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Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:13pm
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015. Please send presentation title and abstract via the online system at pamla.org/2015 no later than June 10, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:36pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 8th, 2015, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

The SAMLA 87 theme is: "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

[UPDATE] "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting" 19-21 November 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:28pm
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University

The Call for Papers for the 12th Annual Meeting of
the European Society for Textual Scholarship has
been extended to 30 June 2015. Details follow.

Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for
Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre
for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester
England 19-21 November 2015

The English Countryside (18th-21st c.): Identities, Mutations, and Representations

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:59am
ACE - University of Rennes 2

The English Countryside
(18th-21st centuries)
Identities, Mutations, and Representations

Research on British rural spaces is often given less exposure than urban studies (urbanisation, gentrification, inner cities, architectural feats, etc.). This may be justified by the fact that, since the Victorian era, the population, economic activities and jobs have been mainly concentrated in urban conurbations. Less than 15% of Britons live in the countryside, which nonetheless still makes up 80% of Britain.

Working-class writing: an essay collection

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:45am
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

On 12 May 2015, five days after the Tories secured a parliamentary majority in the general election, the Guardian reported that David Cameron was "expected to lay out his plans for a parliament of 'blue-collar Conservatism'" to his cabinet. References to "working people" recurred in the election campaign, and Cameron's comments suggest that they remain a site of political dispute even after their votes have been counted, a category parties struggle to control and mobilize. "Working people" themselves have been conspicuously absent from this process, though, and the term "working class," with its radical connotations and history, has been relatively little used.

PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:08am

PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference
PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference, coordinated by İstanbul Bilgi University, Management of Performing Arts Department and DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), and organized by BİLSAS (Science Art, Sport Productions) will take place on December 19-20, 2015.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:57am


LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference will be held on November 12-14 in Istanbul. The conference is coordinate by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Research Center), organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by NHKM (Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center).


Workshop, London - Creative Collaboration: Practice Meets Reasearch

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:28am
Sophie Lally - King's College, London

Dear all,

Clod Ensemble, The Place and King's College London have put together an exciting 3-day workshop exploring interdisciplinary collaboration. Please see below for more information and how to apply or follow this link:


Sophie Lally
King's College London
Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research

Fri 24 Jul – Sun 26 Jul, 10am–6pm each day at The Place and King's College London

This workshop is for both choreographers and academic researchers.

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Submissions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:46am
Cheat River Review (West Virginia University)

The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.

Submitting is free on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Visit http://cheatriverreview.com/ for details.

All Submissions Should Include:

The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page.
1-inch margins.
The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

Violent Bodies Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University, Oct. 30th-31st, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:03pm
English Graduate Organization (EGO) at The Ohio State University

Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events. Bodies both commit acts of violence -- from the "law-making" violence of interpersonal conflict to the "law-preserving" state violence of the body politic (Benjamin) -- and also experience violence inflicted upon them, often for expressly political purposes. Scholars such as Elaine Scarry and Lauren Berlant have studied how violence reconstitutes its victims' realities through the affective structures of trauma and pain. Others have focused on how certain bodies can be scripted as violent.