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Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 1, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:40pm
SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society

Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.

Precursors to Modernism's Revolutions

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:08pm
Jeremy Carnes, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Call for Papers for MSA 17 states that the MSA 17 title, "Modernism and Revolution…invokes characterizations of modernism as a revolutionary movement across the arts, as a revolt against tradition, and as a renovation of literature, performance, visual arts, and culture more generally." But every revolution has its precursors. The revolution of modernism is itself a movement of multiple revolutions, all of which have these precursors. From the Harlem Renaissance to vorticism, the revolutions of modernism have grown out of complex and specific historical, literary and artistic circumstances. This panel seeks papers that discuss these precursors to modernism's revolutions.

Black/Queer Ontologies @ Princeton U. Abstracts Due 8/31

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:05pm
Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective / Princeton University

Princeton University's Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective is proud to announce its 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference…

Black/Queer Ontologies
Princeton University
October 24, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Saidiya V. Hartman

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

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:37pm
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
Organizing Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University

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
Midwest Conference on British Studies

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
MPCA/ACA/ Megan Cannella - Urban Studies Area Chair

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
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
4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium

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.

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

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:33am
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
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)

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