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Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Sessions, American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:23pm
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Sessions, American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

"Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood"

Proposals for papers on the topic of "Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood" are sought for a Nathaniel Hawthorne Society session at the American Literature Association Conference.

The Sacramental Text Reconsidered - Special Issue - Christianity & Literature

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:21pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Special Issues:
"THE SACRAMENTAL TEXT RECONSIDERED"

This special issue of Christianity & Literature furthers the journal's aim to investigate the complex relations between literature, drama, and Christian thought and history by bringing a critical eye to "sacramental" reading—to examine its limitations, unseen investments, and unexplored promises.

Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:17pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
"SINCERITY"

Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer

The journal Christianity & Literature seeks essay submissions for two companion special issues to be published on the topic of "Sincerity." These issues will explore the various ways that the history and thought of Christianity informs what we understand by sincerity. One issue will be devoted to literature written through the European Romantic movement, and the other to literature written since.

Kate Chopin International Society Sponsored panels at 2016 American Literature Association Conference

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:04pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, or online programs. We also welcome proposals that suggest innovative technological approaches to teaching Chopin's works. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Classical Representations in Popular Culture, February 10-13, 2016

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:58pm
Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their 37th annual conference, February 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Potential topics include:

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:05am
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue

The University of Texas at Arlington invites 200-250 proposals for individual paper presentations as well as proposals for complete panels for our fourth annual English Graduate Conference. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact email in your proposal. For complete panels, please include an abstract for the entire panel, along with brief explanations of the intended presentations.

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Symposium

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 6:36pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post45 Graduate Student Symposium
February 5 & 6, 2016

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:40pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More's text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

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