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Word Hoard Issue #5: Scum and Villainy

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:58pm
Word Hoard

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard). We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."

Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts (51st Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016)

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:15pm
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 12-15, 2016). Our panels this year are partly designed around a program to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

Our second panel, "Othello: Pre-Texts, Texts, and After-Texts" is part of a series of panels we have been organizing for the past several years that focus on a single play of Shakespeare's from multiple perspectives. As such, we are seeking papers on potential sources and inspirations for the play, textual or performance scholarship on the play itself, and modern performances, adaptations, responses, and critical approaches.

Shakespeare at 400: Present and Future (51st Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016)

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:12pm
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo is accepting abstracts for two panels at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 12-15, 2016). Our panels this year are partly designed around a program to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

The first panel is "Shakespeare at 400: Present and Future." We are looking for papers that explore what Shakespeare means today and potential future meanings. This can include pedagogical approaches, popular culture, adaptations, scholarly and biographical debates, and so on. As part of our anniversary programming, we look forward to a broad-based set of panels and discussion.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 9:31am
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, May 27–28 2016, Abstracts due February 1, 2016

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Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 3:21am
Taipei Tech Department of English (National Taipei University of Technology)

Literary history is full of forgetting—both forced and natural. Manuscripts and books have been forgotten as a result of conquest, language changes, and politics. Other texts have been forgotten due to their physical condition: sole manuscripts are hidden away in archives, libraries burn, and paper disintegrates. Many medieval texts that are now central to the English literary canon, such as Beowulf, Piers Plowman, and the Book of Margery Kempe, were virtually unknown until the nineteenth, or even twentieth centuries. Later texts, from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, have been forgotten due to changes in taste, to their originally ephemeral nature, or to the sheer quantity of works that were published.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 3:33pm
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
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A Joint Conference Sponsored by
Northrop Frye Centre, and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto

Victoria College, University of Toronto

8-9 April 2016

With support provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute 
Program for the Arts, University of Toronto,
and from Queen's University


Sidney Studies: New Circles, New Voices (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:33am
International Sidney Society

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars. Sidney at Kalamazoo has long been our Society's primary venue for mentoring young scholars and introducing new projects. For this session, we particularly invite papers from graduate students and junior faculty.

Sideian Poetics: Making Sense (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:22am
International Sidney Society

Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies. How do Philip and Mary Sidney and/or their literary admirers and imitators imagine the pleasures, problems, and possibilities of embodiment: literal and metaphorical, individual and corporate? How reliably do bodies function in their works as instruments of knowledge; and by extension, as instantiations and/or interrogations of political, religious, and intellectual authority? Do some bodies matter more than others? If so, how and why?

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