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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:34am
Pauline Hopkins Society

The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Victorian Dirt

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:33am
Victorian Network

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.

The Failed Individual, International Conference (Universität Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015), DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:03am
American Studies Department, Universität Mannheim

"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.

Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
International Federation of Theatre Research

International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference, Hyderabad, India, 5-11 July 2015

'The Politics of Process'

The Working Group invites papers which address any aspects of the conference theme of 'Theatre and Democracy' in relation to translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. For instance, speakers may choose to examine the authority accorded to, or assumed by, specific instances or practices of translation, adaptation and dramaturgy; or they may discuss the political dimensions or potential of those practices, as revealed in, for example, the processes of theatrical production, or the relationship between stage and audience.

CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December) - Four-Monthly published by Mediterránea, Intercultural Studies Centre, Humanities Dept., University of Trieste, Italy

CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT

Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)

GUEST EDITOR: UMBERTO ROSSI

English

Neo-Victorianism & Discourses of Education: 2015 special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
Neo-Victorian Studies

The nineteenth century saw the beginnings of mass education in Britain and elsewhere, while the more recent millennial turn has seen a range of reforms and 'revolutions' within educational systems world-wide, not least the insistent commercialisation of universities and a concomitant move to redefining educators and students as 'service providers' and 'customers' respectively. A large number of neo-Victorian novels are set in or engage with educational contexts, including universities, libraries, anatomy schools, private tutoring/governessing, ragged schools, and art colleges, mirroring the settings and concerns with Bildung in canonical works by Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and others.

The Lion and the Unicorn Special Edition: Children's Literature and WWI

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:08am
The Lion and the Unicorn

Call for Submissions

WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

This special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn invites submissions focused on children's literature of the First World War from a variety of international perspectives. Among other things, essays could focus on:

Football and Cultural Production

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:12am
Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities

The 4th annual Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) conference "Football and Cultural Production" will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday 10th April 2015.

Call for Papers

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Call for Papers for Vol. II Issue 1

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:49am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A CRITICAL COMPANION [UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:48am
Subashish Bhattacharjee

"If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written." — Harold Bloom One of the most popular works of fiction in English literature, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) has withstood the tests of time and has been revisited time and again with renewed critical engagements, adaptations and popular celebration. Regardless to say, several tomes have been dedicated to this particular work over the years, and many more continue to be produced with consistency that engage with the novel across areas such as the application of literary theories, in the context of cultural studies or even popular culture.

RMMLA Chinese Literature and Film Since 1900 panel-cfp

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:11am
Yanhong Zhu/Washington and Lee University

Call for Papers: Chinese Literature and Film Since 1900 Panel(s) at 2015 RMMLA Convention

Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ October 8-10, 2015

We welcome paper proposals that address a range of critical issues and themes relating to modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Chinese literature, film, and the question of modernity
Gender, sexuality, and subjectivity
Historical imagination, political power, and cultural production
Author, auteur, and authority
Film adaptation
Chinese literature, film, and popular culture
Transnational cultural and media production and reception
Sinophone literature and film

[UPDATE] deadline extended to January 31, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Space Between Society: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

At Home in the Space Between
June 19-21, 2015
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

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