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Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
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Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]
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Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, www.nemla.org using the session ID# 15470.

French Shakespeare (abstract Sept. 30)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:12pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks to explore Shakespeare and the French by tackling Shakespeare and French sources, French characters and settings, neoclassical critics on Shakespeare, Enlightenment and Romantic writers on Shakespeare, French stage and film versions, Shakespeare in translation, and twentieth-century French criticism. The impact of the engagement between Shakespeare and the French continues to be immense, and this panel seeks to explore and appreciate the ever-changing nature of this impact. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com by Sept. 30.

Journal of the Wooden O

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:08am
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Southern Utah University Press
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The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Articles published in the JWO are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and appear full-text in EBSCO Academic Search Premiere.

Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:23am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

Call for Peer Reviewers | Kaleidoscope journal

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 8:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Laura McKenzie | Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.

CFP: Biopic Adaptations Centre for Adaptations De Montfort University Leicester 24 February 2015

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 7:39am
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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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Although 'biopics', or film biographies, have been around since the beginning of cinema, scholarly interest in the subject is only beginning to develop. This one day conference hosted by the Centre for Adaptations will bring together scholars and practitioners in a range of topics, such as the evolution of the biopic from the silent to the contemporary period, biopics of writers, sporting heroes, politicians, royalty and gangsters and debates concerning gender, sexuality, race and historical integrity. Proposals (between 50-100 words) and a brief biographical note should be sent to Deborah Cartmell (djc@dmu.ac.uk) and Hila Shachar (hila.shachar@dmu.ac.uk) by 27 November 2014.

Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature abstract deadline 9/30/2014

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:20pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario April 30-May 3, 2015
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Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015

Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers; [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation; Open, Non-Thematic Issue

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:33pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

Second Call for Papers

(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 9th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

'The Moment Made Eternal': At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry [NEMLA 2015; Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:29pm
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Laura Hartmann-Villalta/Northeastern University

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

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