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SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
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Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
http://rensoc.org.uk/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'

Call for Papers

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.

Guidelines

These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com .

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REMINDER: APCS 2015 Panel - "Narrative Borders: Literature, Film, and Psychoanalysis" (Oct 22-24 2015, New Brunswick NJ)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Margeaux Feldman and Philip Sayers

For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.

Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html

2015 World Picture Conference

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:51pm
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University of Toronto/World Picture

2015 World Picture Conference
"Faculty"
Keynote Speakers:
Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main)
& Olivia Boudreau

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
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Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
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Journal of Narrative Theory
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Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

Mapping Medievalisms, October 2-4, Pittsburgh, PA

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:01am
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The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism
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Mapping Medievalisms
The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism
International Society for Studies in Medievalism
October 2nd - 4th , 2015
at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA

Plenary Address by Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming, author of Hollywood Knights: Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia, Medieval British Arthurian Narrative, and
co-author of The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy Tale and Fantasy Past.

[UPDATE; revised deadlines] Asia and the Historical Imagination: Edited Volume

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Asia and the Historical Imagination is an edited volume of essays that explores papers concerned with representations of Asia's past. The essays submitted will complement a 3-day workshop held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The volume aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in Asia (both ancient and modern).

The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowledge Production and Society

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:59am
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International Graduate Conference 2015 of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined. Academic scholarship plays a crucial role in analyzing and critiquing social, economic, ecological, and political developments, while simultaneously, however, being inextricably linked to its social context and its inherent relations of power and domination. Scrutinizing the link between social critique and scholarship also entails the critical examination of the tools applied in analyzing social phenomena, which in turn lay the basis for academic social critique. Scientific methods of gaining knowledge not only co-constitute and shape the object of research, but also the kind of knowledge that is produced.

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays is a edited collection of essays concerned with representations of Asia's past. The essays in this volume will complement a 3-day workshop that. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015.

Last Chance to Book: 'Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes'

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:09am
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University of Brighton

Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes
Friday 29 May 2015
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton UK.

Join us next week for this exciting one-day event on Place-Based Arts, exploring how location can provide diverse and rich triggers for writing and other arts based practices.

Highlights include keynotes from Iain Sinclair and Richard Kerridge, round table debates with artists and writers who have used Brighton as a source for their practice, a film screening of Ian McDonald's Brighton Bandits, and a range of parallel sessions with academics and artists presenting work and ideas relating to place.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:17am
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Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
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Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Kelly Norman Ellis, Crystal Wilkinson, Crystal Good, and Bianca Spriggs, among many others who continue to shape the literary landscape of the American South. Co-founder, Frank X Walker coined the term "Affrilachia" in an effort to "[challenge] the notion of a homogeneous all-white literary landscape" in Appalachia, and the collective has, indeed, spent two and half decades not only producing work which continues to mount a formidable movement against the myth of an all-white region but also documenting the nuanced realities of an ever expanding global South.

Alchemy in Harry Potter

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:37pm
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Anne Mamary and Christine Myers/Monmouth College

Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.

In a 1998 interview with The Herald, J.K. Rowling said, "I've never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that's a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I've learned a ridiculous amount about alchemy. . . . I [had] to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories' internal logic."

We are seeking papers for a collection of new essays on alchemy, broadly conceived, in the Harry Potter series. We welcome essays on alchemy itself and the alchemical symbolism in the novels.

Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian English Literature (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:51pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.

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