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Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).

Call for Notes and Reviews

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:52am
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).

These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*theatre reviews
*museum exhibitions
*library collections
*short pieces of original research.

Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.

Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors webbjll@googlemail.com by Friday 14 November.

Shakespeare's Unsung Heroes and Heroines - Berlin 23-26 April 2015

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:30am
German Shakespeare Association

Without Paulina and Antigonus there would be no reunion, however tainted, between Leontes and Hermione, and there would be no union of Perdita and Florizel in "The Winter's Tale". In a sense, then, Paulina and Antigonus are the unsung heroine and hero of the play. Undoubtedly, Antigonus' exit pursued by a bear is not typical of a tragic hero.

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

[ACLA seminar] Double frames: authors, texts, audiences in original translation

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:01am
Brigitte Rath, U Innsbruck/FU Berlin; Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven

Writing a text as if it were a translation creates a specific kind of fiction: it overlays the act of authorship with an invented author, and the original text with an invented original in a different language, aimed at a different audience. Original translation does not (only) invite readers to imagine a fictional world, but to imagine a fictional original version of the very text they read.

Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED- CFP - Intersections: Complicating Sexualities in Middle English Literature (NeMLA, April 30-May 3,

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

In her contribution to Bullough and Brundage's Handbook of Medieval Sexuality (1996), Jacqueline Murray calls for the de-universalization of the male perspective common to the majority of manuscripts. By composing accounts of sexuality that are in conversation with medieval sexual norms but which also pay attention to the individual experience of sex, we can arrive at a more nuanced understanding of medieval sexuality. Considering the sexual experience of literary characters also allows us to consider questions of mediated representation and perspective.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 'Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments'

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.

JOURNAL: Call for Papers: EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue on emotions and feelings in the Middle Ages.

We are seeking submissions that treat medieval emotions and feelings from a variety of cultures and literatures. Submissions may be concerned with issues such as
- literary descriptions of emotional states; the meanings and significations of emotions
- the engagement of the audience's emotions; affective literacy; mediated emotions
- methodological and archival challenges in approaching emotions in the Middle Ages
- rhetorics, languages and social conventions concerning the emotions and medieval definitions of emotion; medieval conventions of 'interiority' or 'subjectivity'

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

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