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RSA 2014 - Crowd Control in the Renaissance

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:12am

Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, 27-29 March 2014.

In the midst of urban sprawl and fears of rebellion from all quarters (be they urban or rural), authorities, writers and theologians discussed means to control crowds, channelling and curbing their power to subvert or, paradoxically, to reassert the prevailing order. From Mark Antony haranguing the Roman mob in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to the Hobbesian attempt to prevent popular outburst and anarchical disorder, from legal machineries to contain dissenting congregations to recommendations for confining itinerant beggars in laboring houses, the Renaissance offers many examples of discourse on crowd control.

[UPDATE] New Crops, Old Fields - (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:49am
Queen's University Belfast

Keynote Speakers :
Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame)
Prof. Harry White (University College Dublin)
Prof. Luke Gibbons (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate Day: 'Katherine Mansfield and her Circle', 23 November 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 8:17am
Katherine Mansfield Society

Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate Day: 'Katherine Mansfield and her Circle', 23 November 2013 at Birkbeck, University of London

Keynote speaker: Dr Andrew Harrison

Hosted by the Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Birkbeck, University of London, this exciting one-day international symposium, the first of its kind, will bring together emerging modernist scholars to present and discuss new research relating to both Mansfield and her contemporaries. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker for the day will be Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre, University of Nottingham.

Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 2:58pm
Religion and Popular Culture area

Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
2013 Conference, Nov. 7 – 9, 2013, Atlantic City, NJ
Religion and Popular Culture Area
Submission deadline: June 14, 2013

The Religion and Popular Culture area seeks presentations on the following topics:

Time: Medieval, Early Modern

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 7:40pm
James Howard / Emory University

Temporality has long been a preoccupation for the study of early English literature between the 8th and 17th centuries, whether in terms of our own disciplinary boundaries, the periodization of the past, systems of keeping time, or perceptions of the passage of time. In the past 18 months, both Stephen Greenblatt (The Swerve) and Carolyn Dinshaw (How Soon Is Now) have published monographs pondering, in different ways, how boundaries between the medieval and the modern develop and how they are crossed. This SAMLA special session seeks 15-20 minute papers discussing the treatment of time in the medieval and early modern period.

Teaching a Mystery: Preserving a Space for Spookiness in the Writing Classroom

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The act of writing has frequently been associated with mysterious forces. Norman Mailer called writing "the spooky art," an activity that lures its practitioners into a netherworld of creative, unconscious, and inherently shadowy influences. This fantastic conception of writing has a prestigious pedigree, from the haunted writers of Stephen King's novels, to Yeats' fascination with spirit-writing, and down to the roots of urban, literate civilization, which has always been closely involved with reverence for sacred texts written by divinely inspired amanuenses of the gods.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Two-Year College Association - Northeast CONFERENCE


October 3-5, 2013

Hyatt Morristown / Morristown, NJ

Program by Bergen Community College

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is currently seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference in Morristown, NJ. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: "the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year college throughout the northeast region." Our theme for this year's conference is:

R/evolutions: Addressing Pedagogical and Institutional Change in Higher Education

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] The Marginalised Mainstream: Fading and Emerging NEW DEADLINE

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:06am
Marginalised Mainstream

Second Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 NEW DEADLINE: 17 June 2013

'Fading and Emerging: Tracing the Mainstream in Literature and Popular Culture', the second annual Marginalised Mainstream conference, seeks to explore the issue of fading and emerging in popular literature, films, and other media that have been subject to critical marginalisation. How does the mainstream itself foster the process of fading and emerging? How are vanishing and appearance dealt with in popular narratives?