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The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
Wadham College, Oxford

The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

A conference to be held at Wadham College, Oxford
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016

From its use in classical and medieval arts of memory to its presence in the work of contemporary artists and writers, the house has been a recurrent, even haunting image. In recent art and literature, it has been used as a symbol with a wide variety of social and political resonances, but also has intimate links with the creative process, exploring memory, imagination and the interactions between them. It is here, in particular, that there are striking consonances with medieval and early modern writing influenced by the arts of memory.

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
Journal of Narrative Theory

Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

Mapping Medievalisms, October 2-4, Pittsburgh, PA

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:01am
The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism

Mapping Medievalisms
The 30th Annual International Conference on Medievalism
International Society for Studies in Medievalism
October 2nd - 4th , 2015
at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA

Plenary Address by Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming, author of Hollywood Knights: Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia, Medieval British Arthurian Narrative, and
co-author of The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy Tale and Fantasy Past.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:22pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.

SEMA 2015: Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock -- Oct. 22-24

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 11:01am
Southeastern Medieval Association

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. This year's meeting will take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday, October 22, 2015 through Saturday, October 24, 2015, and is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas.
The theme of this year's meeting is "Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock," in celebration of a host of anniversaries celebrated this year (the Fourth Lateran Council, the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth, the burning of Jan Hus, the signing of the Magna Carta). We welcome submissions and encourage panels related to these anniversaries or on other medieval topics.

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630. 21-22 September 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:22am
Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxford

Diplomatic studies increasingly focus on the cultural and social aspects of diplomatic practice and stress the agency of individuals within international relations. Despite this, many scholars often still investigate within the parameters of national diplomatic corps or explore one end of a bilateral relationship. In contrast, this conference will focus on the cohorts of diplomats sent by different polities to the Habsburgs and Popes to explore the ways in which diplomacy fostered cultural exchange (defined broadly) at early modern courts in this crucial period for the development of the type and scope of diplomatic activity with which early modern rulers engaged.

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