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More Matter with Less Art? Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87] [ABSTRACTS DUE JUNE 15]

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 12:51pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

SAMLA 87 will be held from November 13-15, 2015, in Durham, NC.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:08am
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
12 March 2016
Durham University, UK

Keynote Address: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Canada)

NEASECS 2015 (Oct 8-10) Panel on "The Death of Allegory?"

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 9:51pm
Jason J. Gulya

The treatment of post-Renaissance allegory by literary scholars has been consistently negative. Scholars continue to write about the "demise," "abandonment," or "shattering" of allegory during the eighteenth century, as writers purportedly move away from the abstraction of generalization of allegory and towards the concreteness and demonstrability of literal narrative. This panel is dedicated to revisiting the relationship between allegory and the eighteenth century, since the literary form (whether it is understood as a distinct genre or as a mode of writing that can be evoked occasionally) does not go away. Potential panelists are encouraged to submit proposals for any paper investigating the status or role of allegory during the Enlightenment.

[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.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:23am
This Rough Magic (

This Rough Magic ( 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:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

[UPDATE] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area 2015 Sessions (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:29pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair

Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015

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.

[UPDATE] Postponed: 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing

Although the conference on Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman has been postponed, the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing is still accepting abstracts and proposals for its third biannual conference.

The new deadline for Call for Papers will be announced as soon as the new date for the conference is determined.

Where: Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

When: to be announced