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Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue #88, Fall 2015: Virginia Woolf in the Modern Machine Age

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Ann Martin, Virginia Woolf Miscellany
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The Virginia Woolf Miscellany invites submissions of papers that address the role of everyday machines in the life and/or works of Virginia Woolf. From typewriters and telephones to gramophones and the wireless; from motor-cars and combat aeroplanes to trains and department store elevators; from cameras and film projectors to ranges and hot water tanks, the commonplace technologies of the modern machine age leave their trace on Bloomsbury. To what extent are these and other machines represented, hidden, implied, avoided, embraced, or questioned by Woolf and her circle and characters?

Forms of Talk - ACLA 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:28pm
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ACLA
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"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what has been called the "micro-sociology" of everyday interactions. The seminar places an emphasis on oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of value.

A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou: A Special Issue of The College Language Association Journal, Dr. Cheryl Wall, Guest Editor

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
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College Language Association
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The College Language Association Journal is pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue focusing on the life and work of the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

We invite proposals for essays examining any aspect of Angelou's multi-faceted career, including her role as poet, memoirist, autobiographer, dancer, singer, dramatist, producer, song writer, novelist, and educator. Essays that explore Angelou's contributions as a cook book author and children's book author are welcome as well. The editor of the special issue is open to receiving essay proposals representing a range of critical contexts including African Diaspora/Post- Colonial, African American literary history and culture, Feminism/Womanism, and Queer Theory.

New England Theatre Journal - call for articles for its 2015 edition

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:21pm
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New England Theatre Journal
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New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2015 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.

New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
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University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

[REMINDER]: 'Memsahib' re-defined: Exploring the Connotations of the Term (Deadline: September 30, 2014)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
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Session proposal

MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED:
EXPLORING THE CONNOTATIONS OF THE TERM

Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
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Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

Edited Volume on Wrestling and Performance

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
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Gulf University for Science and Technology
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

[UPDATE] Full programme and registration now available for 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama'

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Tiziana Morosetti, University of Oxford

Full programme and registration for the conference 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama' (Oxford, 25-26 September) are now available at the following link:

http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%98exotic%E2%80%99-body-19...

Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2015 (New Orleans, April 1-4)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 2:28pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as for panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends.

We would like to highlight works by local writers and/or works set in or around New Orleans, including works by James Lee Burke, Laura Child, Joyce H Corrington, Robert Crais, Tony Fennelly, David Fulmer, Barbara Hambly, Charlaine Harris, Elmore Leonard, Jr., Gilbert Morris, Vickie Pettee, James Sallis, Robert Skinner, Julie Smith, John William, and Chris Wiltz, and including series such as True Blood, True Detective, and Nikki & Nora.

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