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Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:17pm
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson

Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.

Present Tense CFP

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:14pm
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society

Present Tense is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming issue. We are a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. Present Tense publishes short articles ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words, the length of a conference paper. We also encourage conference-length multimedia submissions such as short documentaries, flash videos, interviews and podcasts, as well as reviews that are thematically related to the goals of the journal. For a current, non-exhaustive list of submission topics, please see:

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:42am
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 4:30am
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco

1st Annual International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact, 23-24 November, 2011
The Moroccan Culture Research Group
(MCRG)
Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences
El Jadida, Morocco

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 4:21pm
Cambridge Scholars Press

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection will focus on twentieth-century female writers' responses to the work of Sigmund Freud with a particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women. The book will move beyond critiques of Freud and his influence on twentieth century ideas about gender, demonstrating instead the ways women writers have reclaimed agency through the artistic process. With that in mind, the essays selected for publication will address the following topics:

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