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MMLA Conference, American Literature I (before 1870) by April 5, 2015

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:56pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

With the theme of "Arts and Sciences" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the relationship between the artistic and the scientific in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of artistic or scientific innovation or discovery, explorations of pseudo-science and its cultural effects, the influence of literary texts on scientific and/or medical knowledge and practice, the influence of scientific and/or medical progress on the literary imagination, doctors and/or patients as characters in literary texts, art and/or artifice as theme, and the role of the arts and/or the sciences within the larger American culture.

Midwest MLA, Nov. 12-14, Irish Studies Panel

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:22pm
Midwest MLA

We welcome papers that explore any aspect of Irish studies, but particularly those that integrate this year's conference theme of "Arts and Sciences." Thus, we welcome papers that consider the ways in which Irish writers—or scientists—have utilized or explored science in their literature or art. This panel takes a broad approach to the conference theme and papers may consider these aspects: narratives of scientific exploration, myth and literature, literature and scientific culture, the scientist as literary character, or scientific discovery.

Science & Fiction panel for MMLA (Columbus, OH--November 12-15, 2015)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:40am
W Brett Wiley, Chair (MVNU) and Oscar Perez, Secretary (Beloit)

This year's Science & Fiction panel is pleased to engage the convention theme "Arts and Sciences." The session invites papers exploring the relations between science and fiction in diverse cultural expressions such as literature, film, theater, and the visual arts. How does science, broadly conceived, interact with the arts, either as a subject or practice within a production of the arts, OR, how do scientific efforts or practices influence a specific text, shedding light on the interaction of science and art? Explorations of non-English language and non-canonical texts are welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Brett Wiley (brett.wiley@mvnu.edu) and Oscar A.

The Imagist Revolution

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:00am
John Allaster - McGill University

In critical appraisals of Imagism, the early 20th century movement has often been portrayed as "€œrevolutionary," especially in terms of form and technique. In 1963, William Pratt described the emergence of Imagism in England and America as a "battle for a new poetic style"€ and Helen Carr'€™s 2009 history of the movement takes its title from the often invoked epithet of the Imagists: The Verse Revolutionaries; however, this panel seeks to interrogate just how revolutionary Imagist practice was in relation to contemporaneous poetry and poetic practice.

Possible topics include:

Update: "Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy" September 19-20, 2015 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:04am
International Rebecca West Society

"Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy"

Rebecca West famously did not toe lines, whether these lines were associated with party, ideology, literary movement, genre, gender, religious beliefs, etc. In most cases, from her leftist anti-communism, to her bourgeois leftism, to her paradoxical feminism, to her anti-atonement Christianity, to her genre-bending, West was a dissenter, a rebel, and a heretic—even within movements that were already oppositional such as feminism.

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture (and Theory itself)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:29am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE} Abstract/shuns DEADLINE MARCH 31

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

adair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:21pm
MLA 2016

Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Objects of Performance in British Drama, 1660-1830

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
Ashley Bender / Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the role of objects in drama and other public spectacles of the long eighteenth century. Deadline extended through March 23.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:51am
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon

The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

Eborakon poetry magazine

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 9:47am
Eborakon

Eborakon is a poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name derives from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics that have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:30am
Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:29am
Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

[REMINDER] Teaching Renaissance and Medieval Literature

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:15am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews.

Submission deadline for our Summer issue is currently May 16, 2015.

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