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[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

The First 'Hamlet'

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:08am
Special Issue: Critical Survey

The 1603 edition of Hamlet, the first surviving text of Shakespeare's most famous play, was, for most of the twentieth century, dismissed as a 'bad quarto', the most conspicuous inhabitant of the ghetto of 'memorial reconstruction'. This theory was widely proclaimed as a 'fact', which had been proven by the scientific methods of the New Bibliography. It was also widely accepted as a 'fact' that references to a play called 'Hamlet' in 1589, 1594, and 1596 referred to an earlier, lost tragedy, probably written by Thomas Kyd.

CFP- Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 9th issue Fall 2016, Deadline 31st May

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:25am
Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities

estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):

Linguistics

Literature

Music

Cinema

Theology

Philosophy

History

Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.

Theme: non-thematic.

British Fantasy Society Journal 16

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
The British Fantasy Society

BFS Journal 16 is due out in June/July.

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

"Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents," 3-8 December 2016, deadline 15 June 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:33pm
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University

CFP: "Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents"
Mobile, AL, USA, 3-8 December 2016

Abstracts are invited for a conference on literature and the sea, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

Shakespeare and Fear

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:42am
Société Française Shakespeare

Call for papers for the 2017 conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

12-14 January 2017

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Call for papers

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive (Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:55pm
Johannes Schlegel / Ralf Haekel / Julia Kroll

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive
(Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

This year marks not only Michel Foucault's 90th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book Let Mots et les Choses, which made Foucault a prominent intellectual figure throughout Europe. We would like to commemorate this double anniversary with a one-day symposium organised by the Department of British Literature and Culture at Göttingen University in cooperation with the Göttingen Center for Genderstudies and the Center for Theory of Culture and Society.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:07am
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

REMINDER: CFP: 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:13pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.

Poetics/Politics

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:20am
Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

Poetics/Politics:
Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

Tolkien and the Classics 2

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:20am
AIST - Associazione Italiana Studi Tolkieniani

Tolkien and the Classics 2

The Gruppo italiano di Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Study Group), coordinated by the Associazione Italiana Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Studies Association) and the Istituto filosofico di studi Tomistici (Philosophical Institute of Thomistic Studies) of Modena, consists of scholars, writers, journalists and translators who have devoted several years of study and research to Tolkien and his works. Collectively or individually, they have published papers and essays especially for publishers Effatà and Marietti 1820, acting for the latter as the Scientific Committee of the Tolkien e Dintorni (Tolkien and his Surroundings) book series.

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Milton Special Session / RMMLA Convention Oct 6-8, 2016

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:42pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Deadline extended to April 1. Papers on any aspect of Milton for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Oct 6-8, 2016. Email 200-300 word proposals by April 1, 2016 to clayldaniel@live.com or clay.daniel@utrgv.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at www.rmmla.org.

[UPDATE] Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016 [Abstract due 3/25/16]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:12pm
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words

Call for Papers

Recent headlines abound decrying the death of academic disciplines traditionally concerned with the care and tending of language. Has a loving and lyrical approach to language become an antiquated notion? Everything from research studies on the relationship between literature and empathy to informal conversations about the power of a good story attest to language's enduring capacity to incite wonder, motivate compassion, or provoke reflection. Words, indeed, serve as the means through which restorative faith is expressed to, explored with, and embraced by the reader.

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