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Special Session: Animal Poetics

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:03pm
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NASSR 2015 - North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
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This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre. There have been a number of studies of prose writings that address animals and animal rights. However, this panel will examine the intersections between animal and poetic forms, inviting papers that give precise and compelling eco-critical, historicist, and formalist readings of how romantic political, philosophical, and scientific discourses might challenge or amend typically metaphorical and figurative conceptions of animals in the period.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:07am
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Publication: St. John's University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:03am
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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/operetta.html

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

5-7 October 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

20th-Century Women Writers and the Natural World

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:39am
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Robert Fillman, Lehigh University
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CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due January 9 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31am
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Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:54am
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William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages - Abstracts due Feb. 2, 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 1:39am
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UC Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"

Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley

"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda

in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."

"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,

some of which go and others come."

Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to January 15, 2015; Utopia and political theology today

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:10pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar (Croatia)
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
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Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
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The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see www.creativelearningfactorydunbar.org for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar

The Rise of the New Negro Woman: "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," and the Harlem Renaissance Experience

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
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Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC
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Traditionally, women writers of the Harlem Renaissance era from Nella Larsen to Jessie Redmon Fauset to Marita Bonner, among others, have been under-represented in criticism both past and present. The concept of the New Negro, after all, was gendered male, excluding the value role that women writers would play in not only challenging the pervasive color line but in calling increased attention to the depths of African-American experience that, as Zora Neale Hurston posits, white publishers would not print.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal. Issue #5 - Places and Spaces (15 March 2015)

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:01am
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University of Łódź, Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature

The editors of Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal (ISSN: 2353-6098), a peer-reviewed open access periodical, would like to invite submission of contributions (articles, reviews and interviews) for its fifth issue, which focuses on places and spaces in Anglophone theatre, film, literature and culture.

Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to):

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