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[UPDATE] "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:25am
Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:
On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.
On the other hand, the different fields of linguistic research: Applied Linguistics, Specific Purposes, Technological Innovation and Translation, Language teaching and Corpus and Computational Linguistics.

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:09am
University of Cambridge

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:42pm
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes. Now in its seventh year, New Critics represents a rare opportunity for undergraduates to present their work in a forum modeled on professional academic conferences and concluding with a keynote address by a notable scholar (previous speakers include Jonathan Culler and Daniel Mendelsohn). The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2016.

Deadline approaching for: Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

DEADline is approaching!!

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"