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Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
Ruth Wehlau

Proposals are sought for "Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England," a collection of articles that will cover the depiction of emotional or physical states associated with darkness or descent as found in vernacular literature of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle SAMLA 87 Conference in DEADLINE JUNE 26

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, North Carolina, November 13–15, 2015

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:11am
Ken Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College; Assaf Gamzou, Israeli Cartoon Museum

The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis (2009) and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther (2005), as well as scholarly publications from Karline McLain's India's Immortal Comic Books (2009), A. David Lewis's edited volume Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (2010), and Samantha Baskind's and Ranen Omer-Sherman's editorial work for The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2010).

DE RE MEDITERRANEA - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 4-5 DECEMBER 2015 - ABSTRACTS DEADLINE July 15th, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:37am
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY AND FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

CALL FOR PAPERS
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts
are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference that will take place in Florence on the 4th and 5th of December 2015.
The international conference is entitled:
DE RE MEDITERRANEA
How does "Mare Nostrum" shape the civilizations and societies inhabiting its geographical reach?
Despite borders shared by the diverse shores of southern Europe, North Africa, and Anatolia,
is it possible to speak of a Mediterranean identity?
The conference explores the many connections that define the Mediterranean as a symbol of tradition and modernity.
CONFERENCE THEME

Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:02pm
American Literature Association

I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner's texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium "The City and American Literature." I'm looking for 2-4 proposals on any aspect of the city in Faulkner's works. If interested, please send a 250-500 word abstract to jcobrien@memphis.edu by June 27, 2015.

Jefferson, Mississippi is definitely on the table, but I am especially interested in his treatments, portrayals, and uses of larger cites (Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.).

Sarah Gordon Award, $500 prize for an Article Written on O'Connor or Souther Studies, Deadline Aug. 1st

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:07pm
Bruce Gentry/ Flannery O'Connor Review

The Sarah Gordon award is given each year to Graduate student for the best article written on Flannery O'Connor or Southern Studies. Each entrant must be a graduate student as of August 1st, 2015. Articles must be submitted by 1 Aug. 2015 to be considered for the 2015 award. Please note: aa lentries will be considered for publication in the Flannery O'Connor Review. Articles may take any approach but must conform to the Review's usual guidelines, available at http://www.gcsu.edu/english/oconnor.htm

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