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"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

Revista "CENTROAMERICANA"

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:07am
UNIVERSITA' CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Está abierta la convocatoria para el N° 25.2/2015 de "Centroamericana".
La publicación trata temas relacionados con la Lengua, Cultura y Literatura Centroamericanas y Antillanas. La fecha final de aceptación de trabajos es el 31 de diciembre de 2015.

"Centroamericana" es una revista académica publicada por la Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milano y con proceso de evaluación por pares a ciegas. Pueden consultar nuestra política de publicaciones e instrucciones para los autores en el sitio web de la revista (http://www.centroamericana.it).

[UPDATE] Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join our keynote speaker, celebrated author of The Library at Night (2007) Alberto Manguel, to talk about how researchers, writers, and the general public can use the library as a tool for engaging with various fields of scholarship. Of particular interest to this conference are papers on personal libraries and libraries from the perspective of users.

H.D. panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 2016 (deadline Jan 26, 2016)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:35am
H.D. International Society

We invite paper proposals for an H.D. panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 26-29, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although we are particularly interested in projects that take advantage of the recent availability of H.D.'s later memoir writing and fiction. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a 1 paragraph bio to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2016.

Here is a link to the ALA site for more information about the upcoming convention: http://alaconf.org/

Rebecca Walsh and Celena Kusch, co-chairs, The H.D. International Society

The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

Global Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:37am
3rd Annual Fantastika Conference

"Fantastika", coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.
The 3rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. It is our hope to draw together academics with an interest in Fantastika from an international audience to share and disseminate Fantastika-related research globally.

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium, 20th April 2016

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
University of Glasgow / British Shakespeare Association

Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

9.45am-5pm, Wednesday 20th April 2016
Attendance: £25 full, £15 concession, free for BSA members

George Herbert and Religion - Special issue of Christianity & Literature

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:07pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Christianity & Literature

"GEORGE HERBERT AND RELIGION"

Issue Editor:
Gary Kuchar
University of Victoria

Christianity and Literature seeks essays for a special issue on George Herbert and Religion. Ideal submissions offer nuanced discussions of Herbert's writing informed by his religious culture.

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