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Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
NeMLA 2016

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures. Germain Bazin termed the nineteenth century the "Museum Age" for the myriad ways the new phenomenon of the public museum redefined the social status of art. This session investigates how this development was received by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone authors writing during and immediately following the rise of the modern museum.

CFP: The International Pearl-Poet Society at Kalamazoo May 12-15, 2016

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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:08pm
The International Pearl-Poet Society

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:

I: Speech, Sermons, and Silence in the Pearl-Poems
II: Places and Spaces in the Pearl-Poems

Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 4:03pm
Fey Publishing

Fey Publishing is interested in compiling an anthology to be used primarily in first-year writing courses at the collegiate level. Students using this text will be enrolled in Developmental Writing, Composition I, or Composition II; therefore, submissions must meet the following qualifications:

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Drew University

Call For Papers
The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.This is the third year of Transatlantic Connections, and the overall theme of this year is Ireland and the Diaspora.

UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children's Picture Books Deadline July 15

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:14am
Leslie Ormandy

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)gmail.com

I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.

Disability and Poetry: "Writing" the (Dis)abled Body in Poetry, NeMLA 3/17-20/2016

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1:55pm
NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

The panel expands the discursive space where disability matters in poetic studies. While disability studies has been present as an active force in literary studies for decades, there is still much discussion concerning the category of "disability poetics." Many people argue that it is an activist movement, while others believe it as an aesthetic and/or a position around embodiment.

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