Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EMSJ is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 31- November 3, 2015 in Nashville, TN.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kris McAbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2015.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature. 300-500 word abstracts. by 13 March 2015; Chris Goldsmith (email@example.com).
This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.
This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.
Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"
This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (email@example.com).
HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2015 via e-mail to David Greven (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ann Baynes Coiro (email@example.com).
Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: Jane Austen Fan Fiction
"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"
Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.
Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.
This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.
Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.
Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.
Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to email@example.com by June 15, 2015 for consideration.
Deadline: June 1st, 2015 (250-350 word abstract and short bio)
liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.
From Texas to Florida, the Dirty Coast shifts, contains, nurtures, kills. Abstracts on the ecologies, economies, or peoples making this coast dirty and beautiful, alluring and disgusting. Papers may discuss work in any medium--literature, film, biography, cultural history. By 10 March 2015.