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Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
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deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are listed on our website: http://www.lpppub.com/contact/work-with-us/ 

PAMLA 2016: Romanticism (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Romanticim. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

Aesthetics of dispersion (Call for papers)

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Olho d'água (Journal - Graduate Program of Literary Studies, MA and PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
deadline: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil

 

Aesthetics of Dispersion

 

Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana College English Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana

 

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

Deadline Extended: 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 31st)

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 12:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal

 

Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

 

People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2016 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 15, 2016)

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise
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deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The University of Virginia's College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for our thirtieth conference.  The conference is an open event that promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be around 300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor (the latter can be mailed or emailed separately).  A branch campus of the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public four-year liberal arts c

Ezra Pound's Vision of Paradise in The Cantos

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at grienej@scf.edu.

Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.

Call for Papers: LiNQ 2016 Place, Past, Perspective issue

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Literature in North Queensland (LiNQ)
deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perspective, in the context of time or place, is one of the primary orienting tools of narrative.  In life and story, new or different perspectives can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of realty, and differences in perspective lead to misunderstanding or conflict. In literature ranging from the English poet William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to the Australian novelist’s Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, readers are exposed to the possibilities and problems that emerge from differences of perspective. In the very act of reading and writing, readers and authors alike are forced to confront the points of contact between their own perspective and those of others.

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
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deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

EC/ASECS 2016 CFP / Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Edson / University of Wyoming
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

CFP for EC/ASECS 2016 (Fredericksburg, VA, 27–29 October 2016)

Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?

Recent scholars such as Yopie Prins and Virginia Jackson have identified and contested “lyricization”—the tendency to view all poetry as lyric poetry, as the solitary effusions of an expressive speaker—in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American criticism that continues to inform much current scholarship. Prins and Jackson are nineteenth-century specialists, and they have positioned their work under the rubric of “historical poetics,” an approach questioning the relevancy of some of the most familiar and supposedly universal genres, modes (lyric), and meters (foot-scansion) by which scholars traditionally analyze poetry.

Forms of Imperfection in the English Renaissance (RSA 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Carlson, Thomas Fulton / Rutgers University
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

While early modern writers sought “the perfect perfection of poesy” (to borrow the words of William Webbe), forms of imperfection have become central to our understanding of the period and its literary accomplishments. Scholars have lately looked to categories such as eccentricity, errancy, and incoherence as they have tried to understand the rise of English vernacular eloquence and the distinction of poetic making over the course of the early modern period.

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