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Regarding Nicolas Calas

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 5:10pm
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Athens School of Fine Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Regarding Nicolas Calas: An International Symposium
Athens School of Fine Arts, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
21-22 October 2016

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense. In recent years, food studies has developed into a solid and distinctly academic field of studies; the relationship between representational structures –such as literature – and the uses of food metaphors that these make has gained significant interest from the academic community, in interdisciplinary and transnational contexts. 'Literary food studies' can be viewed as a new and emerging field of enquiry, which re-evaluates, rethinks and (re-)discovers the importance of food and eating in understanding the ways we live and communicate.

[UPDATE] Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, [DEADLINE February 2 ,2016] [2nd Call]

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
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Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies International Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jasbir Puar
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

April 8, 2016
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

VISAWUS 2016: Transgressions Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016 Abstracts by March 15, 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:29pm
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
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he Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States invites papers on transgressions of established boundaries, ways of seeing transgression, those who transgressed and those behaviors or beliefs that were seen as transgressive in the 19th century. Papers may address the following though participants do not have to restrict their proposals to these suggestions:

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis (Feb. 1)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:06pm
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Molly Wallace / Queen's University
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We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled "Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis," that will treat cultural production and practices related to "alternatives"—both critical and creative, descriptive and imaginative—that challenge the unjust and unsustainable systems that dominate at present.

Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Criticism (Edited Collection)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:16pm
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Douglas Dowland, Ohio Northern University
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"Violent Feelings" institutes a new conversation about the relationship between violence and affect. Such a conversation will also necessarily complicate our understanding of the two central terms in play. Must violence by definition inflict physical injury? Must violence be a strong, or intense affect? Does the exchange of affect take on a physicality that can become violent? How is violence similar to, or different from, other intense states of feeling, "ugly" or otherwise?

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.

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