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MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:33pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016. In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions: Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost's s public persona coincide with the public's perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at vsmith@usna.edu by March 23rd, 2015.

[UPDATE] English Seventeenth-Century Literature/2015 RMMLA Convention

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 5:49pm
Rocky Mountain MLA

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email 200-300 word proposals by April 1, 2015 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at rmmla.innoved.org.

Critical anthology on Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire book or TV series

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Editors Rachel Schaffer and John Scaggs

Wyoming author Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series and the A&E/Netflix television series adapted from it have become increasingly popular since the publication of The Cold Dish in 2005. The series has steadily moved up the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #6 with this year's release, Any Other Name. The television series grew steadily in popularity among viewers and was the highest-rated scripted drama in A&E's history. To date, only one critical study has been published about Johnson's body of work. Therefore, we are seeking previously unpublished papers about either the Longmire book series or the television series for a collection to be published by McFarland.

Mark Twain and Popular Culture; April 15, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference

Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at bentzmin@bloomu.edu. You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.

"The Uses of 'Religion' in Nineteenth Century Studies," Mar. 16-19, 2016

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:36pm
Joshua King, Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University

time and place: March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
deadline for proposals: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900

The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to davisc@tamug.edu

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Ireland International Conference on Education (October)

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:41am
George Collier / Infonomics Society

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

Asia and the Historical Imagination (Workshop)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
Nanyang Technological University

Asia and the Historical Imagination invites papers that are concerned with representations of Asia's past. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The workshop aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in English and other languages.

[UPDATE] Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
University of Bayreuth/FAU University/University of Uppsala

Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

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