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'Byron and the Romantic World' Postgraduate Conference at the Old Library, Keele Hall, Keele University. 30th September 2016

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:39am
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Keele University and Edge Hill University

One of the most celebrated and recognisable figures of
the early nineteenth century, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
stands at the centre of our current debates about
Romanticism and the Romantic world. His life and
poetry has attracted critics, scholars and biographers
interested in issues such as celebrity culture, sexual
politics, the Regency period, the Byronic hero and
Gothicism to name but a few. The amount of recent
scholarly work devoted to editing his works and
correspondence – including digitisation at the Murray
Archive – to exploring his poetic legacy and to
reconsidering his key place in a European Romantic
tradition means there has never been a more exciting

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:40am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 14, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

On-going CFP Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:08am
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Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary
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The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Utopia Vs. Dystopia

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:10pm
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Mariam Fawaz/ University of Florida
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Few of us are actually able to empathize with the hardships of war. War brings on hatred, anger, and murder. Tearing citizens away from their homes and family, some are even torn away from the country they know and love. Most of the time, the declaration of a war is to really deconstruct the current governmental system. During the beginning of the 20th century, Russia was facing a whole new system from the results of war. The capital city moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow and the Tsar ruling system was replaced with the communist system. Russia went from an empire to a socioeconomic society in less than a few years. People didn't speak against this drastic change in fear of execution.

Urban Studies Area - Call for Papers

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:02pm
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

UNT Critical Voices Conference (April 8-10)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:20pm
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University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

MLA special session: Epic Theory and Medieval Literature (deadline: 3/15)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 12:04pm
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Andrea Gazzoni/University of Pennsylvania
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Dear Colleagues,
Please consider submitting an abstract for this special session at the next MLA Annual Convention (Philadelphia, January 5-8 2017).

Epic Theory and Medieval Literature
How can we re-theorize epic as a genre by considering the use/reception of classical epic tradition in Medieval literature (Latin and vernacular)?

Send 300-word abstract and short bio to Andrea Gazzoni (gazzoni@sas.upenn.edu) by March 15.

Acceptance at the call for paper stage is nota guarantee of the session being accepted and running at MLA 2017.

Collectives, Communities, and American Print Culture

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:37am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we reconceive solidarity or community through the literary?

'What are we reading?'

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 6:11am
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Thinking Verse
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Thinking Verse (www.thinkingverse.com) is now inviting contributions for its sixth issue, a special issue entitled 'What are we reading?' We will be publishing essay-reviews on works in poetics published since 2005: either of individual monographs/collections or of several different works around the same topic. We will be happy to field informal queries at thinkingverse@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions, 30 September 2016.

MLA 2017- CFP- The Poetry of Photography

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 5:06pm
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Jesse Hoffman / Bryn Mawr College
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"The Poetry of Photography"
Special Session
MLA 2017 Philadelphia

A growing body of scholarship has demonstrated how the history of photography frequently intersects with the development of poetic form. Poets ranging from Lewis Carroll to Natasha Trethewey have focused on the medium. Given the substantial number of poems that engage photography, our panel will explore new directions for thinking about the impact of this technology on literary history and vice versa. Topics may include nineteenth-century poetry, historical poetics, visual culture, cinema, verse forms, theories of photography, translation, ekphrasis, the photobook, or digital humanities.

"The readerly" / FPC 12 / 25 June 2016

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 3:17pm
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Formes Poetiques Contemporaines
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Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!

- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.

--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891

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