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Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:38am
Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons

Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (

Digital Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
David Ainsworth

Special Session
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (

John Milton: A General Session (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:32pm
Milton Society of America

Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.

Call for Submissions – Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Issue 4: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug. 1

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 7:41pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:34am
Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.

300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.

The official CFP can be viewed here: (requires MLA login)

Day conference: Homiletics / The Game of the Name at Corpus Christi College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Deadline 31 May

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 5:53am
Christian Literary Studies Group

The conference has two (not necessarily related) topics: sermon studies and names (onomastics), both as features of literary tradition. Details are on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group,

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.