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

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:01pm
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
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
Debra Ochoa and Maria Difrancesco

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
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

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
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
Colgate University P-CON Program, and Critical Studies on Security [CSoS]

"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?"

Edited Collection: Southeast Asian Ecocriticism

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:13am
John Ryan / University of Western Australia

With its origins in the late twentieth-century writings of Raymond Williams in England, Lawrence Buell in the United States, and literary scholars in Australia and New Zealand, coupled to recent theoretical developments in other regions of Europe, the scholarly field of ecocriticism has borne, throughout much of its short history, a distinct Anglophone imprint. The edited work East Asian Ecocriticisms (2013, eds. Estok and Kim) has begun to shift the historical emphasis by turning an ecocritical eye to Asia and, more specifically, the literary works and writers of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Cultural History of Hair: The Renaissance (1450-1650) [essay collection]

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:09am
Edith Snook, University of New Brunswick

As editor of the Renaissance volume of The Cultural History of Hair, to be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2017, I am looking for a contributor for a chapter on the topic of "Class and Status." The essay may wish to explore issues such as hierarchy, explicit/implicit laws governing hairstyles, hair as a social marker, and/or hair and social mobility.

The focus of the volume is on early modern Europe, but a more specific national or cultural perspective in the chapter is welcome, as are methodologies coming out of history, art history, or literary studies.

The deadline for submission of the essay is July 2016.

The 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2016

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 4:50am
The International Institute of Knowledge Management

The 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2016 organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) ,Sri Lanka will be held from 22nd – 23rd of September 2016 in Bali, Indonesia . The Arts and Humanities include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts. Actors in these disciplines will explore, share, and recreate expressions of the human experience at ICOAH 2016.

Edited Collection on ABC Family / Freeform and its programming

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:34pm
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the ABC Family/Freeform to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. In November 2001, Fox Family Channel was purchased by The Walt Disney Company and ABC Family was born. Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service, the network has gone through many changes in ownership and title, and its most recent incarnations feature a unique mixture of programming and over the past decade has taken significant risks to become one of the leading cable channels with its targeted demographic of 14-34 year-olds.

In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 3:26pm
Gloriana Society

The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life.

Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See http://glorianasociety.org/membership/

CFP: American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:32pm
American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group

The proposed American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group and the Society for Music Theory Film and Multimedia Interest Group (FMIG) and are pleased to issue a call for proposals for a joint session to be held at the SMT-AMS annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, November 3-6, 2016. The session will consist of 8-minute lightning talks only, with time for general discussion at the end. Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 29, 2016. Successful proposers will be notified by May 15, 2016. Submitters may submit either to the AMS Music & Media Study Group or the SMT Film and Multimedia Group, but not both.

Modernist Whitman (Proposed panel for MSA 18)

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:18pm
Erin Kappeler

This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance"€ to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.

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