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Circus, Dance, and Sacred Literature

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.

From the New to the Neo-Woman: (Re)Envisioning a Fin-de-Siècle Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Scholarship credits Sarah Grand with devising the term “New Woman” in 1894, although occasional differing claims nod to others, Lady Mary Jeune, for instance, in 1889. The label, which characterized and categorized the independent, self-supporting woman, quickly became popular in late Victorian culture and has resurfaced in our fascination with the Neo-Victorian. In the 1890s the New Woman appeared as the nonconformist heroine in novels, in articles about women’s education, tracts about employment equality. Magazines satirized the bicycle-riding emancipated female; conduct books warned about an un-feminine type. In their variety and scope, representations of the New Woman were, as New Woman scholars like Lyn Pyckett have established, ambivalent.

Film and Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
The College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Film and Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Film and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

"The American Campus Novel in the 21st Century” ACLA Seminar

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:26am
Marta J. Lysik/University of Wroclaw/Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Papers

 

"The American Campus Novel in the 21st  Century”

                                                                Seminar organized within the framework of the

                                                        annual ACLA conference in Chicago, March 19-22nd, 2020.