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(NeMLA 2020) George Eliot's Unfortunate Men

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?

"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

Projective Verse at 70: Theoretical and Poetic Influences

updated: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 4:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville from February 20-22. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of this important essay, and the panel will therefore examine the essay’s theoretical and poetic legacies. We are interested in abstracts proposing innovative approaches to reading Olson’s essay and the conversations that it started. How have the theoretical or cultural contexts surrounding projective verse created a robust understanding of poetic practice in the post-1945 era? How have the legacies of projective poetry engaged with and inflected theoretical models?

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:55am
Revista Tropos/Tropos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

Submissions are open until December 20, 2019

Publication of the dossier: July 2020

Irish religious diasporas 17th-21st century

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:38pm
GIS EIRE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

"Irish Religious Diasporas from the 17th to the 21st century"

An international GIS EIRE conference jointly organized by the University of Caen Normandy (ERIBIA), the University of Lille (CECILLE) and IT Tallaght (AFIS)

May 14-15, 2020