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The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:26am
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Tapati Bharadwaj
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The multi-textual nature of religious-manuscript culture in the early realm of print in colonial India.

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays/primary texts that looks at early colonial-imperial print and the nature of Orientalist scholarship, based on religious texts, that emerged with Sir William Jones, post-1780s. Manuscripts of the Hindu religious texts were often transferred onto print; but what exactly were the processes involved? How did native-brahmins look upon it as they assisted the Britishers in making the shift take place from a manuscript culture to a realm of print technology?

Victorian Intimacies: An International Conference, 22–23 April 2016

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:38am
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Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
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The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, "Victorian Intimacies." The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of intimacy. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies' enduring interest in the intimate relationships among bodies, things, environments, and practices.

Expanding the Field: Rethinking Projective Verse and Mid-Century American Poetry

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:21pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to any aspect of mid-Century American poetics, but in particular those that build on and problematize the mechanics of projective verse. While "Projective Verse" has received ample treatment in studies concerning major poets like Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, other poets built on projective verse in their own ways, fashioning distinctive styles that, while tangentially related to projective verse, also created new poetic forms.

Ritus, Artes, Musica: A Session in Honor of Nils Holger Peterson, International Medieval Congress, May 12-15 2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:29pm
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2016 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

Special Session: Ritus, Artes, Musica: A Session in Honor of Nils Holger Peterson

CfP: Northern Lights. Feminine typologies from Ibsen's works to contemporary contexts

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 8:06am
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Images. Imagini. Images. Journal of Image and Cultural Studies / Center of Excellence in Image Studies
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Bucharest University's Center for Image Studies welcomes paper proposals for the upcoming special issue of its publication "Images. Imagini. Images. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies".

The special issue of the "Journal" (no. 6), to be published in March 2016, will be dedicated to:

Northern Lights. Feminine typologies from Ibsen's works to contemporary contexts

Editor: Assistant Professor Cristina Modreanu

Victorian Southeast and Far East Asia - NeMLA 2016 - Proposals due 9/30/2015 Conference held 3/17-20/2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:51am
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Anna Peak, Temple University
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Scholars of Victorian imperialism and post-colonialism have long focused on the British Empire's construction of Africa and South Asia, particularly India. Less attention has been paid, however, to the British Empire's construction of Far East Asia, particularly China and Japan. This panel aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of Victorian imperialism by examining Victorian depictions of Southeast and Far East Asia.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Victorian Literature and the Arts - NeMLA 2016 - Proposals due 9/30/2015 Conference held 3/17-20/2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:49am
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Anna Peak, Temple University
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In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This panel aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of "the Victorians" to art.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* The depiction of music, art, theatre, etc., in literary works (e.g., music in George Eliot's novels, the visual arts in Wilkie Collins's novels, dance in Oscar Wilde)

* Victorian periodicals that focused specifically on visual arts, architecture, or music

[UPDATE] Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 6:20am
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KES International

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Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016
4th - 6th April 2016 at the Alkali Hotel, Chania, Greece
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Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:18pm
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American Studies Association of Turkey
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Abstracts for 20-minute presentations are invited on any topic--literature, music, biography, storytelling, and the expatriate experience in Morocco. Part of the re-invention of Bowles from beyond stereotypical avenues of surrealism and Orientalism will be his cross-cultural examination from the post colonial and postmodern, in a reassessment of his rhetorical ambitions and the displacement of modern reason in the changing East-West dynamic expression of man's social being.

Jnuary 5-10,2016

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange
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Call for papers and Panels on
International and Interdisciplinary conferences
Sponsored by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange,Society for Indian
Philosophy & Religion,Maynaguri College(USA and India)

Deadline: August 30,2015

Topic1. Democracy, Environment, Security and Privacy
Dates:5-6, January 2016.Kolkata
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Topic: 2..Knowledge, Morality and Spirituality
Dates: January 5-7,2016,Kolkata
Topic: 3 Ecology, Globalization and Human Rights
Dates: 8-10, January 2016
Venue: Maynaguri College*,North Bengal,India

Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral's Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 5:33pm
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Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide variety of purposes during the long nineteenth century. A feminine personification of the new republic signifying liberty and progress was named Columbia in his honor; the exploits of a newly recovered historical Columbus were invoked in support of western expansionism and Manifest Destiny; and the naturalization of various ethnic groups was a process of Columbianism, whereby the Admiral's status as an immigrant to the New World rhetorically sanctioned the integration of Italians, Jews, and other groups into the American body politic.

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