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[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:34am
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Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University
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Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing. How does the visual evoke the written word?

We are accepting proposals for readings in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions and workshops.

Writing Workshops: Propose a workshop that gives Symposium attendees practical writing advice that enhances their writing. All genres and geographic locations welcome.

Presentation/Panel Discussion Sessions: Pitch a panel or presentation that explores any aspect of creative writing from the idea to the marketplace.

The Bible and 19th-Century American Women Writers (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016 Connecticut)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:48am
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Amy Easton-Flake/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Direct references and allusions to Christianity or the Bible are an integral part of much 19th-century literature. This panel takes seriously this oft-neglected aspect of women's writing. Papers will likely explore questions such as how did women use Biblical allusions to advance stories or causes, how did they make scriptures relevant to contemporary society, or how did they use literature to comment on and take part in shaping religious doctrines and practices. Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words through the NeMLA site https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SessionManage/15609 by September 30, 2015.

New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. Santiago de Compostela. 8 – 10 October, 2015.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:07am
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New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. 20th Culture and Power International Conference. Santiago de Compostela. 8-10 October, 2015.

The 20th Culture and Power International Conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility, with particular emphasis on the new patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration that have emerged in the 21st century and their representation in literature, the media, and the visual arts. More than ever before, migration is nowadays one of the factors that most powerfully contributes to the configuration of our current transnational and transcultural contemporaneity. Transnational forms of migration have served to destabilise cultural barriers and frontiers, putting to the test the ways in which nations and national imaginaries have traditionally been constructed or defined.

"«Le carte» ... «Quali carte»". La Lett. Ita. Cont. tra Filologia e Critica. Hartford, Connecticut. March 17-20, 2016

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:38am
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NeMLA 47th Annual Convention

La sessione si propone di discutere il processo che dalla Filologia può portare alla Critica letteraria, con particolare attenzione alla metodologia e ai "nuovi" strumenti di lavoro (internet, archivi digitali, ecc.). Ci si interrogherà sulla relazione tra questi due campi di studio: il filologo può o deve essere anche un critico e viceversa? Si sollecitano contributi su studi e lavori conclusi o in corso di svolgimento concernenti il diciannovesimo, ventesimo e ventunesimo secolo. Si prega di inviare una proposta di 250 parole entro il 30 Settembre 2015 a https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp scegliendo la sessione 15888.

SMCS 2016: Surface Tension: Flatness in Film

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:32pm
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SCMS Atlanta 2016
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The illusory depth of moving images and their two-dimensionality on the silver screen is one of cinema's constitutive dialectical relationships. This panel invites papers that focus principally on the latter: flatness in film narrative, materials, methods of projection and modes of spectatorship. How might filmmakers, film protagonists and/or film spectators resist the extension of diegetic space? How might we analyze the experience of cinematic flatness in its many different guises and applications? What political, affectual, psychological or other impacts might this common formal characteristic have? Are films that have successfully insisted on their own flatness narrative or non-narrative? Self-reflexive or meditative?

Green Humanities Vol. 2 Call For Papers & Poems (due: 3 Aug 2015)

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:03pm
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Josh A. Weinstein / Green Humanities Journal

Green Humanities
A Journal of Ecological Thought in Literature, Philosophy & the Arts ( ISSN 2377-9977 )
Volume 2 CFP
Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment

Call for Papers:

Putting the Humanities on the Frontlines of Ecological Discourse…

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
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Janine Utell / Modern Language Association
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Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association. The purpose of the volume is to meet the needs of instructors seeking pedagogical strategies for teaching modernist women's writing in English and the ways in which women were vital creators and participants in the works and networks of modernism.

Shakespeare in the Arabian Gulf

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:13pm
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Dr. James Lambert, American University of Kuwait; and Dr. Katherine Hennessey, University of Warwick

Call for Contributions to Edited Volume:

'Why Should This a Desert Be?'
Performing, Teaching, and Studying Shakespeare
in the Arabian Gulf

Contacts: Katherine Hennessey (Research Fellow, Global Shakespeare, University of Warwick/Queen Mary University of London) and James Lambert (Chair of the English Department, American University of Kuwait), k.a.hennessey@warwick.ac.uk and jlambert@auk.edu.kw.

Contemporary Literature as Digital Literature - NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
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Timothy Wilcox / Stony Brook University

Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, ever-increasing recording and broadcasting possibilities, and so on. Even in areas where cell phones and Internet access are absent, lives are still shaped by new forms of globalization building off possibilities - or new needs - opened up by digital technology. This panel seeks papers which examine the relationship between literature and digital technology.

Dealing with the Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:55am
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Thea Tomaini, Explorations in Medieval Culture Series, Brill Publishers
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Call for Papers

Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Call for abstracts for chapters to be included in an upcoming volume on Death and culture in Medieval and Early Modern art, history, and culture.

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:34am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton's problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative diseases from outside its walls. Timon thus embodies a nightmarishly pathogenic force, sending forth plagues and venereal diseases to "thatch your poor thin roofs/With burthens of the dead" (V.iii.143-145), even as the city's gates bar his physical entrance. Although Timon of Athens has traditionally been regarded as an anti-corruption allegory, the play thus presents fruitful opportunities for examination through the lens of quarantine and urban containment.

Byrhtferth of Ramsey - Kalamazoo 2016 ICMS

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:01am
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IPFW Medieval Studies
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It seems too tedious to have to explain this all to lazy clerks in English, though I will write down here so that the lazy priest will not think it too much trouble to open his eyes to it. Now I want the noble clerks to shake all laziness from their mind's understanding so that they can better understand this Call for Papers for the First Ever ALL BYRHTFERTH of RAMSEY session at The International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kzoo 2016)!

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