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Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).


Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
James Hogg Society

Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Sitcoms and Sitcom Stars of the 1950s (November 15, 2014; Proposals due August 1, 2014)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:40pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.

We invite presentation proposals pertaining to noteworthy sitcoms and sitcom stars of the 1950s, to be featured in a special series of panels at the Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, which will be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014. This daylong conference promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Fifties," whether televisually or otherwise.

Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]

Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, www.nemla.org using the session ID# 15470.

Quantum Medievalisms Kzoo 2015

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI

Sponsored Session

Quantum Medievalisms
Call For Papers

The French New Wave at 60: A Reassessment (abstracts by Sept. 30)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Nouvelle Vague changed the way that people watch, critique, and make movies for generations to come. However, what happens when the New Wave is no longer new? Has its elevation to classic status stripped it of its power to provoke? What is the continued relevance of the French New Wave? This roundtable seeks to engage with these questions by looking at its criticism, filmmakers, and key New Wave films, and the current status of the Nouvelle Vague. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com
by Sept. 30.

French Shakespeare (abstract Sept. 30)

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore Shakespeare and the French by tackling Shakespeare and French sources, French characters and settings, neoclassical critics on Shakespeare, Enlightenment and Romantic writers on Shakespeare, French stage and film versions, Shakespeare in translation, and twentieth-century French criticism. The impact of the engagement between Shakespeare and the French continues to be immense, and this panel seeks to explore and appreciate the ever-changing nature of this impact. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com by Sept. 30.

Journal of the Wooden O

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:08am
Southern Utah University Press

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Articles published in the JWO are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and appear full-text in EBSCO Academic Search Premiere.

Feminist Formations Special Issue Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:45am
Feminist Formations Special Issue

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? Institutional Feelings theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.