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Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:33am
Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture, 22-23 July 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:12am
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 on 22 and 23 July 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

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:59pm
Center for Life Writing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

International Conference

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

Oct. 29-30, 2016, Shanghai, China

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

[Deadline Extended] MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:55am
Shun Y. Kiang / Bunker Hill Community College

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

Special Issue (2017) of 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (periodical culture)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:33am
The Wyndham Lewis Society

Wyndham Lewis's centrality in the 'little magazine' and periodical cultures of the early twentieth century is well established. In addition to editing several journals himself - 'BLAST', 'The Tyro', and 'The Enemy' - Lewis contributed to 'The English Review', 'The New Age', 'The Tramp', 'The Egoist', 'The Little Review', 'Art and Letters', 'The Athenaeum', and 'The Criterion', among many others. This volume of 'JWLS' seeks 7-10,000-word essays that will expand our understanding of Lewis's contributions to these publications and the social, artistic, bibliographic, and economic networks from which they are inseparable. All submissions should try to engage with the most recent relevant scholarship. Suggested topics include:

[UPDATE] 'Failure' - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 1st April 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:10am
Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 7:1
Call for Papers: 'Failure'
Extended Deadline: 1 April 2016

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

'Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.' - Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

2016 Permanent Section: English II: English Literature1800-1900

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:15pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This year the Midwest Modern Language Association's 58th Annual Convention will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016

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