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Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
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deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

Listening to Trauma: Insights & Actions

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natalie Shear Lewis/Natalie Shear Associates
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The study of trauma, Judith Herman points out, has a history of “episodic amnesia.” Knowledge gained is periodically forgotten and must be persistently reclaimed. After almost 15 years of combat in the Middle East and of rising attention to a broad range of stressful events, American culture, its media, academics and clinicians have become increasingly responsive to the diverse nature and complexity of traumatic experience.

A Hot Thing: Black Female Sexualities Reimagined -- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Across genres and eras, black women's bodies have existed as hypersexualized sites of desire and objects of inequality. This can be observed from the Hottentot Venus to the minstrel trope of the jezebel to the video vixens of hip-hop. In Black Looks: Race and Representation, bell hooks states that "When race and ethnicity become commodified as resources for pleasure, the culture of specific groups, as well as the bodies of individuals, can be seen as constituting an alternative playground where members of dominating races, genders, sexual practices affirm their power-over in intimate relations with the Other." Yet today there are departures from these power relations wherein black women have seized agency through their sexuality.

Ben Jonson First Folio Quadricentennial Conference

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our first bi-annual conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1616 folio publication of Ben Jonson’s Workes. We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of one or more of the playtexts found within this volume, but we also welcome topics involving Jonson’s works in performance or Jonson’s influence on seventeenth-century print culture. The conference will be held at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia on September 23 and 24, 2016.

Global Movements: Interdisciplinary Investigations

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2016 (Pasadena, Nov 11-13, 2016)
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel welcomes interdisciplinary investigations of various aspects of global migrations. Special attention will be given to the connections between writing and global movements, personal and institutional constructions of citizenship, and such issues as literacy narratives, the work of memory, personal and public archiving of migrant experience, and representations of refugee crises.

Submit 250-500 word proposals on the PAMLA Online Submission Page by June 10:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

 

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Department
deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

November 17-18, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Marshall, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

Roundtable: Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago; Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University; Joseph Masco, University of Chicago; Vivasvan Soni, Northwestern University

 

Transfigured Performance

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transfigured Performance

 

Gwyneth Shanks, UCLA 
Areum Jeong, UCLA 
Lilia Adriana Perez Limon, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Charles III of Madrid
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deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016

The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

The Instructive Enlightenment

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
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deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SCSECS returns to Salt Lake City for its annual conference in 2017. The conference will be held on February 16-18 at the downtown Radisson hotel. Full details can be found at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html.

Kudzu House Quarterly

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:55pm
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Kudzu House Quarterly
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Call for Submissions of Ecocritical Scholarship:Deadline Extended to June 1st. 

Kudzu House Quarterly is calling for submissions for the annual Kudzu Scholar issue (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox). Send full essays as word documents directly to editor@kudzuhouse.org until June 1st.

Our issues are arranged by cluster, but we also read anything of relevance to ecocriticism, broadly defined. Here are some of our open clusters:

[UPDATE] Women & Work in Literature CFP - abstracts now due June 10

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

[UPDATE] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More's Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre. Since the appearance of More's text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda.

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by May 15, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

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