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'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares' - Deadline 31 August 2016

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:54am
Literary London Journal

To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', The Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.

The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:

Animals in Literature and Film, MMLA 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 3:21pm
MMLA

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of "human" and "animal" found within a variety of cultural textualities in the broad field of animal studies. Since "animality" has often historically been equated with "primitive," in a derogatory sense, and "human" with the rise of civilization and modernity, or the westernization of the world and globalization, this panel seeks papers that disrupt these categorizations through the examination of a wide range of perspectives on animals in diverse texts. To that end, we seek papers analyzing all types of "texts," broadly understood, from mythological sources and artistic representations to music, film, and literature.

CfP conference, Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse, Oxford, 5 November 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:18pm
Christian Literary Studies Group

Shaping Ends: Aspects of Apocalypse
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 5 November 2016
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2016

The conference will address topics relating to endings in literary narrative, history, apocalypse etc. Details can be found on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group, http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html

Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:09am
English Literature and Culture, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference in 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:

1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity

Please send 200-word abstracts to the organisers by 15 April 2016: wood@uni-mainz.de and patrick.gill@uni-mainz.de

The Psychology of the Fairy Tale

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 9:24am
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention

Are you interested in examining the fairy tale genre through a psychoanalytic lens?
Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Padmini Sukumaran at padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com by March 15, 2016.

Poetry and Labour (for MLA 2017)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:44am
Nandini Ramesh Sankar

Papers on the relationship between Anglophone poetry and work/labour, including but not limited to class relations and socio-economic conditions of poetic production.

This cfp seeks paper proposals that might form a special session panel for MLA 2017. The session is not guaranteed acceptance. If you propose to present a paper, please get in touch with the organizer before the deadline if possible.

Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts and 2-page CV
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2016

Contact person information
Nandini Ramesh Sankar (nandini [at] iith [dot] ac [dot] in)

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University

The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:50pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what "The Future" might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism. Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

"Object Lessons in Personhood" (MLA Roundtable)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:05am
Law and Humanities Forum, Modern Language Assocation of America

A Roundtable Session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia, organized for the Law and Humanities Forum.

Proposals are welcome for 10-minute papers that focus on a single "thing." The aim of the session is to consider key theoretical issues surrounding legal personhood—questions of consent, responsibility, rights, and freedom—as they manifest themselves at the level of substance, form, and lived environment. Taken together, these papers will establish a material archive for personhood and model new ways of putting legal studies into conversation with other thriving subfields in the humanities, such as material culture studies, animal studies, science studies, ecotheory, disability studies, and critical theory.

The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:10am
NEASECS Amherst, MA (October 20-22, 2016)

We often think of the terms "globe" and "world" as synonymous because they seem to similarly name the totality of the thing on which or in which we all find ourselves living. This panel asks contributors to consider different formations of planetary or worldly experience in the long eighteenth century, if only to highlight the particular implications of considering the world as species of globe.

[UPDATE-New conference date] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:57am
California State University 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.

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