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Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:22pm
Rose Sawyer

Please find below a call for papers for IMC July 2016; 'Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape'.

Session details

I am organising a session around the broad topic of 'The Medieval Imaginative Landscape', which is seeking collaborators working in any area which touches on medieval discourses about the strange or the supernatural. I would like to encourage a holistic approach to this topic, thus papers could draw upon a wide range of sources including, but not limited to: altarpieces, tapestries, tombs, archaeological finds, sagas, romances, chronicles, exempla, saints' lives etc. Participants might approach the sources from a variety of perspectives including cultural history, art history, literary analysis etc.

NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20) Panel -- Literary Landscapes: Water and Island Worlds

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How can ecocritical approaches best be applied to watery landscapes? This panel seeks papers focusing on the literature of water (oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.) and islands. The goal is to explore the variety of ways that authors approach the literary landscapes of water and island worlds, from the kinds of relationships characters and human communities have to water to the myriad ways that water and island worlds can be narrated. Ecocriticism and landscape theory have not focused on water, yet it is as essential to life as land. What kinds of places are watery places? How is Tuan's distinction between space and place applicable to watery landscapes?

H.D. panel at Louisville Conf. on Lit and Culture since 1900, Feb 18-20, 2016

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:48am
H.D. International Society

Abstracts due Sept 14, 2015

Paper proposals are invited for an H.D. International Society panel at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2016. This is a welcoming conference that is hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and which typically features a healthy mix of academic and creative writing presentations. Keynote speakers on the program will include Rodrigo Toscano, Johanna Drucker, Mat Johnson, and Lisa Gitelman.

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:44am
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.

9/28/15 Subverting Institutional Prejudice in the Ivory Tower

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:24am
NeMLA 2016 University of Hartford

This call for papers requests personal essays that disclose experiences of dealing with prejudice (of any kind) as a professor or as a graduate student. Please write about what happened and mediate your experience by analyzing it as well.

Gothic Routes: Travel Writing and the Gothic

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:12am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

"Gothic Routes: Travel Writing and the Gothic"

ASECS in Pittsburgh, March 31-April 3rd, 2016

This panel will focus on the connections between travel writing as a genre and the uses of, representations about, and innovative connections between it and conventions of the gothic. Themes and topics may include: narrative relationships between the gothic and travel narratives, gender and travel writing/gothic tropes, empire and the gothic/travel narratives, exploration and the gothic, finding the "other" and the narrative of travel writing and the gothic.

Please send abstract to M. Soledad Caballero, Associate Professor of English,, by Sept. 15, 2015

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue, Fall 2016

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:39am
Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue

From now until August 1, 2016 we will be accepting submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which will focus on music and musicians of the American Southwest.

For this issue we are accepting a multitude of forms and genres such as:
• Poetry
• Fiction
• Creative Non-Fiction
• Critical essays
• Interviews
• Song Lyrics
• and more!

We ask that you limit prose submissions to 25 pages or less and poetry submissions to 10 pages. You may submit more than once, but please wait until you hear from us before resubmitting. 

Westerns and the West (PCA 2016)

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:38am
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association

Popular Culture Association 2016 National Conference
March 21-25, 2016
Seattle, WA

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals Sept.30, 2015)

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:37am
47th Annual NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

This panel invites proposals exploring The Brontës' ability to create striking female characters. Do these authors create conventional women characters or do they deviate from contemporary societal expectations? What might be the motivation or the outcome of creating either type? Papers are invited to examine the traditional, non-traditional, expected and unexpected constructions of womanhood found in the Brontë sisters' works. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract by September 30, 2015.
Proposers must sign in or create a user account in the NeMLA database. All proposal submissions must be made via the NeMLA website at:

NeMLA, March 2016: "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity"

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:29am
Sarah L. Axelrod

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a paper for a panel entitled "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity" at NeMLA in Hartford, March 2016.

Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio establish a canon of literary texts in the vernacular, both by instituting continuity between their works and those of classical authors and by materially and critically formalizing a history of progressively more refined vernacular texts. This panel explores this at times inventive and mythographical approach to literary history through which the tre corone enact new notions of authorship, authoriality, and authority.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:43am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.