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Poems Invited for Dec. 2015 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 27th Issue

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:10am
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Cyberwit.net
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Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: General Call for Papers, 2015-2016

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:58pm
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Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: The Journal of the Graduate Theological Union
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The Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT) is a new, peer-reviewed journal of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley that is managed by GTU doctoral students under the supervision of the GTU consortial faculty. The mission of the BJRT is to be an international and diverse forum of original, cutting-edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy, and theology that reflects the GTU's endeavor to be a nexus for "where religion meets the world."

Literary (De)Formations

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:16pm
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ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association

In her recent study, The Forms of the Affects (2014), Eugenie Brinkema announces, "We may well be at the beginning of what will eventually be called the twenty-first century 'return to form' in the humanities" (39). Brinkema marks MLQ's special issue, "Reading for Form" (2000), which was later published as a collection of essays under the same name (2006), both edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Marshall Brown, as the beginning of this return to form. Meredith Martin's The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930 (2012) and Derek Attridge's Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry (2013), to name only two of the many recent publications that address form, seem to support Brinkema's claim.

Wilde on the Borders: Conference, Theatre, and Art, April 2, 2016

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:27pm
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English Department, Niagara University, NY
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On February 8, 1882, after his seventh lecture in America in just over a week, Oscar Wilde traveled north from Buffalo, NY crossing the border by train to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to play the role of tourist. In typical Wilde fashion, his response to seeing the falls was paradoxical, proclaiming it "one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments" of a bride's married life, yet appreciating its aesthetic and spiritual power as "a sort of embodiment of pantheism." Wilde's visit to Niagara Falls is both microcosm and metaphor for all of what might be called Wilde's 'border crossings'—national, classed, sexual, religious, and aesthetic.

CFP: Fools on the Medieval Page and Stage, Kalamazoo 2016

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:24am
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International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12–15, 2016
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Near the end of the Middle English romance Robert of Cisyle, the eponymous king—who has been punished for his pride by being made to serve as his own court's fool—acknowledges the error of his former ways: "For he ys a fole [. . .] / That turneth hys wytt unto folye" (CUL Ff. 2. 38, ll. 398–9). Such condemnations of fools and folly—in Robert of Cisyle, underwritten by the pope and an angel—in no way served to stem the tide of medieval interest in fools and folly. Literary evidence shows that many premodern writers and their audiences "turn[ed their] wytt vn to folye": fools filled the medieval stage and page, pervading multiple literary genres.

World Novels and 21st-Century Media (ACLA 2016 at Harvard, March 17-20, abstract due Sept 23)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:10am
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Annie Galvin (University of Virginia) and Jap-Nanak Makkar (University of Virginia)

American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting
Seminar: World Novels and 21st-Century Media

CFP at http://www.acla.org/seminar/world-novels-and-21st-century-media
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 17-20

The (Native) American University

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:16am
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

The Pedagogical (Re)Turn

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:11am
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.

Interdisciplinary Research Methods What? Why? How? Who?

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:08am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Interdisciplinary Research Methods
What? Why? How? Who?

Call for Submissions 2016
Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Interdisciplinarity: What, Why, How and Who?
IDN was established in 1999 with one aim: to reinvigorate interdisciplinary dialogue. After several successful years of fostering interdisciplinarity through the organization of conferences and research projects, IDN is now turning its attention and experience to another aspect of the same work: exploring the nuts and bolts of the processes of interdisciplinarity.

Interdisciplinary Research Methods What? Why? How? Who?

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Interdisciplinary Research Methods
What? Why? How? Who?

Call for Submissions 2016
Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Interdisciplinarity: What, Why, How and Who?
IDN was established in 1999 with one aim: to reinvigorate interdisciplinary dialogue. After several successful years of fostering interdisciplinarity through the organization of conferences and research projects, IDN is now turning its attention and experience to another aspect of the same work: exploring the nuts and bolts of the processes of interdisciplinarity.

Torture

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:23am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Torture
Call for Submissions 2016

Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

MODERNIST EMOTIONS - French Society for Modernist Studies

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:38am
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Hélène Aji (University Paris Ouest Nanterre)
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MODERNIST EMOTIONS

The second international conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d'études modernistes (SEM)
22-24 June 2016
University Paris Ouest Nanterre
France

Keynote speakers:
Laura MARCUS (New College, Oxford)
Jean-Michel RABATÉ (University of Pennsylvania)

New Orleans Review: 2016 Shakespeare Issue

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Hillary Eklund / New Orleans Review / Loyola University New Orleans
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Four centuries after William Shakespeare's death, his name ennobles a variety of cultural institutions, from libraries and endowed chairs to summer camps and rubber duckies. Even as these structures—both lofty and lowly—rise and fall, we bear witness to the greatest power Shakespeare described: that of poetry itself to preserve without rigidity, to endure without sameness, and to inspire without dominance. Beyond the array of institutions that bear his name, what conversations do Shakespeare's eternal lines animate now?

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