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Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:51pm
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Contributors

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:54pm
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"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a compendium of key terms, theorists, and schools of thought.

We invite contributors to produce entries for the website. These should range from 250 to 750 words and include references. Entries may cover a particular term (intersubjectivity, spatiality) theorist (Foucault, Marx, Judith Butler) or school of thought (postcolonialism, neo-Marxism, queer theory).

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #79: Serials, Seriality and Serialization

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:06pm
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The Velvet Light Trap

Last year's Serial found remarkable success not merely by crafting a compelling story, but by embracing the narrative form highlighted in the very title of the podcast. After nearly 100 million downloads, the multi-part, longform nonfiction narrative not only drew widespread attention to its particular narrative but also brought unprecedented attention to the medium of podcasting.

Conference, 'The Child of the Century': Reading and Writing Short Fiction Across Media, Edge Hill University, UK ,13-14 May 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:21pm
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European Network for Short Fiction Research
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Writing in 1936, Elizabeth Bowen said: 'The short story is a young art; as we now know it, it is the child of this century. Poetic tautness and clarity are so essential to it that it may be said to stand at the edge of prose; in its use of action it is nearer to drama than to the novel. The cinema, itself busy with a technique, is of the same generation; in the last thirty years the two arts have been accelerating together.'

Representing Gender Across...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:51pm
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Southwestern University and the Associated Colleges of the South
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The Associated Colleges of the South and Southwestern University are pleased to announce the eighth annual Gender Studies Conference at Southwestern University, February 19-21, 2016. The theme will be: "Gender Across…". This interdisciplinary conference welcomes work that explores how gender and sex are represented across the disciplines of the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the fine arts, as well as across race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, disability, space, place, time, bodies, culture, and genres.

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Universitas Press
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. We have already 14 authors who agreed to participate in this collection. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

Special Issue (Fall 2016): Globalizing the Province: Rethinking Place and Scale

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:17pm
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The Global South
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At a time when discourses of globalization, world literature, and planetarity are promoted as "transcending" the local, what happens to those spaces that attempt to resist the purview of such globalizing impulses? For this issue, the editors invite papers that interrogate literary, political, and cultural representations of "local" spaces and communities, as well as other zones of underdevelopment more broadly. We are especially interested in essays that focus on local, regional, and provincial cultures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that are shaped by, but elided from, the perspective of the national and transnational.

Nation/Boundaries/Place - June 2-3, 2016 / Proposals by January 15, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:04pm
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Project - Discourses of the Nation and National / University of Oslo / Institute for Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

We invite paper proposals that consider how recalling, reinventing or referencing the nation is challenging the contemporary discursive parameters of the global.

Nation/Boundaries/Place: Reappraising the Global Sphere

In the 1980s and 1990s, the swift decline of the national space as the basis for research in the humanities and the social sciences cleared the way for theories of globalization and globality, and for the subordination of the national.

Public/Private: Navigating the Materiality of Home Economics for ASA 2016 in Denver

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:07pm
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American Studies Association
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I am proposing a panel that centers on the material realities of the flows, negotiations, and exchanges between the "public" space of political economies/markets and the "private" space of domestic economies/ecologies. Broadly, this panel is focused on the impacts of the exchanges between the two spaces, how they bleed into each other, and ultimately to, in the words of the conference theme, to make "a claim on the way where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do."

Subject area, time period, and media are open. My own work focuses on women's domestic nonfiction and homemaking magazines from the early Cold War period.

Call For Papers - November 2015

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:19am
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International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science
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We welcome big achievers, professors, research scholars to contribute their original works in forms of case studies, empirical studies, meta-analysis and theoretical articles and illuminate the pages with their universal ideas and fresh perspectives to make the journal synonymous to the entire research field.
Publication Process

The publication process is consisting with the following steps. The ultimate objectives of this process are Quality, Quality and Quality. Full process will be completed expected within 4-5 days.

1. After receiving the manuscript we will send a confirmation e-mail to the author.

2. Manuscripts will be checked by Plagiarism checker software.

3. Primary quality will be checked by the Editor.

ReFocus: The Films of William Castle

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:07am
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Murray Leeder

William Castle will probably forever be remembered first as "The Master of Gimmicks" and "The Abominable Showman": the director of exciting gimmick films like Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960), Homicidal (1961) and Mr. Sardonicus (1961), and the maestro behind the Emergo, Percepto and Illusion-O, the punishment poll and the life insurance policy against death by fright. But there was much more to his Hollywood career than this cycle, however innovative and indelible it may have been. He directed more than fifty films between 1944 and 1974, and produced both The Lady from Shanghai (1947) and Rosemary's Baby (1968).

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