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[REMINDER] More Matter with Less Art? Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87] [ABSTRACTS DUE JUNE 15]

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 5:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

***This is a regular session for 16th-century English Literature. ALL topics that fall into this category will be considered.***

How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

Extended Deadline: A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150 (15-18 October at University of Limerick)

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:54pm
International Yeats Society

It has been a century and a half since the birth of W. B. Yeats. With the completion of major biographies and textual series, and in the context of technological and economic changes to global literary studies, Yeats studies finds itself at a critical juncture. This conference will gather scholars, critics, and creative artists from around the world to engage with Yeats as a figure of world literature, European and global modernisms, and Irish culture and politics; and Yeats's work as poet, dramatist, autobiographer, and writer of fiction, critical and reflective essays, and philosophy. The larger questions to be addressed concern the field of Yeats studies itself, and the role of Yeats in literary and cultural studies. Where are we now?

[UPDATE] George Meredith and His Circle

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks, Bishop Grossteste University, UK

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

George Meredith and His Circle:
Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
24th & 25th July 2015

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday, 24th July
9.30 Registration, Hardy Building
10.30 Welcome: Vice-Chancellor, Claudia Capancioni & Alice Crossley

Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:14am
MESEA

The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten and silenced, as well as on cultural inscriptions left by those who have become visible and audible more recently. Yet, in addition to engaging with the archaeological hermeneutics of recovering submerged layers of ethnic meaning, we also invite scholars to engage in the perhaps more radical act of what Sara Dillon has called a "palimpsestuous" reading: a reading that attends to the ways in which multiple inscriptions and competing narratives are intertwined and produce complex meanings.

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:37pm
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

https://apeaaconference2016.wordpress.com/

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current research.

Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 24-26, 2016 - Spelman College

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:45pm
Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 24-26, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:25am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.

How to do things with art

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:05am
Steen Christiansen and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen

We must account for the intensity of art, otherwise we can only explain part of our aesthetic experience. This argument is found in critics as diverse as Brian Massumi, Charles Altieri, and Sianne Ngai. Philosophers such as Alfred North Whitehead, Henri Bergson, and Steven Shaviro have argued that much of our perception is not cognitive but intuitive; we connect to the world through our senses.

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