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500 Years of Schism: Catholic-Protestant Relations in British Literature

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Geremy Carnes
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Special Session, 2017 MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8
In recognition of the five hundredth anniversary (give or take) of the Protestant Reformation, this session seeks new perspectives on how Catholic-Protestant relations have been explored in British literary texts. Texts may be drawn from any period of literature since the Reformation. Preference will be given to papers which carefully historicize their readings of their chosen texts, and/or papers that study well-known works of literature which have not often been read in terms of their engagement with Catholic-Protestant relations. Please send 350-word abstracts by 15 March 2016.

After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443-1517 (28-30 June 2017)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:21am
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Faculty of English, University of Oxford

An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. This event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England in the long fifteenth century. After Chichele adopts a similar investigative and interdisciplinary approach. The period has been chosen precisely because the inner workings of English intellectual and religious life during these years have proved challengingly resistant to the formation of grand critical narratives.

"Failure" - Excursions Journal (Deadline 1 March 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Excursions Journal

We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...

Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

CfP conference, Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse, Oxford, 5 November 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:18pm
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Christian Literary Studies Group

Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 5 November 2016
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2016

The conference will address topics relating to endings in literary narrative, history, apocalypse etc. Details can be found on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group, http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html

Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.

albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter // abstracts due August 1

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:03am
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albeit

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature and Ireland; 3/15/16 abstract deadline for MLA 1/5/17

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:13am
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2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017; *non-guaranteed Irish Literature Forum
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2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017

"Anglo-Irish" refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What genres, themes, languages, or texts sustain or query Protestant Irish identities? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Mary Burke (panel chair)

NB: This is an early and *non-guaranteed* Irish Forum panel, which means that the MLA will make a final decision as to whether it runs in April 2016.

Book reviewers wanted

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:32pm
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William James Studies
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William James Studies, the on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the William James Society, seeks reviewers for books dealing with the broad range of James's interests: philosophy, pragmatism, pluralism, religion, psychical research, and morality. Please send a brief c.v. along with a statement about your interests. ABDs considered.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
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Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 2:23pm
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Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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The 8th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2016 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Sacred Louisiana."

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