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Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference 2016

This panel welcomes papers that explore any aspect of Peninsular Literature after 1700, especially those dealing with the convention's theme: "Border States." Please email abstracts of 250 words (along with your first and last names, institutional affiliation, preferred email, and paper title) to Isaac García-Guerrero at isaac.garciaguerrero@wisc.edu. The deadline to submit proposals is April 20, 2016.

Southeastern Renaissance Conference 2016, Wake Forest University, September 23-24

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:55am
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Southeastern Renaissance Conference



The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 73rd annual conference, which will be held on September 23-24, 2016, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time) by email attachment in either Word or PDF to Dr. Andrew Shifflett, President of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, shifflett@sc.edu, by June 1, 2016.

In and outside the frame / American and British Studies Annual

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:40am
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Department of American and British Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
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The Department of English and American Studies, at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic is pleased to announce its 13th International Cultural Studies Conference & 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and Teaching/Learning English which will take place on 13-14 October 2016.

Papers which employ an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged along with any proposals dealing with the literature or other cultural artifacts of Anglophone nations or communities. Plenary sessions on topics in English linguistics and the teaching / learning of English will also take place.

CFP: thresholds no. 1, Extraneous

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:31am
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Fran McDonald, Whitney Trettien

thresholds is a new digital journal co-edited by Whitney Trettien (UNC) and Fran McDonald (U. Louisville). The journal's platform bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen architecture. On the left side of the screen, we publish short essays (essayer – trial, attempt, test). The right side of the screen is populated by the various text fragments, images, audio, and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. Unlike a footnote or endnote, these fragments are not explicitly harnessed to the essay's main body; they do not rustle the reader toward a specific interpretative conclusion.

Urban Studies Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 1:13am
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

After(-)Lives -- Deadline 30th July, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:45pm
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ANTAE - A Postgraduate Journal on the Interspaces of English Studies
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'While we talk, the sun is getting older. It will explode in 4.5 billion years.'
Jean François Lyotard, 'Can Thought Go on Without a Body?'

'living on can mean a reprieve or an afterlife, "life after life" or life after death, more life as more than life, and better; the state of suspension in which it's over - and over again'
Jacques Derrida, 'Living On: Borderlines'

'Whether my life had been before that sleep
The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell
Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
I know not'
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Triumph of Life'

The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography: An Interdisciplinary Conference (November 2016), CFP deadline 1 June 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:26am
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School of English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London
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The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography
An Interdisciplinary Conference

10-12 November 2016
Queen Mary University of London

Call for Papers
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2016.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Tsitsi Jaji (Duke), Peter Howarth (Queen Mary).
There will be performances by poets from South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Call For Submissions: "What to Make of 'Nation?"

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:09am
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The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal, University of Connecticut

We are pleased to announce a call for papers to be featured in the second issue of The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal, housed in the University of Connecticut's Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. For this issue, titled "What to Make of 'Nation?", we welcome article submissions that treat the often-problematic complexities of nation-centric constructs such as nationhood, nationalism, and national identity, as well as counter-constructs rooted in discourses of globality, postcolonialism, universality, human rights, and other bustling spheres of critical inquiry. This issue aims to complicate the very idea of nation by interrogating the limitations of its political, geographical, and socio-cultural dimensions.

RSAA 2017 - Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:25am
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Romantic Studies Association of Australasia
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RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington

Proposals due: 20 August 2016

Minor Shakespeares: the politics and aesthetics of the margins - 23rd-24th September, 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:25am
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University of Split, Croatia
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Keynote lectures: Peter Greenaway and Prof. Richard Wilson

For Deleuze and Guattari there are modes of literature that offer themselves to the state, to official and institutional discourse, and thus to the hierarchically transcendent. These reactionary forms are to be contrasted with the resistant, revolutionary, and immanent 'lines-of-flight' of 'minor literature'.

[UPDATE - REMINDER] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:46am
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Durham University

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities

Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

MICHAELINE CRICHLOW
(Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University)
SIMON DURING
(Australian Research Professor, University of Queensland)
WALTER MIGNOLO
(William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)

Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference (Salzburg, 17–21 July 2017)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:40am
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The International Flann O'Brien Society / Department of English Studies, Salzburg University
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Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference
Department of English Studies, Salzburg University
July 17–21 2017

Keynote Speakers
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
Maebh Long (The University of the South Pacific)

[UPDATE] MMLA American Literature 1 Panel; abstracts due APRIL 10

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:08am
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Shawna Rushford-Spence/ Midwest Modern Language Association

With the theme of "Border States" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of border-crossing, migration and mobility, and/or troubled immigration; explorations of the cultural effects of urbanization and suburbanization, expansion, and/or technological innovation; the influence of literary texts on the cultural imagination and/or states of being and mind; the influence of "progress" on the literary imagination; and migrants and/or immigrants as characters in literary texts.

[UPDATE] Works in Progress, 7th July

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 4:13pm
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GradCATS / De Montfort University
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Keynote speakers: Professor Julie Sanders, Newcastle University, and Dr Adam Smyth,University of Oxford.
Abstract Deadline: 15th April 2016

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

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