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Crisis, Migration, and Performance Symposium, NUI Galway, March 11-12, 2016.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:01pm
Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Call for Papers:
Crisis, Migration, and Performance Symposium

National University of Ireland, Galway
Moore Institute
March 11-12, 2016


Emma Cox
Royal Holloway, London

Alison Jeffers
University of Manchester

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon: 12/1

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 5:47pm
Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference is accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for our meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon in Los Angeles, CA, from 3/25-3/27 2016. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

THATCamp Digital Pedagogy January 5-6 Austin, TX

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:10pm

THATCamp Digital Pedagogy ATX 2016 seeks to bring together diverse participants to share ideas, issues & strategies around teaching and learning with digital tools and methods. The event will be held in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas Libraries' new Learning Commons on January 5-6, 2016 (just before MLA). Registration is free, but space is limited and we request that you only register if you are actually planning to attend.

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Teaching 18th-C British Lit: Interdisciplinary Approaches [EXTENSION 10/15/15; 3/17-20/16]

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:06pm
Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College / NEMLA, Hartford

This roundtable explores interdisciplinary methods of approaching the teaching of 18th-century British and Anglophone literature, including Restoration and Romantic literatures. Participants will share innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies that bring students more fully into the literary, artistic, cultural, and historical worlds of these time periods. Discussion of the use of experiential and/or multimodal approaches in and outside of the classroom is particularly welcome. Abstracts should include a title and be no more than 300 words. Abstracts must be submitted through the

Object Emotions: Polemics

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).

[UPDATE] Rhetoric of Teen Pregnancy and Young Motherhood --Site to Launch in December

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:29am
Carolyn Buonomo

Pregnant teens and young mothers are often portrayed in negative and stereotypical ways by the popular media and in teen pregnancy prevention campaigns, like the one produced by the Candie's Foundation, which influences the ways in which pregnant teens and young mothers are perceived by the public and their conceptions of self. This site is currently accepting submissions, and it aims to serve as the intersection where the voices of young motherhood and academia come together to engage in critical thought and  discussion about the issues that lead to young motherhood, whether intentional or unintentional, the issues faced by young mothers, and the way the media problematizes these issues.

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

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.

Under Surveillance in the Space Between, 1914-45, June 2-4, 2016, McGill University, Montreal PQ (abstracts by Dec. 1 2015)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:20am
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.

Wales and the World: Re-Framing the Literature of Wales in an International Context

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:19am
Association for Welsh Writing in English

Wales has a distinctive national culture. The 2011 Census, however, indicated that the Welsh, like other British nationals, were becoming more culturally diverse. This is not surprising: the effects of the World imposing itself on Wales – industrialisation in the nineteenth century, for example – are continuous and impact profoundly on its literature.

Depictions of Womanhood in Victorian Literature: Enriching the Post Graduate Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Curriculum

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:11am
School of Humanities, Netaji Subhas Open University

Concept Note: This is a Call for Papers for an edited volume which attempts to enhance scholarship in the active and burgeoning field of Victorian and Neo-Victorian studies and incorporating its relevance to an Open and Distance curriculum where the Victorian period and its literary pieces form a core section of the Post Graduate course (you are welcome to have a look at the syllabus on the website under the school of Humanities). It thus aims at providing greater scope for research in the segment to Victorian scholars as well as creating a readymade source of reference for the learners of this University as well as for researchers in Victorian studies in general.

Disability in Postcolonial Literature and Film due Oct 15th, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:32am
NEMLA, The Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites submissions on the subject of disability as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How do these texts represent, complicate, and undermine the concept of disability? How do disabled characters function in these narratives and to what effect? How does disability intersect with issues of gender, class, race, and ethnicity? How does it inform the construction of citizenship?

Papers might address but are not limited to:

- Disability and war

- Disability, gender, and/or sexuality

- Disability on screen

- Disability and care

- Disability and international aid

- Disability and prostheses

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:01am
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana