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CFP: 2016 SMRS at Saint Louis University: "plesaunte to prynces paye": Puns and Plays on Meaning in the Pearl-poems

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:51am
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2016 Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University
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Recent studies of the Pearl manuscript and its poems reveal potential for exploring new and unusual analyses of both manuscript and text. Arthur Bahr, William Storm, and others have especially suggested that poems in the Pearl-poems often reward close readings at the word and phrase level. Such readings, though some may seem unusual at first, may in fact be quite tenable in the context of each poem and of the others in the entire manuscript. Such readings can also affirm scholars' interest in puns and other forms of wordplay on the part of the poet(s) who wrote the Pearl-poems.

Update: Deadline for submissions extended to Nov. 15th, 2015

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:37am
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Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought
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...A gathering of scholars celebrating beauty, the Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought is soliciting proposals on all aspect of medieval or renaissance thought and culture. The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

To access more information about the conference, click on the link below.
www.shsu.edu/rencon

If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly:

dr.darci.hill@gmail.com

Dr. Darci Hill,
Conference Director

936-294-1473

Robert Frost's Poetry: Critical Perspectives; December 31, 2015

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:51am
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Journal / Collection of Essays

Scholarly papers and essays addressing significant aspects of Robert Frost's poetry and poetics. Electronic attachments of papers / essays in the latest MLA style are invited for consideration for publication in the special Double Issue of a literary biannual journal and in a collection of essays to be published by a publisher of international repute based in India/ UK. For details, please contact editorbook.2012@gmail.com with an abstract no longer than 300 words and a bio-note by December 31, 2015.

CFP for Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities ‎-- abstract deadline December 15, 2015

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:36am
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University of Alberta
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What: Panel on Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities
Where: CCLA @ Congress 2016 in Calgary, Canada
When: May 28 to 30, 2016‎
How: Submit an abstract to rasoul@ualberta.ca by December 15, 2015.‎
What happens after the panel: Select papers will be considered for publication in scholarly outlet ‎subject to peer review.‎
More info: Check out the CFP below! and just write to rasoul@ualberta.ca

THE FANTASTIC NOW: RESEARCH IN THE FANTASTIC IN THE 21st CENTURY

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:10am
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Association for Research in the Fantastic
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There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.

Okra to Opera 3: The Conference on Southern Culture

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:10pm
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Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
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CALL FOR PAPERS
OKRA TO OPERA 3: SOUTHERN STORIES

April 8 & 9, 2016
Converse College, Spartan burg, SC
FEATURED SPEAKERS: JOE NEWBERRY & LAUREL HORTON

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories."
- Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

The Politics of Southeast Asian Contemporary Art - Deadline December 6

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 3:14pm
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Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Our issue 13 aims to shed light on the political function of art in diverse contexts in Southeast Asia. Among other things, the issue will discuss the formation of Southeast Asian contemporary art scenes, and of a regional conscience in contemporary art: In particular, the implications and consequences for artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, and for the possibility of meaningful cooperation between artists and art scenes. As a part of this investigation, the issue will also discuss topics such as the (potential) function of art in public spaces, and how the contemporary art economy influences the political agency of art and the freedom of expression in Southeast Asian societies.

[UPDATE] Cosmopolis and Beyond. Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters. (Trinity college, Oxford, 18-19 March)

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:04pm
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University of Oxford
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Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.

Making a Scene - BWWC - June 2-5, 2016

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:44am
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24th Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
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The theme of the 24th annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference is "Making a Scene," and we're excited to welcome papers that play with the elasticity of this phrase vis-à-vis eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writings by women. From the sublime panoramas of "Beachy Head' and the scandalous rehearsals of Lover's Vows in Mansfield Park to the landscapes of Helen Huntingdon and the ekphrastic poems of Michael Field, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature by British women writers frequently makes a scene as it considers landscape, theatrical performance and the creation or representation of visual art.

College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group Conference 2016

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:25am
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College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2016
Call for Papers
"Cultivation"
5 March 2016
Keynote Panel:
"Cultivating the English Major in the Digital Age"
Panelists: Chris Cain (Towson); Horacio Sierra (Bowie State);
Shirley Wilson Logan (UMD); Laura Yoo (Howard CC)

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

Crossings & Intersections

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:30pm
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Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University

CROSSINGS & INTERSECTIONS

CSSA at FAU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 8-9, 2016
Boca Raton, FL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016
EMAIL: FAUCSSAConference@gmail.com
WEB: FAU.edu/comparativestudies

The Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) at Florida Atlantic University invites academic submissions for the April 8-9, 2016 CSSA conference in Boca Raton, FL.

The Future of Human(ity) 22-24 July 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:09pm
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CICAS: Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences
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CICAS, the Center for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences, invites proposals for its inaugural conference on the theme of The Future of Humanity. In a world where, on the one hand, we are informed that the planet cannot support a human life worth living a century from now and, on the other, that the first human to live to be 1000 years old may have already been born, no topic is more urgent for humans to debate through the lenses of their different disciplines. What is the future of the human species? What does it mean to be "human"? Or, as Richard Grusin (2015) suggests in The Nonhuman Turn, are we experiencing a different kind of "humanity" in the twenty-first century?

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