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Extended Deadline: Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:12pm
Charles Town International Maroon Conference in Portland, Jamaica

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

CFP: Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:51pm
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference

From Amazon's Transparent to #jesuischarlie, from The Interview controversy to coverage of Ferguson, MO, major media events of the past year foreground the image's imbrication in politics. At the same time, it's increasingly unclear what it means for an image to be political. We're losing faith in revolution and representation as paradigms: the image's revolutionary promise feels unattainable, and it no longer seems guaranteed that "better" representation translates into better material conditions for life. Recent work sees political potential in affect and the commons, but these concepts' particular importance for the politics of media remains undertheorized.

Shakespeare & Education International Conference - deadline: 10 July 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:25pm
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Speakers include:
Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)
Dr. Sean McEvoy (Varndean College)
Prof. Shormishtha Panja (Delhi)
Dr. Emma Smith (Oxford)
With participation from Royal Shakespeare Company Education and Cambridge Schools Shakespeare.

Shakespeare & Education | 29-30 April 2016 | University of Brighton

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:15pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.

Guidelines
Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your poetry gets accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP.

We try to respond within four to six weeks, but, usually, we will get back to you within two weeks.

ESSHC March 30-April 2, 2016 in Valencia, Spain; Panel on History of Women in the Workplace due April 20, 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:09am
Emily J. Petersen

We are organizing a panel submission to the Labour History Network of the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) to be held in Valencia, Spain, from March 30 to April 2, 2016. We invite proposals of 300-500 words on the history of women in the workplace. Proposals can address any aspect of this historical topic, but some ideas include the following.

ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

The deadline has been extended for the ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s.

Please see below for details of the extended cfp

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2015

Keynote speakers:
Prof Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth) and Prof Adrienne Gavin (ICVWW)

Including the work of canonical authors such as Charlotte Brontë and Virginia Woolf, the project is also significantly concerned with rediscovering and repositioning the lives and work of neglected female authors.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:49am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

CfP: Artificial Humans in Children's Literature (essay collection)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:50am
Dr. Sabine Planka

The ambition to create an artificial human being is as old as humankind itself. The ancient Greeks had Hephaistos who built living golden statutes and who created Pandora to take revenge for the theft of fire by Prometheus. Jewish legends tell stories of the Golem, a being made out of mud, to protect the Jews. The alchemists developed a recipe to create the homunculus. Around 250 A.D. Clemens Romanus reported that Simon Magus created a homunculus by changing air into water into blood into flesh. And Paracelsus said – referring to the process of putrefaction – that a homunculus can be created by rotting human sperm in a vessel warmed by horse manure for forty days.

SAMLA Special Session: Afterlife in the African Diaspora: A Seminar/Workshop (Abstracts 5/15/15;papers 10/1/15;conf 11/13-15/15)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:30am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This seminar/workshop seeks to spark a critical conversation about how historical subjects and historical texts within the African Diaspora get re-fashioned, re-animated, and re-articulated, as well as parodied, nostalgized, and defamiliarized, to establish an afterlife for African Atlantic identities and narratives. Participants will consider how—as transnational and transhistorical sites of memory—particular performances (textual, visual, or embodied) circulate and imagine anew the meaning of prior personal and textual narratives liberated from their originary context.

CFP Shakespeare after Shakespeare (deadline: 06/25/15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:12pm
French Shakespeare Society

Call for papers
"Shakespeare after Shakespeare"
French Shakespeare Society 2016 Conference
Paris, 21-23 January 2016

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to "Shakespeare after Shakespeare". The conference will be the occasion for academics, theater, performance and arts practitioners to discuss the playwright's long-lasting legacy.

We welcome proposals (in English or in French) on topics such as:

Call for #Panelists: #PopCulture #Parenting

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:36pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

"Pop Culture Parenting" Call for Panelists

We are pleased to announce a call for panelists for a shared presentation entitled "Pop Culture Parenting." The focus will be on the elements of popular culture that may alternately be of concern or used as enlightening for children or student viewers. We would like to invite two panelists to join us in Dallas, Texas, on 6 June 2015. At present there are two panel members:

• Dr. Michael Vandehey, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Midwestern State University, specializing in child and developmental psychology
• J. Holder Bennett, MA, Associate Professor of History, Collin College, specializing in popular culture as a teaching tool

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