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Dangerous Girls or Girls in Danger? (Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference March/April 2016)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:02pm
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Michele Meek
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Dangerous Girls or Girls in Danger?: Questioning Narratives of Girls' Sexuality

Girls' sexuality has long been a site of intense parental, pedagogical and public concern. Even today, the question of how (or even if) a girl might be sexual without being passively 'sexualized' continues to resonate, as evidenced by the American Psychological Association's 2007 Report of the Task Force on The Sexualization of Girls.

This proposed panel for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies 2016 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia seeks to explore conflicting narrative representations of girls' sexual desires and behaviors, in hopes of drawing out the divergences, presumptions, and anxieties regarding the sexuality of girls.

Call for essay proposals: edited collection on Joni Mitchell

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:33pm
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University of Lincoln, UK
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Call for submissions: An edited collection on the work of Joni Mitchell.

Editor: Dr. Ruth Charnock [University of Lincoln, UK].

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell's music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope have drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This edited collection will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation, with a major publisher having already expressed interest.

CFP: Colonialism, War & Photography

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:35am
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King's College London London, United Kingdom

Call for Papers for an Interdisciplinary Workshop as part of the research project Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War.

Colonialism, War & Photography

London - 17 September 2015

Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference 2016 11/2/15; 3/10-13/16

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:54am
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
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Theme: Natural and Unnatural Histories
Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint (University of Southern California) and Elaine Freedgood (NYU)

March 10-13, 2016, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, NC
Hosted by Appalachian State University
incs2016.appstate.edu

(Re)forming the Progressive Era

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:59am
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Autumn Womack and Laura Fisher - C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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(Re)forming the Progressive Era

The Progressive Era (1890-1920) occupies an unsettled place in Americanist literary studies, despite the period's claims to forward-looking progress. To some extent, this uneasy relationship to the discipline-- whose professional protocols, pedagogy, and scholarship often operates by means of century-based periodization-- reflects the period's own wildly unsettled nature.

Special Issue 'African Returns' for African Literature Today journal (deadline 15 Sept 2015)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 8:30am
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African Literature Today journal
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This special issue will focus on literary texts by African writers in which the protagonist returns to his/her 'original' or ancestral 'home' in Africa from other parts of the world. Oxfeld and Long, writing on the ethnography of return suggest that it differs from globalization and transnationalism since 'it is situated in particular events and experiences' reflecting 'particular historical, social, and personal contexts' (2004: 3). Nevertheless, they go on to state that returns do have an effect not only on the communities the returnee leaves or joins but also on 'global ways of relating and interacting with one another' (2004: 3-4).

Itineraries/Itinéraires

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:35am
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Université de La Rochelle, France CRHIA (Centre de recherches en histoire internationale et atlantique) Faculté des Lettres, Langues, Arts et Sciences Humaines

As part of the scientific program PRES FE2C "Cultures and Territories," we organized a workshop in 2012 on "Itineraries" and more recently a symposium entitled "Cultures in Movement." We are pursuing these research topics in the context of a collective publication, focused on the more specific issue of itineraries/routes.

[UPDATE] Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern, 16th and 17th September 2015

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:09am
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The University of Huddersfield

Keynote speaker announced: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck, University of London)

Extended deadline for abstracts: 20th July 2015

The extended deadline reflects the interest we have received in wider European male experience. We now welcome papers that focus on British and European devotion. This conference is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Suggested themes include:

Logic & Letters: Reason as Literary Method, NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Diller, Rutgers University
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This panel focuses on the classical through the early modern periods, and seeks to discuss some of the cognitive frameworks that are either behind, or can be translated, into reading and writing. Particular priority is given to reason and specific logical systems, from Aristotelian to Baconian (and more!). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: reader or writer as scientist; philosophies/frameworks of reading; and logical systems as literary methodologies.

For details and abstract submission, please see the NeMLA website:
http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15812

The deadline is September 30, 2015.

The Land Has a Story

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:25pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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CALL for PROPOSALS

The Land Has a Story

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2015 Conference
October 1-3, 2015
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18501

Keynote by Sarah Piccinni, Assistant Director
Lackawanna Historical Society

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