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[UPDATE] Deadline extended for 'Neo-Victorian Villains' edited volume

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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8:23am
Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK

The deadline for chapter proposals for this edited collection has been extended to September 15th. There has been a very strong response so far, but there are still some areas mentioned in the CFP (reproduced below) that I would very much like to see proposals on, to help address the full range of the subject and different approaches to neo-Victorianism.

As before, potential contributors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration, along with a biographical note of 50 to 100 words, to:

Dr Benjamin Poore (Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York) at benjamin.poore@york.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Villains: Neo-Victorian Fiction, Adaptation and Performance

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (9/30/13))

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:12pm
NEMLA Conference (April 3-6, Harrisburg, PA)

This panel seeks a broad range of papers that explore how disability challenges normative, even ableist, constructions of the body-environment dyad. Broadly speaking, papers in this panel will survey points of connection between disability studies and ecological criticism. For example, how does disability-centered American literature (re)negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might life writing by people with disabilities contribute to a richer and more inclusive ecological criticism? How might we re-examine and deconstruct "canonical" American environmental literature through a disability studies lens?

Paying the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism [10/28/13;2/28/14]

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:15pm
Natures 2014

Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked the earth by pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions.

Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline: 10/15/2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:55am
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Playwright Lynn Nottage has expanded the theatrical parameters of storytelling through her bold depictions of African diasporic experiences across time, geography, and circumstance. Nottage's plays reflect her passion and curiosity surrounding humanitarian, historical, and historiographic issues. From an African dwarf in the court of Louis XIV (Las Meninas), to female victims of war in the Congo (Ruined), to working class African Americans navigating the challenges of urban life (Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Intimate Apparel), among others, her body of work sheds light on lives, histories, and communities previously silenced and invisible on the stage.

[UPDATE]: Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford. Abstracts due 9 September 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:44am
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford

Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.

[Update] Supernatural Studies Fall/Winter General Issue

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:41pm
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies (ISSN 2325-4866), a peer-reviewed journal, calls for submissions for the Fall/Winter 2013 issue; submissions are due October 1. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural. Email all submissions to the journal editors: supernaturalstudies@gmail.com. Please note that this call is for general submissions; there are also special issue CFPs available.

The journal focuses on representations of the supernatural in popular culture, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, and television. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

Edited book: Hard Times and Popular Culture - Call for contributions

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 2:59pm
Claire O'Callaghan/ University of Leicester

HARD TIMES: AUSTERITY AND POPULAR CULTURE

Edited by Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

"I said pretend you've got no money, she just laughed and said oh you're so funny. I said yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here." ("Common People", Pulp)

"I decree today that life Is simply taking and not giving England is mine - it owes me a living" ("Still Ill", The Smiths)

"Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket." (The Full Monty)

UPDATE Call for Papers from the quint 09/15/13

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:01pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

call for papers

The quint's twentieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th June 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

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