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Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism – 29 January 2015

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:30am
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The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW Sydney
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When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as 'the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer' in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging remark gives a hint as to what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent scholarly extension of modernism's borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well as such diverse new interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and material cultures, Mansfield is more important than ever.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

ATHE Religion and Theatre Call for Panels: 2015 Conference

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:59pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Religion and Theatre Focus Group
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DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS:

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

30 July to 02 August 2015, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Je Me Souviens / I Remember"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites panels that address any issues arising from the conference theme and location. In addition to the traditional format of paper panels, we also welcome proposals in the form of roundtables, collaborations, staged readings, talkbacks, and more.

The Treachery of Monstrosity

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:45pm
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MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Edited Collection: "I am not what I once was": Unbecoming Queer Narratives

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:27pm
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Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Josh Adair

This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory. In order for us to wriggle free of the shackles forged by the modern construct of the individual imbued with an infallible facility for self-sovereignty and an impervious, fixed identity, we must first acknowledge the fluidity, illogicality, and unpredictability which characterize most of our lived experiences.

Panel CFP: An Itty Bitty on the Titty: Breasts in Popular, Textual, Visual, and Medical Cultures - 30 May-2 June 2015

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:19pm
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
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From the monomastic Amazon women of medieval and early modern culture to Dolly Parton's hope that people "look underneath the breasts at the heart," from the Madonna Lactans of Catholic iconography to representations of the cancerous breast, this panel examines breasts in all their shapes and sizes. The breast, so often considered to be indexical of femininity, provides a physical space through which more abstract values can be explained. Indeed, the breast confirms for us what sexual difference should look like, and how it should operate. This panel discusses the ways in which the breast both conforms to and disrupts expectations for gendered identity (or other socially constructed markers), and proposals that cover any historical period are welcome.

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:04pm
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Hazel Sheeky Bird

Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children's literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses.

[UPDATE] Transnational Clash (edited collection) DEADLINE 10/31/14

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Samuel Cohen
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The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:59pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:31pm
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Professor James Fitzmaurice, Margaret Cavendish Society

CALL FOR PAPERS:

THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL

MARGARET CAVENDISH SOCIETY CONFERENCE

18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015

Nicosia, Cyprus

HOST: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings. The theme may include topics such as:

Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia. Barcelona, June 17-20, 2015

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:31pm
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia will be held in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, from 17-20 June, 2015.

In association with the Juvenilia Press (University of New South Wales, Australia), the conference will bring together researchers, teachers and students to discuss aspects of literary juvenilia and to share insights and ideas into the study of young writers and their works.

Black and Woman: Essays on Black Feminism in Contemporary Literature. November 30, 2014

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Blossom N. Fondo
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When it was stated that blacks are not women, it did not signify that black women were lacking in some essence of womanhood. Rather, it was meant to indicate the ways in which feminism as practiced by white women failed to take cognizance of the different experiences of non-white women. Consequently, black women came up with their version of feminist theory that took into consideration their unique experiences as well as their problems as black and women. They that the preoccupations of white feminism were not universal and neither were their problems identical. They therefore imagined a different feminism for themselves that will fully address the reality of the black woman.

Market Failures, Famines, & Crises (submission deadline: Nov. 25, 2014)

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:10am
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disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. The forthcoming Spring 2015 issue will draw on the work of a variety of scholars, artists, and acclaimed members of academia from a social theoretical perspective. The journal will include a variety of media including scholarly essays, poetry and visual art.

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