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[UPDATE] Final CFP: Disability and Human Rights - special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gian Maria Greco / Elena Di Giovanni (University of Macerata, Italy)

Apologies for cross-posting.

Final Call for Papers.
Deadline: August 1, 2015.

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni

This special issue of JLCDS will investigate issues of disability rights within the human rights agenda from the points of view and methodologies of cultural studies.

American Travelers and the City, New Orleans, Sept 10-11, proposals due June 27

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
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Panel: American Travelers and the City
Organizer: Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
Event: ALA Symposium on The City in American Literature
Details: Sept 10-11, 2015 New Orleans, LA
Proposals: Due June 27, 2015 to Andrew Vogel

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing is organizing a panel for the American Literature Association Symposium on The City in American Literature to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10-11, 2015. More information is available at The City in American Literature Symposium.

[UPDATE] Claudia Emerson: In Memoriam [Abstract due 6/10 for SAMLA 11/13-15]

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:15am
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Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
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Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner for her collection Late Wife and former Poet Laureate of Virginia, passed away last year at the age of 57 after a valiant struggle against cancer. She and her husband, Kent Ippolito, a musician, wrote songs together and performed. Emerson's work, then, embodies this year's SAMLA theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts." This panel seeks to celebrate her life, so papers on any element of her art are most welcome. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and any A/V requirements to Lynne M. Simpson, Prof. of English, Presbyterian College, at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 10.

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:57am
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Persona Studies Journal

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to personastudies@deakin.edu.au with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:23am
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org)
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

[UPDATE] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area 2015 Sessions (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:29pm
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Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015

The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR? (Submission deadline July 31st 2015)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23am
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The Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
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Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar:

SALT and SUGAR/SALT or SUGAR?

OCTOBER 29-30 2015, THE GRADUATE CENTER of CUNY

Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactors in contemporary Western cultures, salt and sugar have adopted –singularly, in tandem, or in contrast to one another--many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in France and in lands impacted by French colonialism.

Call for Proposals: Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Vol. 8: Canada and Caribbean [Due: 1 Aug. 2015]

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Buchanan / University of Alberta
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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture is an eleven-volume series devoted to the exploration of popular print culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present. The key questions are: What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? Two volumes are published (Volume 1: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660; Volume 6: US Pop Print Culture 1860-1920) and several others are in progress. The General Editor of the series is Gary Kelly at the University of Alberta.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Improvisation in Professional Practice, Columbia University --Deadline: August 20, 2015

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:56pm
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The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College
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Deadline extended: August 20, 2015

The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice [Improv Practice] will create a discourse community that explores major inquiries about improvisation in our professional lives. Improv Practice will facilitate the exploration of how improvisation plays out in our work and in our learning, teaching and becoming as professionals. Please join an interdisciplinary conversation about the complex improvisational practices of professional action, about how we learn as professionals and about how professional education can be understood.

The journal will publish two kinds of papers:
Narratives/ explorations in improvisational work
Scholarly research

[UPDATE] Postponed: 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
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Although the conference on Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman has been postponed, the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing is still accepting abstracts and proposals for its third biannual conference.

The new deadline for Call for Papers will be announced as soon as the new date for the conference is determined.

Where: Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

When: to be announced

RSA Annual Meeting Boston 31 March-2 April 2016 "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
RSA / Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris 13 - Sorbonne Paris Cité) / Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

CFP for a panel on "Ink, Dyes and Pigments: The Production of Colours and the Making of Metaphors"

A Panel Sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England)

Organizer: Anne-Valérie Dulac, Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité
Respondent: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Following up on last year's two panels on "Scriptile Objects and the Making of Metaphors" and the many questions and discussions that ensued, the aim of this panel is to enquire further into the material qualities of ink, dyes or pigments used in writing, printing, colouring or limning.

Call for Submissions: Renascence

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Renascence
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Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.

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