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SCMLA 2015: French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:49pm
Cristian Bratu

South Central Modern Language Association

72nd Annual Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2015, Nashville, TN

The regular session French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600 invites papers on an open topic. Please send abstracts (250-500 words) or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by April 25, 2015.

Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and Metatheatre (13-14 June 2015, University of Kent, UK; proposals due 4 May)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:19pm
University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

Now that over half a century has passed since Lionel Abel coined the term 'metatheatre' with particular reference to the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and even identified a new genre, the 'metaplay', it is time for a conference that will bring together academics and theatre practitioners to re-assess the place of metatheatre in early modern drama studies. This interdisciplinary conference will invite literary scholars and theatre historians as well as actors and directors to consider metatheatre's hugely influential role in critical theories, methodologies and lexicons, exploring its conceptual significance both in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and our own historical period.

CFP: RSA 2016 Milton panels and papers

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:12pm
Milton Society of America

Call for Papers

RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016

The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.

Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:

-The Americas

-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)

-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism

Sideways in Time - Essay Collection

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:23am
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives

Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
Essay Collection

Following a highly successful two day international conference on alternate history held at the University of Liverpool and organised in conjunction with Lancaster University, the conference organisers are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish an essay collection which represents the diversity and depth of alternate history and counterfactual narrative scholarship.

Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited Volume): 300-word abstract by July 30, 2015. Papers 10/30.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:55pm
Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.

Literary and Critical Theory In Concert with Early Modern Texts and Print Culture

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:46pm
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA affiliate

Although they may seem mutually exclusive, literary/critical theory and bibliographic/textual/print culture studies can coexist peacefully. For this year's Southeast Renaissance Conference SAMLA affiliate session, we seek proposals that attempt to bring together these two ostensibly disparate disciplines that have remained largely in separate camps. In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," we would like to consider theory as an "other" art that can inform the physical presentation of early modern literary or non-literary texts.

American Shakespeare Center's 8th Blackfriars Conference (27 Oct - 1 Nov 2015) - Deadline April 10

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:25pm
American Shakespeare Center

ASC Education and Research extends this call for papers on any matters to do with the performance of early modern drama (historical, architectural, political, dramatical, sartorial, medical, linguistical, comical, pastoral) to all interested parties. As in past years, participants may submit an abstract for consideration in one of 11 plenary sessions, each of which features only 6-7 papers. The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration in the plenary sessions is 10 April 2015 (notification and announcement by 4 May). Our colloquies will be different in 2015 than at past conferences, as we are soliciting proposals to lead these sessions (deadline 10 April).

REOPENED: The[?] Archive- special edition of the journal Critical Survey

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:42pm
Critical Survey

In almost a reactionary response to New Criticism and a development from Historicism, literary researchers are using archival research more and more to develop textual analysis. Whether this research is more historically based or is textual to the point of analysing printing ink and the construction of a text, special collections, museum, and archives are considered a valuable resource. Even in the abstract, the idea of 'the' archive, while being embraced is simultaneously being challenged both for its exclusions and its very definition. How has the/an archive or the very idea of an archive affected/enhanced your own work?

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