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Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in the Mabinogi / Mabinogion -- Kalamazoo 2016

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:17am
Audrey Becker

This session proposes to bring together scholars working on any area of study that focuses on transmission, translation, or transformation in the Mabinogi including source studies, manuscript studies, linguistic analyses, history, theories of adaptation, comparative mythologies, cultural studies, scholarship about pedagogy and the Mabinogi, and literary criticism. The past few years have seen detailed and compelling scholarship on medieval Wales (notably Helen Fulton's 2012 collection on Urban Culture in Medieval Wales and Max Lieberman's 2014 study The Medieval March of Wales). Papers that engage with recent scholarship are especially encouraged.

ALCA 2016 - Serial Forms Seminar (March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University)

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
Dr. Anna Gibson, Duquesne University / American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University

In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:51pm
Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability / The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut

This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.

ACLA 2016 Seminar on Poetry and Forgiveness

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
Thomas Berenato

Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.

See details below and at http://www.acla.org/seminar/poetry-and-forgiveness.

Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness

Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016

Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper.

Serial Forms (ACLA Seminar)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:58am
ACLA 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

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