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Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, a University of Chicago Graduate Journal

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Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 1:00am
Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, The University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 5, 2012.

Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 10:27am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

[UPDATE] Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 2:01pm
NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)

Shakespeare's Blood (Abstracts Due September 30, 2012)
full name / name of organization:
NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013)
contact email:
cjmadson02144@gmail.com; colleenekh@gmail.com
"Shakespeare's Blood"

Julius Caesar mocks his wife's ominous dream:
"She dreamt tonight she saw my statue,
Which like a fountain with a hundred spouts
did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling and did bathe their hands in it." (2.2.76-79)

Call for fellows: Native Women Language Keepers: Indigenous Performance Practices. 9/15, 1//28-2/1/2013

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:36am
Petra Kuppers, University of Michigan

Call for Fellowship Applicants
Native Women Language Keepers: Indigenous Performance Practices. An Arts-Based Research Symposium with playwright Alanis King.

Directors: Margaret Noori and Petra Kuppers

January 28th to February 1st 2013, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Deadline for applications: September 10th 2012, notification: September 15th 2012.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:10am
Nathan Waddell / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at wyndhamlewis2012@hotmail.co.uk by 1 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 4:02am
Durham University

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

'[T]he poets of the nineties were entirely missed out of my personal history […] I never read any of these people until it was much too late for me to get anything out of them'.

T.S. Eliot, letter to Ezra Pound, 1924

'[I]t was towards the end of my school days or in my first year or two at Harvard University [that] I was reading the poets of the 'nineties, who were the only poets […] who at that period of history seemed to have anything to offer me as a beginner'.

T.S. Eliot, Saltire Review, iv, 1957

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 3:52am
Durham University

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

'[T]he poets of the nineties were entirely missed out of my personal history […] I never read any of these people until it was much too late for me to get anything out of them'.

T.S. Eliot, letter to Ezra Pound, 1924

'[I]t was towards the end of my school days or in my first year or two at Harvard University [that] I was reading the poets of the 'nineties, who were the only poets […] who at that period of history seemed to have anything to offer me as a beginner'.

T.S. Eliot, Saltire Review, iv, 1957

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