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REPLACEMENT

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:04am
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Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC)
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

In a recent film, 45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh, 2015), a couple about to celebrate forty-five years of marriage hear of the recovery of the body of the husband’s erstwhile girlfriend – whose name resembles that of the wife – found perfectly preserved in Alpine ice. This discovery implicitly affects the two differently: it appears that the husband is shocked at reminders of lost youth, while the wife is affected by the vivid idea (supplemented by slides she views) of a rival who pre-existed her and thus has a permanent kind of precedence. The same effect is experienced by the unnamed narrator-protagonist of Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier, 1938), who enters a haunted marriage dominated by her predecessor and the violent enigma surrounding her.

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:04am
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Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics

Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016

Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan). 

Robinson Crusoe after 300 years

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:04am
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Andreas Mueller / University of Worcester
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Robinson Crusoe After 300 Years

2019 will mark the tercentenary of the publication of both The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Papers are sought for an edited collection examining the phenomenon of Crusoe after 300 Years.

The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500-1700 (RSA 2017)

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Brownlee
deadline: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

Abstracts are invited for a proposed series of sessions on the body and spiritual experience in Europe 1500-1700, intended for the next Renaissance Society of America meeting (30 March–1 April 2017, Chicago). Possible questions might include: In what ways does biblical reading shape understanding of the relationship between physical and spiritual matter?  Which body parts or material processes are implicated in spiritual experience?

Preliminary Call for Participation: Extreme Appalachia!

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:57am
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Appalachian Studies Association
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deadline: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Preliminary Call for Participation
2017 Appalachian Studies Association Conference
EXTREME Appalachia!
March 9-12, 2017, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Call for Contributors: Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
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Kavita Mudan Finn
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With five books and approximately eight million words published thus far in the Song of Ice and Fire series (1996-ongoing) and the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones currently airing, we are seeing the beginnings of a school of criticism devoted to George R.R. Martin’s works and their peculiar brand of deconstructive and in many ways postmodern interpretations of the fantasy genre and medievalism. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them.

 

After Dickens: A Two-Day Conference 2-3 Dec 2016

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
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University of York
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deadline: 
Monday, July 18, 2016

After Dickens
Keynote Speakers: Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)

With a performance of ‘Fagin’s Last Hour’ by James Hyland and post-show talk.

G. K. Chesterton’s seminal study of Charles Dickens, published in 1906, ends with ‘A Note on the Future of Dickens’. Chesterton closes this chapter with the enigmatic promise of meeting Dickens – and his characters – in “the tavern at the end of the world”. At a threshold moment for Dickens studies, Chesterton is not only looking back to find Dickens, he is also looking forward.

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:55am
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Diana Shaffer/PAMLA
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

 

This special session will explore the evolution of ekphrasis from its roots in the Homeric period to the present day. Papers on any aspect of ekphrasis, theoretical or applied, are welcome.

 

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2016

 

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website

(http://www.pamla.org/2016).

 

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at

diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

 

Religion in American Literature

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

CFP Studies In Control Societies, AUG 1 for Fall 2016 publication

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:15am
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Studies In Control Societies
deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

 

Studies In Control Societies is seeking submissions for the Fall 2016 issue.

We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. Some suggested topics include:

Call for Scholarly Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 05/15/16

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
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deadline: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The quint’s thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

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