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Wharton in Washington 2016

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:48am
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Edith Wharton Society

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming Conference in Washington, DC, June 2-4, 2016. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton's work. Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton's texts, including the short fiction, poetry, plays, essays, travel writing, and other nonfiction, in addition to the novels. While all topics are welcome, the location of the conference in the U. S. capital invites readings related to nationalism, cosmopolitanism, transatlanticism, seats of power, Americana, museum cultures in the 19th C, material cultures, and the work of preservation.

APCS 2015 Panel - "Narrative Borders: Literature, Film, and Psychoanalysis" (Oct 22-24 2015, New Brunswick NJ)

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:57am
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Margeaux Feldman and Philip Sayers

For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.

Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html

Listening Strategies for Feminist and Queer Action

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:09am
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CCCC's in Houston Texas, 2016
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This panel responds to Krista Ratcliffe's call in Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness (2005) for rhetoricians to pay more attention to listening as a way to promote conscious identifications across race and gender that can, in turn, facilitate cross-cultural communication. In Rhetorical Listening, Ratcliffe counters longstanding disciplinary and cultural biases against listening as a passive, simplistic, "feminine" mode of reception by demonstrating its ability to serve as an active form of rhetorical invention. She also likens rhetorical listening to a "code of conduct" that can spark a more open, ethical response to the other that is capable of honoring commonalities and differences.

Dickens Day 2015: Dickens, Readers and Reading

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:05am
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Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Leicester and the Dickens Fellowship
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Now in its 29th year, Dickens Day is an annual conference jointly run by Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Leicester and the Dickens Fellowship. This year's event will be held on Saturday 10th October at Senate House, London WC1.

Cross-cultural Studies, Deadline June 15, 2015

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:47am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chengchi University

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008.

Classics and Early American Literature and Culture (Nov. 6-8, 2015) Portland, OR

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:23pm
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PAMLA 2015
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Classics and Early American Literature and Culture

Presiding Officer:
Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University
Matthew Duques, North Dakota State University

Abstract: The literary and political culture of the early U.S. republic drew heavily from Greek and Roman models. This panel seeks to move beyond previous scholarship, which has focused on the influence of the Classics in North American political discourse, to a wider array of literary and non-literary texts and material cultures.

"Linqua – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture" (Linqua- LLC)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:39pm
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European Scientific Institute
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The "Linqua – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture" (Linqua- LLC) is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. It is a quarterly published international journal and is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture, both articles and book reviews. All articles must be in English.

Women on Trial - RSA Boston 2016 - May 15, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:33pm
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Dr Derek Dunne (Fribourg) and Dr Toria Johnson (St Andrews)

What did it mean to be a woman in early modern legal systems?

Drawing on a wide range of historical and literary examples – from Anne Askew to Mary Stuart, A Warning for Fair Women to The Winter's Tale – these sessions seek to bring together the latest research on the female in early modern legal contexts. By considering the idea of the woman as witness, litigant, and defendant; by imagining the role of the early modern courtroom in the shaping of female identity; and by examining contemporary literary portrayals of the plight of 'women before the law', these sessions will attend to the myriad ways in which women were placed 'on trial' in the early modern period.

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:49pm
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Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies
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We currently have the following books for review

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2014)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sarah H. Jacoby, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, "Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market" (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)

Unity and Division in the History of Art

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:18am
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Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

In what ways can the visual arts unite or divide humanity? How can their subjects and functions stir us to collaboration or lead to disagreement, apathy, or even war? How do objects themselves change when their relationships to one another, or to the viewer, are altered or rearranged?

CFP Edited Collection- Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production , Deadline June 15

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 2:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Donahue

We are seeking essays for an edited collection entitled Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production. The collection aims to add to the understanding of the Caribbean region by studying the connection between religion, resistance and gender in Caribbean literature, film and music. In particular, the collection will develop dialogue on Caribbean literature by and about women and will examine how creative expression functions as a form of subversion.

Requiem: Utopia Vs. Dystopia

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35pm
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Mariam Fawaz
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Few of us are actually able to empathize with the hardships of war. War brings on hatred, anger, and murder. Tearing citizens away from their homes and family, some are even torn away from the country they know and love. Most of the time, the declaration of a war is to really deconstruct the current governmental system. During the beginning of the 20th century, Russia was facing a whole new system from the results of war. The capital city moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow and the Tsar ruling system was replaced with the communist system. Russia went from an empire to a socioeconomic society in less than a few years. People didn't speak against this drastic change in fear of execution.

Ernest Dowson's "The Garden of Shadow: Critique in Women's Youth and Beauty

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:19pm
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Mariam Fawaz
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The Victorian period viewed women through limited lenses, by scrutinizing women's value as only in youth and beauty, they are asking them to not grow old. The Victorians associated youth with beauty and innocence because it appeared attractive to men. This essay questions how women's youth was associated with beauty during the Victorian Time Period. By using the metaphor of a dying flower, Ernest Dowson's poem, "The Garden of Shadow" engages in associations between beauty and femininity with youth. This alignment of beauty with youth poses a significant problem for Victorian women who needed a husband in order to socially survive during this time period.

Collections and Questions of Belonging (call for journal article manuscripts)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:16pm
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Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals Published by Rowman and Littlefield
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Belonging and possession have long been treated as foundational to the missions and activities of museums and archives in how they connote, establish, explain, and demonstrate the ways collections belong to them; determine and express who possesses custody, ownership and control of artifacts; and, by extension, consider the knowledge surrounding objects, makers, places of origin and residence that they supply. Typically, museums and archives express their interests in possessing collections through practices of acquisition, loan, attribution, provenance, exhibition, scholarship, conservation, and rights and reproductions.

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