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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Atlantic World Arts--Sept. 7-9, Featuring the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL and FIONA RITCHIE

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Atlantic World Research Network - UNC Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 17, 2017

The Atlantic World Research Network is pleased to announce our 2017 conference, "Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Revision," an international, inderdisciplinary conference presented by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in partnership with the National Folk Festival.

Featuring

Fiona Ritchie, National Public Radio (“The Thistle & Shamrock”)

Dr. Doug Orr—President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College; Chancellor Emeritus, UNC Asheville

Dr. Candace Keller, Michigan State University

Dr. Jeff Titon, Brown University

Practicing Patience in the Middle Ages

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
2018 New Chaucer Society Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 24, 2017

Proposals for short presentations exploring the nature of medieval patience and its performance in secular and devotional contexts are invited for a session at the New Chaucer Society Congress at the University of Toronto from July 10-15, 2018.  Patience is a complex and even paradoxical virtue. It intersects with agency and, to borrow Sara Ahmed’s term, willfulness, but it is also defined by restraint. It can describe an immediate response and/or a sustained practice. It involves affect as well as intellect. It exists on a continuum (someone can have no, little, or much patience), yet it exhibits a tipping point (when it runs out or is lost). 

ReFocus: The Films of Ousmane Sembène

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Sérgio Dias Branco
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Senegalese Ousmane Sembène was one of the most important African artists of the 20th century as a writer and a film director. Yet there are only a handful of studies on his cinematic body of work. They usually adopt the same structure: the analysis of his films in chronological order. This essay collection tackles his work and legacy in a deeper way. Sembène articulated his observations in fiction films instead of documentaries, embracing the African tradition of telling and transmitting stories that creatively reflect the circumstances of a people. His films have strengthened the cause of liberation from colonial domination and other forms of oppression.

The Festivals Project: Beckett, Ireland and the Biographical Festival

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Ulster University/University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

The MAC Belfast

21-22 June, 2017

 

Confirmed keynote Speaker:  Professor David Pattie (University of Chester) 'We'll have to celebrate this'; Reflections on Beckett, Festivals, and Celebrations

 

Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Turku (Finland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading Saulkrasti, Latvia, 26 July–2 August, 2017 The research circle Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics is pleased to announce the call for its 2017 summer symposium, following its inaugural symposium in Tallinn (Estonia) in March 2017. The summer symposium will discuss the specific ethical and aesthetic issues raised by trauma narratives. Trauma narratives attempt to communicate suffering which is sometimes at the edge of representability and barely comprehensible to those who have not lived through it.

Revisiting Adventure

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Johan Höglund
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We hereby invite proposals for papers to be included in a Special Issue on “Revisiting Adventure.”

REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal (NCGS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

REMINDER: Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln acrossley@lincoln.ac.uk

 

English I: English Literature Before 1800 -- MMLA 2017

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In line with the MMLA 2017 conference theme of Art and Activism, the English I permanent section seeks papers that explore how literature or culture before 1800 represent political action or serve to produce (or at least gesture towards) political action. We define political in the most broad terms possible and welcome submissions that explore ideology, the economy, political strategies for individual advancement, social change, religion, political commentary, and the politics of the reception of literature.  Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief vita to fb1941@wayne.edu by April 5, 2017.

Waste: A Symposium – Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Alice Burks / Birkbeck College, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

A one-day event to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on September 21st 2017.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

 

Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)

Dr Leo Mellor (University of Cambridge)

Dr Rachele Dini (UCL / University of Cambridge)

 

Conference overview:

 

The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
and

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

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