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[UPDATE] Performance and Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:24am
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Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

JOSAAC: AN ANNUAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF SCIENCE,ARTS AND COMMERCE. LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF PAPER NOV'15, 2014

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:18am
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JOSAAC: AN ANNUAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF SCIENCE,ARTS AND COMMERCE, PUBLICATION CELL, DKD COLLEGE, DERGAON
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JOSAAC AN ANNUAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, ARTS AND COMMERCE, PUBLICATION CELL, DKD COLLEGE, DERGAON, ASSAM (ISSN 2348-0602) invites article submissions by for its January' 2015 Issue. The journal is a peer-reviewed and published annually and publishes research base articles on various subjects of Arts, Science and Commerce.
1. The contributions should be original and not published earlier or submitted elsewhere for publication simultaneously.
2. The paper should be typed in MS Word in A4 size paper, times new roman font, 12 point font size in the text and all heading should be 14 font size bold with 1.5 line spacing.

Romantic and Victorian Echoes: A Transatlantic Exchange (April 30-May 3, 2015) at the Fairmont in Toronto

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:13am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference
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This panel applies a transnational approach, which is interested in links between British Romantic and Victorian authors with American writers such as (but not limited to) William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walt Whitman, Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth and Henry David Thoreau, etc. Papers will focus on how British writers influenced the form, content, and sensibility of American writers.

Call for Blog Contributors - Genre and Medievalism - Open-ended

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:52pm
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Tales After Tolkien Society

The Tales After Tolkien Society promotes scholarship exploring any and all ways in which popular culture genres engage with the Middle Ages. What does 'medieval' mean in different genres – including but limited to Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Westerns, Historical, Horror, Young Adult and Children's?

The Society aims to connect scholars and build a community of those working on medievalisms in genre literature, and to promote their work. We organize conference panels, and have two edited collections forthcoming.

Chaucer and Italian Poetics (NEMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:12pm
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NEMLA

Chaucer and Italian Poetics
One of the first English readers of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, Chaucer did more than translate the poetry of his Italian predecessors: he interpreted and transformed what he read. Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature shaped his conception of vernacular authorship and the construction of a literary tradition. This panel seeks papers focusing on the interaction between Chaucer and his Italian sources. A wide range of critical approaches to the theory and practice of interpreting intertextual relationships are especially welcome.

Chairs: Kara Gaston, Leah Schwebel

Area: British

Politics, Disability, and the Medicalized Body in/and Eighteenth-Century Literature

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
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In The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault describes a shift in forms of power away from "an anatomo-politics of the human body" towards "a biopolitics of the population," that occurred in the eighteenth century (139). This shift was contingent upon medicine's intervention in the political life of the population as well as its construction, and regulation, of a normative human body. Recent theoretical work on "biopolitics" by Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and others has extended Foucault's analysis on biopower to include more specific discussions on immunity, sovereignty, and disability (141).

Domestic Drama and Political Culture in Early Modern England

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56pm
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Eoin Price (The Shakespeare Institute) and Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick)
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In the early modern period, the household was commonly perceived as analogical to the state, the head of the household, a king, the servants, his subjects: "An houshold," John Dod and Robert Cleaver wrote in 1598, "is as it were a little Commonwealth." Towards the end of the sixteenth-century, the domestic received particular attention from political theorists, moralists and writers of household guides alike. Running alongside this extensive public interest in the household, writers for the theatre produced a series of plays that took the domestic, the private and non-elite household as its subject matter. Given the commonplace household/state analogy, the political could be read into many situations and scenarios depicted in many of these plays.

World Literature/Immigrant Literature (NeMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:28pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, 'I don't know what to make of the term 'immigrant fiction.' […] If certain books are to be termed immigrant fiction, what do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?

NEMLA 2015: Chaucer and Italian Poetics

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:22pm
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NEMLA

Chaucer and Italian Poetics

One of the first English readers of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, Chaucer did more than translate the poetry of his Italian predecessors: he interpreted and transformed what he read. Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature shaped his conception of vernacular authorship and the construction of a literary tradition. This panel seeks papers focusing on the interaction between Chaucer and his Italian sources. A wide range of critical approaches to the theory and practice of interpreting intertextual relationships are especially welcome.

Chairs: Kara Gaston, Leah Schwebel

Please submit an abstract using this link:

SCMS 2015 CFP: Scarlett Johansson's Recent Body Politics

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:33am
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Swagato Chakravorty / Yale University

"I feel everything," remarks Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) at one point in Luc Besson's 2014 techno-thriller of the same name. Later in the film, Lucy physically dematerializes, dispersing 'everywhere.' If Johansson's body is figured as radically plastic here, it is constructed quite differently in UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer, 2013). And her body is altogether absent in HER (Spike Jonze, 2013).

PROTEST: RESISTANCE AND DISSENT IN AMERICA

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:26am
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British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference

SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)

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