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SAMLA English I (Medieval) Session: Durham NC, November 13-15 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:28am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with this year's conference theme ("In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts") the Medieval session this year is open for papers that deal with any of the arts of the period, from the illustrations in illuminated manuscripts, wearable art such as heraldic jewelry, and other artifacts, weapons, and implements. Papers that explore the descriptions of material culture in works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with its lush description of the Knight himself, would also be welcome. The possible topics are limitless - from celebrations of music or depictions of the holiday customs of singing and dance, ekphrasis, the employment of inanimate objects in riddles, to giving voice to inanimate objects as in The Dream of the Rood.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:31am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

Waiting for Utopia: Ireland and the Utopian Impulse, Nov. 20-21, 2015 (Submission deadline: Jun 1, 2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:35am
University of Caen Lower Normandy, France

However one chooses to look at it, Utopia has a natural inclination towards unrealizable representations. If therefore "Utopia is meta-Utopia" (Robert Nozick), Ireland and Irish culture might still seem to many to occupy the unrepresentable, to be that primary u-topos, a blank spot that successive conjurors of nations have struggled to sell to their own followers, let alone to the rest of the world... ("Of my nation? What ish my Nation? …Who talks of my Nation?" Henry V).

Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (Proposals due August 1, 2015)

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 8:21pm
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University

We invite presentation proposals for the Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 6-7, 2015.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of media, politics, and/or culture during the 1960s, whether in the United States or elsewhere. This gathering promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Sixties." Accordingly, participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:01pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

CALL FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND ART

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:48am
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for PVR 9 to May 16th. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our ninth online issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit via our online submission system. We look forward to seeing your work.

RSA 2016 - Figuring the Female Warrior

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:08am
Renaissance Society of America

This panel seeks new scholarship on the visual and/or literary manifestations of the female warrior in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (c. 1350-1650). Interdisciplinary approaches and innovative theoretical paradigms are welcome. Accepted papers will be proposed for session sponsorship by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW).

Please send 150-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to Faith Harden at fharden@email.arizona.edu and Rachel Stapleton at rachel.f.stapleton@utoronto.ca by May 25, 2015.

RSA 2016 Panel: Of Mongrels and Masterpieces: Hybridity in the Renaissance Due 06/01/15

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:11pm
Claire Sommers/the Graduate Center, CUNY

We are seeking papers that explore the various aspects of hybridity that characterized Renaissance culture. Theorists have been engaging with the concept of "hybridity" from antiquity to the present and the connotation of the term continues to evolve. In antiquity, mythological creatures such as centaurs and satyrs symbolized bestiality, improper unions, and false perceptions; in Ars Poetica, Horace cautions the poet against the creation of hybrids.

[REMINDER] PAMLA 2015: Children's Literature Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:52am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.

The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication - an international journal"

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 6:06am
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

The Renaissance Virgil (RSA Boston, March 31-April 2, 2016)

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 1:43pm
Joseph M. Ortiz, University of Texas at El Paso

Papers are sought for an RSA (Renaissance Society of America) session proposal that explore the uses of Virgil in Renaissance literature, art, or music. Papers may consider imitations or translations of Virgilian poetry, as well as the use of classical Rome or the Troy legend as exemplary models. Papers that focus on Renaissance epic poetry and/or transnational issues are especially welcome.

Please submit a 150-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation and a one-page abbreviated CV (300-word maximum) to Joseph M. Ortiz (jmortiz7@utep.edu) by June 1.

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