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"Women's Writing/Women's Work in Early Modernity" Submissions due 3/20/14

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Amy L. Tigner? Early Modern Studies Journal
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Early Modern Studies Journal is soliciting essays for a special volume whose subject concerns women's writing and its connection to women's work, broadly interpreted. Essays might focus more particularly on either the writing or the work of women, or they might show the intricate ways in which writing and work are related in the female sphere of the 16th and 17th centuries. Though the journal primarily focuses on the literature and culture of England, we encourage articles concerning women's literary and material production in other geographical contexts in the early modern period, though essays need to be written in English. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Self-destruction. May 9th, 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:50am
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The University of Bristol

The University of Bristol's Centre for Romantic and Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the theme of Romanticism and Self-destruction. The conference will be held on May 9th at the University of Bristol, and will include plenary talks by Professor Andrew Bennett (Bristol) and Professor Caroline Franklin (Swansea). The conference will be held at 43, Woodland Road.

Please see link to website below for further details of the programme:

http://romanticismselfdestruction.wordpress.com/

Call for Books Reviews - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in April. Book reviews need to have some relevance to the CFP for the issue (see http://www.ethosreview.org/journal/), should be approximately between 500-1000 words, and must be submitted in MLA-style format.

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 26, 2014)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (5th Annual)

Theme: "Transatlantic Modernities"

Date: April 26, 2014

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Keynote: Anthony Bogues, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences & Critical Theory and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Brown University

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2014.

MLA 2015 Vancouver-- An Electronic Round Table on Nabokov, Digital Scholarship, and Augmented Reality

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:57am
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International Vladimir Nabokov Society

Brief presentations (8 min. maximum). Innovative context-aware digital tools, cultural memory, distributed cognition, active learning, and collaborative partnerships at the level of the classroom, the archive, and the globe. 300 words abstracts and a listing of relevant URLs by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu).

[UPDATE] European Summer School in Cultural Studies: Latencies

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:55am
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The Lisbon Consortium

European Summer School in Cultural Studies ESSCS 2014

Latencies: Europe 1914-2014

Lisbon, June 30 – July 5 2014

Extended deadline: February 28 2014

Travel and accommodation grants avaialable

Over the past century, Europe has been a site of contradiction. Marked, on the one hand, by the utmost explosions of violence, it has also given rise to the most peaceful post-national political project in modern times. It has been a haven of peace and a locus of disorder and violence, giving vent to experimentation, transgression and creation, while preserving tradition and enforcing normativity.

MLA 2015 Vancouver - Nabokov and History

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:50am
full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society

Nabokov and History: Nabokov's life and work as framed by historical moments and crises, including personal crises (migrations, assassination of V.D. Nabokov, affairs and near-affairs, death of Sergei, Cold War; the traces of history in his art; Nabokov's downplaying of the importance of history (the Bolshevik Revolution was both "that trite deux ex machina" and a series of "fabulous upheavals"); his construction of himself as a historical figure in his own right; the boundaries of/cross-fertilization among autobiography, historiography, and literary scholarship. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu).

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space. Falmouth University 24-25th July 2014. CFP deadline 25 April 2014.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Niamh Downing/Falmouth University

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space
2-day conference, Falmouth University 24-25 July 2014

Supported by the British Interplanetary Society

http://www.cosmographies.co.uk

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Chris Welch – Professor of Astronautics (ISU, Strasbourg), and Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society

Prof. Philip Gross – Professor of Creative Writing (Glamorgan, UK), T. S. Eliot prizewinner and author of Deep Field (2011)

[UPDATE - date change] Objects of Modernity

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:13am
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Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity, University of Birmingham, UK
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Objects of Modernity (23-24 June 2014)

Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity, University of Birmingham, 23-24 June 2014

Confirmed Keynote: Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol)

What were the objects that shaped modernity? How did they function? Who created them, used them and represented their significance?

[UPDATE] Extended: The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 28–31 August 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:50am
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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford

Deadline for proposals: 14 March 2014

The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines concerned with
Medieval and Renaissance studies.

"English Renaissance Literature," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Noelle Mendoza/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include cross-cultural interactions, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Mendoza (kirsten.n.mendoza@vanderbilt.edu). The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2014.

WSQ Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose: CHILD Issue

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
WSQ at the Feminist Press
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Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue, Spring 2015: CHILD

Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Anna Mae Duane

Children have always been fraught subjects for feminist scholarship. Women are alternately infantilized and subsumed in service of children. Indeed, nowhere are women's rights more assiduously attacked than around the question of their biological capacity to bear and raise children. Our concerns in this issue of WSQ, though, are children and childhood themselves: representations of children, children's experiences, and children's place in the world.

Xenophile calls for undergraduate/graduate comparative literature papers - deadline: March 15th, 2013

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:51pm
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Xenophile
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The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is currently seeking submissions for its second issue of Xenophile, an up-and-coming comparative literature journal. We would like to invite you to take part in this great publishing opportunity. Xenophile will feature the works of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world from diverse disciplines. This is the perfect chance for undergraduate students seeking their first (or second, or third) scholarly publication, as well as for graduate students hoping to reach a new audience.

Poetics of Erasure (MLA 2015 Special Session)

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:36pm
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Modern Language Association

Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production? The poetics—and politics—of extinction, invisibility, ephemerality, forgetting, or obscurity across genres (e.g., literature, non-fiction, film, or visual art).

Send 500-word max abstracts and CV to Michael Nicholson at nicholsonm@ucla.edu or Amy Wong at amyrwong@ucla.edu by 15 March 2014.

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