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[UPDATE] Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 10, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 8:48pm
SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society

Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.

Religion and American Literature Panel (PAMLA, Portland, Oregon; 11/6-11/8, 2015) Extended deadline for Proposal 6/10

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:11pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Religion and American Literature panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. How do American writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? The panel especially welcomes papers on the following authors: Cormac McCarthy, Marilynn Robinson, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:57am
Persona Studies Journal

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR? (Submission deadline July 31st 2015)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23am
The Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:



Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactors in contemporary Western cultures, salt and sugar have adopted –singularly, in tandem, or in contrast to one another--many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in France and in lands impacted by French colonialism.

Call for Submissions: Renascence

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm

Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

"Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses", Paris, 8-9 Jan. 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:41am
Line Cottegnies / University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.

Tradición y renovación en la producción cultural ecuatoriana

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:39pm
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso. Que tendrá lugar en los predios de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar del 20-21 de julio del 2015