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Call For Papers: "Shakespeare and Dance" essay cluster 5/15/15

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:16am
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Borrowers and Lenders: the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
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Call For Papers: "Shakespeare and Dance" essay cluster.

Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributions to its "Appropriations in Performance" section. B&L is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia scholarly journal and winner of the CELJ's "Best New Journal" award for 2007. We publish two issues each year. In addition to the main section, which features articles and article clusters, we regularly run three dedicated sections: Appropriations in Performance, Digital Appropriations, and Book Reviews.

The International Journal "The Problems of Literary Genres" CFP till 30th June 2015

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:54am
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"The Problems of Literary Genres", University of Lodz, Poland

About The Problems of Literary Genres

"The Problems of Literary Genres" is a refereed academic multilingual journal edited at the University of Lodz, Poland devoted to the study not only of literary genres, but also to comparative literature, and to literary theory and cultural studies. The Journal publishes annually articles and reviews as well as conference reports from all over the world in English, Polish, Russian, French, German and Spanish. The Journal has been existing since 1958. Its volumes are widely distributed and available in many complete libraries.

Animals in the Anthropocene - human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:07am
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University of Stavanger; Minding Animals Norway

The Second Call For Papers for the conference "Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere" (Stavanger, Norway, September 17-19th 2015) has appeared (see conference webpage (http://www.uis.no/research-and-phd-studies/research-areas/society-cultur...) and 2nd CFP (

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
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Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

Call for Papers (March 1st): "Art,Design,Science and Literature in Early Modernity"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:40pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal

Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EMSJ is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.

SCMLA- Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama, Nashville, TN, 10/31-11/3 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:18pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 31- November 3, 2015 in Nashville, TN.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kris McAbee (kxmcabee@ualr.edu) by March 31, 2015.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

"Filth of all hues..." -- MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 5:58pm
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Chris Goldsmith
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Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature. 300-500 word abstracts. by 13 March 2015; Chris Goldsmith (hgoldsmith@smu.edu).

https://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7817

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu).

November 19-22, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:49pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

Digital Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
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David Ainsworth
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Special Session
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (dainsworth@ua.edu).

Hawthorne and Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:49pm
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Milton Society of America

HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2015 via e-mail to David Greven (dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu) and Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com).

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:37pm
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Eir-Anne Edgar
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"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

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