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Protean Desires Symposium, 22nd April 2016, CFP Deadline 15 March 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:06am
GENCAS, Swansea University

Protean Desires:
Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
April 22nd 2016
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) 'The Location of Queerness'

[UPDATE] Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline February 10 2016)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:02am
Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

Submissions are sought for ONE FINAL COMPLETED CHAPTER in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press called American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).

The COMPLETED piece should be concerned with films which have directly portrayed the 'War on Terror' onscreen: combat films set in Iraq or Afghanistan, films which have depicted the events of 9/11, cinematic depictions of the CIA or FBI or any topic which would be relevant to this perspective.

The piece can be anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 words and should reach Dr McSweeney before February 10th 2016.

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:08am
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Martineau Society Conference Birmingham 2016 07/25/16-07/28/16; deadline 05/01/16

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:44pm
Martineau Society

The Martineau Society will be hosting its 22nd annual conference in Birmingham, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.

Registration open: 'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': A conference on Stevie Smith

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:53pm
Jesus College, Oxford

We're pleased to announce that registration for the first one-day conference on poet and novelist Stevie Smith (1902-1971) is now open. The programme and a registration link are available at

'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': A conference on Stevie Smith
Jesus College, Oxford
11 March 2016

Speakers include Dr Will May, Professor Dame Hermione Lee and Dr Frances Spalding. A range of workshops, arts events and exhibitions are included, as well as a closing performance of 'River Gods' by Simon Rowland-Jones and Hermione Lee.

4th Eurasian Multidisciplinary Forum

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:31pm
European Scientific Institute

Supporting the concept of mulitdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdiciplinarity the meeting welcomes papers in different academic disciplines. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss the newest developments in higher education. EMF 2016 will gather researchers, policy makers and company employees from all around the globe, who will have opportunity to express their attitudes towards current challenges education is facing with and suggest further steps for societal development.


Pennsylvania and Romanticism

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:40pm
Daniel Robinson

Since MLA is in Philly next year, I thought I might put together and propose a session on Pennsylvania and Romanticism. It seems like there are many interesting connections: just off the top of my head, Pantisocracy, Priestley, Henry Reed (Wordsworth's first American editor), Franklin as "modern Prometheus," Leigh Hunt's father (a Philadelphia lawyer), of course book history, and something interesting probably could be done with Penn himself (although not a Romantic-period figure), his utopian ideals, and Quakers during our period. I'm sure there are many more interesting possibilities. I would like to see proposals of 150-300 words. Of course, keep in mind that this is not a guaranteed session.

La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux (July 7-9 2016, Gatineau, Canada)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:32am
53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF)

Appel à communication pour la session thématique "La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux" organisée dans le cadre du 53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF), qui se tiendra à Gatineau, Canada, les 7-9 juillet 2016.

Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:54am
Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, University of Wrocław, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

Call for Papers
Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:29am

"The times they are a-changing," but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation. The Midwest has long been thought of as pretty monolithic: all white, all farms, all "average," all cold, and flat. The borders of other US regions seem to be easier to define, but the Midwest has often been white-washed by too-easy definitions of who lives there and what life is like.

Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:32am
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.

IASA: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, & Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media" Nov. 3-5, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:26am
Italian American Studies Association

Conference Theme: "Recorded, Reported, Projected, and Pixilated: Italian Americans in Mass Media"

Date: November 3rd to November 5th, 2016

Location: California State University—Long Beach, Long Beach / Los Angeles, California

Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.

'Anachronism and the Medieval' (includes post-medieval literature)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:32am
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE); Galway, Ireland

A seminar dedicated to "Anachronism and the Medieval" is planned for the next European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Conference, to be held from 22-26 August 2016 in Galway, Ireland. The organizers look forward to receiving proposals for papers to be presented in this seminar.