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[UPDATE] Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [Abstract due 6/10 for SAMLA 11/13-15]

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:15am
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association

Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner for her collection Late Wife and former Poet Laureate of Virginia, passed away last year at the age of 57 after a valiant struggle against cancer. She and her husband, Kent Ippolito, a musician, wrote songs together and performed. Emerson's work, then, embodies this year's SAMLA theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts." This panel seeks to celebrate her life, so papers on any element of her art are most welcome. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and any A/V requirements to Lynne M. Simpson, Prof. of English, Presbyterian College, at by June 10.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:23am
This Rough Magic (

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR? (Submission deadline July 31st 2015)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23am
The Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:



Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactors in contemporary Western cultures, salt and sugar have adopted –singularly, in tandem, or in contrast to one another--many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in France and in lands impacted by French colonialism.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:56pm
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College

Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice [Improv Practice] will create a discourse community that explores major inquiries about improvisation in our professional lives. Improv Practice will facilitate the exploration of how improvisation plays out in our work and in our learning, teaching and becoming as professionals. Please join an interdisciplinary conversation about the complex improvisational practices of professional action, about how we learn as professionals and about how professional education can be understood.

The journal will publish two kinds of papers:
Narratives/ explorations in improvisational work
Scholarly research

RSA Annual Meeting Boston 31 March-2 April 2016 "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
RSA / Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité) / Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

CFP for a panel on "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

A Panel Sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England)

Organizer: Anne-Valérie Dulac, Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité
Respondent: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Following up on last year's two panels on "Scriptile Objects and the Making of Metaphors" and the many questions and discussions that ensued, the aim of this panel is to enquire further into the material qualities of ink, dyes or pigments used in writing, printing, colouring or limning.

Call for Submissions: Renascence

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm

Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

"Dangerously Close to One Another": Standing at the Intersection of Music & Poetry with Wyn Cooper; Abstract 6/15; Conf 11/13-15

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:27pm
Andrea Rogers / Georgia State University / SAMLA

This panel welcomes papers about the poetic and musical lyricism exhibited in the work of SAMLA 87's Co-Creative Plenary, Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion which will undertake an exploration of the intersections of music and poetry. By June 15th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at

SAMLA 87 takes place November 13th-15th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. The conference's special focus is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

CFP: Broadside Ballads (6/5/15; 3/31-4/2/16)

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:09am
Renaissance Society of America

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

We invite paper proposals for a panel on English Broadside Ballads (1500-1800). In particular, we are interested in new approaches to the ballad culture of the early modern period.

Please email a 150-word abstract to and by June 5th for consideration.

Please see Boston 2016 for more information about the conference.

"Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses", Paris, 8-9 Jan. 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:41am
Line Cottegnies / University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.