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Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:45am
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Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist
Editors: Dr Celina Bortolotto (Massey University, New Zealand) and Dr Annick Pellegrin (University of Mauritius)
Contact email: fontanarrosaproject@gmail.com

ACLA 2016: Philip Roth's Trans-disciplinary Translation: Psychoanalysis, Ethics, and Philosophy of Mind (proposals due 09/23)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:43am
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Maren Scheurer / Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

When Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Nobel prize jury, proclaimed in 2008 that "The US is too isolated, too insular. They … don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature," many understood Engdahl to be chastising Philip Roth in particular, a leading contender in Nobel Prize discussions, who, despite his international appeal, has been perennially overlooked by the prize jury. To the contrary, translations of Roth's work are available in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Romanian, and Arabic, to name only a few. In his novels, Roth dialogues with such artists as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Edna O'Brien, Milan Kundera, El Greco and Jasper Johns. However, Roth's relevance for comparative studies is not limited to these exchanges.

CONTEMPORARY POETRY: THINKING AND FEELING MAY 20th-22nd 2016

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:20am
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Plymouth University, UK

This conference is dedicated to exploring the interplay and divide between thinking and feeling in poetry. In what ways might poetry embody a process of thinking? What's the role of emotion in recent poetry? Can thinking be divided from feeling? Does a poetry of the head preclude a poetry of affect, and vice versa? Are these the terms of competing antagonisms or productive dialogues? What's the relationship between the intellect and affect?

ACLA Seminar: "To Die Content": Death, Writing, and Creativity (Harvard, March 17-20, 2016 abstract due September 23rd, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:30am
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Mavis Tseng/ Taipei Medical University/ ACLA 2016
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CFP: ACLA 2016
Seminar: "To Die Content": Death, Writing, and Creativity
Location: Harvard University
Time: March 17-20, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 23rd, 2015

Contact: Mavis Tseng
Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University
maviszizek@gmail.com

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable) (9/15/15; ICMS Kalamazoo 5/12-15/16

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:30am
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Michael A Torregrossa / Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016
Proposals due by 15 September 2015

Fashion and Horror

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:52am
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Julia Petrov and Gudrun Whitehead
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CFP: Fashion and Horror.
This is a call for proposals for chapters to comprise a potential new publication, which has had strong interest from Bloomsbury. Editors of this volume are Dr. Julia Petrov, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada and Dr. Gudrun D. Whitehead, University of Iceland.

Bakhtin for Tomorrow! - April 9-10, 2016 @ SUNY Buffalo

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:37am
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University of British Columbia
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Bakhtin For Tomorrow!

We seek additional presenters for a panel aimed at contributing to conference discussion about intersections between formally innovative poetry and recent findings in empirical linguistics speech research. Please send an expression of interest and 100-word bio by September 8 so that we can constitute a 4-5-member panel. Conference abstracts (250 words) for 10-12 minute papers would be due 15 September (extended deadline).

[UPDATE] "English Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture" panel at ASECS Annual Meeting, March 31-April 3

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Geremy Carnes
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This session aims to focus attention on a segment of the English population that is often ignored or treated simplistically in scholarship on our period: the English Catholic community. Recent research by Gabriel Glickman, Alison Shell, and several other scholars has demonstrated that the Catholic community was active politically, socially, and artistically throughout the eighteenth century. This panel seeks papers from historians, art historians, literature scholars, and religion scholars on any subject related to the political or social activities or cultural productions of eighteenth-century English Catholics.

ICAF, 14-16 April 2016, University of South Carolina

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:25pm
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International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF)
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ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its eighteenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, from Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, 2016. Confirmed guests include comics artists Howard Cruse, Keith Knight, Cece Bell, and Prof. Michael Chaney of Dartmouth College.

The deadline to submit proposals is November 6, 2015.

Wordsworth Among The Naturalists – Panel for NeMLA in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:23pm
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NeMLA

British Romanticism and American Literary Naturalism might seem an unlikely pairing. Romanticism's investment in a sublime yet beneficent natural world and the power of the individuated self contrasts starkly with Naturalism's interest in deterministic doom and urban degeneration of. Yet the relationship between the two movements is more complex than this binary allows. This panel seeks papers that consider the ways British Romanticism as practiced by poets, essayists, prose stylists and other writers of the early 19th century was repurposed in the works of late 19th and early 20th American literary naturalism.

Call for Papers by Graduate Students and Post-Graduates

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal published at Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context is a graduate student and post-graduate journal published electronically by current graduate students and post-graduates of the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University.

PCA/ACA Conference: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes (Seattle, March 22-25, 2016)

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:48pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

March 22-25, 2016

Seattle, WA
Sheraton Hotel

Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes

ACLA 2016 "Performance, Poetics, and Publics"

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:03pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, March 17-20, 2016
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This seminar seeks papers that interrogate, trouble, and (re)articulate the interrelations of performance, poetics, and community within a critical hemispheric lens. Papers that examine how publics enacted through poetry and/in performance can potentially reaffirm, realign, and reorganize themselves out from the obfuscations of contemporary living are particularly welcome.

Method and the Middle English Text (UVA, April 8-9 2016)

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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:01pm
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The Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia
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The Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia, along with organizers from the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley, invites submissions for a graduate student conference and colloquium:

Method and the Middle English Text
April 8-9, 2016
The University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Keynote speakers: Andrew Cole (Princeton University), Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto), Patricia Ingham (University of Indiana, Bloomington), Steven Justice (UC Berkeley), Kellie Robertson (University of Maryland), Emily Steiner (University of Pennsylvania).

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