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[UPDATE] Globalizing the American Revolution (Deadline Extended: Abstracts Due 1-Oct-2014)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 11:20am
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Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

All the World's a Stage: Performance and Performativity in Medieval England-May 14-17, 2015

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:32am
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Cornell University Medieval Studies Panel for the 2015 International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo
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The Easter Matins Liturgy recorded in the Regularis Concordia calls for four of the brethren to reenact the interplay between the angel and the three Marys when they first venture to Christ's tomb. At the end of this enactment, the audience is drawn into the action of the Gospel stories as the brothers standing in place of Marys take the linen from the staged sepulcher and "hold it up before the clergy; and as though showing that the Lord was risen and was no longer wrapped in it" (51). The visual reenactment of this celebrated event provides a didactic and catechetical moment for the monastic community, making evident the mystery of Easter. Yet it also unites the community to the apostles and others present at the first Easter.

BSECS 44th Annual Conference

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:37am
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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Call for Papers
BSECS 44th Annual Conference
6th – 8th January 2015

St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.

Cross-cultural Studies Call for Papers Vol. 1, No.12 (Deadline: September 15th, 2014.)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:32am
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The Center for Cross-cultural Studies (CFCS), NCCU

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English articles. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and promoting academic engagements since 2008.

Questioning Boundaries: New Applications of Black Transnationalism--NeMLA (April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 8:58pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, April 30-May 3, 2015. Every year, the convention affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

California State University Shakespeare Symposium (April 30th-May 1st, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:39pm
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California State University, Stanislaus
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The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare. We are currently accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, authored by faculty, graduates, and undergraduates. General topics may include, but are not limited to, Shakespeare and early modern culture; Shakespeare's influence on or appropriation by contemporary culture; Shakespeare on film or television; digital Shakespeare; Shakespearean sources or adaptations; aesthetic approaches to Shakespeare's work; the Shakespearean stage; Shakespeare in performance; teaching Shakespeare; Shakespeare in the high school classroom.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:39pm
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University of Augsburg, Germany



Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

CFP: Panel on Fan Spaces at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:33pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

As the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con proved, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as transformative and fan works, without the threat of censorship or harassment. These spaces exist both physically (as in, for example, in the form of fan conventions and fan meet ups) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Ao3.

The Brain is Wider Than the Sky

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:35pm
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The Brain is Wider Than the Sky: The University of Wyoming 4th Annual English Graduate Interdisciplinary Memory and Identity Conference
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A person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. –Stephen King, Duma Key

Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice, ASLE 11th Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:55pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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In Notes from Underground (1864), Dostoyevsky explores relations between modernity and its discontents at an important historical conjuncture: the novella's unnamed, unpleasant hero rails against capitalist industry, imperialist architecture and an emerging social scientific understanding of human behaviour premised on predictability and knowability. By writing from the underground - from the subterranean, from the murk, from the world of refuse - Dostoyevsky asks us to consider the importance of experiences that lie beneath (and both before and after) the shiny edifices of progress, rationality and industry.

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