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CFP: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: 20th and 21st Century Representations (abstracts due 9/30/14)

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein
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Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years. Shanghai is paradoxically inclusive yet distancing; familiar yet always portrayed as "the other." Its complex history as a quasi-colonial city, both the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of 21st-century capitalism, makes it especially interesting for study today within an international context.

CFP Museum Visitor Photography - Deadline: September 15th 2014

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Museum Visitor Photography/ MuseumsEtc

CALL FOR PAPERS

MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
(Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow 

in Museum Studies)

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book to be published in colour by MuseumsEtc [www.museumsetc.com] in 2015.

With the development of photographic technologies and mobile devices billions of photographs are produced yearly in museums throughout the world with the number rising year by year. While museum visitors accumulate personal photographs from museum visits, the kind of photographs they produce, how, and for what reasons, is largely understudied.

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

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Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 7:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University
Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University
Stefan Herbrechter, Coventry University

Organizers:
Deborah Madsen, Manuela Rossini, Kimberly Frohreich, and Bryn Skibo-Birney

War after War: Reflections on the legacy of WWI

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:51pm
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Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici

On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world. At the closing of the conflict, on 11 November 1918, millions of people were dead and millions wounded.

Medieval Game Cultures - Kalamazoo 2015

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 2:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Game Cultures Society
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50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI
May 15-17, 2015

From tournaments and chess to gambling and jeux-partis, medieval games were prominent in cultural imaginations across Europe. Games constituted a popular aspect of leisure in the Middle Ages, but we have only recently seen a rise in scholarly interest among medievalists.

For this session at Kalamazoo, we seek papers that explore game phenomena in the Middle Ages, including historical trends, literature, and material artifacts, as constructs with cultural significance. Papers might address any of the following topics:

Mind and American Literature book series

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:07pm
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Camden House Publishers
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The series on Mind and American Literature offers a forum for the publication of scholarly work investigating connections between literary texts and interdisciplinary inquiry into the broadly defined concept of mind. Books in the series will take a fresh view of literature from any genre in the contexts of questions and considerations that have emerged from such fields as philosophy, psychology, biology, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. The series is committed to publishing fine writing, accessible to a wide range of educated readers.
 

Edith Wharton Review

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
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The _Edith Wharton Review_, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions. The journal is committed to rigorous study not only of Edith Wharton, but on Wharton in the context of other authors, and on Wharton in relation to late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century culture more generally. It publishes traditional criticism, pedagogical scholarship, essays on archival materials, review essays, and book reviews. The _Review_ aims to foster emerging scholars and new approaches to Wharton studies as well as established scholarly approaches.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
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From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

Alice Munro and visibility of Canadian Literature in Europe (abstract before September 30, 2014)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 4:11am
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Revue Etudes Canadiennes / Canadian Studies

The Revue Etudes Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies, (n°77 February 2015), seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro's short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

In 2014, Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades is on the Agrégation curriculum in France (a competitive advanced state exam for English secondary school teachers and university readers). This is a small « victory » for Canadian studies scholars in France as Canadian literature is rarely acknowledged or taught in our English Studies departments in European universities.

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in August, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

[UPDATE: CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE] International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies (ICISS) 26-27 November. 2014

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tehran
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To be held by the University of Tehran, ICISS aims to provide a professional forum for scholars, researchers and academicians to share their outstanding findings with their peers on Shakespeare. It is strongly believed that the conference can explore innovative arenas on Shakespeare studies. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their abstracts on the following streams:

Shakespeare and Political Discourse
Shakespeare under the Eastern Eye
Shakespeare and Adaptation
Radical Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Mysticism
Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Shakespeare in Education

Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Queen Elizabeth I Society
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This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England. In the ideal marriage extolled in contemporary conduct literature, a wife should exhibit obedience and subjection, but the recurrence of "shrewd" and "froward" women in popular texts of the period indicates that the spectacle of assertive female subjectivity was both present and inconvenient. As the reign of Elizabeth I drew to a close, the figure of the recalcitrant wife attracted increasing attention. We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth's queenship related to and shaped the use and abuse of domestic authority in prose, poetry, and drama.

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