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[UPDATE] "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline extended to January 31, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:23pm
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

* The relationship between history and tragedy in Shakespeare's time and after

* How Richard III changes in adaptations


Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:04pm
University of Calgary English Department Free Exchange Graduate Conference

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

CfP: Global History Student Conference April 24-25 in Berlin

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:08am
Björn Holm

Good day!

We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation expenses.) Our idea is to provide a venue for ambitious students to spread and discuss their projects with a larger audience. This conference presents a very good opportunity to broaden perspectives ahead of future challenges. We accept texts written in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and the discussions will be held in English.

Death/Work: Afterlives of the Black Mortuary—ASA 2015 Toronto

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:27pm
American Studies Association

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel investigating "the black mortuary," an analytic that considers the place of the black deceased within cultural, economic, and intellectual practices. Informed, in part, by Vincent Brown's groundbreaking text The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, this panel will explore the conceptual and constitutive work that racial death performs. We invoke a popular African American colloquialism, "who's got the body," to locate the contested ownerships of the (deceased) black body. And we ask, how might the corporeal remnants of blackness foreshadow new possibilities for myriad forms of oppositional action?

Poetry / Art Call for Submissions for Inaugural Issue

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:36pm
Duke University Poetry Working Group

The Invisible Bear is currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions for its inaugural volume on or before our submission deadline, Sunday, February 1st, 2015. Please submit via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. Please attach your poem(s) (one per page) in a .doc or .docx (for images: .tiff, .jpg, .png) and leave off any name or contact information in your attachment. Limit your submissions from 1-5 pieces. Allow at least five weeks after the deadline date before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 2(16)/ 2015 ESSACHESS /The alimentary and gustative imaginary

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:33pm
Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies

The alimentary and gustative imaginary

Guest editors: Jean-Jacques BOUTAUD (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France) and Stéphane DUFOUR (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France)

Between the nutrient and food, the food and the object of taste, are involved in a trajectory of meaning. Before reaching the essence of the taste it originates in the senses and sensations, the epitome of the gustative emotion. A trajectory both discrete and complex, a flow of flavor in value, a range of words in moments marked by emotions.

Space and Spatiality

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:23pm
Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Description: RMMLA October 2015. Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.
Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2015 to

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:20pm
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:16am
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

This project is at a matured stage and under consideration by Sage. Most of the contributions/chapters are ready at hand. However, there is still room for a couple of more contributions. Please send in an abstract of about 300 words to as soon as possible and until 26th Jan 2015. The abstract should be relevant to the concern of the project, the abstract of which is furnished below. Those selected will have to submit their chapter in a couple of weeks. Therefore, contributors who intend to start writing from scratch are discouraged.

Project Abstract: