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Call for Submissions: Renascence

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm

Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

"Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses", Paris, 8-9 Jan. 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:41am
Line Cottegnies / University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.

East Meets West in the Long 18th Century - February 25-27 2016

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:31pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

In the exact center of the U.S., where the west meets the east at the "Crossroads of America," we will hold this year's South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Oklahoma City, February 25-27 2016. We invite you to join us.

SCSECS conferences focus on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth century, which we define for practical purposes as the period between 1660 and 1830.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romanticism and the Arts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA 87 (Durham, NC, USA; 13-15 Nov. 2015)

Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

'Wales and Scotland in European Travel Writing 1760–1870'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:50am
University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth

"Le Pays de Galles ressemble entièrement à la Suisse"
J-J Rousseau

A one-day conference jointly organized by two AHRC-funded projects:
European Travellers to Wales 1750–2010
Curious Travellers: Thomas Pennant and the Welsh and Scottish Tour 1760-1820

National Library of Wales 16-17 April 2016

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:18pm
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.