contributions by forgotten laborers—by insisting that students receive some compensation and that overseas transcription farms are recognized for what they are—digital humanists are beginning to attend to important questions of social justice.

Placing Charlotte Smith--Canon, Genre, History, Nation, Globe

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:52am
Chawton House Library

Two hundred and ten years after Charlotte Smith's death and nearly a decade after the publication of The Works of Charlotte Smith, Smith scholarship is coming of age. The conference Placing Charlotte Smith will convene at the beautiful Chawton House Library to explore the latest research on Smith and her places. What are we learning about her place in the canon, or in the development of various genres? What sort of commentary does her placement of characters in history offer? What attitudes do her works demonstrate about place and the idea of a polis/nation? Where are the places Smith is or might be memorialized? What are the various meanings of the natural place she explores in her fiction, poetry, journalism, and children's literature?

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