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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 for submissions: 
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
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Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
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deadline for submissions: 
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
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MEARCSTAPA
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deadline for submissions: 
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.

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

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
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University of Virginia's College at Wise
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deadline for submissions: 
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

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
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 for submissions: 
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 for submissions: 
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?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Edson / University of Wyoming
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deadline for submissions: 
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)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Carlson, Thomas Fulton / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
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.

James Boswell and the Press

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Donald J. Newman/The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

I am seeking contributions for a collection of essays on James Boswell that focuses on those writings in his literary career that have attracted little critical attention, work he published in newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets. Potential contributors could focus on, but are certainly not limited to: his magazine columns, the miscellaneous poetry that appeared in the periodical press; and writing he intended to publish in the periodical press but didn’t. Proposals on his books that address topical subjects (which would include his books on Corsica and the Douglas Cause) would be of interest, as would his relations with the press and/or its editors.

The Asian Literature Session of the 2016 PAMLA Annual Conference

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Seonna Kim / University of Minnesota
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session

Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

GENTES, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
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University for Foreigners of Perugia
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES ABSTRACT JUNE 30TH 2016 // DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST 2016

GENTES is an open access on-line journal of Humanities and Social Sciences published under the auspices of Perugia University for Foreigners ISSN: 2283-5946 (Volume III, Issue 3, 2016).

Ben Jonson First Folio Quadricentennial Conference

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our first bi-annual conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1616 folio publication of Ben Jonson’s Workes. We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of one or more of the playtexts found within this volume, but we also welcome topics involving Jonson’s works in performance or Jonson’s influence on seventeenth-century print culture. The conference will be held at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia on September 23 and 24, 2016.

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