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37th Annual NJCEA Conference

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:56am
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New Jersey College English Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Professor of Post-Colonial Studies, New York University
Presenting on: The Novel and its Other: Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

AHA 2015 CFP

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:52am
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Craig Gallagher, Boston College
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A colleague and I are trying to put together a panel for the AHA meeting in New York next year based around our mutual research interests. We intend the panel to explore examples of historical interaction between early modern empires and dissenting religious groups. Specifically, we are interested in how empires used or abused religious groups to pursue their own imperial goals, and how dissenting groups in turn adapted imperial patronage or persecution to toward their own ends.

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society, "Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre"

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:39am
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University of Huelva, Spain
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6TH CONFERENCE OF THE APHRA BEHN EUROPE SOCIETY
Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre
University of Huelva, Spain
12-14 June, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres. She earned a name in the theatre in her own time, and showed her interest in a number of other literary forms such as verse, prose fiction and translation. This conference proposes an overview of her career by focusing on the concept of genres. It also aims to situate Behn's generic practices in the context of seventeenth-century writing and in relation to her predecessors, contemporaries and followers.

Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres, Conference, 3–4 December 2014, Bratislava

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:20am
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Svorad Zavarský/Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavonic Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences
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The confessional division within the Church in the early modern period was accompanied by fervent activity in the field of polemical theology. This gave rise to a specific literary genre that, in spite of its abundant representation among early modern texts, has not received due attention from philologists as a distinct form of thought and expression. When reading early modern texts, one comes across references and allusions to confessional polemics again and again. Evidently, writings of religious controversy, practical rather than theoretical as to their purpose, were capable of reaching out beyond their own sphere, thus making their presence felt in society and exerting their influence on individual people's lives.

Patterns, Rhythms, Movements: East Asian Perspectives in Cultural Geography

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:52pm
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Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context

We invite submissions of full-length research papers, shorter analytical essays, reflective photo-essays, ethnographic and auto-ethnographic reports or reviews on the widely conceived theme of "Patterns, Rhythms, Movements: East Asian Perspectives in Cultural Geography" for the Winter 2015 issue.

The volume will accommodate a wide, multi-faceted exploration of the analytical and political ramifications of the spatial turn that informs and changes research agendas. We hope to receive contributions tackling problems across regions, cultures, and across senses (ranging from haptic to visual and from olfactory to gustative dimensions of spatial formations and dispositifs):

New Media 1450-1700 (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University
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For this MLA Special Session we invite papers exploring the discourses and practices that surrounded emerging media forms and technologies between 1450 and 1700. Papers comparing contemporary and Renaissance/early modern "new media" cultures are also invited. Abstracts of 300 words to kac3@princeton.edu by March 15.

Culture and the Economization of Everything- CAAS, March 1, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 4:05pm
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The Canadian Review of American Studies
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Economic models now occupy a central place in the analysis of American culture. Concepts such as "cultural capital," "the literary marketplace," and "modes of exchange" are regularly deployed to demystify culture's relationship with power and profit. As useful as economic models have been for opening up new avenues of analysis in American studies, we wonder if this turn to economy in American studies doesn't privilege economic models in ways that ought to be scrutinized. Indeed, it can be argued that the recent financial crises in the United States and Europe are consequences of unquestioned faith in the explanatory and organizing power of economics as a field of knowledge.

The Place of Spenser/Spenser's Places (Dublin Ireland, June 18-20, 2015)

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:52pm
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International Spenser Society
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The Place of Spenser / Spenser's Places
Dublin, 18-20 June 2015
The Fifth International Spenser Society Conference

The International Spenser Society invites proposals for their next International Conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will address Spenser's places – domestic, urban, global, historical, colonial, rhetorical, geopolitical, etc. – but also the place of Spenser in Renaissance studies, in the literary tradition, in Britain, in Ireland, in the literary and political cultures of his own moment.

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:11pm
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University of Huelva
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Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres. She earned a name in the theatre in her own time, and showed her interest in a number of other literary forms such as verse, prose fiction and translation. This conference proposes an overview of her career by focusing on the concept of genres. It also aims to situate Behn's generic practices in the context of seventeenth-century writing and in relation to her predecessors, contemporaries and followers.

Special Issue on the "Stored Energy" of a Poem | Deadline: April 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
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http://merwinstudies.com/call-for-papers/

Merwin Studies seeks submissions for its second issue. Submissions are due by Spring of 2014.

In the 1978 "Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism," William Rueckert argues that unleashing the "stored energy" of a poem helps create and sustain communities. We invite work that explores and exposes the myriad facets surrounding such energy exchanges. Submissions are not limited to the following questions:

Merwin's 2013 Selected Translations (re)circulates texts through and across languages. How has Merwin's work as a translator unleashed the "stored energy" of a poem?

Rethinking Modernist Novel Theory, MSA 16 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:36pm
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Heather Fielding
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Nicholas Dames concludes _The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction_ (2007) by imagining I.A. Richards as the heir of G.H. Lewes, Alexander Bain, and other 19th-century thinkers who placed the reader at the center of novel theory and defined the genre in terms of its imagined effects on readers. Dames's analysis of Richards is suggestive in how it challenges our received genealogy of novel theory, in which modernists from James on removed the reader as a topic, replaced it with form and point of view, and transferred theoretical emphasis from the affect and physiology of the reader to the epistemology of the text itself.

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BC

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:26am
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Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLA
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Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation. Presentations invited exploring the teaching of these narratives at the intersection of memory and invention.

Please send 300 word abstracts or queries to Stacey Lee Donohue, sdonohue@cocc.edu by or before March 14th.

This guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia in January is arranged by the Community College Humanities Association. All MLA members (you must be a member by April 1st) are welcome to submit proposals for this pedagogy/classroom focused panel.

Dieter Leisegang: Sustaining a Private Poet

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 9:38am
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Katherine Weiss/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Despite Dieter Leisegang's rich oeuvre, the poet rarely sought to have his works published. Rather, his brother, Jolei, for the most part, saw to it that his poetry, aphorisms and miniatures were printed both during Dieter's lifetime and thereafter.

In addition to the publication of his work in the volume Lauter letzter Worte (1973), and in various anthologies, Dieter Leisegang has been the subject of the radio program, "Am besten im Fruehling Sterben," broadcast by Suedwestrundfunk (SWR 2) on November 12, 2013 in Germany.

His presence, too, in American academia recently has been rekindled.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:57am
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

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