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WRITING: Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:28pm
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Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Manifest Gallery is seeking written works (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) directly relevant to drawing, painting, photography or light, commonly included at the start of the book, as an introduction to Manifest's next round of Award-Winning publications; the International Drawing Annual, the International Painting Annual, and the International Photography Annuals. Works must be original works with proper citation for quoted material. Length of written entries should be limited to a max. of approximately 1500 words.

http://www.manifestgallery.org/writing/index.html

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:53pm
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Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

NEMLA 2016 CfP: New Directions in Queer Nineteenth-Century American Studies

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:27pm
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Timothy Griffiths / The Graduate Center, CUNY

In his 2003 collection of essays Deep Gossip, Henry Abelove suggests that queer studies and American studies, at a fundamental level, have always grappled with the same questions and concepts: an interest in the history of democratic culture, an avowal of homosexual desire, an interdisciplinary approach to literature, and the use of literature as a political resource. The eminent foci of nineteenth-century American studies have quite often been the various brands of white, male alienation epitomized by the homosocial and homoerotic literary cultures of Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman, Thoreau, and other exemplary "proto-queer" figures.

Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations - (Abstracts deadline 30.09.2015 & Full Paper due on 31.10.2015)

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:14pm
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DR SUDIPTA CHAKRABORTY, S.B. COLLEGE, BURDWAN UNIVERSITY & SUKHENDU DAS, BANKURA UNIVERSITY, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
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Call for Papers
Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations
(Essays in Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of William Butler Yeats)

An Edited volume of Scholarly Articles to be published by a reputed publisher with ISBN
(tentatively by the end of 2015)

Editors:
Dr Sudipta Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of English, Sreegopal Banerjee College (Govt. Sponsored), Hooghly, West Bengal
Sukhendu Das, Assistant Professor of English, Bankura University, Bankura, West Bengal

Canadian Writers' Summit/CCWWP Toronto, June 15-19, 2016/ deadline Nov 2/15

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:32am
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Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs
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See our Call for Papers/Panels online http://www.ccwwp.ca/conference/2016/cfp

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) seeks proposals for panel discussions, forums, readings, presentations, and papers, about:

the art of writing
the pedagogy of teaching writing
the business of writing and publishing
educational and community programs for writers
elements of craft and criticism

William Gilmore Simms Society Biennial Conference [Simms and the City], September 22-24, 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:52am
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William Gilmore Simms Society

The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the nineteenth-century American South. The conference will be held September 22-24, 2016 on the campus of Clayton State College in Atlanta, GA.

Acceleration Toward Post-Human, Post-Antropocene, 47th NeMLA conference, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:33am
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 17-20, 2016; Hartford, CT; Host Institution: University of Connecticut
Panel title: Acceleration Toward Post-Human, Post-Antropocene
Panel chair: Dr. Milena Popov (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
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Making Meaning: Discourses of Identity, Power, and Access

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:30am
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Language and Rhetorical Studies, University of Michigan

Making Meaning: Discourses of Identity, Power, and Access
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by Language and Rhetorical Studies

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

November 13-14th, 2015

Featured Speaker:
Suresh Canagarajah
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Departments of Applied Linguistics and English, Pennsylvania State University

ACLA 2016 Harvard: Early Modern Materiality

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:02am
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Erika Boeckeler
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How do literary forms influence material forms, and how do material forms influence literary forms? This delicious chiasmus foregrounds our inquiry into how writing and its media collide in such a way as to alter them both. Early modern readers and non-readers encountered writing and its products ever more frequently, with new reading publics and a printing press that augmented a sensitivity to writing by increasing the number of letters in the world. The same might be said for objects, with a flood of new, exotic products entering England in this age of exploration. Paper, and especially books, are not the most obvious writing surfaces to early moderns.

Shakespeare

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:52am
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Shakespeare's Italy (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Sept. 30)

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. Key areas of focus will be, among other things, the impact of the Italian Renaissance on England; early modern English translations of Italian works; Shakespeare's use of Italian texts for both direct source and indirect inspiration; Italian settings and characters in Shakespeare's plays; the influence of Italian genres, such as tragicomedy, in Shakespeare's drama; early modern English attitudes towards Italy in general and certain Italians (such as Machiavelli) in particular; and later Italian adaptations of Shakespeare, particularly for the opera and for the cinema.

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Christianity in Contemporary Native America

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:50am
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Editors: Kimberly G. Weser (University of Oklahoma) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)
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Contemporary perspectives on Christianity's role in American Indian communities are diverse and often ambiguous, partly due to this religion's involvement in colonization. While some grassroots traditionalists and many in the activist and academic communities frequently reject Christianity for its role in dismantling American Indian traditions and identities, the past is complex, and the American Indian Christian community is strong and growing. The last two decades have seen its resurgence. Recent works such as Mona Susan Power's Sacred Wilderness Sterlin Harjo's This May Be the Last Time, and The Cherokee Hymnbook: New Edition for Everyone reflect ongoing practices of Christianity in Indian Country today.

Paris on Film (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:48am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries. With the possible exception of New York, no city has been used as a setting as frequently as a setting as has Paris. However, the French capital is unique in that it has been featured not only in French films but in films from around the world. This transnational element will be emphasized by the panel, a panel that seeks to explore the contradictions inherent in filming such a contradictory city. For example, how can a city be seen as both the birthplace of the modern while also being so frequently being filmed - particularly in terms of its bohemianism - in such a nostalgic light?

Jack London Society 13th Biennial Symposium, September 15-17, 2016, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley, California

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:33am
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The Jack London Society
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The 13th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at Napa Valley College, September 15-17, 2016 in Napa Valley, California. The Jack London Society welcomes paper and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers of his time and place. Please email 250-300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu. Proposal deadline is June 1, 2016.

[UPDATE] SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE 1-2-3 Feb 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:04am
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The James Joyce Italian Foundation - University of Rome 3

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 134th birthday.

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