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Object Emotions: Polemics

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:19pm
Cambridge University

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

[UPDATE] Rhetoric of Teen Pregnancy and Young Motherhood --Site to Launch in December

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:29am
Carolyn Buonomo

Pregnant teens and young mothers are often portrayed in negative and stereotypical ways by the popular media and in teen pregnancy prevention campaigns, like the one produced by the Candie's Foundation, which influences the ways in which pregnant teens and young mothers are perceived by the public and their conceptions of self. This site is currently accepting submissions, and it aims to serve as the intersection where the voices of young motherhood and academia come together to engage in critical thought and  discussion about the issues that lead to young motherhood, whether intentional or unintentional, the issues faced by young mothers, and the way the media problematizes these issues.

Habit Graduate Conference (Rutgers, New Brunswick): DEADLINE APPROACHING

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:20am
Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group

"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.​

The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.

Under Surveillance in the Space Between, 1914-45, June 2-4, 2016, McGill University, Montreal PQ (abstracts by Dec. 1 2015)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:20am
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.

Wales and the World: Re-Framing the Literature of Wales in an International Context

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:19am
Association for Welsh Writing in English

Wales has a distinctive national culture. The 2011 Census, however, indicated that the Welsh, like other British nationals, were becoming more culturally diverse. This is not surprising: the effects of the World imposing itself on Wales – industrialisation in the nineteenth century, for example – are continuous and impact profoundly on its literature.

Depictions of Womanhood in Victorian Literature: Enriching the Post Graduate Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Curriculum

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:11am
School of Humanities, Netaji Subhas Open University

Concept Note: This is a Call for Papers for an edited volume which attempts to enhance scholarship in the active and burgeoning field of Victorian and Neo-Victorian studies and incorporating its relevance to an Open and Distance curriculum where the Victorian period and its literary pieces form a core section of the Post Graduate course (you are welcome to have a look at the syllabus on the website under the school of Humanities). It thus aims at providing greater scope for research in the segment to Victorian scholars as well as creating a readymade source of reference for the learners of this University as well as for researchers in Victorian studies in general.

Disability in Postcolonial Literature and Film due Oct 15th, 2015

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:32am
NEMLA, The Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites submissions on the subject of disability as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How do these texts represent, complicate, and undermine the concept of disability? How do disabled characters function in these narratives and to what effect? How does disability intersect with issues of gender, class, race, and ethnicity? How does it inform the construction of citizenship?

Papers might address but are not limited to:

- Disability and war

- Disability, gender, and/or sexuality

- Disability on screen

- Disability and care

- Disability and international aid

- Disability and prostheses

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:01am
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:00am
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies - ongoing call for papers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 9:03am
University of Debrecen, Hungary

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies seeks to publish the best of Hungarian and international scholarship in all the fields covered by English and American Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, art, philosophy, religion, and theory. Manuscripts are welcome and are subject to rigorous peer reviewing: the contribution is first reviewed by the editor; if judged to be potentially publishable, the contribution is sent to consultants for further review; once the contribution has been tentatively accepted, the HJEAS editors work with the author to prepare it for publication.

Captivating Criminality 3: Crime Fiction, Felony, Fear and Forensics. 23-25th June 2016.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:25am
Dr. Fiona Peters/Bath Spa University

The third Captivating Criminality conference will build upon and develop ideas and themes from the first two, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire, and Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgression, which took place at Bath Spa University's Corsham Court campus in 2014 and 2015. This conference will be organised by Bath Spa University and the Captivating Criminality Network: http://www.captivatingcriminalitynetwork.net/
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