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Bilingual England: Englishing Linguistic Others (ICMS Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:25am
Elizabeth Watkins / Canadian Society of Medievalists

Bilingual England: Englishing Linguistic Others
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17, 2015

Sponsor: Canadian Society of Medievalists
Organizers: Elizabeth Watkins (University of Toronto) and Stephanie Morley (St. Mary's University)


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 2:59am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation


The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 2-3, 2015

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.

The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio

Modernist Harlequinade: CDArte Across the Arts- Abstracts by 9/30/14

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:00pm
Ellen Dolgin/ NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Assn.)-Toronto 4/30/15-5/3/15

Modernists recast familiar figures of commedia dell'arte to sharpen social critique. Millay's anti-war play Aria da Capo is a prime example. Pierrot became central, embodying artists' sadness and isolation, and was eponymous with or without the all-white costume: onstage (Bert Williams), in film (Chaplin and Keaton), or in Ballet Russes sets and costume (Picasso). This session welcomes papers on literature, film, theatre, and/or visual arts, regarding creation or reception.

Chair: Ellen Dolgin Link to submit abstract:

Area: Interdisciplinary HumanitiesCross: Culture & Media Studies

The Medieval Slavic Mind: Essays in Honor of František Svejkovský (Deadline: 10/01/2014) [UPDATE]

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:59pm
The University of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

The University of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures honors the life and career of Professor František Svejkovský (1923-2011), professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, with a Gedenkshrift on Medieval and Early Modern Slavic and Central European literature and culture, their impact on other literatures and cultures, and percussive influence in literary history, especially the literature of modernity, broadly conceived.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA, February 11 - 14, 2015

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:25pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA (11/1/14; 2/11-14/15)

Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference theme this year is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Associations ( invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014. (Please see below)

CFP: Poetry and the Unfinished (abstracts due 9/30/2014)

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:50pm
2015 NeMLA-Toronto, 4/30/15-5/3/15

We are seeking papers that explore the hermeneutic challenges and opportunities of studying poetry that is unfinished, unauthorized, or in some other way insufficient and not considered worthy of critical attention. We hope to gain insight from works that deprive us as readers of some of the basic elements upon which we often rely when working with a published scholarly edition, thus reconsidering fundamentally how we read poetry, and indeed, literature in general. Topics might include works that are incomplete, have competing versions, or lack a definitive edition; works whose authorship or date is unknown; works that do not fit neatly into a national or linguistic tradition.

NEMLA 2015: The Becoming of Archival Images Seminar

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:41pm
Hudson Moura (University of Toronto)

CFP NeMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015:
The Becoming of Archival Images in Documentary Filmmaking Seminar 

Chairs: Hudson Moura (University of Toronto), Marta Marín-Dòmine (Wifrid Laurier University) 

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Games and Literary Theory 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:27pm
University of Amsterdam, Department of English and the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL)

The Digital Games and Literary Theory Conference Series addresses the scope and appeal of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of games and games' impact on other fields in the Humanities. We are particularly interested in digital game modalities and how these might be seen as reconfiguring and questioning concepts, practices and orthodoxies integral to literary theory (i.e. textuality, subjectivity, authorship, the linguistic turn, the ludic, and the nature of fiction). At the same time, theoretical discourses in the area of game studies have been slow in bringing critical concerns from literary and cultural theory, such as undecidability, the trace, the political unconscious, the allegorical, the autopoietic, to bear on games.

Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:52am
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

[UPDATE] Conference: 'Minority' Cultures and Travel, 14-16 September 2015

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:52am
Bangor University, Swansea University and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

Conference – Call for Papers:
'Minority' Cultures and Travel

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015
In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum
Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:43am
Gilman and the Archive

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference

Gilman and the Archive

June 12-14, 2015

Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference will take place in June 2015 at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman's papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical,The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference.

NEMLA 2015: Oceanic Turns The Politics of Hemispheric American Studies

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.