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2nd CFP: What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? SAMEMES 9-11 Sept 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 4:48pm
Olga Timofeeva/Univeristy of Zurich

What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England?

Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies

Fifth Biennial Conference, Zurich, 9-11th September 2016

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. Brian Cummings (University of York)
Prof. Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center, New York)
Prof. Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Nicolette Zeeman (University of Cambridge)

[UPDATE]: "Black" or "All": An Atlanta University Center Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:37pm
Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

The Morehouse College English Department in collaboration with the Office of the Provost invites academics of all levels to participate in its Tenth Annual Symposium. This year's symposium will focus on the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The event will take place in fall 2016, with specific dates, including the deadline for abstracts, being sent out this summer.

Call for Papers

Borders of Modernism Perugia 14-16 December 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:29pm
CEMS Centre for European Modernism Studies (http://www.cemstudies.eu)

Originally deriving from the Old French bordure (meaning "seam" and "edge of a shield"), in its geopolitical sense the term "border" was first used in Scotland in the 1530s. The Borders was indeed the name of the district adjoining the English boundary. Accordingly, over the centuries borders have been used to signal differences, separations, distinctions, discontinuities, the beginning of the other, as well as the need for protection and preservation. One could mention cultural, linguistic, political, social, gender borders, and the list could of course be much longer.

Authors Sought for Edited Collection (under contract) on PTSD and Eastwood films

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:25pm
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

With the release of American Sniper (2014), Clint Eastwood brought to the surface an interest in post-traumatic stress disorder that runs throughout his directorial career. Early feature length films like Play Misty for Me (1971) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) represent versions of post-traumatic stress before the concept was officially listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Firefox (1982) appears just two years after that same group entered the term into the third edition of the DSM as a response to the increased number of soldiers seeking help for psychological issues related to wartime experiences.

18th Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, 2 - 4 June 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:51am
British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

Please share the following CfP with any graduate students who may be interested. Deadline for Paper Proposals: 23:59 GMT on Monday 21 March 2016.

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BritGrad 2016: Call for Papers

2-4 June 2016

The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespeare, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies to submit paper proposals for the Eighteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

Literature's Animals Postgraduate Conference 18th May 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:26am
University of Bristol Department of English

Call for Papers
Literature's Animals Postgraduate Conference

As part of a two-week series of events on the subject of animal studies, Bristol University's Department of English is organising a postgraduate conference.

[UPDATE] Pop Culture panel at MMLA 2016 Nov 10-13

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders in all their diverse forms in popular culture. Popular culture by nature transgresses both literal and figurative borders by creating liminal spaces for new ideas and pushing the boundaries of perception. Possible topics include media and adaptation, virtual reality, immersion and interactivity, posthumanism in pop culture, border crossing in graphic narratives, and fanfiction. We welcome papers that discuss all forms of popular media including, but not limited to, film, television, popular literature, graphic novels/manga, visual art, video games, and music.

Pacific Coast Philology: Essay Submissions Welcome

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. We publish two annual issues. The regular issue contains articles (5000-8000 words) and book reviews. The next regular issue will appear in early spring 2017. The editor, Roswitha Burwick (rburwick@scrippscollege.edu), invites you to submit your articles for consideration. Since readers normally take 3-6 months to assess your work, we recommend that you submit your work now so that we can include your essays and book reviews in the 2017 regular issue.

Update: Deadline Extended for the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:25pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

The abstract submission deadline for the 63rd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 4, 2016. This year's meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.

The MWCBS Program Committee will consider individual abstracts as well as proposals for complete sessions (of three participants) and roundtables (of four participants). Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts and are invited to apply for travel funds to the conference and for graduate paper prizes for presentations given at the meeting.

Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 5:47pm
Inter-disciplinary.net

Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement
The 3rd Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Native American Literature at Midwest MLA 11/10 - 11/13

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 3:52pm
MMLA Permanent Section on Native American Literature

Proposals for papers examining the conference theme of "Border States" in the works of Native American authors, accepted for the MMLA convention in St. Louis. Possible topics may explore literary treatments of physical and cultural migrations; geographic and textual contact zones; legal divisions; assimilations and blendings; genre borders or intersections of oral and written literatures; or generational, environmental, regional, transnational, linguistic, or textual borders. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 10 - Convention website: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

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