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Victorian Work and Labor 10/2, 10/3 - UPDATE

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 1:56pm
Victorians Institute

2015 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
VICTORIAN WORK AND LABOR
OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2015
CONVERSE COLLEGE
SPARTANBURG, SC

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
SUSAN FRAIMAN, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Author of "X-treme Domesticity: Desperate Housekeeping from Robinson Crusoe to Martha Stewart"
(forthcoming from Columbia UP)

Undergrad Refereed E-Journal Needs Reviewers

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:58am
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We seek faculty reviewers to complement our current staff. Graduate students, contingent faculty, and tenured faculty are welcome.

Reviewers for our journal need two characteristics: 1. A commitment to undergraduate writing, digital composing, and publication; 2. A professionalism that means submitting thorough reviews that meet our journal's guidelines by deadlines. We ask that our reviewers offer rigorous feedback aimed at facilitating publication-quality work, but also show sensitivity and an encouraging attitude toward undergraduate (and inexperienced) writers.

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:33am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

Call for Papers
In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularize the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2016).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

TRANS/FORMING FEMINISMS: MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITIES

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 1:13am
Rosemary Overell Department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago

trans/forming feminisms: media, technology, identities

An international conference at the University of Otago

23rd - 25th November 2015

Confirmed keynote speakers:

- Sandra Grey, Victoria University, Wellington / Tertiary Education Union President

- Audrey Yue, The University of Melbourne

- Third keynote TBA

The conference is organised by the Department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago, in conjunction with the following:

- Dunedin Free University

- Fresh and Fruity Gallery Collective

- Blue Oyster Art Project Space

- The Tertiary Education Union (Otago branch)

IASA 48th Annual Conference:Italian American Values:October 15th-17th, 2015

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:08pm
Italian American Studies Association

Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President, alan.gravano@outlook.com
Deadline: June 3, 2015

The Italian American Studies Association welcomes proposals for individual presentations and full panels at its 48th annual conference in Washington, D. C. Especially encouraged are scholarly and creative presentations and panels focused on the broad theme of the conference: the nature, history, dynamics, and problematics of an Italian American system of values—current and historical, perceived or imagined, personal or social.

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:14pm
Drs. Chantelle MacPhee and Abigail Scheg

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

In recent days, worldwide focus has been back on the royal family, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed their second child. For weeks beforehand, individuals who are fans of the royal family camped outside of the hospital, waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to pronounce the imminent birth of their child. Though this borderline stalking behavior is considered commonplace in American popular culture, it is less so understood or acknowledged by the British Royal Family.

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (jana.braziel@uc.edu) and Nicasio Urbina (nicasio.urbina@uc.edu) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 10, 2015.
English / Ingles / Anglais

ACS Summer Institute, 7-12 Dec. 2015

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:45am
Association for Cultural Studies

Please note that the third Association for Cultural Studies Institute will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The theme of the 2015 Institute is "Precarious Futures." For details regarding this important event, please check out our website at http://www.acssibloemfontein2015.co.za

Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 10/1/15

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:39pm
Comparative Drama

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs) between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. We seek submissions that engage both disciplines, either by combining methodologies or by taking the relationship between fields as a subject. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Outlander edited essay collection -- abstracts by June 1

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:36pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon has sold 25 million copies worldwide. More interestingly, it's said that mentioning Outlander in a group of women, no matter the age, will reveal that a quarter have read it. Now the television show, often called "Game of Thrones for Women" is transforming the popular cable shows, brimming with nudity and violence, as it brings in a specifically women's fandom…or is it?

This collection welcomes discussion of the television show, novels, John Grey books, short stories, and associated works such as cast interviews, Gabaldon's blog, or Outlander fan culture.

Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore 3-4 March, 2016

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:21pm
English Department, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA

Narratives of place link people and geographical location with a cultural imaginary through folk beliefs, literature, and visual narration. The social and cultural spatialities of place have ancient roots. Drawing from the narrative heritage of myths and legends, creation chants and folktales, and literary classics like Rob Roy (1817) and Heart of Darkness (1899), contemporary literature often frames narratives with specific places. Geographic location is also a prominent element in autobiographical writing, such as Limerick in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes (1996) and the Pacific Crest Trail in Cheryl Strayed's Wild (2013), and their film adaptations.

Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 1:50pm
Robert Reginio/Alfred University

We, the editors, seek contributions for a volume on Samuel Beckett and contemporary art. We aim to collect essays on the intersection of contemporary art and the drama, poetry, and prose of Samuel Beckett as well as interviews with working artists who draw upon or are inspired by Beckett's work. We are not seeking essays that cover Beckett's study of painting, his art criticism, or his connection to modern artists of the first half of the twentieth century. We hope this collection will open new ground in Beckett studies and in the study of contemporary art by tracing Beckett's influence in the work of artists post-1945 until the present day.

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:04pm
Carleton University

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

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