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ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

The deadline has been extended for the ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s.

Please see below for details of the extended cfp

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2015

Keynote speakers:
Prof Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth) and Prof Adrienne Gavin (ICVWW)

Including the work of canonical authors such as Charlotte Brontë and Virginia Woolf, the project is also significantly concerned with rediscovering and repositioning the lives and work of neglected female authors.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:49am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

CfP: Artificial Humans in Children's Literature (essay collection)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:50am
Dr. Sabine Planka

The ambition to create an artificial human being is as old as humankind itself. The ancient Greeks had Hephaistos who built living golden statutes and who created Pandora to take revenge for the theft of fire by Prometheus. Jewish legends tell stories of the Golem, a being made out of mud, to protect the Jews. The alchemists developed a recipe to create the homunculus. Around 250 A.D. Clemens Romanus reported that Simon Magus created a homunculus by changing air into water into blood into flesh. And Paracelsus said – referring to the process of putrefaction – that a homunculus can be created by rotting human sperm in a vessel warmed by horse manure for forty days.

SAMLA Special Session: Afterlife in the African Diaspora: A Seminar/Workshop (Abstracts 5/15/15;papers 10/1/15;conf 11/13-15/15)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:30am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This seminar/workshop seeks to spark a critical conversation about how historical subjects and historical texts within the African Diaspora get re-fashioned, re-animated, and re-articulated, as well as parodied, nostalgized, and defamiliarized, to establish an afterlife for African Atlantic identities and narratives. Participants will consider how—as transnational and transhistorical sites of memory—particular performances (textual, visual, or embodied) circulate and imagine anew the meaning of prior personal and textual narratives liberated from their originary context.

CFP Shakespeare after Shakespeare (deadline: 06/25/15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:12pm
French Shakespeare Society

Call for papers
"Shakespeare after Shakespeare"
French Shakespeare Society 2016 Conference
Paris, 21-23 January 2016

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to "Shakespeare after Shakespeare". The conference will be the occasion for academics, theater, performance and arts practitioners to discuss the playwright's long-lasting legacy.

We welcome proposals (in English or in French) on topics such as:

Call for #Panelists: #PopCulture #Parenting

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:36pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

"Pop Culture Parenting" Call for Panelists

We are pleased to announce a call for panelists for a shared presentation entitled "Pop Culture Parenting." The focus will be on the elements of popular culture that may alternately be of concern or used as enlightening for children or student viewers. We would like to invite two panelists to join us in Dallas, Texas, on 6 June 2015. At present there are two panel members:

• Dr. Michael Vandehey, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Midwestern State University, specializing in child and developmental psychology
• J. Holder Bennett, MA, Associate Professor of History, Collin College, specializing in popular culture as a teaching tool

The Coral Thomas Fellowship - $75,000 AUD

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:44pm
State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Coral Thomas Fellowship.

The Fellowship includes $75,000 AUD. An additional travel bursary will be made available if the successful applicant is from outside Australia.

The Fellowship encourages deep and focused research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections. It also will promote discussion on Australian history and culture through research which informs and engages contemporary discourse.

[Update] Literary Histories of Science: Race, Gender, and Class (MMLA Nov. 12-15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:26pm
Leila McNeill/ MMLA

In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.

[UPDATE] CFP for Edited Collection, Stand Your Ground: Incarcerations, Lynchings, and Executions

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:22pm
Chris Vanderwees and Percy Walton

With 5% of the world's population, the U.S. comprises 25% of the world's prison population, or 724 prisoners per 100,000 people (Pleases, Vicky, BBC News, March 8, 2013); it is not surprising, therefore, that many American Studies scholars see the U.S. as a police state. In addition, the "Stand Your Ground" laws, in one form or another, have been implemented in 46 states. Since the perpetrators under these "self-defence rulings" tend to be White men, and the victims young black men, Stand Your Ground laws, in effect, allow for a new form of lynching.

Call for Papers: Technology in the Classroom Regular Panel at SCMLA

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:57pm
South Central Modern Languages Association Conference - Oct 31-Nov 3, 2015

The South Central Modern Languages Association brings together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines, and this year the conference will focus around the theme of "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language."

The topic for this particular panel is open -- we welcome papers as well as more practical (i.e. experience-based) presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.

To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:

Laura Osborne at osbornel@sfasu.edu

Extended proposal deadline: April 15, 2015

The Superhero The Superhero Project

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:48pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

The Superhero
The Superhero Project

Monday 7th September – Wednesday 9th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

"Superman! Champion of the oppressed, the physical marvel who had sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need." – Action Comics #1, 1938 (DC Comics)

22nd Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies - February 4-6, 2016 - Scottsdale, AZ

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 1:53pm
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 4-6, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

[UPDATE] Literature & Politics Panel @ SCMLA

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:54pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Modern Language Association

We seek essays that explore the intersection of literature and politics. This session is open topic. The deadline has been extended to April 6.

Modernism and the Anthropocene (edited collection, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:08pm
Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) and John McIntyre (University of Prince Edward Island)

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in the first half of the twentieth century.

Please email proposals and queries to
Jon Hegglund: hegglund@wsu.edu or
John McIntyre: jmcintyre@upei.ca

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