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European Women in Early Modern English Drama: ESRA (U. of Worcester UK), June 29-July 2, 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:38pm
Edel Semple, University College Cork (Ireland); Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

This seminar explores why and how early modern England's dramatists repeatedly fashioned female characters of distinct nationalities and how notions of gender and foreignness intersect and/or diverge in early modern English play-texts. In a range of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, foreign women are depicted as valuable links to European nations, and as threatening apertures within the English nation. Thus, the seminar will consider how the staging of foreign women may enable English dramatists and their audiences to engage in debates about international relations, to deliberate on racial anxieties, to play out strategies of integration or exclusion, and to imagine England's future vis-à-vis the rest of Europe.

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Tender Empiricisms and Weird Sciences

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
Kathleen Morris, University of Oxford

In the nineteenth-century Goethe described "zartre Empirie," a delicate or tender empiricism. His approach provided an alternative to a purely scientific practice, insisting on the value of knowledge produced through rigorous attention to experience. Such an epistemology valued 'lesser orders' of knowledge such as emotion, affect, bodily experience and intuition. Similarly 'weird science' is a way of framing aesthetic practices that use constraints, rules, procedures and models of investigation. However, in the aesthetic domain such protocols are called into the service of affect, offering alternative modes for its expression and different avenues for considering the relationship between feeling and thought as they commingle in cultural texts.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16am
New Voices

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Cogito, Ergo, Shakespeare? Cognitive Literary Studies from the Medieval Mind to Milton's

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:24am
ACCUTE: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

While cognitive literary studies is beginning to establish itself in Shakespeare criticism, there have not been many ventures into the broader applications of cognitive science to early English literature, with the exception of a few examinations of the York Cycle or John Donne's poetry. How might Margaret Cavendish's Description of the Blazing World be interpreted in relation to an emerging Cartesian dualism? Can new insight be gained by exploring a playwright like Ben Jonson, whose attention to scientific discourse is perhaps greater than that of Shakespeare? Should we be skeptical of this burgeoning field? What new applications or readings can enhance current approaches to Shakespeare's works and other early English writers' texts?

Sensational Men: : Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 8:33am
Falmouth University and Victorian Popular Fiction Association (UK)

Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction,
Theatre and the Arts

18th April 2015

Co-hosted by Falmouth University and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association

Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall

Keynote Speakers: William Hughes, Bath Spa University & Andy Smith, University of Sheffield

Evelyn Scott: Open Call for Papers, Evelyn Scott Society; American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 9th, 2015

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:14pm
Evelyn Scott Society

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others.

Eye Candy: Consuming Moving Images at the Cinema and Beyond

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:30pm
Yale University Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference

Eye Candy: Consuming Moving Images at the Cinema and Beyond
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
Yale University
February 13-15, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

Closing Remarks: Ronald Gregg, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies and American Studies, Yale University

ACLA 2015 - Security and Hospitality

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

This panel will take place at the annual meeting of the ACLA, March 26-29, 2015.

Details here:
Submit Proposals Here:

Organizer: Jeffrey Clapp, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Co-Organizer: Melissa Karmen Lee, Co-Organizer Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2015--1/1/2015 Deadline for Proposals

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:24pm
Paraic Finnerty / Emily Dickinson International Society

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty ( and Michelle Kohler ( by January 1, 2015.

Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn (deadline 21Nov14)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:38pm
Barbara Pym Society

The Barbara Pym Society's 17th annual North American conference will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on 13-15 March 2015. The organizing committee is seeking speakers for the conference. Preference will be given to proposals on the featured novel, Quartet in Autumn, but proposals on any topic relevant to Pym studies will be considered. The audience will be mostly non-academics who are very familiar with the novels of Barbara Pym.

Speakers receive an honorarium of $400, a waiver of the conference registration fee, and complimentary conference meals.

"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:37pm
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Lippincott's Legacy Conference, May 29-30 2015, Omaha, Nebraska

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:39pm
Robert E. Bernier / University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Call for Papers for the Lippincott's Legacy Conference, May 29-30, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. Details are available at
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is pleased to sponsor a conference on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, particularly The Sign of the Four and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both works were published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. Thus, the conference will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their publications. This is an interdisciplinary conference.

[UPDATE] FSAC 2015 Grad Colloquium CFP

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:55pm
Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Version Française ci-dessous

**Please note that proposals on topics other than the colloquium's official theme are welcome. Submissions engaging with digital media are also encouraged.



FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the
Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014*