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The Place of Spenser/Spenser's Places (Dublin Ireland, June 18-20, 2015)

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:52pm
International Spenser Society

The Place of Spenser / Spenser's Places
Dublin, 18-20 June 2015
The Fifth International Spenser Society Conference

The International Spenser Society invites proposals for their next International Conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will address Spenser's places – domestic, urban, global, historical, colonial, rhetorical, geopolitical, etc. – but also the place of Spenser in Renaissance studies, in the literary tradition, in Britain, in Ireland, in the literary and political cultures of his own moment.

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:11pm
University of Huelva

Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres. She earned a name in the theatre in her own time, and showed her interest in a number of other literary forms such as verse, prose fiction and translation. This conference proposes an overview of her career by focusing on the concept of genres. It also aims to situate Behn's generic practices in the context of seventeenth-century writing and in relation to her predecessors, contemporaries and followers.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:57am
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

James Randall Leader Prize for outstanding Arthurian Article - 1 March

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 2:53am
International Arthurian Society - North American Branch

Nominations are invited for the James Randall Leader Prize 2013, for an outstanding academic article published on any Arthurian subject, medieval, modern or contemporary. The Prize is awarded by the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Association. To be considered authors must be members of the International Arthurian Society. Articles must be written in English, and must have appeared in print or/and electronically in a journal or an essay collection during 2013. The deadline for submissions is March 1 2014. Self-nominations are welcome. Articles published in the Society's North American Branch Journal, Arthuriana, are automatically included among the nominations.

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 2:11pm
University of Wyoming

"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape" (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig's explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group, regardless of the size. For example, Edward Abbey's response to the commodification of a river through damming establishes his view as conflicting with that of developers.

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory -[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to February 14 2014

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:29am
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Please note that the deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014.

The Third Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe'

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:21am
Euroacademia

Dear Colleagues,
Please find below the Call for Papers for The Third Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe', to be held in Berlin, Germany in 28th and 29th of March 2014. Feel free to forward and disseminate this call to all your colleagues, peers and collaborators who might be interested. Thank you in advance!

Euroacademia cordially invites you to The Third Euroacademia International Conference
'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe'

Call for Panels and Papers
The Third Euroacademia International Conference: Re-Inventing Eastern Europe
28 – 29 March 2014,
4* Superior Berlin Hotel
Berlin, Germany

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 8:43pm
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.

THE ETHOS OF EROS

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:36pm
EMIT SOCIETY (Early Modern Image and Text Society) hosted by Rutgers University

Although the notion of Ethos is not traditionally associated with that of Eros, the various rationalizations of love in Renaissance
literature and the iconic erotization of its moral and social values (as seen in the ubiquitous code of honor) expose the constant
correlation of both categories in the period. The Spanish-speaking world of the 1500s and 1600s strikingly developed and
problematized such an interrelationship; through Ovidian, Platonic, and Petrarchan mystifications or problematizations, authors
such as Rojas, Cervantes, and Sor Juana ironized the excesses of love, questioning its moral implications and deconstructing its

Narration and Reflection

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:20pm
Christy Wampole, Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)

In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:33pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. 'Forever' is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination. It finds its way into statements of intimacy and commitment, as well as statements of loss; it seems applicable both to the spiritual and the mundane; likewise to the very long and the ephemeral. 'Forever' comes up in discourses of religion, in manuscript and book history, and in medieval and early modern conceptions of time.

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature" (January 8-11, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 1:56pm
MLA Folklore and LIterature Discussion Group

MLA Folklore and Literature Discussion Group
2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Storytelling in the Past and Present: Global Perspectives on Folklore and Literature"

Abstracts on folklore and literature relevant to the session title. Presenters must be MLA members. 250 words abstract and CV by 12 March 2014; Sharon Lynette Jones (sharon.jones@wright.edu).

New Critics V: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference--abstract due March 3

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 1:51pm
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta

We are now accepting 150-word abstracts for the firth annual New Critics: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference. Abstracts must be for critical (not creative) papers, and can be on any subject having to do with literature or composition. We are also accepting abstracts on film or other popular culture criticism. Accepted papers must be readable in no more than 15 minutes. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, and the conference will be held on the SUNY Oneonta campus (Oneonta, NY) on Saturday, April 19, 2014. This conference is free to attend. We are proud to have PEN Award Winner, Colette Brooks (New School) as our keynote speaker.

Call for Papers for Panel on Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:58am
New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014

Panel: Cross-Dressing and The Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture
What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Please send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

Call for Papers for New Jersey 37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:53am
New Jersey College English Association

Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

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