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Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear. Articles: 6/1/2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 3:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual refereed publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). The special theme for 2016 is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear." Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.

All academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to:

The West as Resource

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:26pm
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MLA 2017 - Western Literature Association
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Western Literature Association Panel at MLA 2017, in in Philadelphia, January 5-8.

Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Proposals might consider topics such as working landscapes, issues of water use, mining, the people of the west as resources, etc....

Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine, Kerry.fine@ttu.edu no later than March 22, 2016.

Reviews for the Thatcher Network

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:38am
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The Thatcher Network (@ThatcherNetwork)

Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The website is launching later this year.

Twitter: @ThatcherNetwork

Books discussed in the review can be from any academic discipline and may relate to one or more of the following areas:

* Margaret Thatcher and her governments

* Thatcherism and its legacy

* Britain in the 1980s

* Classical Liberalism and Neoliberalism

* The Falklands War

* The Miner's Strike

* Free market economics

* Thatcher and the Centre for Policy Studies / Institute of Economic Affairs

* Thatcher's contemporaries (Sir Keith Joseph, Airey Neave, Ronald Reagan, etc.)

Scenography and Borders: Practice, Place and Politics -- deadline 18 Aoril 2016; conference 5-7 Sept 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:28pm
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TaPRA
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TaPRA's Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.

Edited Collection: Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:58pm
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Ann Marie A. Short
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An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications of breastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women's bodies as the "natural" choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

MLA 2017 Special Session - "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:02pm
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MLA 2017 Special Session Proposal
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We are seeking proposals for a special session at the MLA 2017 conference. Our proposed session, "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination," will consider literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. We invite perspectives representing diverse fields and theoretical approaches, with possible subtopics including but not restricted to nationalism, taxation and reactions to it, democratic societies, populism, labor, and policing.

"Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:52pm
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Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Symposium at the International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, Grožnjan, 29 May 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:07pm
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International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
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Submit proposals of 300-500 words to Symposium Coordinator Kimmy Szeto at ivaw.groznjan@gmail.com by 1 April 2016. Include a CV or a brief biographical note.

Further information: http://www.artsynergy.net/symposium.html

Performing the Other

Call for papers American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d ​

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:11pm
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Antony Miller

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/jsss

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that's why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
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California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

Area of Whedon Studies - MPCA 2016 Conference: October 6 - 9, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
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We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.

Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices – 2-4 March 2017 – Toronto, Canada

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:48pm
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Common Ground Publishing

http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/2017-conference/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held at the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 March 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

The First 'Hamlet'

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:08am
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Special Issue: Critical Survey
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The 1603 edition of Hamlet, the first surviving text of Shakespeare's most famous play, was, for most of the twentieth century, dismissed as a 'bad quarto', the most conspicuous inhabitant of the ghetto of 'memorial reconstruction'. This theory was widely proclaimed as a 'fact', which had been proven by the scientific methods of the New Bibliography. It was also widely accepted as a 'fact' that references to a play called 'Hamlet' in 1589, 1594, and 1596 referred to an earlier, lost tragedy, probably written by Thomas Kyd.

shipping and fandoms

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00am
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clare woods, carlos rojas, eileen chow//duke university
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Shipping and Fandoms
Literature revolves around relationships. These may include not only relationships between authors and their readers, but also ones among readers themselves; and they may also include not only relationships between fictional characters within a work, but also potential relationships between characters that are not explicitly delineated within the text itself.

We invite chapter proposals for a volume on the phenomenon of "shipping"—whereby readers create fan fiction or other fan-generated material that brings fictional characters together into imagined relationships (sexual, amorous, or otherwise).

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