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Prooftexts Special Issue: Jewish Literature/ World Literature January 8, 2015

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:54pm
Prooftexts

The transnational turn in Jewish literary scholarship has occasioned a methodological rethinking of Jewish literary studies. The discourse on world literature, with its focus on processes of cross-cultural circulation and translation, offers a cogent paradigm for conceptualizing Jewish literature beyond linguistic and national boundaries. For this special issue of Prooftexts on Jewish Literature/World Literature, we seek papers that address Jewish literary multilingualism, translation, and circulation. Essays should combine theoretical and methodological concerns with readings of Jewish-language texts to illustrate the productive intersections of Jewish literature with the discourse on world literature.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/14)

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:53pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@louisville.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

African Migrations: Transcultural Identities in the Making

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:59am
Dalarna University, sweden and University of Botswana

The phenomenon of migration is well-established in the history of human societies, where individuals or groups of people have moved from one place to another, either across international borders or internally within a state, for various reasons, such as political, religious, social, or economic. The experience of migration, whether it applies to refugees, displaced persons, or economic migrants, raises a number of important questions in terms of its effects on the individual and on society. These questions relate to the negotiation of identity on the part of the migrant, the effects of personal and cultural displacement, and not least questions concerning global justice and human rights.

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:55am
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

CFP: 9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:17am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.

Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald: The 13th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference July 4-11, 2015

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:45am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

From Hemingway's description of his friend's "very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth" in A Moveable Feast to his signature in The Crack-Up, "Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald" [sic], the literary world of F. Scott Fitzgerald is suffused with a Nostalgic Ireland. From the Irish Melodies to Dick's "Irish face" in Tender is the Night; the Irish girls, Tammany politics, and the Irish problem, and Anthony and Geraldine's conversation over Chevalier in The Beautiful and Damned; Pat Brady or Katherine Moore in The Last Tycoon; and Monsignor Darcy and Beatrice Blaine in This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's novels, short stories, and essays are populated with the remnants of an elusive Ireland.

The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction - 28-29 March 2015

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:06am
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals has become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Lesbians and Children's/YA Literature.Proposals due July 15

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:41am
June Cummins/San Diego State Uniersity

Reminder! Deadline for proposals is soon: July 15, 2014

Call for Papers
Lesbians and Children's Literature
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
June Cummins, Guest Editor

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of Lesbians and Children's/YA Literature, guest-edited by June Cummins.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

SCMS 2015 Panel CFP: 'Ecocriticism and Moving Image Archives'

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:02am
Rachel Webb Jekanowski, Concordia University

SCMS 2015 - Panel CFP
Deadline: August 6, 2014

Archival scholars have frequently turned to geological metaphors to explain the processes of archival selection, preservation, and the 'unearthing' of the past. Robert-Henri Bautier, for instance, compares archival collections to 'sediments of geological layers' that accumulate organically in "Les archives" (Samaran, L'Histoire et ses méthodes, 1961). Karen I. Ishizuka and Patricia Zimmermann echo this metaphor in Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories, referring to home movie collections as 'archival mines' and their study as an 'excavation' (2007). Yet ecocritical studies of archival practices and their material impacts on the natural world remain few and far between.

NeMLA 2015: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (due September 30, 2014)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
NeMLA

46th Annual NeMLA Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Canada

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning

In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.

Chairs: Erin M. Andersen, Hilarie Ashton

Gerne Bending in the Brut (9/15: Kalamazoo, 8/14-17)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:09pm
International Lawman's Brut Society

Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a "chronicle," "epic," "romance" or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman's blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, this session asks for proposals that examine issues of genre in the Brut. It encourages papers that take on questions of how best to categorize Lawman's work and proposals that examine his use of the various genres and sub-genres available to him, including for example hagiography and the homily.

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival

We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. Both text-based and performance-based approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, and we especially encourage proposals that explore the relationship between text and performance.

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

UPDATE - TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 4:15pm
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero); Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming 5th Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

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