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[UPDATE] MMLA Permanent Section - Collectives, Communities, and Print Culture

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:26pm
MMLA 2016

This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.

Cultural Intertexts issue 5/ 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:57am
Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies

CULTURAL INTERTEXTS, academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, edited by the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, with the support of the Doctoral School of Socio-Humanities and the Research Centre Interface Research of the Original and Translated Text – Cognitive and Communicative Dimensions of the Message, invites proposals of original articles, related to the general theme of the journal.
This year's issue focuses on Textual Representations of Cultural Politics
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- (literary) text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women's voices;

PEER REVIEWERS NEEDED

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:01pm
Layman Poupard Publishing

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are:

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE CRITICISM

Author Entries:
Charles Baxter
Virginie Despentes
Saul A. Kripke
Marie Redonnet

Early Modern Women Writers

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:25am
Professor James Fitzmaurice, University of Northern Arizona

Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017

Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.

As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.

THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
Naomi Woo

THE USES OF UTOPIA
26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge
A SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATION
ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA

In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.

The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to:

[Update]"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:30pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

Cultural History of Hair: The Renaissance (1450-1650) [essay collection]

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:09am
Edith Snook, University of New Brunswick

As editor of the Renaissance volume of The Cultural History of Hair, to be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2017, I am looking for a contributor for a chapter on the topic of "Class and Status." The essay may wish to explore issues such as hierarchy, explicit/implicit laws governing hairstyles, hair as a social marker, and/or hair and social mobility.

The focus of the volume is on early modern Europe, but a more specific national or cultural perspective in the chapter is welcome, as are methodologies coming out of history, art history, or literary studies.

The deadline for submission of the essay is July 2016.

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