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Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
Peter Leman

Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:21pm
Julie Orlemanski

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

What were the modes of medieval fiction? How did medieval authors produce, reflect on, and evaluate fictionality and its effects? Does the category of fiction have more to do with non-existence (what is "merely" imaginary) – or with art and artifice (from fingere, to fashion or form)? What were some of the rhetorical conventions by which fiction was signaled or queried?

Religion and (the Master) Narrative, October 22-24, 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:04am
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, CU-Boulder

Religion and (the Master) Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Practice

CALL-FOR-PAPERS

University of Colorado Boulder | Second Annual CMEMS Conference
October 22-24, 2015

SAMLA 2015: Poet-Artist Collaborations (Durham, NC, November 13-15)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations found in book arts, broadside printings, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

[UPDATE] LITERARY LONDON ANNUAL CONFERENCE 22-24 July 2015 DEADLINE EXTENDED to 31st MARCH

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:05am
The Literary London Society

22–24 July 2015
Conference Theme: 'London in Love'
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Imtiaz Dharker (poet, artist and documentary film-maker)
Dr. Gregory Dart (University College London)
Professor Kate Flint (University of Southern California)

Chapter Proposals for "Literature and Ecofeminism"; April 1, 2015 Deadline

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:11pm
D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

Sensing Nature, Panel at New Chaucer Society, London, 10-15 July 2016

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:04am
New Chaucer Society

This panel invites consideration of how medieval literary works theorize the communication between nature and the senses and illuminate central human and artistic questions—for instance, how we come to know our world and how sensory experience of the natural world influences the poetic process. Panelists may explore how late medieval poets generate an implicit theory of the senses through a range of topics, including the music of the spheres, the relationship between the elements and the senses, the way sense perception promotes interconnection between humankind and nature, the tension between nature and artifice, and sensing nature in dream visions.

Submissions are made through the NCS website at

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