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International Poe & Hawthorne Conference--Kyoto, Japan 2018

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:08pm
Sandra Hughes/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society/Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


International Poe & Hawthorne Conference—Kyoto, Japan


The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan invite paper and session proposals for a joint conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018.


The 2018 Kyoto conference is the successor to the 2006 Oxford conference and the 2012 Florence conference of the Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson societies.

Shakespeare Unbound

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:08pm
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018

Call for papers

The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.

MLA 2018: Leonora Carrington at 100

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Andrew Ferguson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel seeks to build on the resurgence of interest in the work of Anglo-Mexican surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington inaugurated at her death in 2011 at age 94, and continuing through major career retrospectives in Dublin (2013) and Liverpool (2015). For many years, criticism on her writings has been held up by the relative unavailability of her works. Forthcoming centennial reissues of her complete stories (Dorothy Project) as well as her memoir, Down Below (NYRB Classics), however, offer the chance to resituate her work within recent scholarly work on modernism, surrealism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, gender studies and sexuality, trauma studies and neurodiversity, translation studies, and more.

Ingenium: The Making of Renaissance Genius

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Judith Deitch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017


What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths?  Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.

CFP: Two-day International Seminar on Nation and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:10pm
University of Gour Banga, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Nation and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

April 14 & 15, 2017

Organized by: Department of English University of Gour Banga

Venue: University of Gour Banga, Malda West Bengal, India 732103


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