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Eborakon Call for Submissions - Deadline 25 Feb

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:32am
Eborakon poetry journal

Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Poetic Measures Online - Call for Blog Submissions

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:29am
Poetic Measures Conference, University of York

As for measure and other technical apparatus, that's just common sense: if you're going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. There's nothing metaphysical about it. Frank O'Hara, 'Personism', 1959

MLA 2017 (January 5-8) Panel: Poe and Antebellum Writers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:16pm
Poe Studies Association

Call for papers for the panel at MLA 2017
Philadelphia PA January 5-8, 2017

Chair: Amy Branam Armiento, Frostburg State University
Respondent: Barbara Cantalupo, The Pennsylvania State University

Papers that contrast Poe with another antebellum writer, famous or forgotten. Possibilities abound: Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Chivers, Benjamin, Child, Lippard, Sprague, Hawthorne, etc.

250-word abstracts and a resume should be sent as email attachments to
Deadline: March 6, 2016.

[UPDATE] Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:52pm
Institute for Critical Animal Studies

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by March 15th, 2016 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the world of animal rights and liberation against the backdrop of superheroes in film, television, and comics. While there are many book projects that look at the superhero universe from a variety of perspectives there has yet to be a collection that approaches it from the question of the nonhuman. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the (super)human as it relates to the way our culture understands and values nonhuman animals.

[UPDATE] Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 3:48pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the University of Iowa

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

Where is Adaptation? Article contributions needed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:33pm
Edited collection for F.I.L.L.M and John Benjamins

Call for contributors: Where is Adaptation? A few (3-4) more articles needed, particularly those focusing in some way on marginalized countries, artists, cultures, works, or material.

Editing for/in the College Classroom

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:36am
Modern Language Association 2017

This panel will explore the role of editorial theory and practice in the college classroom. Potential topics include the use of editing as a pedagogical tool to teach critical literary analysis, editing as a means of garnering student engagement, the relationship between student-editing and campus institutions such as special collections and archives, and editing as student practice, as well as considerations behind editing documentary and scholarly editions for student audiences.

Papers which consider the affordances and challenges of digital editions in the classroom and students as digital users are especially encouraged.

Please submit 250 word abstracts and a CV by 15 March.

[UPDATE] Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:26am
De Montfort University


Please note registration is now open for the event until February 25th, 2016. Registration includes full conference admission with lunch and wine reception, plus admission to the Andrew Davies Archive exhibition.

Title: Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor
Date: Friday 18th March 2016

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:23am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

"Cultural politics in Harry Potter: death, life and transition" ESSE Galway 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:37am
ESSE Galway 2016

22-26th August 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Seminar presentations may be of maximum 15 minutes. Those wishing to present are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to all the convenors of the seminar in question before 28 February 2016. The convenors will let all those submitting proposals know whether their proposals have been accepted by 31 March 2016. All proposals will be peer-reviewed for publication.

Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain,
Pilar Alderete, NUI Galway, Ireland,

CFP for NWSA 2016 Proposed Panel – Gender and Bodily Regulation -- November 10-13 -- Montréal, Quebec

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:05am
Ashley Byock, PhD / Edgewood College

We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance. Bodies are often reshaped or even dismembered in literal and figurative ways to support a biopolitical formulation of an idealized populace. Bodies may also be exiled or marked out in ways that confirm a certain status as outsider. Our current papers look at antebellum U.S. slavery and contemporary health care regulation.

THE END OF FASHION Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Massey University and the University of Otago



Conference, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington,
New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016

Conveners: Professor Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, Wellington
Professor Hilary Radner, University of Otago, Dunedin

Keynote Speakers:
Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion
Raphaëlle Moine, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
Patrizia Calefato, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Call for papers: Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), January 13-14, 2017

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:34pm
Byzantinist Society of Cyprus

Deadline for abstracts: 15, September 2016

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at its First Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 of January 2017.

Honorary President: Athanasios Papageorghiou, Director Emeritus, Dept. of Antiquities.
Keynote Speaker: Ioli Kalavrezou, Professor, Harvard University.