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Special Issue: SAFE

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:31pm
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WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly)
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Call for Papers: WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly)

Special Issue: SAFE

Guest Editors: Alyson M. Cole & Kyoo Lee

[UPDATE - NEW DATE] Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th APRIL 2010

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 9:35am
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Caroline Walters, The University of Exeter
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Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe
Third Annual Postgraduate Conference
The University of Exeter

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations
Friday 9th April 2010

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender. Previous research into this field has often urged overly simplistic hegemonic models of practices, desires and identities, which this conference hopes to reassess. Our main objective is to explore the challenges of not only researching, including but also re-positioning so-called 'forgotten bodies' in academic programmes.

When museum turns into theatre: the culture of display between conservatism and production_Abstract: September, 1st, 2010.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 4:01am
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Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités/ Other Modernities Università degli Studi di Milano
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It was as early as 1920, while collecting his famous essays in a book – Vision and Design – that was to exert a huge impact on the Western artistic culture to come, that Roger Fry postulated his famous theory of the importance of form over content in the modern work of art. While form addressed a system of perception that was basically sensorial, content was directed to a "restricted", logical and cognitive system. It was in this context that Fry mentioned with nonchalance a new kind of display aimed at altering the museum system as a whole.

Romanticism & Evolution, 12 - 14 May 2011

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 3:40am
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Romanticism Research Group at the University of Western Ontario, Canada
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The Romanticism Research Group at The University of Western Ontario invites paper and special session proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism & Evolution." The meeting will convene at Windermere Manor next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, from 12 - 14 May 2011.

Keynote speakers will be:
Gillian Beer (Cambridge University)
Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario)
Robert J. Richards (University of Chicago)

Special Seminar leaders will include: Alan Bewell (University of Toronto), Denise Gigante (Stanford University), Noah Heringman (Unviersity of Missouri), Thomas Pfau (Duke University), Matthew Rowlinson (University of Western Ontario), and Joan Steigerwald (York University).

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 5:52pm
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University of Malta

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta
16-17 April 2010

If, as Virginia Woolf suggested, human nature changed in 1910, how do matters stand now, a century later?

CFP: The Women: Henry James Review--March 1, 2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 5:03pm
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Henry James Review
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The Women

Thirty years ago, the new fields of Women's Studies and Feminist Criticism looked with interest at the fiction of Henry James. For many, his work offered an exception to the general misogyny of American male writing; for others, the Master's oeuvre was irredeemably patriarchal. Those early studies re-oriented our critical understandings of Henry James. Recent archival, biographical, critical, and creative work have again shifted how we understand James's life and writing and re-opened this topic. The Fall 2010 special issue of the Henry James Review seeks to explore, broadly, how we read James with women in the twenty-first century.

Some possible topics include:

Where's the Pedagogy in Digital Pedagogy? (MLA 2011; abstract deadline 3/15/2010)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:50pm
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Nirmal Trivedi / Georgia Tech

What is digital pedagogy? What does it offer? Does it promote more engaged learning, greater information literacy, or critical engagement with technology? The term "digital" invokes blogs, wikis, content-management systems--in other words, a host of tools. In light of this emphasis on tools, what happens to the pedagogy? What role, if any, should these tools play in our teaching of literature and composition? Do these new digital tools require or enable new teaching strategies, or do they simply provide a different platform for replicating traditional methods?

CFP: Text and Context: Toni Morrison's Life and Work (essay collection).

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:14am
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Ana Nunes, University of Coimbra
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In 2004, Morrison was commissioned to write forewords to a new edition of her novels. In these Morrison, a writer who normally refutes the confluence between autobiography and creative work, describes her writing process as made up of research, imagination, and memory.

Iris Murdoch 05/30/2010/ 09/10-11/2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:04am
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Kingston University
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Kingston University is pleased to announce its fifth International Conference on Iris Murdoch, which will take place from 10-11 September, 2010. This Conference will explore the relationship between Iris Murdoch's work and the concept of marginality in its broadest terms. We are interested in how Murdoch's literature and/or philosophy engages with what it means to live on the margins in terms of issues such as – but not limited to – sexuality, gender, race, class, national identity and religion.

CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (Collection of essays)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:47am
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Benjamin Fraser and Steven Spalding
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Essays are being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of trains, modernity and cultural production. The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, likely covering areas such as Europe, South and East Asia, Latin America and more, and spanning the period of the mid-to-late nineteenth century to the present day. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere, and will deal with railroads, trains, subways, etc. from a perspective grounded in cultural studies or cultural history, either incorporating an analysis of cultural artifacts or dealing with train travel in a more theoretical sense in a specific regional, urban or area context. Comparative studies are also welcome.

Extended Deadline: CFP: 'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 9:46pm
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The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington
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'LIFE IN MARVELOUS TIMES': CULTURAL WORK IN THE RACIAL PRESENT
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010
The University of Washington, Seattle
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2010

Edited Collection: Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women's Literature (Deadline May 31, 2010)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 6:54pm
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Mariam Pirbhai/Wilfrid Laurier University; Joy Mahabir/State University of New York

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays on Indo-Caribbean women's literature. This is the first collection to focus specifically on the literature produced by Indo-Caribbean women, and it aims to offer critical and theoretical perspectives on novels, short-fiction, poetry, autobiography and memoir.

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