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The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:43am
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Gilman and the Archive
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The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference

Gilman and the Archive

June 12-14, 2015

Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference will take place in June 2015 at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman's papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical,The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference.

NEMLA 2015: Oceanic Turns The Politics of Hemispheric American Studies

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:41am
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable examines the locations, terminologies and methodologies that shape the oceanic turn in contemporary American literary studies. The recent twentieth anniversary of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic reminds us that an oceanic rather than a national framework has influenced the direction of literary and cultural studies for the last two decades. During this time studies of American, British, and African Diasporic literature have taken a decidedly oceanic turn. Current scholarship reflects renewed interest in the impact of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on the creation of extra-national literary imaginaries. Yet, despite what we might consider a degree of academic canonization, the oceanic turn remains as slippery as it is suggestive.

Mediums of Trash/Trash Mediums (Trash Culture Edited Collection)

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:53am
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Trash Culture Journal

"The medium is the message", declared Marshall McLuhan (1967) in his now famous book of the same name. He writes: "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" (2008: 8). Seemingly, the elements of Trash Culture have always prioritised the content over the medium, the supposed vulgarity contained in objects such as comic books rather than the aesthetics of the object itself, and the 'crude' programs on television rather than the television as a medium of communicating trash. The medium itself has therefore been a neglected element of Trash Culture, and in this way the notion of 'trash' must be discussed through lenses of technological and/or cultural determinism.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:05pm
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Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)

[UPDATE] Performance and Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:24am
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Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

Romantic and Victorian Echoes: A Transatlantic Exchange (April 30-May 3, 2015) at the Fairmont in Toronto

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:13am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference
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This panel applies a transnational approach, which is interested in links between British Romantic and Victorian authors with American writers such as (but not limited to) William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walt Whitman, Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth and Henry David Thoreau, etc. Papers will focus on how British writers influenced the form, content, and sensibility of American writers.

World Literature/Immigrant Literature (NeMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:28pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, 'I don't know what to make of the term 'immigrant fiction.' […] If certain books are to be termed immigrant fiction, what do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?

PROTEST: RESISTANCE AND DISSENT IN AMERICA

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:26am
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British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference

SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)

UPDATE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - DEADLINE Aug 22, 2014

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:43am
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Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

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