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NEASECS 2015 (Oct 8-10) Panel on "The Death of Allegory?"

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 9:51pm
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Jason J. Gulya
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The treatment of post-Renaissance allegory by literary scholars has been consistently negative. Scholars continue to write about the "demise," "abandonment," or "shattering" of allegory during the eighteenth century, as writers purportedly move away from the abstraction of generalization of allegory and towards the concreteness and demonstrability of literal narrative. This panel is dedicated to revisiting the relationship between allegory and the eighteenth century, since the literary form (whether it is understood as a distinct genre or as a mode of writing that can be evoked occasionally) does not go away. Potential panelists are encouraged to submit proposals for any paper investigating the status or role of allegory during the Enlightenment.

[UPDATE] Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 10, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 8:48pm
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SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society
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Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.

Religion and American Literature Panel (PAMLA, Portland, Oregon; 11/6-11/8, 2015) Extended deadline for Proposal 6/10

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:11pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Religion and American Literature panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. How do American writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? The panel especially welcomes papers on the following authors: Cormac McCarthy, Marilynn Robinson, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

[UPDATE] Final CFP: Disability and Human Rights - special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 4:24pm
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Gian Maria Greco / Elena Di Giovanni (University of Macerata, Italy)

Apologies for cross-posting.

Final Call for Papers.
Deadline: August 1, 2015.

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni

This special issue of JLCDS will investigate issues of disability rights within the human rights agenda from the points of view and methodologies of cultural studies.

American Travelers and the City, New Orleans, Sept 10-11, proposals due June 27

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
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American Literature Association Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
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Panel: American Travelers and the City
Organizer: Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
Event: ALA Symposium on The City in American Literature
Details: Sept 10-11, 2015 New Orleans, LA
Proposals: Due June 27, 2015 to Andrew Vogel

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing is organizing a panel for the American Literature Association Symposium on The City in American Literature to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10-11, 2015. More information is available at The City in American Literature Symposium.

[UPDATE] Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [Abstract due 6/10 for SAMLA 11/13-15]

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:15am
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Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
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Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner for her collection Late Wife and former Poet Laureate of Virginia, passed away last year at the age of 57 after a valiant struggle against cancer. She and her husband, Kent Ippolito, a musician, wrote songs together and performed. Emerson's work, then, embodies this year's SAMLA theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts." This panel seeks to celebrate her life, so papers on any element of her art are most welcome. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and any A/V requirements to Lynne M. Simpson, Prof. of English, Presbyterian College, at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 10.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:23am
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org)
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

[UPDATE] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area 2015 Sessions (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:29pm
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Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015

The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR? (Submission deadline July 31st 2015)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23am
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The Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
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Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:

SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR?

OCTOBER 29-30 2015, THE GRADUATE CENTER of CUNY

Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactors in contemporary Western cultures, salt and sugar have adopted –singularly, in tandem, or in contrast to one another--many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in France and in lands impacted by French colonialism.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:56pm
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The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
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Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice [Improv Practice] will create a discourse community that explores major inquiries about improvisation in our professional lives. Improv Practice will facilitate the exploration of how improvisation plays out in our work and in our learning, teaching and becoming as professionals. Please join an interdisciplinary conversation about the complex improvisational practices of professional action, about how we learn as professionals and about how professional education can be understood.

The journal will publish two kinds of papers:
Narratives/ explorations in improvisational work
Scholarly research

[UPDATE] Postponed: 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
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Although the conference on Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman has been postponed, the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing is still accepting abstracts and proposals for its third biannual conference.

The new deadline for Call for Papers will be announced as soon as the new date for the conference is determined.

Where: Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

When: to be announced

RSA Annual Meeting Boston 31 March-2 April 2016 "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
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RSA / Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité) / Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

CFP for a panel on "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

A Panel Sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England)

Organizer: Anne-Valérie Dulac, Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité
Respondent: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Following up on last year's two panels on "Scriptile Objects and the Making of Metaphors" and the many questions and discussions that ensued, the aim of this panel is to enquire further into the material qualities of ink, dyes or pigments used in writing, printing, colouring or limning.

Call for Submissions: Renascence

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Renascence
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Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

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