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Dancing in Restoration and 18th-Century England--due 9/15/15

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:55pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting (Mar. 21-April 2)

Dance was an important part of Restoration and eighteenth-century society and of Restoration and eighteenth- century theatre, and it figures prominently in a number of eighteenth-century novels as well. Yet it is a field of study that has been largely overlooked in Restoration and eighteenth-century scholarship that focuses on England. This panel invites papers on all aspects of eighteenth-century British dance culture, from attempts to reconstruct or analyze dances to explorations of eighteenth-century dance textbooks to inquiries into how dance informed the other arts like theater, opera, and the novel. What might the methodologies of dance scholarship contribute to our understanding of eighteenth-century books, performances, or cultures?

Theorizing the Provincial ( NeMLA, 3/17-20/2016, Hartford, CT)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:55pm
Andrew Hamilton, College of the Holy Cross

CFP: Theorizing the Provincial (NeMLA 3/17-20.2016, Hartford, CT)
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, March 17-20, Hartford, CT

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2015

Rosa Luxemburg and the Contemporary: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, Revolution

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:24pm
New Formations: A Journal of Culture / Theory / Politics

This issue of New Formations will propose a rethinking of the legacy of revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg in the twenty-first century. In particular, essays included in the issue will draw on Luxemburg's writings in order to address pressing issues of the contemporary world. At a time when neoliberal policies strengthen the smooth running of imperialist dispossession and continue to break the oppressed classes through new forms of precariat, debt, marginalisation, militarism and impoverishment, Luxemburg's inheritance seems to acquire an unexpected poignancy. Luxemburg's uncompromising commitment to socialism as only alternative to the violence of capitalism can inspire engaged movements fighting social justice in many contexts of the globe.

The Great War Revisited: NEMLA 2016: 3/17-3/20; abstracts due 9/30/15

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:39am
Dana Shiller

As we move past the centennial of the start of the Great War, how have fictional representations of World War I evolved? The past few years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in the war, from the WWI segments of Downton Abbey to Erik Larson's "narrative nonfiction" treatment of the sinking of the Lusitania, to a film version of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth. Given British and American engagement in recent wars, how are authors looking afresh at "the war to end all wars"? How does the "new" literature of World War participate in the revisionary impulse that marks much contemporary historical fiction—for example, neo-Victorian novels?

[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:34am
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing. How does the visual evoke the written word?

We are accepting proposals for readings in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions and workshops.

Writing Workshops: Propose a workshop that gives Symposium attendees practical writing advice that enhances their writing. All genres and geographic locations welcome.

Presentation/Panel Discussion Sessions: Pitch a panel or presentation that explores any aspect of creative writing from the idea to the marketplace.

The Bible and 19th-Century American Women Writers (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016 Connecticut)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:48am
Amy Easton-Flake/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Direct references and allusions to Christianity or the Bible are an integral part of much 19th-century literature. This panel takes seriously this oft-neglected aspect of women's writing. Papers will likely explore questions such as how did women use Biblical allusions to advance stories or causes, how did they make scriptures relevant to contemporary society, or how did they use literature to comment on and take part in shaping religious doctrines and practices. Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words through the NeMLA site https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SessionManage/15609 by September 30, 2015.

New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. Santiago de Compostela. 8 – 10 October, 2015.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:07am
New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces. 20th Culture and Power International Conference. Santiago de Compostela. 8-10 October, 2015.

The 20th Culture and Power International Conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility, with particular emphasis on the new patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration that have emerged in the 21st century and their representation in literature, the media, and the visual arts. More than ever before, migration is nowadays one of the factors that most powerfully contributes to the configuration of our current transnational and transcultural contemporaneity. Transnational forms of migration have served to destabilise cultural barriers and frontiers, putting to the test the ways in which nations and national imaginaries have traditionally been constructed or defined.

"«Le carte» ... «Quali carte»". La Lett. Ita. Cont. tra Filologia e Critica. Hartford, Connecticut. March 17-20, 2016

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:38am
NeMLA 47th Annual Convention

La sessione si propone di discutere il processo che dalla Filologia può portare alla Critica letteraria, con particolare attenzione alla metodologia e ai "nuovi" strumenti di lavoro (internet, archivi digitali, ecc.). Ci si interrogherà sulla relazione tra questi due campi di studio: il filologo può o deve essere anche un critico e viceversa? Si sollecitano contributi su studi e lavori conclusi o in corso di svolgimento concernenti il diciannovesimo, ventesimo e ventunesimo secolo. Si prega di inviare una proposta di 250 parole entro il 30 Settembre 2015 a https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp scegliendo la sessione 15888.

SMCS 2016: Surface Tension: Flatness in Film

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:32pm
SCMS Atlanta 2016

The illusory depth of moving images and their two-dimensionality on the silver screen is one of cinema's constitutive dialectical relationships. This panel invites papers that focus principally on the latter: flatness in film narrative, materials, methods of projection and modes of spectatorship. How might filmmakers, film protagonists and/or film spectators resist the extension of diegetic space? How might we analyze the experience of cinematic flatness in its many different guises and applications? What political, affectual, psychological or other impacts might this common formal characteristic have? Are films that have successfully insisted on their own flatness narrative or non-narrative? Self-reflexive or meditative?

Green Humanities Vol. 2 Call For Papers & Poems (due: 3 Aug 2015)

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:03pm
Josh A. Weinstein / Green Humanities Journal

Green Humanities
A Journal of Ecological Thought in Literature, Philosophy & the Arts ( ISSN 2377-9977 )
Volume 2 CFP
Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment

Call for Papers:

Putting the Humanities on the Frontlines of Ecological Discourse…

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association. The purpose of the volume is to meet the needs of instructors seeking pedagogical strategies for teaching modernist women's writing in English and the ways in which women were vital creators and participants in the works and networks of modernism.

Shakespeare in the Arabian Gulf

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:13pm
Dr. James Lambert, American University of Kuwait; and Dr. Katherine Hennessey, University of Warwick

Call for Contributions to Edited Volume:

'Why Should This a Desert Be?'
Performing, Teaching, and Studying Shakespeare
in the Arabian Gulf

Contacts: Katherine Hennessey (Research Fellow, Global Shakespeare, University of Warwick/Queen Mary University of London) and James Lambert (Chair of the English Department, American University of Kuwait), k.a.hennessey@warwick.ac.uk and jlambert@auk.edu.kw.

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