category: renaissance

UPDATE: Reminder – Cosmographies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space. Call for Papers deadline Friday 25th April 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Niamh Downing/Falmouth University
contact email: 
niamh.downing@falmouth.ac.uk

2-day conference, Falmouth University 24-25 July 2014. Supported by the British Interplanetary Society.

http://www.cosmographies.co.uk

Keynote Speakers:

PAMLA 2014: Literature and the Other Arts (Due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
contact email: 
jsdetar@sbcglobal.net

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts.

CFP: RSA 26-8 March 2015, Milton Society panels/papers

full name / name of organization: 
Milton Society of America
contact email: 
hiltner@english.ucsb.edu

The Milton Society of America has been granted Associate Organization status with the Renaissance Society of America.

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mge1108@gmail.com

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens.

Special Sessions Proposals Sought for MMLA (due 4/21; November 13-16, Detroit)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may foc

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
support@nemla.org

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

Cavell and History

full name / name of organization: 
Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies
contact email: 
akhan134@uottawa.ca

https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations

ADVISORY BOARD

Stanley Bates (Middlebury College)
Sarah Beckwith (Duke University)

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
contact email: 
conference@cella-cameroon.org

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc. We currently seek scholarly papers to include in the publication.

Pop Culture in Context

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will also feature a section of papers devoted to popular culture and its contexts. Papers submitted to “Pop Culture in Context” should explore the ways in which popular culture circulates within texts, replicates itself through texts, or creates and shapes its own contexts through texts. A “text” may be visual or cultural; it need not be strictly literary. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• Is popular culture primarily subversive or conservative?
• In what ways do the concerns of popular novels, graphic novels, films, music, and television series intersect with those of more canonical literary works?
• How are issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality explored and represented in popular contexts?
• To what degree is an understanding of how popular culture functions becoming an intrinsic part of our studies of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, art, culture, etc.?

“The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future”: Selected Papers

Once again, our Fall/Winter issue will feature selected papers from Southern Connecticut State University’s Annual Graduate Conference. Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015) will highlight selected papers from the April 26, 2014, conference, “The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future.”

Book Reviews

We are seeking book reviews of scholarly texts that have been published within the past two years (2012 to present). Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and should conform to the MLA guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue will be September 15, 2014.

Please send submissions electronically to textincontext.southernct@gmail.com as MS Word email attachments, indicating in the body of the email to which section you are submitting your paper. Our editorial board employs anonymous peer review in its selection process; thus, author name and contact information should appear in a separate file and not in the manuscript itself.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words in length, set in 12pt, Palatino font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, and adhere to 2009 MLA style. All submissions must be the author’s original thought and therefore must include a complete works cited page also in MLA format. Please also include a short abstract and third-person author bio, no more than 150 words each.

If figures, illustrations, and/or video clips accompany the submission, please present them in separate files. The author has sole responsibility for any copyright permissions and fees.

Requirements

Authors must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study at an accredited university. Submissions must be previously unpublished, but the author retains future publishing rights.

Editorial Board

Chelsea Dodds
Jennifer Garcia
Nicole Lowman
Andrew Phelps
Katie Sutton

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 ‘Id

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:

Sea Narratives: call for essay contributions

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
C.E.mathieson@warwick.ac.uk

Set in the wider context of a turn towards space and mobility, studies of the sea have come to take increasing prominence in the humanities and social sciences.

SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian
contact email: 
pitt.frit.conference@gmail.com

From the quarrel of the Ancient and the Moderns to

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell

CPF PAMLA Conference, 2014 Special Session: “That Old Black Magic”: Temporality of Magic

full name / name of organization: 
Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
sfrohlic@ucsd.edu

Recent scholarship in the ‘temporal turn’ has raised fundamental questions in the intersection of time and cultural representations ().

Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship (CAA, NYC, 11-14 Feb 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila/panel co-chairs for 2015 College Art Association conference
contact email: 
cjdzenko@gmail.com and sahibah@hotmail.com

Traditionally defined by an individual’s membership and level of participation within a community, scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm describe how “citizenship” results in access to benefits or righ

Written Song and Performed Text Conference Panel (Deadline June 17, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII at UVA-Wise
contact email: 
ysgolheic@gmail.com or schott@erskine.edu

This panel centers on the subject of orality and the written record in the realm of music.

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English April 28 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
textsandcontexts2014@gmail.com

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o has noted that “literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particula

Performing Grief - International Conference - Paris-Sorbonne - Oct.17-18, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Marie Pecorari (Paris-Sorbonne Université)
contact email: 
performinggrief@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Confirmed keynote speakers :
Pr. Tobias Döring (University of Munich)
Pr. Diana Taylor (New York University)

Fashion Area at 2014 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

FASHION
2013 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and dome

ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Dixon, Ph.D. and Klare Scarborough, Ph.D., La Salle University
contact email: 
dixons@lasalle.edu; scarborough@lasalle.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS—ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

UPDATE: Urban Studies CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

UPDATE: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st Century Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA

SCMLA Irish Literature Panel (October 18-22), Due 4/31/2014

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mgalliher@bmc.edu

Accepting paper proposals for the Irish Literature panel of the SCMLA 2014 conference in Austin, TX on October 18-22. The topic is open to any subject related to Irish Literature.

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
hd9345@my.bristol.ac.uk

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This

‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under) DNS 10-13 December 2014, proposals due 15 June

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

‘Ideas and Enlightenment’
The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under)

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney

Call for Submissions: Literary Undergraduate Research in English

full name / name of organization: 
LURe/University of West Georgia
contact email: 
lurejournal@gmail.com

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

[UPDATE] INDIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

full name / name of organization: 
Dr R. P. Singh Associate Professor of English Department of English and Modern European Languages University of Lucknow Lucknow - 226007, U P, INDIA
contact email: 
rpsingh.lu@gmail.com

Indian Literature in Translation
Contact Email: rpsingh.lu@gmail.com
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of Indian Literature in Translation with reference to the following:

Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print - 26 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
N.Simonova@ed.ac.uk

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the sometimes-fraught connections between the 'art' and 'trade' of books from the Western invention of printing to today.

Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
contact email: 
asyras2015@uvigo.es

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the Univers

Special Issue of Shakespeare: Adaptation and Early Modern Culture: Shakespeare and Beyond. Deadline 15 September 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare (BSA)
contact email: 
j.clement@uq.edu.au

Adaptation and early modern culture have provided a particularly fruitful area of study in recent years. Yet very often such studies have tended to focus primarily on Shakespeare and on film.

CFP: Environmental Studies and Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA, Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate
contact email: 
stephenmills@clayton.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Meeting
Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate
November 7-9, 2014

Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
, Atlanta, Georgia

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