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[EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 23rd] Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period, Feb 21-22, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:45pm
Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

SE Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:41pm
Palm Beach Atlantic University/SE Conference on Christianity and Literature

Paradise is a subject that has stirred the imaginations of writers for millennia while simultaneously exceeding the scope of artistic representation itself. Poets, playwrights, and novelists have been inspired to describe in various ways that which is indescribable. Language can only approximate visions of paradise occasioned by mystical experiences such as spiritual awakenings, ecstasies, and epiphanies. Conference organizers invite papers that explore how literary artists imagine paradise, from abstract images of height and light to concrete images of sublime mountain peaks and lush seascapes. Papers are also welcome that investigate literary depictions of paradise's dark opposite, hell, and its penitential proving grounds, purgatory.

[REMINDER] Strangely Familiar: Reading and Recognition in English Studies (Abstracts due January 31, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:53pm
Endnotes UBC English Graduate Conference (Department of English, University of British Columbia)


Location: Green College, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Proposal Deadline: Friday January 31st, 2014

"STRANGELY FAMILIAR" is the organizing theme for Endnotes 2014, the annual graduate conference of the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. This conference invites you to consider the "strangely familiar" in literary, language, and interdisciplinary contexts.

Old Books for New Audiences: Preservation through Reprinting (SAMLA 2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:40pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

This session seeks to explore "cultures of reprinting" by considering the wider importance of reprinted and new editions of previously published works. There are several instances where time and zeitgeist seem to coincide to restore or recover texts at the time when they are most likely to be appreciated, read, and taught. Many times these recovery-through-reprinting efforts change or significantly shift the canon.

Possible topics to consider:

CFP: "Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings" (MESA, Nov. 22-25, 2014 - WA, DC)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:09pm
MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Call for Papers

Pre-organized MESA panel

"Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings"

Middle East Association Studies Annual Conference,

November 22-25, 2014 - Washington, DC

Hello to all,

I am seeking papers to complete a pre-organized panel on travel literature, and you are invited to submit a paper proposal for the MESA panel entitled " Travel Accounts in Arabic Literature: New Perspectives and New Findings."

Short description:

SMU Graduate Student Conference, "Self(ie)-Representation," March 22, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:36pm
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference


The "selfie," with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic. But, though the "selfie" is relatively recent, the act of self-representation is of course very old. Autobiographies, diaries, fictional selves, privately-printed collections of poetry, obsessive editorial practices, commissioned portraits, fashionable clothing, elaborate grave markers, carefully-crafted public personae: life is the accumulation of selfies. This graduate conference seeks papers that explore such modes of self-representation and the discourses surrounding them.

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia (May 16-17, 2014) [CFP due January 31]

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:41pm
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period. When discussing burgeoning forms of early modern ecological awareness, how should we account for the complex networks of knowledge construction in the Atlantic world resulting from the confluence of European, African, and Amerindian cultures? And, how do nonhumans figure into this network? Namely, how do we account for the influence of diverse New World ecologies and changing conceptions of land, space, animal consciousness, and ecological interdependence?

UPDATE - Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
St. Cloud State University

On April 4-5, 2014, St. Cloud State University will host the twenty-second annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The organizers invite papers on literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical subjects concerning texts written in Britain from the Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century. This conference has traditionally served as a venue for encouraging collaboration and the sharing of works in progress. Professor Rebecca Krug of the University of Minnesota will give the keynote address.

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:19am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

"Its magic Dr. Frankenstein!"..."No, its not's science!"
(Dr. Whale, Once Upon a Time, Series 2)

"Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done to-day in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very men who discovered electricity—who
would themselves not so long before have been burned as wizards."
(Van Helsing, Dracula)

4th Global Conference: Gender and Love (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:21am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Gender and Love

Wednesday 24th September – Friday 26th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).