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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31am
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]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:54am
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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 1:39am
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

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

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

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 for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar

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

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC

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)

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:01am
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):

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:42pm
King's College London

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King's, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the Cultural Legacies of World War I, to be held at King's from 21-23 May 2015.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects of how the First World War changed the world, such as its geopolitical aftermath (and its current repercussions in the Middle East); how people thought about future wars; the war's impact on social history, the arts and popular cultures, and on science, technology, nursing and medicine.