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Illuminating Words, Transforming Beauty, Feb. 19-20, 2016

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:37pm
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2016 Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

Near the beginning of his breathtaking work in theological aesthetics, Hans Urs von Balthasar warns, "In a world that no longer has enough confidence in itself to affirm the beautiful, the proofs of the truth have lost their cogency." At a time when the world, and perhaps especially the Church, lacks such confidence, the illuminated Saint John's Bible stands as a remarkable, counter-cultural affirmation of what Pope Saint John Paul II describes as art's "unique capacity to take one or other facet of the [Gospel] message and translate it into colours, shapes and sounds which nourish the intuition of those who look or listen." In reviving a tradition of scriptural illumination that has been nearly absent for five hundred years, the Saint John's Bible seeks

Freshmen English and English Composition Panel at SCMLA (10/31/15-11/3/15) Nashville, TN--Abstract Due: 3/31/15

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Organizing Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University
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CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Sound and Story

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 72nd Annual Convention

Nashville, TN – October 31-November 3, 2015

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address sound and story in relation to first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title. The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (reynoldst@nsula.edu) is March 31, 2015.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: 62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:03pm
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Midwest Conference on British Studies
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The abstract submission deadline for the 62nd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 1, 2015. This year's meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be provided by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

2015 MPCA/ACA Urban Studies Panel

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:26am
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MPCA/ACA/ Megan Cannella - Urban Studies Area Chair
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Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Fanfiction and Student Learning

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:03am
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MediaCommons Front Page

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How can fanfiction studies enrich student learning in the classroom and within their own reading and writing practices?

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:22am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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HUMOUR

This symposium aims to discuss the themes of humour, comedy, comedy and tragedy, comedy hero, humour and ideology in western culture and literature, as well as the influence of these themes on contemporary literary forms. The concepts of humour and literature will be discussed in the framework of humour and culture, humour and psychoanalysis, humour and philosophy, humour and ideology, humour and media, humour and history, humour and language, humour and linguistics, humour and semiotics. The BAKEA symposium welcomes researchers from the fields of English, American, French, German and other Western Language and Literary Studies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative literary studies.

Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women's Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:01am
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Wolfson College, University of Oxford (TORCH/OCLW)

Silence in the Archives:
Censorship and Suppression in Women's Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

A one-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford

Saturday 7 November 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Janet Todd (Cambridge) & Karen West (Keele)

Romanticism and the South-West ** Extended Deadline**

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:33am
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University of Bristol

The English department at the University of Bristol invites submissions for a 1-day conference to be held on the 29th of June, 2015, on the subject of 'Romanticism and the South-West'.
The conference aims to explore the importance of the South-West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics: 1) ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought; 2) the role of the South-West in an era of scientific development and discovery; 3) the South-West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism; and 4) Romantic afterlives in the South-West.

Update Prospero - Unforgiving Memory

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:24am
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Marilena Parlati

Call for Papers: Prospero XX (2015), edited by Marilena Parlati (University of Calabria)
Unforgiving Memory. Dynamics, Rhetorics, Paradoxa in Literary Representations of Trauma

Memory says: Want to do right? Don't count on me.
(A. Rich, An Atlas of the Difficult World)

popular culture, digital literacies, family literacy, african american

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:57am
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Dr. Tisha Lewis Ellison
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Looking for the following: popular culture, digital literacies, multimodality, family literacy, african american, qualitative research, children and adolescent literacy, agency, power, identity, visual, place and space literacies, trauma, adolescent literacy

LGBT*QI Faculty & Staff Diversity AND LGBT*QI Graduate Student Diversity, MLA 2016, Austin, due 3/13/15

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Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:19pm
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MLA 2016, Austin
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 20, 2015

Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Austin TX, 2015
Call for Papers

1. LGBT*QI Faculty and Staff Diversity

How do we quantify LGBT*QI faculty and staff diversity at universities and colleges? How do we prioritize LGBT*QI diversity in hiring practices without undermining ethical practices regarding privacy? Likewise, how do we support and build community for LGBT*QI university employees without eschewing such mores? How do we provide students with LGBT*QI role models and mentors when such diversity is argued to be invisible? We quantify race and gender (in faulty, binary terms), and yet LGBT*QI diversity lags behind.

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

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Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:30am
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The Affect Project

Conference scheduled from:
18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

From affect as a cognitive phenomenon, through emotion as a motive for creativity, to empathy as a spur for community action and policy development, to the feeling that we belong in a given physical, social or cultural environment, affect is a significant but complex feature of our lived experience. Research on affect has progressed rapidly in recent years, owing to an expanding appreciation of its central role in guiding human attitudes, decision-making, and actions and owing also to developments in technology that have permitted more precise, moment-to-moment measures of affective response.

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