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UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children's Picture Books Deadline July 15

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:14am
Leslie Ormandy

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)gmail.com

I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.

The language of satire: Group section sponsered by the BCLA, ICLA Vienna, 21-27 July 2016

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:56am
British Comparative Literature Association

Call for Papers: The language of satire
Group Section sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association
ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
21st July – 27th July 2016
University of Vienna

'The satirist is the figure in whom the cannibal was received into civilization.'
Walter Benjamin on Karl Kraus

Texts and Contexts: The Cultural Legacies of Ada Lovelace

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:36pm
University of Oxford

"That brain of mine is more than merely mortal; as time will show."

A workshop for graduate students and early career researchers

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Mathematics Institute and St Anne's College, Oxford

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:24pm
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers
Inaugural Issue

The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.

Suggested Areas:

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:27pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016

It's been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind. For as moribund as the humanities have supposedly been (according to positivist scientists, economics majors, and higher education administrators) the "Culture Wars" have surely blazed a bright path across the consciousness of any literature, history, philosophy, theology or cultural studies major. Columnists from William Safire to David Brooks have bemoaned the supposed death of the humanities (while conveniently ignoring how supply-side economics has had a hearty role in that) identifying a "post-modern bogeyman" as being responsible for the murder.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:07pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:09pm
Bath Spa University

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by the Writing and the Environment Research Centre, Bath Spa University

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham
Other speakers TBC

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