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Whose (French) Renaissance? - RSA 2016 (Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016) - Deadline June 3, 2015

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Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:22pm
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Renaissance Society of America
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Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

American, British and Canadian Studies special issue: Fictions of Academia, Deadline: 1 October 2015

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 2:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/index.html), invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900-Feb. 18-20, 2016.

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 12:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society

Louisville Conference 2016—Call for Papers

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its sixteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 18-20, 2016. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Université of Maine-Le Mans, France

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM) and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio)
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016

Walker Percy Centennial, April 7-9, 2016

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Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:32am
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Montreat College Conference on Christianity and Literature
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Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College;
and Jim Wildeman, emeritus Covenant College

[UPDATE] Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion": Leeds IMC 2016, 4-7 July

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited --Nov. 4-8, 2015, Madison, WI

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 6:20pm
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2015 Film and History Conference
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CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - 2015 Film and History Conference

2015 Film and History Conference - Theme: Journeys, Detours, and Breakdowns

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 4-8, 2015

Proposals due June 1, 2015

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Exploitation Cinema Revisited

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 3:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
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Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century. The volume is tentatively entitled "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early-Twentieth Century Midwestern Regionalism." Midwestern regionalism includes writers, artists, publishers, intellectuals, architects, journalists, filmmakers, magazines, journals, institutions, films, etc. Subjects may include but are not limited to
• Midwestern regionalism as a movement to highlight work that was produced in the Midwest and focused on the Midwest as a counter to the cultural dominance of the coasts, especially Boston and New York City

The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

updated: 
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Chih-hsin Lin/Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

A sponsored session at The 51st International Congress On Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo: May 12th-15th, 2016
by Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

Session Title: The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

"Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion" for 2016 IMC at Leeds

updated: 
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ya-shih Liu/ Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

This TACMRS-sponsored session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

Travel: A Journey to Discover Self and Others

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruo-yung Lee/Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

The Renaissance was an era of magnificent art achievement, and an age of "discovery" and "self-fashioning": the exploration to the "new world" heralded by the Iberians, the Grand Tour popular with the upper-class youth, and the "spiritual odyssey" undertaken in writers' studies, all exhibited the "burning curiosity" harbored by the contemporaries. Travel, physical or spiritual, was not just a movement from one place to another, but also a process of encountering and discovery: a traveller, coming across with diverse people and occurrences during the journey, gradually formatted his idea of "who I am" by identifying "who you are". The "self" and "others" dynamic burgeoned in the course.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

updated: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 5:20pm
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Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

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