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CFP: 2013 Aphra Behn Society Conference, October 24-25, 2013, Tulsa, OK

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 4:21pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830
is pleased to announce its 2013 biennial conference:

Women, Reputation, and Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century
October 24-25, 2013

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 is pleased to announce a plenary lecture by Dr. Laura Engel (Duquesne University) and a reading by Maureen Duffy, author of The Passionate Shepherdess: Aphra Behn 1640-89.

[UPDATE] MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature (due Mar 22)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:01pm
Kristine A. Wilson


For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 22 MARCH 2013 to Kristine Wilson (wilson67@purdue.edu).

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime in June).

Critical Animal Studies Conference (June 20-22, 2013)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:03pm
Institute for Critical Animal Studies

2013 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS/NOMINATIONS
12th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies

June 20-22, 2013
Site: Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
Host: MCTC Philosophy Club
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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THEME:

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Desire, Spirituality and "Regimes of Truth" in Contemporary South Asian Literature

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:07am
The World Forum for World Literature Studies

The World Forum for World Literature Studies published by Shanghai Normal University, Purdue University and the Wuhan Institute for Humanities calls for paper for its Special Issue on South Asian Literature. The Special Issue will examine the nature of power and its manifestations in various discourses on desire and spirituality in contemporary South Asian literature. According to Michel Foucault, power is the "network of relations" in which entities confront each other. There is no "essence" to power, but only its specific relational forms.

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity (PAMLA 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:48pm
Megan Cannella/PAMLA 2013

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference , University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 4:37pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year's conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived and perceived within different contexts, the ways in which literature, film, performance, and other forms of art relate to and incorporate contemporary outbursts of violence, the new ways in which this process can be theorized in the field of humanities and social sciences, and finally the ways in which this type of violence changes cultural politics of diversity in societies.

Collection of Essays on Dreams in British Literature

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 2:06pm
Jaime Jordan, PhD

I am inviting proposals to contribute to a collection of essays on the subject of dreams in British literature. This collection already consists of essays covering the Renaissance, Romantic, and Victorian periods. To round out this collection, I would like to include one or two essays on eighteenth-century literature. Please submit abstracts of 500 words by April 1 as well as a short bio. If selected for this collection, your full essay (6000-7000 words) will be requested by the end of 2013. Please use Chicago style.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:31pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

CFP: Television Series & the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:51pm
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

Call for Papers: Television Series and the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on television (spring 2014), guest edited by Franck Boulègue and Marisa C. Hayes.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of television, past and/or present. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

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