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A Change of (s)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch, Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2016

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:46am
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Michelle Poland / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland - www.asle.org.uk) invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) on the theme of 'A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch'.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adeline Johns-Putra - Reader in English (University of Surrey)

Duncan French - Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln)

Kate Rigby - Professor of Environmental Humanities (Monash University)

Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 9:22am
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Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

An Interdisciplinary Two-day Conference at the University of Warwick
6th and 7th May 2016

Keynote speakers:

Prof Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Comparative Literature, Stanford University)

Author of "Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature" (2012), "Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey" (2004) and "After 1945 - Latency as Origin of the Present" (2013).

Prof Giovanna Colombetti (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter)

Author of "The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind" (2014) and co-editor of "Emotion Experience", a 2005 special edition of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies".

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 8:59am
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Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
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Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)

To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on "The Wreck of the Deutschland.") Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins's changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.

New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:52pm
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Mikee Delony and Perry Harrison
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CFP for Edited Volume: New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

The 2013 publication of Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson's Early Rymes of Robyn Hood: An Edition of the Texts, ca. 1425-1600 provides new opportunities for scholars to reread and reconsider the earliest Robin Hood rhymes and plays. Scholars now have access to the extant manuscripts of the late medieval ballads as well as two early plays. Now that these early texts are readily available—some for the first time—it is time for scholars of a wide range of interests and backgrounds to return to the medieval rhymes with the aid of this significant new resource that allows for truly in-depth analysis of the source materials.

Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:31pm
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Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

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

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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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 - 3:02pm
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40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
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ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE October 20-22, 2016

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
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ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 

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

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference www.wright.edu/shakespeare
contact email: 

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

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2016]

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance (MLA 2017)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:05pm
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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (guaranteed 2017 session)
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The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its guaranteed session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017.

Adoption in Contemporary Drama and Performance

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:56am
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
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While it seems as though the Euro-American culture is everywhere globally—from television shows to fast food restaurants, international trade treaties to sanctions and strikes—this conference explores how it actually gets translated, interrogated, adapted, and even re-defined, as it appears in localized contexts across the globe. This conference is interested in scholarship that explores general concerns of global translations of national and regional cultures and subcultures.

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