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National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

Alchemy in Harry Potter

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:37pm
Anne Mamary and Christine Myers/Monmouth College

Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.

In a 1998 interview with The Herald, J.K. Rowling said, "I've never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that's a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I've learned a ridiculous amount about alchemy. . . . I [had] to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories' internal logic."

We are seeking papers for a collection of new essays on alchemy, broadly conceived, in the Harry Potter series. We welcome essays on alchemy itself and the alchemical symbolism in the novels.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:22pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630. 21-22 September 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:22am
Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxford

Diplomatic studies increasingly focus on the cultural and social aspects of diplomatic practice and stress the agency of individuals within international relations. Despite this, many scholars often still investigate within the parameters of national diplomatic corps or explore one end of a bilateral relationship. In contrast, this conference will focus on the cohorts of diplomats sent by different polities to the Habsburgs and Popes to explore the ways in which diplomacy fostered cultural exchange (defined broadly) at early modern courts in this crucial period for the development of the type and scope of diplomatic activity with which early modern rulers engaged.

REMINDER: Due June 1: SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science. This panel seeks to understand what new networks of influence or collaboration we can discover by pairing disparate genres/fields of inquiry in the early modern period. Essentially, this panel asks: how can disparate or shared methods of signification within literary and scientific genres challenge our understanding of the early modern production of knowledge?

Ecologies in Early Modern English Drama

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 8:15am
Renaissance Society of America

Recent theoretical approaches to early modern literature ranging from ecocriticism to cognitive science have applied the term ecology to discuss the collective relations of persons, beings, and things. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which these collective experiences and portrayals manifest in dramatic works and the spaces in which they were performed, beginning with the establishment of the first commercial theatres and ending with the closure of the playhouses in 1642.

Paper abstracts (under 150 words) and truncated CVs of 300 words (maximum) are due by 4 June 2015. Please submit these materials to Mark Kaethler (mkaethle@uoguelph.ca).

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

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Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 5:31pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
[http://theapollonian.in]
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of "The Apollonian" on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

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