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[UPDATE] Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016 [Abstract due 3/25/16]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:12pm
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words

Call for Papers

Recent headlines abound decrying the death of academic disciplines traditionally concerned with the care and tending of language. Has a loving and lyrical approach to language become an antiquated notion? Everything from research studies on the relationship between literature and empathy to informal conversations about the power of a good story attest to language's enduring capacity to incite wonder, motivate compassion, or provoke reflection. Words, indeed, serve as the means through which restorative faith is expressed to, explored with, and embraced by the reader.

"Utopias/Dystopias of Transnational Migration"

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 4:54pm
Laura Barberan Reinares - SAMLA Conference - Jacksonville, FL - Nov 4-6, 2016

This panel welcomes papers analyzing postcolonial fiction addressing transnational migration for labor (legal or illegal) and trafficking. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme of Utopia/Dystopia are especially welcome. By May 31st, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at laubarberan@gmail.com.

Revisiting Harper Lee: New Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman [Abstract Due June 1st, 2016]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:20pm
Jonathan S. Cullick, Northern Kentucky University and Cheli Reutter, University of Cincinnati

Revisiting Harper Lee: New Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Edited Collection

Harper Lee's classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Academy Award winning movie starring Gregory Peck both enjoyed immediate success and are considered American treasures. Popular in its own time and enjoying a consistently healthy publication record, Mockingbird seems secure even in the new millennium.

Gender and Early Modern Drama, RMMLA, October 6-8, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:15pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender in Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-8, 2016. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey (j.lodine-chaffey@wsu.edu ) by March 15, 2016. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 20, 2016.
More information is available on the conference website:

"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:05am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

CFP International Conference on Space and Cinema

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:25am
University of Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.

Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.

International Conference on Parallelism in Architecture, Environment and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:57am
IEREK - International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge exchange

The theme of Parallelism in Architecture and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016 explores the relations between computational design in architecture, organizational and global, ever-changing and pervasive contexts.
This conference also looks PACT 2016 aims to gather practitioners and researchers interested in investigating and improving the state of practice of computational design software in the architectural discourse, where practicing design computing experts can explain the challenges they face in their day-to-day practices, and collectively induce an impact on the future of the field.

Borders and Borderlands: Liminal Textualities in Contemporary Literature

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:11am
York St John University

Borderlands are defined as being both 'an area of land close to a border between two countries' and 'an area between two qualities, ideas or subjects that has features of both but is not clearly one or the other' (Oxford Dictionaries, 2016). The significance of borders and borderlands has become particularly prevalent in contemporary society. Literature has always responded to the issues of its context of production such as Burke writing on the French Revolution up to and including Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche's 2013 novel Americanah addressing global concerns of nationality and migration.

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature [Abstract due 3/31/2016]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:41am
Hangzhou Dianzi University

In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ethnic literature, Foreign Languages College and the Institute of African and African American Literatures at Hangzhou Dianzi University will collaborate with the Center for English Literatures at Central China Normal University, the A&HCI-indexed journal Foreign Literature Studies, and the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University in hosting "Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature" from November 25 to November 28, 2016 at Hangzhou and Jinhua, China. Scholars from all over the world are warmly welcome.

This international symposium will focus on the following subtopics:

What's New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity 11th to 15th July 2016 Lodz, Central Poland, Poland

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:40am
University of Lodz & ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas)

The changes that have occurred in Europe in the past quarter-century created a vision of peaceful and prosperous Europe. Have economic crises, war in Ukraine and the Middle East war and immigration crisis undermined this vision?

Website: http://www.issei2016.com

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st March 2016

Call for Submissions: Travel Writing (March, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:18am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 20, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:33am
Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture, 22-23 July 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:12am
English Literature and Culture, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference on 22 and 23 July 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:

1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity

Please send 200-word abstracts to the organisers by 15 April 2016: wood@uni-mainz.de and patrick.gill@uni-mainz.de

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