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Panel on 'Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press' for BAVS 2016, 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:47pm
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Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)
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I'm putting together a panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press for this year's British Association
of Victorian Studies (BAVS) Conference, "Consuming the Victorians" (http://bavs2016.co.uk/).

The panel, thus far, looks at women's serial periodical travel writing. My paper will focus on the travel writing of Frances Minto Elliot (née Dickinson) in The New Monthly Magazine, while the second panellist, Teja Pusapati (University of Oxford), will discuss Harriet Martineau's travel reportage on Ireland. However, we invite proposals on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical.

Faulkner and Hemingway (10/20-16-10/22/16)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:22pm
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Center for Faulkner Studies
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Faulkner and Hemingway
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2016

This "Faulkner and Hemingway" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Ernest Hemingway. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Spooks, Spies and Intelligence Communities: Narrative, Film and Culture

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:07pm
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Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing , University of Brunel

In the post-1945 Cold War, in the post-millennial 9/11 period with Daesh-influenced ideological cultural clashes, the concept of undercover espionage and the spy has returned center-stage if in a different set of cultural markers. During the post 1945 era we had Checkpoint Charlie, moles, counter-intelligence and now one is faced with a vocabulary consisting of betrayers, Western-sponsored agents who are beheaded in the Middle East, Ukrainian counter-intelligence agents who are betrayed on both sides. How do social, filmic and literary narratives deal with such broad paradigms? What is the aesthetic of espionage and counter-espionage? Historically such issues have a long resonance, stretching back to at least the reign of the first Elizabeth in England.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Worlds of John Thelwall (NYC: 12/15/16; 6/25/16)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:58am
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Fordham Romanticism Group
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THE WORLDS OF JOHN THELWALL

The Fordham Romanticism Group and the John Thelwall Society invite paper proposals for a one-day symposium to be held at Fordham University in New York City on 25 June 2016. Building on the inaugural John Thelwall Society conference held at the University of Notre Dame's London Center in 2014, "The Worlds of John Thelwall" will consider how Thelwall and his contemporaries thought about the global scene.

Plenary: Judith Thompson (Dalhousie University): "John Thelwall, Global Citizen: Revolution, Anti-Imperialism, Education"

Papers might attend to how the works of Thelwall and other writers from the Romantic era relate to:

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:50am
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Layman Poupard Publishing
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Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published scholarly essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

For further information, visit http://www.lpppub.com/peer-reviewers-needed/

Reply to info@lpppub.com

Sustainability and Relevance: The Independent Library in 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:35am
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Association of Independent Libraries
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Independent libraries occupy a unique place in the world's cultural life. Rather than seeing independent libraries as niche or elitist, the Financial Times described the UK's independent libraries as 'havens of books, conversation and cultural events with histories stretching back centuries.' The role and function of the independent library is a little-explored area, but growing numbers of scholars and researchers are joining the public in working in and around these institutions. As a space, the independent library generates lively debate around literacy, the role of the state, local and national identity, and cultural value.

Reminder: Andrew Davies: the Screenwriter as Adaptor (18th March, 2016)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:52am
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De Montfort University

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

In celebration of the newly acquired Andrew Davies archive, the Centre of Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, are hosting a one-day conference on the British screenwriter. Alongside entering into a conversation about the writer's oeuvre, conference delegates will be invited to attend a discussion with Davies and visit a new exhibition at De Montfort University's Heritage Centre. Archival materials on display will include original scripts from some of Davies' most loved adaptations, such as Pride and Prejudice, alongside letters and notes between Davies and his collaborators.

Samuel Beckett and World Literature

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:20am
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Thirthankar Chakraborty / University of Kent
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Keynotes

Stanley E. Gontarski, Fábio de Souza Andrade

Almost unknown before the première of En attendant Godot in 1953, the immediate success of the play led to Samuel Beckett very quickly acquiring an international reputation. Since then, his works have been translated into numerous languages, and have exerted a considerable influence upon art and literature across the world. The award of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 confirmed Beckett's status as a major figure in world literature.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE for THE FANTASTIC NOW: RESEARCH IN THE FANTASTIC IN THE 21st CENTURY

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 5:21am
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Association for Research in the Fantastic
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Deadline extension until February 15, 2016.

The Deadline for the 7th annual conference of the GFF (Gesellschaft für
Fantastikforschung) has been extended. Please send your proposals of no more than 350 words (for 20 minute presentations) in German or English, together with your contact information and a short biography to gff2016@wwu.de by February 15, 2016. You can also apply specifically for creative contributions, an entire panel (of three papers), or as a participant in the round table discussion on the topic: "What can/should research in the fantastic strive for and accomplish in the 21st century?"

Gender and/in Captivity [REMINDER]

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:54am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

This issue of Gender Forum addresses all aspects of captivity in relation to questions of gender and sexuality. From psychological captivity over social captivity to physical incarceration, we invite a variety of papers addressing the subject of imprisonment.

* Gender theories and captivity
* Daily performance of gender and the role of impersonation and fantasy
* Gendered visual and material cultures: From the theatrical stage to the silver screen
* Gender Identities: Political Imprisonment and History
* ...

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