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The English Countryside (18th-21st c.): Identities, Mutations, and Representations

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:59am
ACE - University of Rennes 2

The English Countryside
(18th-21st centuries)
Identities, Mutations, and Representations

Research on British rural spaces is often given less exposure than urban studies (urbanisation, gentrification, inner cities, architectural feats, etc.). This may be justified by the fact that, since the Victorian era, the population, economic activities and jobs have been mainly concentrated in urban conurbations. Less than 15% of Britons live in the countryside, which nonetheless still makes up 80% of Britain.

Working-class writing: an essay collection

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:45am
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

On 12 May 2015, five days after the Tories secured a parliamentary majority in the general election, the Guardian reported that David Cameron was "expected to lay out his plans for a parliament of 'blue-collar Conservatism'" to his cabinet. References to "working people" recurred in the election campaign, and Cameron's comments suggest that they remain a site of political dispute even after their votes have been counted, a category parties struggle to control and mobilize. "Working people" themselves have been conspicuously absent from this process, though, and the term "working class," with its radical connotations and history, has been relatively little used.

PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:08am

PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference
PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference, coordinated by İstanbul Bilgi University, Management of Performing Arts Department and DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), and organized by BİLSAS (Science Art, Sport Productions) will take place on December 19-20, 2015.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:57am


LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference will be held on November 12-14 in Istanbul. The conference is coordinate by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Research Center), organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by NHKM (Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center).

Workshop, London - Creative Collaboration: Practice Meets Reasearch

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:28am
Sophie Lally - King's College, London

Dear all,

Clod Ensemble, The Place and King's College London have put together an exciting 3-day workshop exploring interdisciplinary collaboration. Please see below for more information and how to apply or follow this link:


Sophie Lally
King's College London
Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research

Fri 24 Jul – Sun 26 Jul, 10am–6pm each day at The Place and King's College London

This workshop is for both choreographers and academic researchers.

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Submissions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:46am
Cheat River Review (West Virginia University)

The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.

Submitting is free on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Visit for details.

All Submissions Should Include:

The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page.
1-inch margins.
The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

Violent Bodies Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University, Oct. 30th-31st, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:03pm
English Graduate Organization (EGO) at The Ohio State University

Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events. Bodies both commit acts of violence -- from the "law-making" violence of interpersonal conflict to the "law-preserving" state violence of the body politic (Benjamin) -- and also experience violence inflicted upon them, often for expressly political purposes. Scholars such as Elaine Scarry and Lauren Berlant have studied how violence reconstitutes its victims' realities through the affective structures of trauma and pain. Others have focused on how certain bodies can be scripted as violent.

Whose (French) Renaissance? - RSA 2016 (Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016) - Deadline June 3, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:22pm
Renaissance Society of America

Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

American, British and Canadian Studies special issue: Fictions of Academia, Deadline: 1 October 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 2:42pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900-Feb. 18-20, 2016.

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 12:12pm
International Virginia Woolf Society

Louisville Conference 2016—Call for Papers

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its sixteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 18-20, 2016. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

Medieval Natures: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2016: April 1-2

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:11am
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures

April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:25am
Université of Maine-Le Mans, France

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM) and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio)
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016

Walker Percy Centennial, April 7-9, 2016

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:32am
Montreat College Conference on Christianity and Literature

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College;
and Jim Wildeman, emeritus Covenant College

[UPDATE] Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion": Leeds IMC 2016, 4-7 July

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03pm
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.