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[UPDATE] CFP: On the Eve of War

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 10:13am
School of Human Sciences - Catholic University of Portugal

ON THE EVE OF WAR
V International CECC Conference on Culture and Conflict
December 5-6, 2013

EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 7th

The V CECC International Conference on Culture and Conflict "On the Eve of War" aims to examine periods that anticipate wars and conflicts from various perspectives. Before the current world crisis, which threatens a future of peace; at the dawn of the new millennium, born in the shadow of a new type of war, the war on terror; and keeping in mind the proximity of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, it is urgent to investigate (i) if there are any anticipated or predicted wars; (ii) how they are emplotted; and (iii) (re)configured.

[update] Shakespeare and Global Girlhood Seminar: deadline extended (7/15/13)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 9:36am
Shakespeare 450 international conference (Paris), April 21-27, 2014

How does Shakespeare's cultural capital influence the discourses of girlhood? The study of girls and girlhood has gained prominence in the past 20 years, marked by the rise of Girls' Studies and the proliferation of interdisciplinary publications devoted to girlhood. In the United States, the 1994 publication of psychologist Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia was a flashpoint in the legitimization of girlhood studies, linking one of Shakespeare's tragic girl characters to the definition of Western female adolescence as a period of crisis. Since then, the name "Ophelia" has become powerfully associated with organizations who aim to "save" girls from bullying, eating disorders, and mental health issues (among other threats).

[Update] extended deadline, 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 9:21am
University of West Georgia

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 22, 2013
Professions
28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia, College of Arts and Humanities Carrollton, Georgia
October 31-November 2, 2013

BLACK QUEER URBANITY @ PRINCETON U., ABSTRACTS DUE 8/31

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:29am
BLACK QUEER SEXUALITY STUDIES COLLECTIVE

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents

Queer Urbanity: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

With Keynote Speaker Professor Shane Vogel, Indiana University

Location: Princeton University

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2013

Conference CFP: 'Translation and Transcendence' -- REVISED DEADLINE: 15 JULY, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:54pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modern Horizons conference CFP – Translation and Transcendence

REVISED ABSTRACT DUE DATE: 15 July, 2013.

For the third annual Modern Horizons conference—to be held October 24th and 25th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario—we invite proposals for 20 minutes presentations, in English or French, on 'Translation and Transcendence.'

Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford, 29 November 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:50pm
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.

Anti-Communism: Culture, Literature, Propaganda (28 August 2013; Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Univ. of London)

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 3:53pm
Dr Benjamin Kohlmann (Columbia University/Freiburg University) and Dr Matthew Taunton (UEA)

Some two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, this symposium will explore the complex literary and cultural legacies of one of the twentieth century's most influential and under-theorised political philosophies. Anti-communism had a shaping influence on the development of twentieth-century Western liberalism and social democracy as well as providing intellectual justifications for McCarthyism and the jingoism of the Cold War Right. It was a key element of Nazism, but also of twentieth-century anarchism. Its relation to literary and artistic culture was equally complicated.

Female Captivity and the Autobiographical Impulse

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:39pm
Emily Hipchen and Rebecca Harrison, University of West Georgia

Early American captivity narratives by women were, from the beginning, a form of life writing that engaged and authorized subjective female experiences in the wake of New World colonization. These accounts—the spiritual, secular, propagandistic, and purely fictional—are, arguably, "the first American literary form dominated by women's experiences as captives, storytellers, writers, and readers" (Stodola xi). This genre (and its paradigmatic form) remains popular with women writers engaged in self-construction, especially as they explore and define their own identities as confined by both male-dominated economies and cultural anxieties concerning female authorship.

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