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Future Directions in Byron Studies (MLA 2014)

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
Byron Society of America

The Byron Society of America solicits paper proposals featuring new research and fresh methodologies applied to any aspect of Byron's life or works for the 2014 MLA. Paper proposals should demonstrate a desire to expand the field of Byron studies by placing the poet and his works in conversation with understudied aspects of Romanticism and/or innovative approaches. Topics may include but are not limited to: material culture studies, object-oriented criticism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, theories of empire, the "spatial turn," digital humanities, and/or the history of the book.

Preference will be given to junior faculty and graduate students.

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:09pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.

Crossing the Bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:01am
Keele University & University of Liverpool

Crossing the bar: Public Engagement and Humanities Research (http://humanitiesandpublicengagement.wordpress.com)

Applications are invited from Humanities postgraduate and early career researchers across the North West to take part in this AHRC-funded initiative, which will explore practical methods of finding ways of engaging the public with your research – an increasingly important consideration for researchers entering an academic marketplace which expects research to create impact.

[UPDATE] CFP: "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature"

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 9:56pm
The Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan

Confirmed invited speakers (in alphabetical order):
Professor Ali Behdad (John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Professor Martin Puchner (Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA)
Professor Samuel Weber (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, Northwestern University, USA)

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:44pm
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (Florida Atlantic University)

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its second annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2013 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies.

PAMLA 2013 Conference: San Diego, CA (11/1-11/3): CFP Deadline April 15

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:58am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2013 PAMLA Conference will be held November 1-3, 2013, at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. The deadline for submitting a proposal to one of our over 140 approved sessions is April 15. Go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/ for more information about the conference, and to propose a paper.

For the CFP list and information about each approved session, go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/session-topics

For more information, email Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director: svonkin@netzero.com

E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing (CETAPS)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:50pm
CETAPS, FCSH - New University of Lisbon

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) irá começar a publicar em meados de 2013 o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Es...crita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:29pm
Deanne Williams, York University

Call for Papers: Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare
Special Issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, in conjunction with guest editor Deanne Williams, York University, extend a call for papers for B&L 9.2 (Fall 2014) on the topic of Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare.

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