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[REMINDER] Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literarture

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:26am
Thir Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

Exploring the Renaissance, St Louis, MO (March 24-26, 2016)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:12am
South-Central Renaissance Conference

Exploring the Renaissance 2016:
An International Conference

We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel

Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University

[UPDATE] AMSN3: Modernist Work

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 8:48am
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)

Abstract submissions close this week for AMSN3: Modernist Work

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

David Foster Wallace:The Short Things Essay Collection CFP

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:50am
DFW The Short Things

We invite papers to round out an edited collection on David Foster Wallace and short fiction, following a one-day conference, David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, at Bristol University, UK. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as-yet-unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as readings of particular short fictions that explore questions of their use of the form.

The editors invite abstracts that address one or more of the following topic areas:

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:16am
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES

Call for papers

There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:

When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay

The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:49pm
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium CFP: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

[UPDATE] The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 8:37pm
47th Annual NeMLA Convention

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The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
Hartford, Connecticut—March 17 - 20, 2016

Medievalism on the Big Screen (abstracts: Oct. 31)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Seeking abstracts for 15-minute papers on medievalism in film. The panel(s) formed will be proposed for the Film Studies Area of the conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

•The adaptation of medieval works (such as Chaucer's Knight's Tale or Beowulf) or works exhibiting medievalism (such as Tolkien's The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings) on film
•The appearance of medieval motifs or references in film and their significance
•The medieval as an avenue for approaching issues contemporary to the film's production
•The popularization of the medieval through its representation in film
•The influence of film on the popular understanding of/attitudes toward medieval history, literature, or culture

Object Lessons: The Victorians and the Material Text; proposals due 31 Oct. 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:15pm
A special issue of Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (Fall 2016)

Building on Caroline Levine's call for a new "strategic formalism," this special issue will feature 10-15 articles foregrounding the relation of the Victorian print object to literary, social, and political forms.

We invite scholars to contemplate the importance of material form to
nineteenth-century printed materials and their readers. Each paper should focus on one or more specific material objects, offering a study of one unique object or a comparison of several. Contributors might select a poem or poetry collection, a novel, an annual, an album, a newspaper, a serial, an illustrated book, or a piece of ephemera such as a playbill, a broadside, or a pamphlet.

Journal of Dracula Studies (May 1, 2016)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:39pm
Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Call for Papers for the Journal of Studies in History & Culture

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:24pm
Journal of Studies in History & Culture

In our upcoming issue we would take into consideration the disparate and contradictory interpretations of secularism the world over. The structures of secularism and their outreach would be central to the methodology. While research within the broader framework of intellectual history is welcome, we would also like to include papers tracing the morphology of the concept, its reception and practice both on the level of individuals as well as part of state policy.

Call for chapters- Essays on DC's Harley Quinn Due November 5, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:55pm
Shelley Barba / Texas Tech University

When Harley Quinn was added to the official comic book canon in 1993, it marked an unusual instance where an animated series for children influenced the comic books. Since her first appearance on "Batman: The Animated Series", Harley has since captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans, and her popularity continues to grow. With the coming Suicide Squad movie and a stand-alone comic title, now is the perfect timing for an academic look at the character. This book, published by McFarland & Co., aims to shine a brighter spot light on the character of Harley Quinn as a complex figure in her own right.

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