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AATI @ Naples June 22-27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)


Session/Roundtable proposals with calls for abstracts: February 20, 2016.
Individual paper proposals: February 20, 2016.

Completed Sessions and Roundtables with all relevant information, as per guidelines (attached): March 1, 2016.


L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
June 22-27, 2016

Submissions for This Bridge Called Language Anthology [Deadline March 31, 2016]

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:34pm
This Bridge Called Language Anthology

This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions. This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an "untranslatable" word from around the world. We are seeking true-to-life, personal stories, inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any attempt at a direct translation could. We seek true tales that convey both the unique and the universal in the magic of real life.

This anthology will allow the power of language, storytelling and personal lived experience to be the bridge between the imagined "us" and "them," in a world that is increasingly filled instead with pieces of us all.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Dissertation Award (Medieval)

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:27pm
Lynn Arner/Canadian Society of Medievalists

The yearly competition for The Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies is currently open. This prize is awarded to a deserving dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM). The prize consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the CSM for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the CSM's newsletter Scrinium.

La producción cultural ecuatoriana desde 1980

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:57pm
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: manuel.medina@louisville.edu

MLA 2017: The Forms of American Religion

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:28pm
Wilson Brissett, Air Force Academy

What forms does religion take in the United States? I am assembling for MLA 2017 a panel of papers that take a formal approach to the study of American religions. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to, the influence of literary, cultural, political, or economic forms on theologies, practices, or spiritualities. Studies that focus on topics like race, gender, modernity, and secularism are welcome, and papers can be located in any time period or region. Ideally, the panel will include papers on Christian and other religions in the United States.

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal and a brief CV to Wilson Brissett (Wilson.brissett@usafa.edu) by 15 March 2016.

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:59pm
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

[UPDATE] "Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue March 1, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:39pm
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)

This Special Issue comes at a time when the defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to re-imagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects? Please send 250-word abstracts directly to the Guest Editor, Myra Mendible, at mendible@fgcu.edu for review. Completed papers are due on or before June 1st, 2016.

Final Reminder: 2016 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/16

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:22pm
Center for American Literary Studies


The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University


Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

CFP Nordic Association of English Studies, Kristiansand, Norway, 15 Feb. deadline

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:09pm
NAES Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, University of Agder

The theme of the conference is Englishes and Changing Identities in the North, and the focus this year will be on discussions and re-evaluations of English identities, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, as realised through language, literature and culture.

See the conference website for topics and submission details.


Reminder: Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (Apr. 15-16, 2016; Deadline Feb. 1)

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 12:29pm
South Dakota State University

Call for Papers
2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL)
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
April 15 & 16, 2016
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will be held at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, on April 15 and 16, 2016. We are seeking proposals for individual papers and complete panels on topics related to British literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century (please consult submission guidelines below).

UPDATE--ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:45am
Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.