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CFP: Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:29pm
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles

Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Issue 6 | Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

Deadline for articles: November 30

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:13am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Taking place for the first time in a non-Southern venue, SSSL's conference next year in Boston will focus on challenges to and reconfigurations of North/South binaries in regional, national, hemispheric, and transatlantic literary and cultural studies. The foundation of traditional US Southern literary studies on domestic regional difference and distinctiveness has been expanded over recent decades to encompass broader study of Southernness within national and global rubrics.

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
Tapati Bharadwaj

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?

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

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:21pm
The Charles Olson Society

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.

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
Anna Peak, Temple University

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:

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:18pm
American Studies Association of Turkey

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.

Subverting Institutional Prejudice in the Ivory Tower Abstract Due 9/15/2015

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:40pm
NeMLA Hartford, CT

Negotiating identity has become more complex in this era of globalization than ever before. As cultural norms dictate what is considered acceptable, worthy, and ideal in all areas of life, academics considered "other" have historically had to fight their way in to the university, first as students and then as faculty to gain tenure and promotion. Specifically, being of color warrants a difficult environment as racial profiling extends across campus. The university's security guards constantly require us to show our identification badges.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:25pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

From suffragette caricaturists lampooning the British Parliament, to Amy Schumer's scathing parody of 12 Angry Men (on what The Atlantic has declared to be "the most feminist show on television"), women have long used media comedy as a platform for raising serious questions about feminist politics. Papers on this panel will explore the dialectic between comedic representation and feminist political activism-- as well as what feminist theory might have to offer to the analysis of comedy, and vice versa. What does it mean to theorize humor as a gendered form? What is the status of comedy in feminist theory?

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