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SCSC 2016 August 18-20, Bruges, Belgium

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:15pm
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Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)
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Proposed Session at SCSC, August 18-20, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium

"Alternative Ecologies in 16th Century Romance"

Organizer: Sallie Jean Anglin (Penn State Altoona)

This session invites papers that explore non-anthropocentric or non-normative ecologies in 16th century prose romances, especially Philip Sidney's Arcadia.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Queer ecologies
Object Oriented Ontology
Actor-network theory
Non-human ecologies
Destructive ecologies
Non-reproductive creativity
Affective approaches to ecosystems
Elements
Rocks, minerals, animals, vegetables

Atwood Society Awards (12/1/2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:30pm
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Margaret Atwood Society
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Margaret Atwood Society Awards are named each year; nominations are invited in all categories and should be sent directly to the appropriate judge (see below).

Entries for the 2015 Awards are due by December 1st, 2015. Winners will be notified in early January. (Emailed entries should be in .docx or .pdf.)

[UPDATE] Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
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J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join our keynote speaker, celebrated author of The Library at Night (2007) Alberto Manguel, to talk about how researchers, writers, and the general public can use the library as a tool for engaging with various fields of scholarship. Of particular interest to this conference are papers on personal libraries and libraries from the perspective of users.

Call for Submissions for "mad/crip/sex," anthology on disability and sex; Deadline 1/31/16

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:19pm
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Mad Crip Sex
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We are seeking creative and scholarly submissions for "mad/crip/sex," an anthology of writings by, for, and about disability and sex. We're looking primarily for personal narratives and experiences, which might take the form of essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, visual art, critical analysis, or anything else that helps you tell your story. We are interested not only in physical disability, but also work from psychiatric survivors, consumers of mental health services, neuroatypicals, and people with cognitive disabilities and chronic pain. We are also especially interested in the intersections between queerness and crip identity and how they manifest sexually. You might draw from queer theory, crip theory, or mad studies--or not at all.

H.D. panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 2016 (deadline Jan 26, 2016)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:35am
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H.D. International Society
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We invite paper proposals for an H.D. panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 26-29, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although we are particularly interested in projects that take advantage of the recent availability of H.D.'s later memoir writing and fiction. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a 1 paragraph bio to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2016.

Here is a link to the ALA site for more information about the upcoming convention: http://alaconf.org/

Rebecca Walsh and Celena Kusch, co-chairs, The H.D. International Society

Gothic Studies Bloggers Needed (November-December 2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:46am
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International Gothic Association

The International Gothic Association is looking for vibrant postgraduate or early-career academics to voice their dark arts researches to a wide ranging and dynamic community of leading Gothic scholars.

We are currently looking for committed enthusiasts to share their ideas on any aspect of Gothic study. Later, we will be seeking authors for specifically-thematic posts, but for now all and any aspect of Gothic study will be greatly cherished among others of our kind.

If you are interested in blogging for us, or if you would like to contribute something in the future, please do get in touch with either Ben, Tugce or Caroline.

The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

Global Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:37am
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3rd Annual Fantastika Conference

"Fantastika", coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.
The 3rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. It is our hope to draw together academics with an interest in Fantastika from an international audience to share and disseminate Fantastika-related research globally.

"Exploring the Premodern World" - IMGC Annual Conference

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:31pm
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Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC)
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The Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC) welcomes submissions for its annual symposium to be held at Purdue University March 4-5, 2016.

The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the classical, medieval, and early modern worlds. We encourage proposals approaching the premodern world from a diverse set of methodologies and disciplines; presentations might engage literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, linguistics, manuscript studies, art history, music studies, and so on.

CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:26pm
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Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

George Herbert and Religion - Special issue of Christianity & Literature

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:07pm
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Christianity & Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Christianity & Literature

"GEORGE HERBERT AND RELIGION"

Issue Editor:
Gary Kuchar
University of Victoria

Christianity and Literature seeks essays for a special issue on George Herbert and Religion. Ideal submissions offer nuanced discussions of Herbert's writing informed by his religious culture.

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