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[Update]: Panel on Postfeminism and Popular Culture @ Midwest Popular Culture Conference, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 11-13, 2013

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:16am
Melissa Miles McCarter

Papers on any aspect of postfeminism and popular culture requested for a panel at the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference to be held Oct. 11-13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.

According to Rosalind Gill (2007), "postfeminism is best thought of as a sensibility that characterises increasing numbers of films, television shows, adverts and other media products" and this sensibility is, "made up of a number of interrelated themes," including:

Secular Shakespears - Shakespeare 450 (April 21 - 27 2014 Paris, France)

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:36pm
Société française Shakespeare

The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English writer.

[UPDATE] New Mappings of the Avant-gardes

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:28pm
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Montevideana VIII: New Mappings of the Avant-gardes. Views from (or towards) Latin America.

Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2013.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at SCMLA

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:19pm
South Central Modern Language Association

We invite proposals on the topic of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities for presentation at the 70th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3-5, 2013.

Please send abstracts of 500 words, your name and affiliation and a statement identifying any A/V needs to the session chair and secretary by March 31, 2013:
Carol Bunch Davis (davisc@tamug.edu)
Dustin Morrow (dustin_morrow@baylor.edu)

Abstracts on all topics are welcome and will receive full consideration, but we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts on interdisciplinary projects.

Cracking the Ivory Tower, Abstract deadline: May 1

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 5:40pm
University of Pittsburgh

The editors seek abstracts for essays sharing advice, unique stories or sage wisdom for graduate students at all levels. We are seeking to increase transparency and a community of support for graduate students. We welcome abstracts addressing personal experiences from graduate students at every stage in their academic career (i.e. first year, post Comprehensive exams, ABD, etc.). All humanities fields are welcome.

New book series established: Shakespeare and the Stage

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 12:06pm
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

New Book Series: Shakespeare and the Stage

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press has established a new Series on Shakespeare and the Stage, devoted to the publication of scholarly works on the theatrical dimensions of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Both individual studies and collections of previously unpublished essays are welcome.

The Series Editors are Peter Kanelos, Valparaiso University (peter.kanelos@valpo.edu) and Matthew Kozusko, Ursinus College (mkozusko@ursinus.edu). Proposals should be addressed directly to the editors.

Science and Fiction: Literary Darwinism MMLA Conference November 7-10, 2013

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 11:07am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from November 7-10, 2013.

I am seeking papers that explore the links between evolutionary psychology/biology and fiction. In what ways might evolutionary theory assist or hinder an understanding and analysis of fiction?
Papers might also examine fiction after Darwin.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief C.V. by May 31st to Kevin Swafford, swafford@bradley.edu

Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

[UPDATE] Submission Deadline Extended to May 1st. 'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 3:32pm
Holly Ordway / Houston Baptist University

From the classical period to today, the virtues have served as a means of self-examination, a guide for self-reflection, a pattern for living a good life, and an inspiration for literary composition. For Christians, the virtues have the added dimension of being rooted in the revelation of God's character. This re-orientation of the understanding of virtue means that pursuing virtue can be a spiritual discipline as well as a form of witness.
Literature provides a powerful means of reflecting on what virtue is, how the expression of particular virtues shapes actions and character, and what a virtuous life looks like in various times, places, and cultures.

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