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HABIT Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): Abstracts Due October 15

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:56pm
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:45pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to

Reminder: "Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session (deadline 9/30)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:50pm
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:44pm
International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

Women Authors from the Great War, NeMLA in Hartford, CT 3/17-3/20

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 2:44pm

The last 30 years has seen an increase of scholarship on women writers from WWI, but these texts are still not part of the mainstream canon of war literature. A recent film adaptation of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth has spiked some interest in women's role, but that film offers only a small glimpse of women's roles. This panel asks the following questions:
What new perspectives can these texts (whatever the genre) add to our understanding of World War I?
How did women's roles in the war change their perspective of the world?
What, if any, impact did their participation play within the feminist movement?

Apollon Undergraduate Research CFP -- 30 SEPT 15

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:56pm
Apollon eJournal

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the sixth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[UPDATE] The Objects of Performance (ASECS -- 3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:17pm
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This panel seeks papers that consider the role of objects in the production and study of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama. How might a consideration of the physical and material conditions of performance shed light on the texts through which we so often engage with the drama? What do textual artifacts reveal about production practices or even specific performances?

Please e-mail 300-word abstracts by September 15.

[Update] Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:05am
NeMLA 2016

Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel (9/30/2015; 3/17-3/20 2016) NeMLA Hartford, CT

Experimentations in the Postcolonial Novel: Writing and Re-writing Gender Panel
Chair: Tara Harney-Mahajan

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016; Hartford, CT
Host Institution: University of Connecticut

UPDATE - Teaching Space, Place, and Literature (due September 1, 2015)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:21am
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.