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Conference "New Configurations of the Mediterranean: the Role of Women", Università della Svizzera italiana, 28-29 May 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00am
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Laboratorio studi mediterranei, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

The Laboratorio studi mediterranei (Università della Svizzera italiana) announces the International Conference titled "New Configurations of the Mediterranean: the Role of Women", in honour of Vittorio Dan Segre and Luigiterzo Bosca, to be held in Lugano on 28-29 May 2015.

CFP soundscapes conference; Graz, Austria; Nov 6-8, 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:40am
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Austrian Association for American Studies
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Call for Papers:
Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6‐8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Early Modern English Catholicism in Literature

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:57pm
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Geremy Carnes
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Topics may include English Catholic writers, anti-Catholic or pro-Catholic poetry or literary prose, or representations of English Catholics or Catholicism in literary texts. Proposals for papers that focus on these topics in later early modernity (the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) are particularly encouraged. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2015.

Chapter Proposals for "Literature and Ecofeminism"; April 1, 2015 Deadline

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:11pm
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D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

The Reader Over His Shoulder: Reading Public(s) Exemplified in the Work of Robert Graves, 7-10 Jan 2016, Austin, Texas

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Michael Joseph / Robert Graves Society
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Non-guaranteed Special Session proposed for the 131 annual MLA Conference

In the preface to his Collected Poems, 1945, Robert Graves states: "I write poems for poets, and satires or grotesques for wits. For people in general I write prose, and am content that they should be unaware that I do anything else. To write poems for other than poets is wasteful."

These views reflect Graves's lifelong preoccupation with the complex question of a reading public—for whom should a writer write, and how does the notion of a reading public (even if only an idealized meta-public) inform an author's creative vision, the sense of his or her vocation and relationship to history.

Sensing Nature, Panel at New Chaucer Society, London, 10-15 July 2016

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:04am
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New Chaucer Society
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This panel invites consideration of how medieval literary works theorize the communication between nature and the senses and illuminate central human and artistic questions—for instance, how we come to know our world and how sensory experience of the natural world influences the poetic process. Panelists may explore how late medieval poets generate an implicit theory of the senses through a range of topics, including the music of the spheres, the relationship between the elements and the senses, the way sense perception promotes interconnection between humankind and nature, the tension between nature and artifice, and sensing nature in dream visions.

Submissions are made through the NCS website at

MLA 2016: Mess With Texas

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 10:09am
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Modern Language Association
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"Mess With Texas"

Modern Language Association Conference

January 7-10, 2016

Austin, TX

MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:06pm
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Modernist Studies Association

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

Digital Queers - Call for Abstracts - The New School

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:12am
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OCR - The New School - Goldsmiths
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The Digital Queers Conference at The New School will be in June 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will coincide with the Gay Pride in New York. During the month of June is also expected a sentence of the American Supreme Court on Equality and hopefully this will be another reason to celebrate.

The call for abstract is available at this link http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/publication-cfp/ .

The conference website can be found here http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/ .

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