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"Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women (Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts)" ASECS 2016 (3/31-4/3) Abstracts due 9/14

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Misty Krueger / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This ASECS panel, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society, addresses writings by or about long eighteenth-century women who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The panel calls for papers that pay close attention to women's experiences as they travel (by choice or by force) across land and sea and eventually learn how to live in new places under remarkable circumstances. The panel aims to problematize the ideas of location and nationality, so it welcomes papers that complicate the seeming divide between "American" and "British" texts, writers, characters, and subjects. In addition to literary studies, this panel encourages submissions from disciplines such as history, art history, linguistics, gender studies, and oceanic studies.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:54am
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. I will accept content on an ongoing basis.

[UPDATE] "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:07am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)

Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Extended CFP: Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3:42am
Neil Ramsey, UNSW Canberra

Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815
UNSW Canberra, Australia, 17-18 November 2015
Extended deadline for proposals: 31 August 2015

Conference Overview
Theorists of both war and the media claim the world has entered a revolutionary era in which military affairs have transformed modern armed conflict into information war. The depictions of a conflict – both its causes and its conduct – are as significant as strategy and tactics in determining the outcome.

Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries, January 16th, 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 5:45am
University of Stirling

A one-day symposium

Saturday 16th January 2016

Keynote Event
• During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling's library.
Keynote Speakers
• Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)

• Professor Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University – author of Patrick McGrath (University of Wales Press, 2011)

Breaking Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity, E-Learning, and Universities without Walls:January 7-8, 2016, Jadavpur University

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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:48am
Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance in Undergraduate Education in India ( Project E-QUAL)

The University, traditionally defined, is an institution that promises 'universal' or holistic education. Yet universities have failed to live up to this promise, first because they exist within well-defined physical spaces that admit only a small number of students and faculty, and second, because even within the university, disciplines and
departments are strictly segregated. In India, these limitations give rise to a very real and urgent crisis at the present time.
Following upon the enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2008, India is committed to increasing its Gross Enrollment Ratio (of students in higher education) to around 30% by 2030 (from the present 19%). For this, it not only requires around 2000 universities, it

Mythology In Contemporary Culture in Seattle March 21-25

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:14pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual National Conference, March 21-25 Sheraton Seattle
Seattle, WA

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

Seminar: Defining Nature

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:58pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly "the most complex word in the language." This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

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