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Conflict and Liberation, Marquette University April 23, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:36am
English and History Departments from Marquette University and UW Milwaukee

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on April 23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduate students from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are now accepting 250-word proposals from humanities graduate students whose work addresses our theme.

Potential topics Include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City, abstract due January 15, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:00am
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael, Department of English, Duquesne University

Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City

I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline to an edited collection focusing on 21st-Century British fiction's engagement with the city or urban environment. Once the collection is finalized, it will be submitted to and peer-reviewed by a press that has indicated interest.

The deadline for submission of a 750-1000 word abstract has been extended to January 15, 2016. Send your submission electronically to michael@duq.edu along with a brief C.V.

Dr. Magali Cornier Michael is Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Looking at the Review: Britain and Beyond, World Shakespeare Conference, 1 Jul-6 Aug 2016 (Register by 1 Feb 2016)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:40am
'Looking at the Review: Britain and Beyond', Seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress

The theatre review—often the most accessible evidence of reception of a theatrical event and central to the work of all scholars of performance—is an under-theorised genre. Paradigmatically scholars of Shakespeare performance often look through the review to the performance it ostensibly documents. The time has come to look at the review and the performance that it, in itself, constitutes. Paul Prescott's book _Reviewing Shakespeare_ (CUP, 2013) does just that and breaks new ground in reception studies. This seminar builds on this foundation to investigate reviews and reviewers of Shakespeare in performance across time and geographical space.

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:25am
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:
On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.
On the other hand, the different fields of linguistic research: Applied Linguistics, Specific Purposes, Technological Innovation and Translation, Language teaching and Corpus and Computational Linguistics.

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:09am
University of Cambridge

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

Graduate Conference: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:49am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

April 22-23, 2016
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Ma, Associated Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University.

"Cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances, and concentrates a person's experience—and not only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:53am
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

In celebration of Toni Morrison's 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

Sound / Writing : On Homophonic Translation (Paris, Nov 17-19, 2016)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:46am
Vincent Broqua & Dirk Weissmann (Universities of Paris at Saint-Denis and Créteil)

Call for Papers [French and German versions: scroll below]

Sound / Writing: On Homophonic Translation

International conference, Paris, November 17-19, 2016

Organizers:
Vincent Broqua (University of Paris at Saint-Denis) and
Dirk Weissmann (University of Paris at Créteil)

Poetic Measures: A Variable Measure for the Fixed

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:50pm
University of York

1-2 July, York.

How do we measure poetry? The words 'measure' and 'meter', with their shared etymological origin in the Greek metron, have a long history of being used synonymously. When William Carlos Williams wrote that '[t]he key to modern poetry is measure, which must reflect the flux of modern life', however, he proposed 'measure' as an alternative to the metrical foot in response to 'the flux of modern life' that demanded measures of more fluid and unstable permutations.

The Scattered Pelican Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2: Fight OR Flight, deadline 15 December

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:06pm
The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, London Canada

The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, is excited to share the Call for Papers for its forthcoming Spring issue, entitled "Fight OR Flight":

In 1915, Harvard scientist Walter Bradford Cannon coined the term "fight or flight" to describe animals' responses to challenging stimuli, including potential bodily harm and threats to survival. Cannon's work provided us with insight into how animals—humans included—employ physiological mechanisms to deal with stressful encounters, arguably with the end to maintain homeostasis in both the bodily and environmental systems.

Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800--PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 4, 2015

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:59pm
Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).

New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:42pm
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes. Now in its seventh year, New Critics represents a rare opportunity for undergraduates to present their work in a forum modeled on professional academic conferences and concluding with a keynote address by a notable scholar (previous speakers include Jonathan Culler and Daniel Mendelsohn). The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2016.

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