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Disability studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 2:15pm
New Mexico Highlands University

Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?

Special issue: American Literature after Postmodernism

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:37am
Christopher K. Coffman (Boston U) & Theo Savvas (U of Bristol)

We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."

Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.

Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:27am
Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.

Kick-Starting Media: Conference on Media Funding - 9th June 2016

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:18am
Kick-Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

Kick Starting Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries

One-Day Conference: 9 June 2016

Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University, UK

Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, UK

Confirmed keynote:
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow

Big Red & Shiny CFP

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:53am
Big Red & Shiny

Boston—October, 2015

Big Red & Shiny (www.bigredandshiny.com) is a web-based monthly publication devoted to contemporary art writing in all its facets. Centered around the history, theory, and reception of contemporary art, we have published texts and criticism on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, performance, food & art, augmented reality, the linguistic habits of art writers, in depth examinations of Mark Morrisroe, Jimmy Durham, Luther Price, & The Jogging, as well as interviews with a range of artists, curators, and program directors from around the world.

CFP Epistemocritique : Inner Speech/Inner space : literary and neurocognitive approaches (March 1st 2016)

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 3:15am
Pierre L. Patoine

Epistemocritique – Call for Papers

Inner Speech / Inner Space :
Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches

Epistemocritique, a French peer-reviewed journal with a focus on the interconnections of literature and science, invites submissions for a special bilingual issue on "Inner Space / Inner Speech: Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches."

CFP: European Writers in Exile (edited collection)

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 10:27pm
Jeff Birkenstein

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. While we understand the term "exile" to refer typically to European writers who have either been forced to leave their home country or region or chosen self-exile, this term need not be defined so narrowly. That is, various countries in Europe have long been both a refuge for people and writers from many countries and, as a continent, a strife-torn region which has forced many to flee within the continent or beyond it.

The Nature of Our Humanity

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 7:04pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

The Nature of Our Humanity
(See HERA's website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies, Jan 31, 2016

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:45pm
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures for our next issue to be published autumn 2016.

For Volume 25.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.

Harper Lee: Revisions, an International Conference, LMU Munich, June 23-25, 2016. Deadline: November 30, 2015.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:52am
Amy Mohr, Mark Olival-Bartley/Department of English and American Studies, LMU Munich

To Kill A Mockingbird, an American literary classic since its publication in 1960, along with the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, holds a unique place in the U.S. cultural imagination. Decades of scholarship analyzing the novel's literary, cultural, legal, and pedagogical implications confirm its artistic and social relevance. In July 2015, the publication of Harper Lee's alleged draft, Go Set A Watchman, followed by a wave of articles in the popular press, unsettled the novel's stable presence in the American literary canon, forcing readers to rethink critical and popular interpretations.

CFP, Issue 2, Volume 8, Literophile: "Victoriana: Class, Capital, Manners"

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:28am
Literophile

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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