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Literature and arts / Litterature et arts / Letteratura e arti

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:03am
IULM University, Milan

The journal Poli-femo (IULM University, Milan)  announces the call for papers for its next thematic issue on "Literature and Arts".

We welcome articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Topics and areas for research that may be covered will therefore take into consideration:
-Theoretical and methodological openings and perspectives
-Convergences between literary texts and artistic media: 
hybridization and duality
- Literary creation arising from an extraliterary artistic element
- Works of art as mediators for writers
- The signifiers of artistic media within a literary text

Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption #iuic16

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:03am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption," to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:29pm
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University

Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

[REMINDER] Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literarture

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:26am
Thir Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

Exploring the Renaissance, St Louis, MO (March 24-26, 2016)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:12am
South-Central Renaissance Conference

Exploring the Renaissance 2016:
An International Conference

We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel

Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:16am
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES

Call for papers

There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:

When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay

The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:

Medievalism on the Big Screen (abstracts: Oct. 31)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Seeking abstracts for 15-minute papers on medievalism in film. The panel(s) formed will be proposed for the Film Studies Area of the conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

•The adaptation of medieval works (such as Chaucer's Knight's Tale or Beowulf) or works exhibiting medievalism (such as Tolkien's The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings) on film
•The appearance of medieval motifs or references in film and their significance
•The medieval as an avenue for approaching issues contemporary to the film's production
•The popularization of the medieval through its representation in film
•The influence of film on the popular understanding of/attitudes toward medieval history, literature, or culture

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:34pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

'Werewolves: Studies in Transformations' (abstracts: 30th November 2015, full submissions: 31st March 2016)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:01am
Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck, ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’

'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural' is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck.

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