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'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49pm
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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

[UPDATE] Reading Coetzee's Women conference (27-29 September 2016)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:40pm
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Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor J.M. Coetzee (Adelaide)
Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Professor Carrol Clarkson (Amsterdam)
Professor David Attwell (York)
Professor Derek Attridge (York)

This three-day international conference asks preeminent and emerging scholars to bring their attention to bear on 'Coetzee's women', broadly conceived, as well as possible reasons for the lack of sustained critical engagement with this theme until now.

Call for Papers now extended until 15 April 2016.
See http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/reading-coetzees-women/ for full details.

Proposed Collection on Walter Besant

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:19pm
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Kevin A. Morrison, Syracuse University
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I am interested in receiving expressions of interest or an abstract from potential contributors to a proposed collection on Walter Besant. Several presses have indicated interest.

Wisdom of Islamic Art

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 3:41am
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Islamic School of Art

10-Day Course on Islamic Art

The Islamic School of Art (in collaboration with the University of Religions and Denominations of Qom) is pleased to offer the short-term course of Wisdom of Islamic Art on 22th-31st August, 2016. This 10-Day program focuses on Islamic Art (Miniature, Architecture, Calligraphy, Music, Ta'zieh and …), discusses their philosophical foundations and entails visiting the most important Islamic architectures in the three cities of Tehran, Qom and Isfahan. All professors, researchers, artists and students in related fields are invited to apply.

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:01pm
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Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

Editors: Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age is a collection of essays written for today's savvy general readers that contextualizes and expands our notion of this critical era in American history.

The reference work is designed to not only provide deep contextual history of the period, but also to also serve as a thorough, well-written and well-researched cultural history that broadens the reader's comprehension of the era, its popular culture, and lasting significance.

THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
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Naomi Woo

THE USES OF UTOPIA
26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge
A SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATION
ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA

In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.

The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to:

Call for Papers: Gender and Spanish Urban Spaces (Palgrave Macmillan-Hispanic Urban Studies)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:42pm
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Debra Ochoa and Maria Difrancesco
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Landscape architecture and urban planning join aesthetics of design with the hard science of engineering. These areas foreground the complex influence of history and culture in the mapping and planning of social space. Since men have traditionally served as both prime architects and builders of metropolitan areas--designing plans and constructing buildings from the ground up--it is unsurprising that they have historically dominated cities. Contrastingly, women have been encouraged, implicitly and explicitly, to remain within the interior spaces of the home, or even far more distanced from society.

[Update]"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:30pm
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

CALL FOR PAPERS – (IN)VISIBLE LINES Sibéal Journal, Vol 2

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:18pm
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Sibeal Network

Following on from the success of our 2015 conference we are looking for submissions for our next journal. Papers are invited to engage with the theme of the conference, (In)visible Lines. We are also accepting feminist or gender studies book reviews. The books must have been published since November 2015.

The journal will focus on how the feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all.

"Who's Afraid of ISIS?" A Workshop and Themed Journal Issue on the Politics of Hegemonic Fear

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:20am
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Colgate University P-CON Program, and Critical Studies on Security [CSoS]
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"WHO'S AFRAID OF ISIS?" A Workshop and Themed Journal Issue on the Politics of Hegemonic Fear

Colgate University and On Line

9-10 September 2016

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 May 2016

Keynote: David Campbell, Author of 'Writing Security,' and 'National Deconstruction.' Emeritus Professor of Geography, Durham University and Distinguished O'Connor Visiting Professor, Colgate University.

The 'War Seminar,' a distributed publishing initiative jointly sponsored by Colgate University's P-CON Program and the journal, Critical Studies on Security, is pleased to announce a call for abstracts/participation for a unique workshop and themed special issue entitled "Who's Afraid of ISIS?"

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