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[UPDATE] Gender Politics in 20th-century British Drama -- NeMLA, Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford, CT -- Deadline for CFP Oct 15, 2015

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:01pm
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Oscar Bojorquez - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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The aims of this panel are to discuss and inform on the topic of gender politics of 20th-century English drama. The politics regard a total shift from the previous format of plays. Due mainly to the women's movement in society, many changes started to take place. Prior themes centering around a male-dominated world have given way to themes of men's abuse of power, sexual politics, pain, physical and psychological torture, general feminist themes, sexual desire and redemptive love just to name a few. The existence of cross-gender casting also makes its appearance in force. Two important playwrights who have made names for "women" in their work are Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.

[UPDATE] Nineteenth-century Building Stories (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Oct 15)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:37am
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Elizabeth Starr (Westfield State University)

This panel will consider Victorian short fiction as both an artifact and narrative architect of the city. Drawing on the large body of scholarship on nineteenth-century print cultures and more recent reconsideration of the relationship between short and long-form narratives, this panel seeks papers interested in exploring the position of short fiction within Victorian attempts to represent and/or reimagine British urban landscapes.

UPDATE: Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (11/09; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:13am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:01am
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edited collection

The turmoil of the new millennium has given rise to a plethora of uncertainties about both the present and the future, which find their reflections in a whole spectrum of conventions characteristic of contemporary popular culture – from the gothic through noir and horror to psychedelic, cyberpunk, or post-apocalyptic. Influences of such dark aesthetics can be traced in numerous depictions of California (in fiction, music, TV series, movies, comic books, graphic novels, video games, etc.), turning it arguably into one specific region whose historical constitution as well as cultural renderings make it a unique space to confront the unknown.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Masculinities special issue | Writing from Below

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:25am
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Writing from Below
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Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities - the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Do not be limited. Be brave. Play with form, style, and genre. We welcome submissions from across (and outside of, against and up against) the disciplinary spectrum.

Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon: 12/1

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 5:47pm
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Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference is accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for our meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon in Los Angeles, CA, from 3/25-3/27 2016. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

THATCamp Digital Pedagogy January 5-6 Austin, TX

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:10pm
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THATCamp
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THATCamp Digital Pedagogy ATX 2016 seeks to bring together diverse participants to share ideas, issues & strategies around teaching and learning with digital tools and methods. The event will be held in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas Libraries' new Learning Commons on January 5-6, 2016 (just before MLA). Registration is free, but space is limited and we request that you only register if you are actually planning to attend.

Register here: http://dpatx.thatcamp.org/register/

More information: http://dpatx.thatcamp.org/

Teaching 18th-C British Lit: Interdisciplinary Approaches [EXTENSION 10/15/15; 3/17-20/16]

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:06pm
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Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College / NEMLA, Hartford
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This roundtable explores interdisciplinary methods of approaching the teaching of 18th-century British and Anglophone literature, including Restoration and Romantic literatures. Participants will share innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies that bring students more fully into the literary, artistic, cultural, and historical worlds of these time periods. Discussion of the use of experiential and/or multimodal approaches in and outside of the classroom is particularly welcome. Abstracts should include a title and be no more than 300 words. Abstracts must be submitted through the nemla.org.

Object Emotions: Polemics

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:19pm
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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
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Carolyn Buonomo
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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
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Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group
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"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.

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