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CFP: Historians of Medieval Iberia - International Symposium in Stockholm March 14-16, 2016

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:53am
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Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University

Historians of Medieval Iberia: Enemies and Friends
A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

As a means of revitalizing and continuing an institution established by David Lomax and Richard Fletcher, we shall celebrate a symposium with the theme "Enemies and Friends" in Stockholm on March 14-16, 2016. This theme should be understood widely, and it is intended that it embraces courtly cultures, diplomacy, shifting alliances and military and social conflict; rituals of friendship, signs of enmity; patronage and exclusion, exile and execution; odium theologicum, polemic, competition, and coexistence within and between religious communities; charitas and supernatural threats.

Righting Feminism for Themed Issue in New Formations

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 8:18am
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Dr. Catherine Rottenberg and Sara Farris, guest editors

In recent years, we have witnessed the multifarious ways in which feminism as an emancipatory project dedicated to women's liberation (whether conceived in liberal, radical, or Marxist terms) has increasingly "converged" with non-emancipatory/racist, conservative, and neo-liberal economic and political agendas. This issue aims to move beyond the well-worn economic-culture dichotomy that tends to inform many of the current discussions about feminism's "co-optation" and to provide a multi-dimensional theorization of how and why feminism has, in certain contexts, increasingly ceased to be an oppositional discourse.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Graphic Novels and World Literature Teaching Tools (July 27)

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:50pm
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Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Teaching Tools

The editorial team at _Studies in the Novel_ is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website: https://studiesinthenovel.org/interact/teaching-tools.html

I am currently seeking pedagogical materials related to Graphic Novels and World Literature such as syllabi, assignments, textual reflections, etc.

This is a continuous project with monthly opportunities to submit.

Queer Deviation: Complicating Heteronormative Endings in Early Modern Literature / NeMLA / Hartford, March 17-20, 2016

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Northeastern Modern Language Association

Critical inquiry into early modern English literature over the last few decades has attended to a proliferation of heteronormative endings in literary texts. These appear, for example, in the form of dramas that end in socially acceptable marriages, such as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, or sonnet sequences like Sidney's Astrophil & Stella, in which a male protagonist is denied a happy ending because his interest lies with a woman who is already engaged or married to another man.

"Public Scholarship and Activism: Communities, Practices, and Battlegrounds" roundtable session

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:27pm
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Amy Brady / NeMLA 2016
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The link(s) between academia and activism are nothing if not complex. In many ways, the academy rewards activist scholarship that challenges systemic inequality. Yet, as recent articles and testimonies in the Chronicle demonstrate, some scholars – especially those who make their activism public – are punished by their institutions and shamed by public audiences. In light of these potential consequences, how and where do 21st century scholar-activists pursue their activism? Why do they participate in public activism, and should they?

Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
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Medieval Association of the Midwest: International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016.

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared. A significant amount of the description of occult and sorcerous activity, however, also functions as political commentary, whether as direct criticism of secular current events or as a voice or conceptual space for the spiritual "other" in medieval society.

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Florence, Italy 22 April 2016 - abstract deadline October 31, 2015

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:33am
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The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England
Florence 22nd April 2016

The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year's conference will focus on the themes of prophecy and conspiracy in early modern texts.

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:13am
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Society for the Study of Southern Literature
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Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL's conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemispheric, and transatlantic literary and cultural studies. The foundation of traditional US Southern literary studies on domestic regional difference and distinctiveness has been expanded over recent decades to encompass broader study of Southernness within national and global rubrics.

The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:26am
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Tapati Bharadwaj
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The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays/primary texts that looks at early colonial-imperial print and the nature of Orientalist scholarship, based on religious texts, that emerged with Sir William Jones, post-1780s. Manuscripts of the Hindu religious texts were often transferred onto print; but what exactly were the processes involved? How did native-brahmins look upon it as they assisted the Britishers in making the shift take place from a manuscript culture to a realm of print technology?

Victorian Intimacies: An International Conference, 22–23 April 2016

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:38am
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Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
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The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, "Victorian Intimacies." The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of intimacy. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies' enduring interest in the intimate relationships among bodies, things, environments, and practices.

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