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The Psychology of the Fairy Tale

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 9:24am
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention

Are you interested in examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens?
Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Padmini Sukumaran at by March 15, 2016.

One-day conference "Literary states of consciousness" - June 2, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 2:29am
Pierre-Louis Patoine, Sorbonne Nouvelle University

Call for paper

Literary states of consciousness

June 2nd, 2016

Institut du monde anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l'École de médecine, Paris

One-day conference organized by:
Sorbonne Nouvelle's Science and Literature research group (
& Duke University's Neurohumanities Summer School

Poetry and Labour (for MLA 2017)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:44am
Nandini Ramesh Sankar

Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.

This cfp seeks paper proposals that might form a special session panel for MLA 2017. The session is not guaranteed acceptance. If you propose to present a paper, please get in touch with the organizer before the deadline if possible.

Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2016

Contact person information
Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini [at] iith [dot] ac [dot] in)

[UPDATE] Originality (4/3/2016)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:43pm
NANO: New American Notes Online


Please consider submitting to Originality in a Digital Culture, a special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online.

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Doris Lessing Studies: Looking Forward, Looking Backward

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:15pm
Doris Lessing Society / Mark Pedretti

Doris Lessing Studies
Call for Papers: "Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing's Historical and Speculative Fiction"

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.


Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:21pm
The Arts in Society Knowledge Community

Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Paris, France
14-16 June 2017

The International Conference on the Arts in Society is a platform for interrogation of the nature of the arts and arts practices. Its aim is to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. The conference is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world–on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.