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Shakespeare And Our Times Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Black / Old Dominion University
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SHAKESPEARE AND OUR TIMES

NEW DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

An interdisciplinary, international conference on the significance of Shakespeare in the early twenty-first century

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
April 14-16, 2016

Plenary speakers: Jonathan Dollimore, Ania Loomba, and Leah Marcus

Making Common Causes Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:52am
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Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)
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Global climate change, soil depletion, the enclosure of the commons, the acidification of the oceans, ground water contamination, mass extinctions: in a context in which the environmental crises of the day seem to us so intractable, at such large scales and dominated by such powerful interests, the

Cultural Studies and Speculative Realism - Krakow, Poland, 6-7 November 2015

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Michal Gulik, Jagiellonian University

We invite you to participate in the multidisciplinary academic conference

"Cultural Studies
and Speculative Realism"

Jagiellonian University, November 6-7

keynote speaker:
Prof. Levi R. Bryant,

the conference is followed by an OOP workshop for MA and PhD students
run by Levi R. Bryant

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
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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:

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

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 

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:

[UPDATE] The Land Has a Story

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association
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CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18501

Keynote by Sarah Piccini, Assistant Director
Lackawanna Historical Society

HABIT Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): Abstracts Due October 15

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group
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"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to melissa.rampelli@gmail.com.

Reminder: "Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session (deadline 9/30)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
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First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

CEA Special Topics: British Literature: Restoration, 18th C, TransAtlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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CEA Special Topics: British Literature: Restoration, 18th C, TransAtlantic
College English Association 47th Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016, Denver, CO

The 47th Annual Conference of the College English Association invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional "creations" of our fields.

Women Authors from the Great War, NeMLA in Hartford, CT 3/17-3/20

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 2:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA

The last 30 years has seen an increase of scholarship on women writers from WWI, but these texts are still not part of the mainstream canon of war literature. A recent film adaptation of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth has spiked some interest in women's role, but that film offers only a small glimpse of women's roles. This panel asks the following questions:
What new perspectives can these texts (whatever the genre) add to our understanding of World War I?
How did women's roles in the war change their perspective of the world?
What, if any, impact did their participation play within the feminist movement?

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