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500 Years of Schism: Catholic-Protestant Relations in British Literature

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:07pm
Geremy Carnes

Special Session, 2017 MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8
In recognition of the five hundredth anniversary (give or take) of the Protestant Reformation, this session seeks new perspectives on how Catholic-Protestant relations have been explored in British literary texts. Texts may be drawn from any period of literature since the Reformation. Preference will be given to papers which carefully historicize their readings of their chosen texts, and/or papers that study well-known works of literature which have not often been read in terms of their engagement with Catholic-Protestant relations. Please send 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

The Politics of Difference and the Threshold of Law

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:42am
Albany Law School / SUNY Albany

This conference hosts a multidisciplinary conversation on how we contend with the emergence of violence toward difference, before it receives remedial treatment by the law, that is, before it crosses the threshold of the rule of law. Many – perhaps most – forms of discrimination persist for long periods of time beneath the threshold of the law, and may continue indefinitely (one thinks of recent debates about the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State Capitol, following the Charleston Church shooting).

"Bestiarium. Human and Animal Representations" 28-30 September 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:00am
Università degli Studi di Verona - Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici

Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici

Bestiarium. Human and Animal Representations
International PhD Conference
28-30 September 2016

CFP MMLA--Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel--St. Louis--November 10-13, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:30am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: "Border States"
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Papers are accepted on any topic, yet participants are welcome to consider this year's conference theme: "Border States."

[UPDATE] York English Graduate Colloquium 2016: Shattered, 13-14 May 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:52am
York University Department of English

"There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole."
- Djuna Barnes

"As for myself, I am splintered by great waves. I am coloured glass from a church window long since shattered. I find pieces of myself everywhere, and I cut myself handling them."
-Jeanette Winterson


Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:44am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea


The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517 (28-30 June 2017)

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:21am
Faculty of English, University of Oxford

An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. This event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England in the long fifteenth century. After Chichele adopts a similar investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because the inner workings of English intellectual and religious life during these years have proved challengingly resistant to the formation of grand critical narratives.

Call for Books of Poetry

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:33pm
Angora Press

The Angora Press is currently looking for original books of poetry. Typical manuscripts will run between 50-100 pages. As well, the poetry must tell a story and have unity. Writers should hold a strong MFA in poetry. Please send inquiries, cover letters, resumes, and manuscripts to Thank you.

Place and Formation of Identity

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:53pm
Dr. Firouzeh Dianat

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) presents the story of a little girl, Alice. She falls into the rabbit hole and enters a foreign land, "wonderland." The animals talk and her interaction with others changes. She has to understand the logic upon the wonderland. She needs to find out who she is. She asks: "Who in the world am I"? Ah, that's the great puzzle" (Carroll 18). In the wonderland things that Alice has been taken for granted are not certain anymore. This panel invites papers that discuss the concepts and relations between place and identity. Panelists may consider:

GENDER, IDENTITY, SEX and SEXUALITY for NEPCA conference (10/21 &22, 2016)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:14pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association

The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.

Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.