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Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800 [Edited Collection]

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Crome, University of Manchester

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on "Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800". While the collection has a number of authors committed to producing papers, we are still seeking submissions, particularly those focusing on:

*Prophecy and Eschatology in the Netherlands and Dutch trade networks.

*Prophecy and its relationship to debates on religious toleration.

*Prophecy and conceptions of providence in the trans-Atlantic world.

*Expansion of trade within an eschatological context.

*Eschatology and European/Native interactions in the New World.

English Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama (SCMLA 3/30/2014; 10/18-22/2014)

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica C. Murphy

We are currently accepting submissions for the English II: Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Voices That Build The Americas/November 13-15, 2014/Keynote Giannina Braschi

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:14pm
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Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles/University of Rouen
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International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices That Build The Americas." KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, celebrated Hispanic-American author of the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish classic Yo-Yo Boing! and controversial take on American culture entitled United States of Banana. This conference aims at examining the present state of the interrogations on Americanness from the 1970s to the present day, the concept being understood in the local, national and transcontinental senses of the term.

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 6:44pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

EGSO Conference: Transaction [KEYNOTE UPDATE]

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:55pm
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University at Albany, English Graduate Student Organization
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University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

[UPDATE} RCSC Annual Conference 6/7/2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:53am
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Renaissance Society of Southern California
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Renaissance Conference of Southern California
58th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 June 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Keynote Address:
"From Marble and Brick to the Names of the Lord in Music: The History of a Pythagorean Symbol"
by
Adam Knight Gilbert
Director of the Early Music Program
Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:

I Congreso Internacional sobre Libro Medieval y Moderno. 10-12 September, 2014.

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:43am
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University of Zaragoza

The University of Zaragoza will host the "I Congreso Internacional sobre Libro Medieval y Moderno" from 10 September to 12 September, 2014.

The call for papers is now open. Paper proposals can be submitted in English, French, Italian or Spanish.

More information at:
http://congresolibroantiguo.weebly.com/propuestas-de-comunicacioacutenca...

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:23am
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Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

Researching Performance For / By/ With Young People


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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
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Canadian Association for Theatre Research / Association Canadienne de la Recherche Théâtrale Conference

Child, baby, girl, boy, youth, juvenile, adolescent, young adult, young people are all age-bounded categories, laden with assumptions about who does and does not belong to them. They often suggest a state of becoming and borders to cross on the way to something else – usually adulthood. Those categories profoundly colour the way that artists produce work, institutions engage with young audiences and young performers, and influence the way we as scholars engage with our own research about and with young people within the context of theatre and performance studies.

California State University, Los Angeles - Significations Graduate Conference, May 3, 2014

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
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CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:19pm
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Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English
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"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

UPDATE: Extended Deadline February 22, 2014 - Call for Publication: What does the future hold for English Studies

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:38am
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Journal of South Texas English Studies

Submissions deadline extended: February 22, 2014. The Journal of South Texas English Studies seeks submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed "What does the future hold for English Studies?"

With this issue, we celebrate our five-year anniversary, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this milestone with a look into the current state and future of our discipline.

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