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Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers (submission deadline -- January 31, 2016)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:44pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Papers
Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers

This edited collection will address educational practices and pedagogies for teaching writing in prisons. The collection's framing concept argues for social and political consciousness within prison writing education that represents equal and shared learning between writers and teachers. The collection will offer material that advocates an equalitarian pedagogy for prison writing education while exploring how writing projects can model student/teacher collaboration in order for learning to occur for both teacher and student. More directly, how do knowledge, writing, and social activism combine in writing classrooms within a prison setting?

Louisa May Alcott Society: ALA May 26-29, 2016, San Francisco: Alcott for Grown-ups

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:59pm
Louisa May Alcott Society

The Louisa May Alcott Society will sponsor the panel "Alcott for Grown-ups" at ALA in San Francisco in May, 2016. While Louisa May Alcott notoriously complained about her role as a chief provider of "moral pap for the young," after the widespread success of Little Women, her identity as "the children's friend" was firmly sealed. Turning away from this unilateral understanding of Alcott and her work, this panel seeks to examine the ways Alcott's identity and body of work engages with or problematizes grown-up-ness. We welcome papers that analyze Alcott's writing for adults as well as those that complicate the study of Alcott's work as children's literature within the development of American Realism.

Possible topics might include:

[UPDATE] Nineteenth-century Building Stories (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Oct 15)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:37am
Elizabeth Starr (Westfield State University)

This panel will consider Victorian short fiction as both an artifact and narrative architect of the city. Drawing on the large body of scholarship on nineteenth-century print cultures and more recent reconsideration of the relationship between short and long-form narratives, this panel seeks papers interested in exploring the position of short fiction within Victorian attempts to represent and/or reimagine British urban landscapes.

UPDATE: Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (11/09; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:13am
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:01am
edited collection

The turmoil of the new millennium has given rise to a plethora of uncertainties about both the present and the future, which find their reflections in a whole spectrum of conventions characteristic of contemporary popular culture – from the gothic through noir and horror to psychedelic, cyberpunk, or post-apocalyptic. Influences of such dark aesthetics can be traced in numerous depictions of California (in fiction, music, TV series, movies, comic books, graphic novels, video games, etc.), turning it arguably into one specific region whose historical constitution as well as cultural renderings make it a unique space to confront the unknown.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Masculinities special issue | Writing from Below

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:25am
Writing from Below

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities - the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Do not be limited. Be brave. Play with form, style, and genre. We welcome submissions from across (and outside of, against and up against) the disciplinary spectrum.

Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:19pm
Cambridge University

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

Habit Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): DEADLINE APPROACHING

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:20am
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

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