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English (to 1700) [Standing Session] PAMLA 2014 Riverside, CA 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on works of English literature prior to 1700 for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, 2014 in Riverside, California.

As a standing session, "English (to 1700)" entertains papers on a wide variety of topics. All proposals are welcome, and submissions that speak to the conference's larger theme "Familiar Spirits" are adiitionally encouraged (for example, hauntings, mythologies, magic, spiritualism, etc.).

Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "".

Natural Phenomena and Spaces in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:41pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through an ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at

RSA 2015 (Mar. 26-28), Music in Theory and Practice on the Early Modern English Stage

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:38pm
Renaissance Society of America

Early modern music theory was a complex web of intersecting ideas. Music was thought to be profoundly transformative for its listeners, entering through the ear and affecting the body, mind and spirit in ways that could be beneficial or destructive. It was deployed, too, as a metaphor for cosmic order, social stability and the health of the body and soul. But music was first and foremost a real sound in a real space, and the theatre in this period was unique in its capacity to place ideas about music into dialogue with its practice.

UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Sessions Proposals for MMLA (DUE 5/15; November 13-16, Detroit)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:29am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America (Fall 2014, Germany)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:09am
Cusanuswerk Germany

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit

--- Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America ---

The Cusanuswerk invites academic personnel, advanced PHD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit previously unpublished papers on the topic of 'INFLUENCE' between the literary cultures of Europe and America.

Programming the Renaissance -- RSA 2015 Session

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:33pm
Lisa Tagliaferri

This interdisciplinary session proposal for the 2015 Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Conference (Berlin) seeks papers that discuss recently completed or in-progress Digital Humanities projects that incorporate the development of original computer programs or web technologies for Renaissance research. Possible projects can include the creation or curation of digital resources online, interactive technologies, mobile apps, geographic information systems (GIS), cloud computing, data mining and visualization, and text analytics including sentiment analysis. Papers may also discuss the application of these technologies as well as the theoretical implications of their use.

Scholarly articles and creative writing, deadline 5/15/14

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty second issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Call for Book Chapters: Reconfiguring Linguistic Hierarchies in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:42pm
Maren Daniel/ Rutgers University

From the appearance of Dante's "De Vulgari eloquentia" in the early fourteenth century to the publication of the first monolingual dictionaries in the late seventeenth century, vernacular languages across Europe gain status and prestige. As these languages take over functions previously reserved to Latin (i.e., law, literature, religion, education ), the linguistic hierarchies of the Middle Ages become undone. Standard versions gradually emerge out of various medieval dialects, solidifying the establishment of new linguistic hierarchies. This book will take the position that no king or royal policy was effective in the emergence of these standards and language shift toward their more wide-spread usage.

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

[UPDATE] 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:14am
TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Extended deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014

11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 6:21pm
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation ( University of Zadar

[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
Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge

SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited