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[UPDATE] Early Modern Women Writers

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:16am
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Professor James Fitzmaurice (University Northern Arizona) and Othello's Island (CVAR)
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Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017

Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.

As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.

Midwest PCA-- Southern Lit and Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:59pm
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Anne Canavan/ Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 6-9 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Chicago, IL.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture

Call for Book Reviewer for The Intimacies of Four Continents, Lisa Lowe 2015 (review due mid-May 2016)

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:10pm
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Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal seeks a reviewer to review The Intimacies of Four Continents (Lisa Lowe, 2015). The review will appear in a special issue of the journal focused on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield. Publication is scheduled for late fall 2016. Review length is 750 – 1000 words. The completed review will be due to the editors in mid-May (deadline to be negotiated). The selected reviewer will receive a copy of Lowe's book.

If interested, please reply with one-page c.v. to denise_macneil@redlands.edu.

MSA 2016 Panel Proposal: The Commodification of Everyday Life

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:53pm
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Andrew Kalaidjian and Steven Pokornowski Seek Panelists for Proposed Panel at Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting 2016

In "Enlightenment as Mass Deception," Horkheimer and Adorno famously bemoan "the false identity of the general and the particular" produced via mass culture, arguing that there is no escaping the violent generalization of Capital. Furthermore, they argue that regardless of politics, "all mass culture is [aesthetically] identical." The problem, in short, is that culture has been industrialized – in both the sense of its mechanical reproducibility and its production for sale and profit. The rise of the internet and digital culture has only further intensified this trend. Consider: reality television, social media, and so called "gig economy" apps such as Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB serve to both infinitely reproduce and commodify everyday life.

Call for Papers -- The American Graphic Short Story -- A Symposium of the American Literature Association, Oct. 20-22, 2016

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:38am
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Society for the Study of the American Short Story
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The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.

Translating Genre, Language, Power

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:04am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In the Middle Ages, there existed a concept known as translatio studii. Broadly speaking, this term refers to the transfer of cultural knowledge from one language and literature to another, often in the context of political and cultural conquest. These adaptations are often representative of the individual contributing components but manage to create new knowledge through overlap or expanding boundaries of culture, and authority.

In the spirit of translatio studii, this panel seeks to explore the adaptation of texts and concepts across time, language, media, history, gender, and socio-political power structures. All papers from any time period or culture addressing this interweaving and adaptation of meaning via language are welcome.

[UPDATE] Chapter proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
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Douglas Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Southern Hungers (SASA 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern American Studies Association Conference (March 16-18, 2017)

We're looking for papers exploring hunger and malnutrition in various cultures, populations, periods, and geographies of the U. S. South for the 2017 SASA convention (March 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC). We welcome studies of hunger in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, dance, literature, and archaeology, as well as historically oriented approaches.

Please send a 500-word paper proposal and a two-page CV to David Davis (davis_da@mercer.edu) and Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@ua.edu) by July 30, 2016.

Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
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The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

CFP: Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies invites contributions to a special edition that explores Baudrillard, religion, and theology and associated themes.

Guest editors: James Walter, London School of Economics, and Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University.

Austen and Deleuze

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:28pm
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Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
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2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.

Recuperation (of antagonistic, oppositional or emancipatory Forms of Cultural Production)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:42pm
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London Conference in Critical Thought
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Recuperation is an inexorable feature of late capitalism, as modes of art and cultural expression that once were resistant, oppositional or antagonistic from the 1960's and 70's have been gradually absorbed by
capitalism and its attendant apparatus, such that a certain generation has no idea what even constitutes "political dissent" because they have never seen examples of it. Land art which once rejected the

[REMINDER] CFP for Proposed Panel: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature – TEMA September 23-25, 2016 Texas A&M U

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:24pm
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Texas Medieval Association
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Panel co-chairs: Melissa Filbeck and Michaela Baca, Texas A&M University

Something about our medieval past continues to fascinate contemporary readers, including a readership most often associated with all that is shiny and new: children and young adults. For this panel, which will be proposed for the 2016 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) conference, we seek papers that focus on the medieval in texts for young audiences. Some possible areas for exploration include:

•Children's/YA adaptations of medieval texts (including books, television, and film)

•Medieval motifs in contemporary children's or YA literature or film

•The function of medievalism in children's/YA texts

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