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African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:47pm
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SCMLA
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This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts relating directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are also encouraged.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel 400 N. Olive Street in the Dallas Arts District.
Please submit an abstract and a CV to Carol Bunch Davis at davisc@tamug.edu by March 18, 2016.

2016 Summer Shaw Symposium, July 22-24, at Shaw Festival. Travel Grants. May 1 Deadline.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
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Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
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Send paper proposals by May 1 to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca, focused as much as possible on the two Shaw productions at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Mrs. Warren's Profession and an adaptation of The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, but other topics are possible. Applications for Bryden Scholarships and ISS Travel Grants should accompany your abstract (see http://www.shawsociety.org/ISS-Travel-Grants-2016.htm).

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
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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)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:53pm
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Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association
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Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein. The purposes of this volume are to create important links between the innovative scholarship emerging on Jewish American literature and classroom pedagogies and resources Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:49pm
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Project Narrative
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Project Narrative Summer Institute, "Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media"
July 4 - July 15, 2016

The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at The Ohio State University devoted to an intensive study of issues in narrative theory as they relate to a specific theme or movement. This summer's PNSI on Narrative Medicine will be led by Project Narrative core faculty Jared Gardner and James Phelan. On July 13-14, we will be joined by Rita Charon (Columbia University), the pre-eminent scholar-practitioner of the movement.

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

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:35pm
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Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
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We regretfully announce that the 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely. We are not accepting submissions and we have closed the "Submittables" website to avoid confusion.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this indefinite postponement causes you.

Loyola University will continue to honor Walker Percy and his ideas and writings.

To all of you who have participated in our conferences on Walker Percy's books, we thank you for all of the good faith, support, and many contributions that you have made over the years.

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:31am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:33pm
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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

Extended Deadline -- Call for Book Chapters. The Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:39pm
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Universitas Press
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

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