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Capitalist Realist Fictions - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:38am
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

CFP The Actress as Author: Nell Gwynn to Ellen Terry, July 9-10 2015

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:27am
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Chawton House Library

Actress as Author: Nell Gwyn to Ellen Terry
Chawton House Library
Chawton, Alton
Hampshire GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
July 9-10 2015

The stage offered women an unprecedented freedom to speak out. It was a place where women were listened to, where they were respected, and where they had the potential to out-earn their male colleagues. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore all the ways in which actresses were invested with authority, either as authors of texts, of characters, or of their own personae. We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, performances or provocations on any element of 'the actress as author.'

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel-University of Louisville 2/26-28, 2015

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:26am
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International Virginia Woolf Society at the University of Louisville

Louisville Conference 2015—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 26-28, 2015. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

31st October-1st November 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:39am
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Depart ment of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati
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The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
Technology, Guwahati will organize the first Graduate Research Meet
2014 during 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014. We aim to bring together doctoral
students of different areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to
exchange and share their research results and ideas. As an organizing
committee keen on showcasing new ideas and innovations in Humanities
and Social Sciences, we solicit abstracts of paper presentations
and/or posters from research scholars.

The Conference on Community Writing

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Program for Writing & Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder



Announcing the first Conference on Community Writing,
hosted by the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at University of Colorado Boulder: October 16-17, 2015.

Confirmed speakers include Eli Goldblatt, Paul Feigenbaum, Steve Parks, Phyllis Ryder, Shannon Carter, Deborah Mutnick, Derek Owens, Jeff Grabill, John Ackerman, and more.
The program will feature panels, workshops, field trips, and action-oriented think tanks facilitated by community and disciplinary leaders, addressing critical questions about writing and rhetoric in relation to social, environmental, and economic movements.

Literary Retrospectives - Louisville Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:29pm
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International Lawrence Durrell Society
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The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com
Louisville, KY | 26-28 February 2015

Nearly fifty years after publishing his first novel, Lawrence Durrell offers the following retrospective detailing the shifting nature of twentieth-century literature and commenting on the shifts in his own writing:

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:18pm
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Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 17th Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY (20 minutes north of Manhattan)
Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015

Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity

Featuring:
Roksana Badruddoja, member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Museum of Motherhood (MOM), Board Member of the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), and Professor of Sociology and Women's Gender Studies at Manhattan College

NEMLA 2015 Panel: Maternal Hauntings in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:53pm
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Jina Lee
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Avery Gordon in Ghostly Matters claims, 'The way of the ghost is haunting, and haunting is a particular way of knowing what has happened or is happening. Being haunted draws us affectively, sometimes against our will and always a bit magically, into the structure of feeling we come to experience, not as cold knowledge, but as a transformative recognition.'

Activist, Professor, or Scholar? Best Practices in Gender Scholarship

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:09pm
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Lisa Day
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University professors who "do gender" refuse to spend their careers in an ivory tower, but because of this choice, we are sometimes faced with a dilemma: How do we divide our time between teaching, research, and practice? How much of our own advocacy work do we mention in the classroom?

CEAMAGazine

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:50pm
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College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication book reviews and poems and short fiction related to literature or teaching.

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