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"Cities of the Future" - 2016 NeMLA - Hartford, CT

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University

This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums. In particular, it seeks papers responding to one or more of the following questions: In what ways have American writers and filmmakers envisioned future urban landscapes? In what ways have these visions changed over the course of American history and why? How have urban theorists, critics, and reformers as well as particular ideologies (Christian, technocratic, socialist, libertarian, environmentalist, etc.) shaped them? In what ways do the past and present (or the erasure of the past and/or present) affect their depictions?

KiSSiT: SHAKESPEARE AND THE STATE OF EXCEPTION, Kingston-upon-Thames, December 19, 2015

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:52pm
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT), part of the London Graduate School, is a forum for research by postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program is committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers—from Aristotle to Žižek.

Following the success of its conference on 'Shakespeare and Waste', Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory seeks participants for a one-day conference on 'Shakespeare and the State of Exception' to be held on Saturday 19 December, 2015 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.

The Canadian Postmodern Creative: Constructing Home and Identity in the City. [Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / March 17-20, 2016 - Hartford, CT

The Canadian Postmodern Creative: Constructing Home and Identity in the City (Creative)

Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing / Canadian

Chair(s)
Kristen Smith (University of York)

Puneet Dutt (Ryerson University)

Abstract

Writers of fiction, poetry, and drama are encouraged to submit a selection of creative prose (a 250-word abstract) concerning the Postmodern aesthetic, urbanization, or the construction of home and identity for a fifteen-minute presentation.

Submit here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15861

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MELUS Special Issue CFP: Pedagogy in Anxious Times

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 1:57pm
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US

2017 Special Issue Call For Papers in MELUS

Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times
Guest Editors: Cristina Stanciu and Anastasia Lin

[UPDATE] Fools on the Premodern Page and Stage (Kalamazoo, May 12–15, 2016)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:44pm
Angela Heetderks, Oberlin College

Near the end of the Middle English romance Robert of Cisyle, the eponymous king—who has been punished for his pride by being made to serve as his own court's fool—acknowledges the error of his former ways: "For he ys a fole [. . .] / That turneth hys wytt unto folye" (CUL Ff. 2. 38, ll. 398–9). Such condemnations of fools and folly—in Robert of Cisyle, underwritten by the pope and an angel—in no way served to stem the tide of medieval and early modern interest in fools and folly. Literary evidence shows that many premodern writers and their audiences "turn[ed their] wytt vn to folye": fools filled the stage and page, pervading multiple literary genres.

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