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Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:33pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:08am
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Martineau Society Conference Birmingham 2016 07/25/16-07/28/16; deadline 05/01/16

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:44pm
Martineau Society

The Martineau Society will be hosting its 22nd annual conference in Birmingham, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.

Pennsylvania and Romanticism

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:40pm
Daniel Robinson

Since MLA is in Philly next year, I thought I might put together and propose a session on Pennsylvania and Romanticism. It seems like there are many interesting connections: just off the top of my head, Pantisocracy, Priestley, Henry Reed (Wordsworth's first American editor), Franklin as "modern Prometheus," Leigh Hunt's father (a Philadelphia lawyer), of course book history, and something interesting probably could be done with Penn himself (although not a Romantic-period figure), his utopian ideals, and Quakers during our period. I'm sure there are many more interesting possibilities. I would like to see proposals of 150-300 words. Of course, keep in mind that this is not a guaranteed session.

La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux (July 7-9 2016, Gatineau, Canada)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:32am
53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF)

Appel à communication pour la session thématique "La ressource littéraire au contact des lieux" organisée dans le cadre du 53ème colloque de l'Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF), qui se tiendra à Gatineau, Canada, les 7-9 juillet 2016.

States of the Book - 23-24 September

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:21am
Department of English and Philosophy / United States Military Academy at West Point

The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

General Submissions for College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:26am
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies.

The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 (volumes 43 and 44). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.

Autofiction in English

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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:58am
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK

Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--3/24

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:58pm
Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home," it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. We're seeking a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.
Here are some possible issues that the collection might explore:

States of the Book - 23 and 24 September, 2016

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 2:47pm
Department of English and Philosophy, West Point

The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research, deadline 6/30/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:44am
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society welcomes applications for an award for archival research on Edith Wharton. This award, in the amount of $500, is intended to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton's work at the various archives available (e.g., Wharton's library at The Mount in Lenox, MA; the Wharton Collection at Yale University's Beinecke Library; the Wharton papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, etc). Prospective fellows for the 2016-2017 award are asked to e-mail a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by June 30, 2016, with the subject line "EWS Award for Archival Research" to:

Romantic Utopia/Dystopia (K-SAA/SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA, 4-6 Nov. 2016)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:21pm
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

Romantic Utopia/Dystopia, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA (4-6 Nov. 2016)

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:52pm
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds/ 19 May/ Deadline 25 Feb.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:41am
University of Sheffield

"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:28pm
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:58pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:14am
Journal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense. In recent years, food studies has developed into a solid and distinctly academic field of studies; the relationship between representational structures –such as literature – and the uses of food metaphors that these make has gained significant interest from the academic community, in interdisciplinary and transnational contexts. 'Literary food studies' can be viewed as a new and emerging field of enquiry, which re-evaluates, rethinks and (re-)discovers the importance of food and eating in understanding the ways we live and communicate.

Panel on 'Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press' for BAVS 2016, 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:47pm
Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

I'm putting together a panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press for this year's British Association
of Victorian Studies (BAVS) Conference, "Consuming the Victorians" (http://bavs2016.co.uk/).

The panel, thus far, looks at women's serial periodical travel writing. My paper will focus on the travel writing of Frances Minto Elliot (née Dickinson) in The New Monthly Magazine, while the second panellist, Teja Pusapati (University of Oxford), will discuss Harriet Martineau's travel reportage on Ireland. However, we invite proposals on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical.

Sustainability and Relevance: The Independent Library in 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:35am
Association of Independent Libraries

Independent libraries occupy a unique place in the world's cultural life. Rather than seeing independent libraries as niche or elitist, the Financial Times described the UK's independent libraries as 'havens of books, conversation and cultural events with histories stretching back centuries.' The role and function of the independent library is a little-explored area, but growing numbers of scholars and researchers are joining the public in working in and around these institutions. As a space, the independent library generates lively debate around literacy, the role of the state, local and national identity, and cultural value.

VPFA 8th annual conference: Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 4:55am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association

Victorian Popular Genres, 14-15th July 2016

Keynote Speaker – Dr Joanne Knowles (Liverpool John Moores University)

Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire)

Exhibition – 'Popular Victorian & Edwardian Fiction: From Cheaper, to Cheap, and then to Cheapest', Curated by John Spiers

Call for Papers

CALL for PAPER 2016 : SOCRATES JOURNAL

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 9:29pm
Socrates: Scholarly research Journal

Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.

We accept paper submission from 22 Disciplines and 3 languages (English- Hindi- Persian).
It is recommended for Authors to read our Editorial Policies and Current Openings for submission before making paper submission.
There is no Article Submission fee,No Article Processing fee and no Publication Fees
Papers would be selected on the basis of authenticity, originality and depth of research.
Authors should provide complete Metadata for their paper whenever they make a paper submission.
Deadline For Regular Paper Submission: February 15, 2016

Terrible Beauty [Deadline Extended to 1/30/2016]

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:22pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
Catholic Library World/ Catholic Library Association

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

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