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E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing (CETAPS)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:50pm
CETAPS, FCSH - New University of Lisbon

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) irá começar a publicar em meados de 2013 o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Es...crita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:29pm
Deanne Williams, York University

Call for Papers: Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare
Special Issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, in conjunction with guest editor Deanne Williams, York University, extend a call for papers for B&L 9.2 (Fall 2014) on the topic of Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare.

SSSL Biennial Conference, March 27-29, 2014

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:48pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Call for Proposals
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference
March 27-29, 2014
Arlington, Virginia

OTHER SOUTHS: APPROACHES, ALLIANCES, ANTAGONISMS

In her keynote address at the 2012 SSSL conference, Barbara Ladd discussed numerous recent sea changes in the field of southern literary studies. These shifts include a decentering of the Southern renascence and a heightened interest in earlier texts; in coastal, middle, and upper Souths; in previously overlooked intercultural relationships and tensions; in new ways of thinking about race and racism; in still-nascent understandings of class and classism; and in texts that illuminate "southern" without themselves being "southern."

Irish Studies Panel at SAMLA

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 6:54pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space is constructed and defined.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at no later than June 1, 2013.

Panel on Postfeminism in Popular Culture for the 2013 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:29pm
Melissa Miles McCarter

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

Please send a 150 word abstract and short bio in MS Word format to melissa_miles@yahoo.com by March 25, 2013. Selection of panel will be announced April 1, 2013.

The focus on this panel will be on postfeminist representations of femininity and/or masculinity in particular television shows, movies, or other popular media.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Portrayals of economic tensions between men and women post-feminism.

Indigenous Studies Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:14pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Indigenous Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013 St. Louis, MO

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:11pm
H.G. Wells Society

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the 2013 Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2013 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.

CALL FOR PAPERS Social Fabrics: Utopias and Dystopias in relation to the Work of William Morris and H. G. Wells, Saturday 14 Se

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:07pm
A Conference Jointly Run by the H.G. Wells Society and the William Morris Society

Social Fabrics: Utopias and Dystopias in relation to the Work of William Morris and H. G. Wells

A Conference Jointly Run by the H.G. Wells Society and the William Morris Society

Saturday 14 September 2013, The Coach House, Kelmscott House, London, UK
10.00am-4.30pm

Beyond the Human: Monsters, Mutants and Lonely Machines (or What)?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 3:50pm
Jawaharlal Nehru University

An International Conference
New Delhi
20-23 February 2014

http://beyondthehuman.com/

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

The conference is organized by
Makarand Paranjape, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Debashish Banerji, University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles
Richard Carlson, Pacific Weather, Port Angeles, WA.

Muslim identity issues in literature and film

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:47pm
Journal of Contemporary Literature (Allahabad, India)

Fiction narratives, films, documentaries and TV series dealing with Muslim issues have increased notably since the events of 9/11, most of them with reference to Islamist terrorism. Whether triggered by 9/11 attacks or not, Islamic characters in literature and film often embody the problematic role of the 'Other' and are usually forced into a stereotype designed from a Western biased perspective as an epitome of fundamentalism and hatred versus the civilization and modernity represented by white, wealthy westerners.

What's Class Got To With It?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:25pm
Renaissance English Text Society

The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for 2014 MLA to be held 9-12 January in Chicago, Illinois

What's class got to do with it?

Early Modern books and manuscripts not only searched for readers; they also created them, in part by exploiting social class. RETS welcomes abstracts on this interconnection between texts and class. Papers may range from theoretical discussions to specific local examples of the intersections of texts and class.

Network Detroit: Digital Theory and Practice (Sept. 22-23 2013)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:05pm
Lawrence Technological University

Network Detroit: Digital Theory and Practice (September 22-23, 2013) will bring together Detroit and Michigan digital humanities scholars. The metropolitan Detroit digital humanities context includes elite universities and small liberal arts colleges, a private sector accustomed to civic activism, and world-class heritage institutions accustomed to collaborating with corporate partners. Given this regional context, the Network Detroit conference will be a laboratory for working out ways to re-imagine the boundaries that dominate discussions about the future of the digital humanities: large versus small, center versus camp, elite versus upstart, disciplinary versus collaborative, peer review versus public interest.

MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014; Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:45am
Ellen Weinauer/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts and a short c.v. to Ellen Weinauer (ellen.weinauer@usm.edu) by March 15, 2013.

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