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Politics of Puritan and Nonconformist Writing, 1558-1689

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:42am
Dr Paul Frazer / Northumbria University

This conference is concerned with re-visiting the politics of religious writing in the 'Long Reformation', a broad chronology of early modern literary and political culture and across an inclusive range of literary genres. Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that consider puritan and nonconformist writing and its engagement with / impact on a wide range of political and cultural contexts. Recent work by historians and literary scholars has led to a resurgence of interest in the religious history of the period and how various forms of faith and belief engaged with culture and politics in a period sometimes described as the Post-Reformation.

Shakespeare Next:A Reappraisal

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:02am
Dr Sunita Sinha

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Shakespeare Next :A Reappraisal"

Respected Sir/Madam,
This is to invite papers for the upcoming anthology on-
" Shakespeare Next : A Reappraisal" to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha and published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.

HBCUstory Symposium 2013

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:06am
HBCUstory, Inc.

HBCUstory Symposium 2013

Theme: "Inspiring Stories of the Past and Present, For Our Future"
Presented by: HBCUstory, Inc. and the Nashville Public Library
Date: April 27, 2013
Place: Nashville Public Library (Main), 615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219

CSA 2013: Deconstructing Paradise (Grand Anse, Grenada- June 3-7, 2013)

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:08pm
Jennifer Donahue

In Caribbean Transnationalism, Rubin Gowricharn finds that the Caribbean "has always had a romantic appeal to the imagination of the outsider…these notions are then attributed to the whole region." Using Gowricharn's assertion as a starting point, this panel aims to interrogate deconstructions of the "paradise myth." If, as Ian Stracharn asserts, "Under tourism, 'paradise' becomes more than a myth; it becomes a product, an item for sale," in what ways does contemporary Caribbean literature resist a culture of tourism? In what ways does literature offer a rebuttal to the myth of the Caribbean and push back against connotations of paradise, relaxation and adventure?

William Tyndale's Life and Works 28 February 2013

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:44pm
Susan M. Felch

The William Tyndale Project, which is preparing critical editions of Tyndale's theological writings in English to be published by Catholic University of America Press, invites 300-word abstracts on any aspect of Tyndale's life and writings for sessions at the 2013 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Juan (24-27 October 2013) and the 2014 Renaissance Society of America conference in New York City (27-29 March 2014). Please send abstracts to Susan Felch (felch@calvin.edu) and Mark Rankin (rankinmc@jmu.edu) by 28 February 2013 for SCSC and by 1 May 2013 for RSA.

UPDATE: Adaptation (film, literature, new media)

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:33pm
PCA/ACA

Deadline Extended to Dec 7th.

As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!

Border/lands: An Interdisciplinary Ecocritical Conference

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:02pm
University of Idaho, Department of English (Graduate Students)

The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an interdisciplinary conference focusing on ecocritical issues relating to boundaries and the body. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic, Dr. Erin James, and Dr. Anna Banks. The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.

Sherlock Holmes, Past and Present, 21 and 22 June 2013

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:09pm
Senate House, London

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.

"Nature, Culture, and Gender in Hawthorne's Work." American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2013.

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:55pm
THE NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE SOCIETY

We welcome all interpretations of the topic "Nature, Culture, and Gender in Hawthorne's Work." Given the large number of proposals submitted to this topic for the MLA 2013 Hawthorne Society panel, the Society has chosen to offer the topic once more.

Send proposals of no more than 250 words by January 25th, 2012 to me at dgreven@mailbox.sc.edu. Please see the next paragraph for a fuller description.

Call for Papers: Wounds, Torture, and the Grotesque

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:09pm
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the spring issue we are highly interested in reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

[UPDATE]: "Medieval and Early Modern Disability," First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, June 17-19, 2013

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:02pm
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

This panel seeks most broadly to facilitate discussions regarding disability and various forms of corporeal and cognitive impairment in medieval and early modern Europe. Although research on medical aspects of disability is certainly welcome, we especially invite investigations that push the study of disability beyond the biological, exploring the political/legal, religious, literary, and social valences of the nonstandard body.

Shakespeare Next:A Reappraisal

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 3:51pm
Dr Sunita Sinha

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Shakespeare Next :A Reappraisal"

Respected Sir/Madam,
This is to invite papers for the upcoming anthology on-
" Shakespeare Next : A Reappraisal" to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha and published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.

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