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[UPDATE] Literary Form and Reform [Shanghai, 17-18 May, 2016, Abstracts due February 29, 2016]

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 1:59am
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Nan Zhang; Miles Link, Fudan University

The resurgence of formalist interests in recent years has sparked new discussions of the conception, role, and significance of form in literary and cultural studies as well as pedagogies. In her 2007 PMLA essay "What Is New Formalism," Marjorie Levinson lays out several strains of new formalism emerging in the American academy, which simultaneously embrace a renewal of attention to aesthetic form and express divergent emphases and agendas.

[UPDATE] Graduate Conference: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016

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

IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY & V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Imagism Conference and Richard Aldington Society
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IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY &
V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

June 30 – July 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
THE FRANKLIN INN CLUB

And the Franklin Inn club...
and young fellows go out to the colonies
but go on paying their dues
—Ezra Pound, Canto LXXX

"Making Pacts: Before & After Imagism"

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman—
I have detested you long enough.
—Ezra Pound, "A Pact"

Thursday 30 June @ 5 PM

Opening Reception at the Franklin Inn Club
Poetry Reading & Cocktails
Dinner & Keynote Address: Emily Mitchell Wallace "Imagists in Philadelphia: H.D., Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams"

Friday 1 July

The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages-37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene, NH, April 15-16, 2016

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 10:25pm
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37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
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37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 15-16, 2016

Call for Papers and Sessions
"The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages"
Keynote speaker: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, University of Toronto

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:44pm
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University
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Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including, but not limited to:

Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 February 2016, by 5pm EST

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

CALL FOR PAPERS: disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory
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The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

International Seminar on Exploring Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (January 28-29, 2016)

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Gour Banga, West Bengal, India

Trauma Studies is a unique interdisciplinary platform that has acquired a prominent place in contemporary academic studies in the context of increasing visibility of violence in various spheres of human experience. It addresses socio-political issues of immense practical importance. While on the one hand it has been enriched by inputs from researches in different academic disciplines like history, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, women's studies, ethnic studies, law and literature, it has also been strengthened and updated by sustained movements initiated by activist groups of different hues. Etymologically, 'trauma' means physical wounds but it has gradually absorbed the meaning of psychological wounds as well.

Call for papers on Theodore Dreiser for 2 panels at the 2016 American Literature Association Conference

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:54am
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The International Theodore Dreiser Society

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 26-29, 2016.

Panel One: Open Topic
Papers are invited on any topic concerning Dreiser.

Panel Two: Global Dreiser
Papers are invited on topics concerning global contexts in Dreiser's life and work. Topics may include Dreiser's politics, travel writing, translations, transatlantic reception of his works, and other global issues relating to Dreiser.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. Panelists are not required to be members of the International Theodore Dreiser Society.

The Nightmare of History: Modernism and Con/Text - MadLit Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:49pm
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Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium (MMC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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This panel will explore new directions within the field of modernist studies that reconsider the boundary between text and context. The early New Critical reception of modernism often privileged form at the expense of context, whether biographical, socio-political, or historical. More recently, a historicist turn in modernist studies has reintroduced context as crucial to the study of modernist texts. In yet another dialectical swing of the pendulum, "new formalism" has attempted to renovate the concept of form by rethinking its relation to context.

Border Disputes: Global Modernism and World Literature - MadLit Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:48pm
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Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium (MMC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Recently scholars of modernism have advocated for a "global turn". Accordingly, the field of modernist studies has expanded to encompass times and places, authors and texts, which have been overlooked by traditional, canonical accounts of modernism. Extending the spatial and temporal boundaries of modernism has opened new avenues of inquiry and discovery. The decentering of modernist studies from its European focus has led to the inclusion of many non-European traditions and literatures. However, some argue that a global approach to the study of modernism ignores the particularities of history, culture, and language.

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