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MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:01pm
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Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.

[UPDATE] CFP: "'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:52pm
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British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 1-2, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College

[UPDATE] Approaching Deadline Reminder: Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Cul

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:35pm
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- English Department

Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture

Very few aspects of late medieval and early modern literature and culture remain untouched by the Fall, concepts of original sin, and considerations of man's place in a postlapsarian world. Concerns over the state of the soul, right governance and maintenance of the commonweal, and engagement with the natural world were shaded by a need to recoup the loss incurred by the expulsion from Eden.

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, University College Dublin, 1 May 2015

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:20am
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UCD English Graduate Society
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Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference

University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 May 2015

MA and PhD students of all levels are encouraged to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of English studies which responds to the theme, "Emerging Perspectives." Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• National literature, regional literature, archipelagic literature
• 20th and 21st century literature
• Medieval, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century literature
• Theory and new theoretical approaches to literature
• Film, media and drama

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast

CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.

Local Labor: Work in and Out of Central Appalachia (4 April 2015)

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks, 24th-25th July 2015

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Bishop Grosseteste University

George Meredith and His Circle:
Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

Bishop Grosseteste University
24th & 25th July 2015

Organised by Dr Claudia Capancioni and Dr Alice Crossley
meredithconference@bishopg.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford

Call For Paper: Feminist Studies in English Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Submission
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

updated: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

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