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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:21pm
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MLA 2016
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Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:51am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:29am
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Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

[REMINDER] Teaching Renaissance and Medieval Literature

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:15am
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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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
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews.

Submission deadline for our Summer issue is currently May 16, 2015.

BROAD STREET Magazine: interdisciplinary nonfiction magazine reading all year around

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:34am
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Broad Street Magazine
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Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence, run cooperatively at Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org; to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professor. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.

Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 1, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:40pm
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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.

Black/Queer Ontologies @ Princeton U. Abstracts Due 8/31

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:05pm
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Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective / Princeton University
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Princeton University's Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective is proud to announce its 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference…

Black/Queer Ontologies
Princeton University
October 24, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Saidiya V. Hartman

Illuminating Words, Transforming Beauty, Feb. 19-20, 2016

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:37pm
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2016 Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

Near the beginning of his breathtaking work in theological aesthetics, Hans Urs von Balthasar warns, "In a world that no longer has enough confidence in itself to affirm the beautiful, the proofs of the truth have lost their cogency." At a time when the world, and perhaps especially the Church, lacks such confidence, the illuminated Saint John's Bible stands as a remarkable, counter-cultural affirmation of what Pope Saint John Paul II describes as art's "unique capacity to take one or other facet of the [Gospel] message and translate it into colours, shapes and sounds which nourish the intuition of those who look or listen." In reviving a tradition of scriptural illumination that has been nearly absent for five hundred years, the Saint John's Bible seeks

Freshmen English and English Composition Panel at SCMLA (10/31/15-11/3/15) Nashville, TN--Abstract Due: 3/31/15

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Organizing Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University
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CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Sound and Story

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 72nd Annual Convention

Nashville, TN – October 31-November 3, 2015

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address sound and story in relation to first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title. The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (reynoldst@nsula.edu) is March 31, 2015.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:03pm
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Midwest Conference on British Studies
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The abstract submission deadline for the 62nd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 1, 2015. This year's meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be provided by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

2015 MPCA/ACA Urban Studies Panel

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:26am
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MPCA/ACA/ Megan Cannella - Urban Studies Area Chair
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Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Fanfiction and Student Learning

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:03am
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MediaCommons Front Page

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How can fanfiction studies enrich student learning in the classroom and within their own reading and writing practices?

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:22am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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HUMOUR

This symposium aims to discuss the themes of humour, comedy, comedy and tragedy, comedy hero, humour and ideology in western culture and literature, as well as the influence of these themes on contemporary literary forms. The concepts of humour and literature will be discussed in the framework of humour and culture, humour and psychoanalysis, humour and philosophy, humour and ideology, humour and media, humour and history, humour and language, humour and linguistics, humour and semiotics. The BAKEA symposium welcomes researchers from the fields of English, American, French, German and other Western Language and Literary Studies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative literary studies.

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