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Editing the Future of the Middle Ages: Some Speculative Emendations

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Medieval Colloquium at The University of Virginia

Emendation has become a dirty word in the study of medieval texts. Especially when modified by "speculative." Best Text editors following on the work of Joseph Bédier reject virtually all emendation as ahistorical and despite a century of advances in textual criticism, the extended controversies regarding George T. Kane and E. Talbot Donaldson's editions of Piers Plowman bear witness to the persistent unease brought on by "speculation." This panel invites papers that rethink the nature of emendation in the broadest terms. We hope that papers will use a historical crux--be it textual, bibliographic or hermeneutic--to think about wider issues relating to the future of the study of medieval culture.

Anthology of essays on A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:33pm
The Early Modern Project

This is a call for an anthology of essays on A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Topics may include:

• A Midsummer Night's Dream and Vedanta.
• A Midsummer Night's Dream and Carl Jung.
• A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tantras.
• A Midsummer Night's Dream and Plato.

Anthology of essays on Hamlet

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:55pm
The Early Modern Project

This is a call for an anthology of essays on Hamlet.

Topics may include the following:

• Hamlet and paganism, including Wicca.
• Hamlet and Christian theologies.
• Hamlet and Hinduism, including Vedanta.
• Hamlet and spirituality.
• Hamlet and cosmologies.

NEMLA 2015: Cities Afloat

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

NEMLA 2015: CITIES AFLOAT

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Chaucer and Italian Poetics (NEMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:12pm
NEMLA

Chaucer and Italian Poetics
One of the first English readers of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, Chaucer did more than translate the poetry of his Italian predecessors: he interpreted and transformed what he read. Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature shaped his conception of vernacular authorship and the construction of a literary tradition. This panel seeks papers focusing on the interaction between Chaucer and his Italian sources. A wide range of critical approaches to the theory and practice of interpreting intertextual relationships are especially welcome.

Chairs: Kara Gaston, Leah Schwebel

Area: British

Domestic Drama and Political Culture in Early Modern England

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56pm
Eoin Price (The Shakespeare Institute) and Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick)

In the early modern period, the household was commonly perceived as analogical to the state, the head of the household, a king, the servants, his subjects: "An houshold," John Dod and Robert Cleaver wrote in 1598, "is as it were a little Commonwealth." Towards the end of the sixteenth-century, the domestic received particular attention from political theorists, moralists and writers of household guides alike. Running alongside this extensive public interest in the household, writers for the theatre produced a series of plays that took the domestic, the private and non-elite household as its subject matter. Given the commonplace household/state analogy, the political could be read into many situations and scenarios depicted in many of these plays.

NEMLA 2015: Chaucer and Italian Poetics

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:22pm
NEMLA

Chaucer and Italian Poetics

One of the first English readers of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, Chaucer did more than translate the poetry of his Italian predecessors: he interpreted and transformed what he read. Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature shaped his conception of vernacular authorship and the construction of a literary tradition. This panel seeks papers focusing on the interaction between Chaucer and his Italian sources. A wide range of critical approaches to the theory and practice of interpreting intertextual relationships are especially welcome.

Chairs: Kara Gaston, Leah Schwebel

Please submit an abstract using this link:

Interactions Vol. 24.1-2 (2015) - Deadline October, 15, 2014

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56am
Ege Journal of British and American Studies

Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

14-15 May 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:14am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference (18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015)

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:29am
International Margaret Cavendish Society

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

Host: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings
The theme may include topics such as
- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry,
general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014.

John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:52pm
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University

I am placing this "Call for Papers" on the topic of "John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales," for an edited collection I hope to compile and publish. Please submit your abstract (500 words) and one-page cv by December 1, 2014, to be considered for this collection.

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I am looking to put together 10-12 critical analytical essays (which I will edit and introduce). Abstracts should deal with some critical aspect of Milton and his relationship to folklore and fairy tales.

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