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1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:38pm
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"
Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

1616 Symposium (Rhodes College, April 21-22, 2016)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:28am
Shakespeare at Rhodes

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Rhodes College, through the bequest of Dr. Iris Annette Pearce, celebrates Shakespeare's quatercentenary anniversary with a free public symposium on the year 1616 on April 21-22, 2016:

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 12/1/2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:56am
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The conference theme is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear."

Abstract deadline: December 1, 2015.

Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

North American Literature and the Environment. Deadline Oct. 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:53pm
Jim Daems

I am putting together a proposal for a collection of essays for the North American Literature and the Environment, 1600-1900 series for Ashgate. The book will focus on the 16th and 17th centuries, and particularly on how religious views of the period, be they Puritan or Church of England, for example, play a role in how the environment or the colonial enterprise is represented in the work(s) of an author or authors. I am also thinking of such representation in a way that can consider broader categories beyond just theology—gender, sexuality, race, ecocriticism, etc. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
How does a particular religious worldview influence a writer's representation of the North American environment?

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[FINAL REMINDER] NeMLA 2016 Panel: On the Limits of Computational Analysis in the Humanities (DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:00am
Dr. Jonathan M. Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association

The following will be a panel at the 2016 NeMLA in Hartford, CT. Abstracts must be submitted by next Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Please follow the instructions at

Direct an inquires to the panel's chair, Dr. Jonathan Dickstein, at